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Ipanema Cafe

917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
+1 804-213-0170
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great vegetarian and vegan food with an awesome menu (although it would be nice to have a menu at the table). Dark inside, but outside seating looked nice. Definitely a hipster scene. Waited forever with empty water and with my credit card on the side...More

Thank jenbjin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not like the dark feel of this restaurant. The options for vegetarians and vegans are decent but I didn't care much for what I got when I was there. I likely will not be back. This is more of a bar type eats...More

Thank Rochelle757
Reviewed 4 May 2017

OK, this is a hipster college joint. Not fancy by any means. Dark and cramped atmosphere, but you can envision the kids packed in there at night drinking their favorite boutique ale. We ate lunch there and I had a bean burger that had a...More

Thank edbatizu
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice vegan options. Delicious lunch. Comfortable outdoor seating. Parking nearby. The tofu Reuben was especially good.

Thank chefsoup
Reviewed 12 March 2017

if this is the "to go" vegetarian restaurant in richmond - IT WENT .... poor service (i know it's college servers - but 50% screwed up orders is not a passing grade) ... i was more impressed with daily kitchen for my vegetarian needs ....

Thank joisey-joe
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We love to drop in to Ipanema Cafe whenever we're in the Fan district. This place is right across the street from the Grace Street Theater and only a block from the Siegel Center so it's a great choice for VCU events. The food is...More

Thank DayGloPirate
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Yes, this is our new go-to place for out-of-the-way dinner. The atmosphere is college, and very romantic with a lively energy. But the food is why everyone comes to Ipanema .... The ingredients are local and organic and everything is made from scratch. The sandwiches...More

Thank B Il'Cibo B
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Interesting little bar along Grace St. in the university district. They have a nice selection of foods. We were there for a light lunch so we shared a nacho dish with beans and rice. Food and service was very good.

Thank Swwalton
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Ipanema is fantastic - creative, delicious vegetarian dishes. Favorites include tofu sandwich, jackfruit BBQ, arroz con soyo. It's all good! Cool, casual, cozy English basement setting.

Thank tekt
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Turning out reliably good veg fare, vegan options. Service can be iffy, especially if crowded. Not rude, just slow or lost orders. I just try not to go at peak times if I'm in a hurry.

Thank JR B
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Garland C
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
29 July 2015|
Response from Nandoodle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was a dog on the patio when we were there. They were very nice to the dog – they give the dog water after the people were served their drinks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-213-0170
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