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821 Bakery Cafe

821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
+1 804-649-1042
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“tofu scramble” (3 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This place looks very cute upon entering. However, since I've came here several times for a quick, filling meal, I've notice the place isn't that clean. The crowd is nice. It gets mad crowded Sundays for brunch. Their nutella pancakes are famous, but don't get...More

Thank Andrea N
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I went here with my daughter for breakfast on a Saturday morning. I was surprised that it wasn't really busy. My daughter ordered French toast, I ordered pancakes. The food was served in a timely manner. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her meal. I found the...More

Thank boblink515794
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I've been multiple times and every time, no matter what I get, it's always delicious! The servers are always nice.

Thank starrsandbeaches
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A friend recommended we have breakfast here while visiting Richmond. When we arrived there was a short wait before we were seated. The restaurant is very small and there are shared tables in the middle. We both ordered the Union Cakes and they were to...More

Thank Carrie S
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch because we have a vegan in the bunch and the food is very good. I unfortunately cannot eat onions and there is a lot of it in the recipes so it was a little more challenging for me. The service...More

1  Thank RoadtripR4Me
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is my go to place when I'm in the VCU area. This tiny restaurant has great servers (kudos to David for last Thursday nite). They have a varied menu and a lot of vegetarian selections if you like to go veggie. Thursday I had...More

1  Thank sharon c
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We stopped here for a quick meal before seeing a play at the Altria theater. I had passed 821 many, many times and always wanted to stop, but never made the time. We were lucky enough to get the last table. Our waitress was kind...More

1  Thank trvlbug81
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Had a late breakfast here. Ate the blueberry pancakes and fruit bowl. There were five of us at the table and all ate something different, and all five were most impressed with the food. The coffee was also quite good. Our service was excellent. This...More

1  Thank Todd C
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

There are now probably more than 100 places to eat and meet, but my friends, who are alumnae from the English Literature MA Program, only think of congregating at 821. I always order their cheese steak sub, which is as good as anything not made...More

2  Thank Murray E
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Comfort food, done very well. I had the fried artichoke hearts and the catfish bites. Both came fresh and piping hot with a sweet chili sauce on the side. I asked for and was promptly served a side of mayo for the artichoke hearts, as...More

1  Thank Hsteinmiller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-649-1042
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