821 Cafe

Google Rating:4.5

821 Cafe
4.5 based on 692 reviews
  1. Tim Wright 2023/12

    Been going since day 1. Best staff, vegan food, and setting among all Richmond diners. A+ 🙏🏽♥️✌🏽
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fries
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection, Clearly labeled vegetarian dishes

  2. Stone Landrum 2023/12

    Had the misfortune of being nagged into going here by someone I live with and honestly the food wasn’t really that good I do enjoy vegan food when it’s done right all though I’m not a full time vegan. I think this place is overhyped and overpriced

  3. Tim O'Neil 2023/12

    Amazing food great vegan options no wonder this place is so busy
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  4. Erin Davidson 2023/11

    The food was delicious, service phenomenal! Sad to be just passing through, would go there again and again!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  5. Christopher Caldwell 2023/11

    This restaurant has tasty vegan options and a fun vibe. They have two TVs playing older movies, which was fun to watch and comment on while we enjoyed our meal.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Pancakes, Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

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  6. Michael Hurst 2023/11

    gr8 place
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fries, Pancakes

  7. David Hollins 2023/11

    Excellent food. Nice selection of beer.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  8. Havva Bilgin 2023/11

    I have had breakfast, brunch ,and lunch from this restaurant and when I tell you they have nailed it each time. The prices are fair they have the best bagels I ever had and the staff is friendly. Besides parking and it being such a small place so you may end up waiting for seating I definitely recommend anyone to try this restaurant out!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Impossible Burger, Fries, Pancakes
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Paid street parking
    Parking
    Besides the paid to park the location is great!

  9. Lukas G. 2023/11

    Super tasty food, a little bit awkward from how many people were in such a small space. Worth a visit if you haven’t been, though not if you’re in a rush
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 3

  10. Kyree :D 2023/11

    It’s a very cute breakfast place, though it is very tight in there, so it can be loud. The wait was about 20 minutes for a table, even though there were quite a lot of people waiting, most were able to get a table within 20-30 mins. Their french toast was delicious, and they had decent prices for a restaurant on campus.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  11. Kappu Srivats 2023/11

    Friendly atmosphere and service!
    I love their Nutella toast! Yummy 😋!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Nutella Stuffed French Toast
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Clearly labeled vegetarian dishes
    Vegetarian options
    Good food and tasty 😋
    Pancakes to toasts – vegetarian options are there!

  12. Drew Chamberlain 2023/11

    Food was pretty good but one of my fried eggs had raw whites. Waitress called us out for not tipping before we had left and walked off without letting us explain that we were tipping in cash. Not a very mature thing to do. Made us consider not tipping her at all.
    Food: 3
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5

  13. Savannah Crew 2023/10

    Food is always good here. But the online delivery ordering is terrible. When I called up there to get it straight the girl that answered the phone was kind of rude. I didn’t even get a chance to ask to make sure my order is going to be delivered because she wanted to get off the phone so bad.
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  14. blair McPhatter 2023/10

    Nicen Bar
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  15. Alicia Marie 2023/10

    If you want a huge selection of vegan food, this should be a top pick! Delicious every time and a big menu that accommodates a lot of different dietary restrictions.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Chai French Toast, Breakfast Burrito, Vegan Fried Chicken, Vegan Breakfast Sandwich
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection

  16. Thomas Vales 2023/10

    Humble little breakfast spot. Servers are super kind, and food is hot and good. Great spot especially if you live in walking distance
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Nutella Stuffed French Toast, Sausage, Breakfast Burrito
    Vegetarian offerings
    Vegetarian menu or section

  17. R S 2023/10

    Finally a solid breakfast spot that tastes fresh and has options with real, seasonal vegetables! Simple, delicious, clean and thoughtful experience from the beginning to the end. Loved the dragonfruit mimosa. We will be back!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  18. Bethel 2023/10

    The food is great however, from the time I enter the cafe , the old server was extremely rude. She check other table how they doing, I get the silent rude treatment. She ruined my first time experience. I Wait table while going to college , I know how restaurants service is and this will be the first time that I will NOT tip for such horrible service.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 1

  19. Andrew B 2023/09

    Pretty good all around. Can’t ever go wrong with their breakfast options. I’m personally not a huge sandwich person but they’re solid. If you’re a citrus fan, the lemon french toast is divine. I stop by here every once in a while especially with how accessible getting here is, that being said I need to stop by later in the day and check out the bar options.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Nutella Stuffed French Toast, Billy Philly, Chai French Toast, Sweet Potato Fries, 1 2 lb Burger with Goat Cheese

  20. Michaela Lumpkin 2023/09

    Food was good. Coffee was very good. The atmosphere was trendy. However, it took our group of 4 + 2 kids an hour to get our table even though we were told 35-40 minutes. We were then told after 45 minutes it will be an additional 5 minutes. Another 15 minutes passed and they told us it would be another 20 minute wait.

    Then the hostess kept calling for Doug. For 30 minutes. Clearly Doug didn’t want to wait like we did.

    We were then seated after stating we were leaving after waiting over an hour. We waited another 10 minutes after being seated for menus and water. After we got it, we waited an additional hour for our food. And we were never offered a refill on the coffee. Maybe I need to go back on a less busy day. Overall, not terrible. Don’t go if you are in a rush.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 2

  21. Sasha Quinn 2023/09

    We were so happy to find this gem of a place while travelling home from a short DC trip! Lots of vegan options that were delicious, friendly service and such a cute and cozy spot! Thanks so much for the delicious meal and welcoming service! Looking forward to visiting again!!
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Vegan Fried Chicken

  22. Timmy Lulfs 2023/08

    This was an amazing experience!!!! My first time here, best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had, excellent vegan options, Brie and Brittney slayed, my new favorite brunch spot!!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  23. Elizabeth 2023/08

    I’m really impressed by the variety of the vegan options here. The menu is super creative and there are many unique dishes and cocktails to choose from. They are a busy little place but it is very worth the wait.
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Dietary restrictions
    Very accommodating for vegetarian and vegan

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  24. Ursula Balsom 2023/08

    Fabulous everything! Huge selection of food and cocktails. The flavor was AMAZING! The Big Breakfast Platter was so tasty and leftovers, oh my!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fries

  25. Abby Asay 2023/07

    Love 821 Cafe!! My favorite Brunch spot in Richmond. The best French toast in Richmond hands down!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Nutella Stuffed French Toast

  26. mckenna 2023/07

    One of the best brunch spots in Richmond for sure. Absolutely amazing for and the place is so small and cute. 100% recommend this place. One of my favorite restaurants in Richmond. Can get sorta busy tho sometimes I pass by and see a line outside the door (usually in the warmer months) Service is always fast and super friendly! I feel like it’s pretty cheap from what I remember too.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Nutella Stuffed French Toast, Chai French Toast

  27. Clare Curtis 2023/07

    My husband and I really enjoyed our take out experience here. They have lots of vegan options which was awesome to see. The vegan breakfast sandwich and vegan pancakes were really tasty. The staff is very helpful and friendly too. Would definitely come back when I am in Richmond.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Vegetarian options
    Vegan options

  28. S T 2023/07

    As always they were extremely busy because the food is phenomenal. The only downfall was I was there for a pickup instead of the counter for 15 minutes and was never acknowledged. Once I did receive my food it was as usual fantastic.
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Breakfast Burrito

  29. Kellen Nani 2023/07

    Delicious home-style breakfast foods with lots of options. Convenient location and parking. Quick to west us even at peak times on Sunday morning brunch. Will definitely come back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  30. William Majercik 2023/07

    The atmosphere and food was wonderful. Highly inclusive and reminded me of my favorite Sunday brunch spot in my hometown of Greenville NC. The Food was fresh and the bloody mary and mimosas were exactly what I wanted in a brunch drink!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Peanut Butter & Jelly French Toast, Breakfast Burrito
    Vegetarian options
    The WIDE range of vegetarian and vegan options make sure all people have options to choose from and they take it beyond the basics in the catagories as well with Meat substitutes of all kinds.
    Dietary restrictions
    Not only do they offer a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options but gluten free as well to support their clientele.
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Paid street parking
    Parking
    Parking is paid but very cheap right along the college. I don’t know what its like when school is in session around that area but in mid june PLENTY of parking.
    Kid-friendliness
    I would absolutely bring my kids, the diverse and inclusive atmosphere is exactly what I would want them to be exposed too.

  31. Michelle Cleary 2023/07

    The best breakfast and service! Can’t wait to come back!!!

  32. Donald Oldenburg 2023/07

    Great food and staff. Hungry, I’d recommend the Big Meaty. Nutella stuffed French toast was great
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    Nutella Stuffed French Toast

  33. Amber Vanderwal 2023/06

    Stopped in the with family. Great local atmosphere, DELICIOUS food – there was something for everyone (breakfast and lunch). Also, one of the best Bloody Mary’s I’ve had!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  34. Mark Smith 2023/06

    Classic brunch menu. Quick service and lots of vegetarian options.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    Breakfast Burrito

  35. Kobe Lee 2023/06

    The food was really good and the service was super great! I’m so grateful for Kelly and Heather being amazing hosts. So many vegan options too!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Recommended dishes
    Fries

  36. Michelle Johnson 2023/06

    This is one of my favorite vegan-friendly restaurants in town. Some of the vegan options have “vegan” in the name, but some don’t. So ask the server.

    The breakfast potatoes and grits are vegan. I’ve also seen vegan pancakes on the Quickness RVA menu, but not online. I love them!

    The Tofu Po’boy is one of my favorite sandwiches.
    Service
    Take out
    Vegetarian options
    Many vegan and vegetarian options on the menu.

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  37. Keoua Foust 2023/06

    The food and staff at 821 are amazing. They made my first visit something u will always cherish. My food came to me so quickly and thebstaff was a joy to talk to. I would recommend to everyone!!!!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Billy Philly, Nachos, Buffalo Tofu, Club Sandwich, Buffalo Tofu Sandwich, Pancakes, Vegan Fried Chicken

  38. David Schandler 2023/06

    My favorite restaurant in RVA!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  39. Samantha R. 2023/06

    Love a good chicken fetus in My Vegan Breakfast Sandwich!?

    Can’t even get them to answer a phone call LOL. Where’s that Just Egg? Glad I check my food.. yikes!
    Service
    Delivery
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  40. Todd Hamm 2023/06

    Kicking myself for taking so long to visit this place! Great atmosphere, EXCELLENT diner food, good beer selection, and awesome prices. I went for brunch and got the Everything bagel with Lox – SO FREAKING GOOD. I’ve had this same meal at many other restaurants and this was by far the best. If you love salmon, this is a must try!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  41. Shaun Jefferson 2023/05

    Vegan food !!!

  42. Bergen Brown 2023/05

    Great vegan choices!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  43. Patricia Lewis 2023/05

    Always a crowd because the food is always consistent and delicious so many plant based options!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Vegan Chili, Buffalo Tofu, Fries, Pancakes, Sweet Potato Fries
    Dietary restrictions accommodated
    Vegetarian, Vegan
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection, Clearly labeled vegetarian dishes
    Vegetarian options
    Plenty to choose from, the tofu scramble is delicious

  44. Wayne 2023/05

    Great little neighborhood place with a variety of foods. Plenty of options for meat eaters and non. Within walking distance from Altria. Theater, so good place to go before shows.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  45. K Coleman 2023/05

    Great place for a vegan brunch and mimosas. My friends and I are obsessed with the vegan chicken sandwich and the vegan breakfast burrito. Super chill atmosphere too.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich, Fries, Breakfast Burrito, Vegan Fried Chicken

  46. LaTaya DJ 2023/05

    Amazing and delicious vegan food! Welcoming staff! Definitely a must visit any time I’m in town.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5

  47. Big Boss 2023/04

    Horrible service and I’m convinced I was served last because I’m Black. Never eating there again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $1–10

  48. Juantina Moorman 2023/04

    The breakfast is excellent! 10 out of 10!! Will try again!!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  49. r ow 2023/04

    Love this place! Several vegan options too 🙂 I’m pretty sure the last couple times our server was Avery, and they were incredible solid reccomendation on the NA beer! Would definitely recommend a visit to 821 if you’re in the area!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  50. FOUR MUSICK 2023/04

    I have loved this place for years!!!! I mean 10+ years…. it was such a pleasure to revisit after years of being away from Richmond to find that the food is still incredible. If you’re looking for something filling, great for the soul, AND VEGAN… you’re in the right place!

    I always get the vegan breakfast burrito with grits, piping hot tea with honey or agave. The vegan pancakes are also great with fresh fruit, I haven’t tasted anything terrible here.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Pancakes, Breakfast Burrito

  51. mass Redd 2023/03

    Everything about this place is perfect. It defines hole in the wall for location but go there anyway. It has a vibe inside that says “let’s hang out”. The food is something I’d expect from a top tier restaurant where you ought to dress up fancy – but you should just come here comfortable and ready to enjoy!

  52. Van Pearce 2023/03

    So many delicious vegan options!
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

  53. Katie Noriega 2023/03

    So this was a really tough review because on once hand the food was AMAZING! On the other hand…. The service we received was horrible.

    My fiancé and I sat down roughy at 10:20 took about 15 minutes after getting our drinks to get our order in (waitress took awhile to come back after bringing our drinks ). We were also told we would get waters and then didn’t get them until I had to ask about it.

    We then did not receive our food until 11:10 and what was frustrating about this was there were 5 other tables that came in after us and left before us. The other waitress took great care of her customers and they were in and out quick. Once we received our food we asked for the check. We finished our food and still didn’t have the check. We had to ask the other waitress (the one taking care of our customers super well) for the check, in which it finally came.

    It makes me really sad because the food was DELICIOUS, but the service sucked.

    AM F. was our server.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  54. Nakshi Patel 2023/03

    Good food, not customizable to people with dietary restrictions.
    Racist server. Asked for tips and when we denied it based on her customer service she stereotyped us based on our color and said “look up American custom culture” and “here in America we work for tips”.
    Would’ve definitely tipped if she was better at her job.

  55. Linda Bergman 2023/03

    Delicious French toast and wonderful service.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

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  56. K B 2023/02

    One if the best breakfast spots I’ve been to 🤤 …

  57. Brayan Enriquez 2023/02

    Great vegetarian and vegan options!!

  58. Jacob Gibbons 2023/02

    Groovy, intimate space with great grub for meaties, veggies, and vegans.
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  59. ariesjj 2023/02

    Small cozy restaurant with amazing food. The restaurant was incredibly busy (always a good sign) which made the wait time a bit longer especially since we were eating there on New Year’s Day. That said, the food was incredible. It’s a small diner, so expect the noise level to understandably be a bit high if it’s pack.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  60. LaidbackLeo 87 2023/02

    Drive down to Richmond to visit my best friend and ate here, everything was so good we went back a day later for breakfast! My friend is vegan and said his food was amazing as well. And the waitresses were amazing, will definitely be back next visit to Richmond.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Vegetarian options
    Vegetarian and vegan options.

  61. Kayler Hughes 2023/02

    My favorite place for a vegan brunch, hands down!

  62. Kasia 2023/02

    Cute little dive bar experience with excellent service.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  63. John Sauls 2023/02

    821 Cafe is a must visit when in Richmond. Several high quality vegetarian and vegan options, like the vegan chicken and vegan biscuits. Other must try non-veg/vegan options include the french toast, omelettes, and their seasoned potatoes, which are always so perfectly seasoned. This is a place where no matter what you get, you know it will be tasty. Staff is very friendly and efficient, we’ve become regulars at 821 cafe and always have a great experience!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Recommended dishes
    Fries, Vegan Fried Chicken

  64. Janet Cameron 2023/01

    Very nice waitresses and real good food. It’s a vegan place and it’s good!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  65. Catherine Hulshof 2023/01

    I was surprised at how many vegan and vegetarian options there were. Great go to.
    Food: 5
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 3

  66. Ben Harris 2023/01

    Great little cafe. Expect a wait at busy times. The food was excellent, loved the potatoes which were crispy (nobody serves crispy home fries!) Great options for both vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Pancakes, Vegan Fried Chicken

  67. Scott Bess 2022/12

    Delicious vegan options. I wished I lived closer
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Pancakes, Breakfast Burrito

  68. Codi Ward 2022/12

    Delicious and quick. They even brought it out to the car 🥰
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $1–10

  69. Eiron Hendrix 2022/12

    Great food lots of vehan options even vegan cake for desert missing a star due to the wait. Only 1 waitress on and wasnt going to hurry herself to attend anyone. Waited at least 30 min just to order. Food didnt take that long though and tasted wayyyy better than the first time i came way less oily.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  70. Vman Homeboycooking 2022/11

    This is one of the coolest spots I have visited here in Richmond. Excellent staff, great food. My favorite so far is the picnic sub…omg awesome…brie, pear, turkey…etc yum!!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  71. Mr. J 2022/11

    This will be my new go to place for breakfast. The restaurant is small and quaint, however, they delivered on BIG flavor and portion sizes. The waitress was super attentive and it was not a long wait for my food. Get there early as they do fill up super fast.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: No

  72. Bruce Lowther 2022/11

    A popular little cafe adjacent to the VCU campus. Very good menu. Had 2 eggs, bacon and a bagel with dill cream cheese. Others decided to get the scrambled eggs with salmon and split a banana pancake.
    The service was wonderful. Our waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and provided us with valuable suggestions.
    It’s a small cafe, so expect to have a little wait when you show up during peek times.
    Looks like they do offer their entire menu all the time, so if you get that late night craving for scrambled eggs, you can do it!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  73. DUPREE KORNEGAY 2022/11

    Food was excellent googled it before I left NC read the reviews so I decided to make a pit stop I wasn’t disappointed at all
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes

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  74. April Miller 2022/11

    We loved everything about our experience at 821 Cafe. We ordered the breakfast burrito and biscuits & gravy. Both were amazing but the b&g were the best I’ve had in a restaurant setting…and believe me, I know my b&g! Heather was our server and she was awesome! Super helpful with food recommendations and she gave us great recommendations for things to do while here. Great vibe, delicious food! Must try!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  75. Richard Hammer 2022/11

    The Nutilla French Toast! Two words: de licious!

  76. Zach Melson 2022/11

    Food was fantastic. I’ll go here every time I go to Richmond
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  77. brian wiegand 2022/10

    great food, tons of vegetarian options.

  78. Stephanie Goldenberg 2022/10

    Yummy French toast with lemon curd. Cool atmosphere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

  79. Mike Tanner 2022/10

    Parking is a little crazy, but manageable. Greeted within 2-3 min, and received water before having our main drink order taken. Took us a few to decide on what we all wanted, first time there. Placed our order, then we waited, and waited, and waited some more. Took 45 min to get our food, but was worth the wait. Food was great, portion sizes were great. Went up to pay, and found out that they are very short-handed, which explains why it took so long. I will be going back very soon. Once they get more staff in there, it will be a five star rating.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

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  80. Jacob Nieding 2022/10

    There’s a reason this place is dead- the food sucks. Bar food with a different name is still bar food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  81. Robert Williams 2022/10

    Tiny jack-of-all-trades restaurant with downtown atmosphere. Family friendly with a bit for everyone.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  82. Queen Baker 2022/10

    I love this food and put a mind of my home cook food that I make at home because I am a chef as well as food was so delicious we had so much fun we will be back again and it is definitely worth the money I love every moment there was great people very sweet
    Service
    Take out
    Price per person
    $30–50

  83. Alicja Galecka 2022/10

    Best Vegan fried chicken sandwich ever! Their breakfast is heavenly as well! Love seeing the local art on the walls, great vibe.

  84. Marcus Haynes 2022/09

    Great food. Great folks.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes

  85. Luke Sheptuck 2022/09

    Great little cafe! Good vegan food.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch

  86. jonathan lundquist 2022/09

    Excellent food at a great price. Small place, so sometimes it can take a minute to get the bill when busy, but once you experience the food you won’t be interested in leaving quickly anyway.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  87. Lily Nadel 2022/09

    AMAZING FOOD AND STAFF

  88. Alex 2022/09

    We went there for my mother’s birthday and they were super polite the food was amazing and my food was cooked perfectly and very flavourful

  89. Fran Crisafulli 2022/09

    One of our favorite Richmond eateries. Great atmosphere and staff. Great vegan choices. Don’t miss the RVA institution.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Not sure
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  90. Frederick Ellen 2022/09

    Food aside, the place took too many breakfast orders for pick up and we waited 1 hour to eat breakfast after being seated. Glad we had time to spare.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast

  91. Lisette Melendez 2022/08

    A little crammed but GREAT food lovely service.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Pancakes, Vegan Fried Chicken

  92. Logan Kenly 2022/08

    They have the best vegan fried chicken sandwich and amazing service. Highly recommend checking this place out.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  93. Neil 2022/08

    Great food
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  94. SafeHarbor Senior Care 2022/08

    Pet friendly
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  95. Brian Heney 2022/08

    We had a delicious lunch here! Lots of choices and flavors to enjoy…

  96. Matt Waller 2022/07

    Amazing 🤩 …

  97. Yolanda Moore 2022/07

    Good food and friendly staff
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  98. XiuQin Saunders 2022/07

    The sub blew me away with flavor. It’s rare that all parts of a sandwich is top notch but this place does it! Also the fry’s are fresh and better than your average potato.

    The mimosa was the star of the meal. Very boozy and very tasty. There are multiple options for flavors available (peach, cranberry, grapefruit, etc. )

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  99. Quick Reviews 2022/07

    Food is usually good. Service is hit or miss.

  100. Pamela Flynn 2022/07

    My first time here. Had an early dinner with friends before a show at the Altria Theater. The Sweet Potato fries were the big hit of the table! I really enjoyed the 1/2 lb. burger with goat cheese and regular fries. My friend said the Black Bean & Sweet Potato burger was delicious. Another had the small Oregon Hill Goat salad and it was plenty big. Had the vegan Hazlenut Latte cake and it was okay for my first vegan cake. The frosting was sooo good. I’ll need to come back to try other items.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    Several vegan and vegetarian options.
    Dietary restrictions
    You can alter an item to fit your dietary needs. My friend ordered a chicken sandwich without the bun and cheese.

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  101. Tomm Shoemaker 2022/06

    Little place with a “be your real” atmosphere. We’re from out of state, and love finding spots that are pure Richmond.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  102. Thea Brown 2022/06

    821 has been a staple in my life for over 10 years. This is the kind of food that makes you feel like you’re being fed by someone that loves you- comforting and yummy. Love that they work with Quickness RVA so I can get lunch at work and support 2 local businesses at once.

  103. Stanley Haggard 2022/06

    Fantastic!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  104. Jill Eckenberger 2022/06

    Always a great experience
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    Great vegetarian and vegan options

  105. Diana Cameron McQueen 2022/06

    Wonderful! Another awesome place with outstanding creative vegan options and awesome cocktails in Richmond! I come here frequently to compete in archery and it’s wonderful that there’s so many vegan friendly places. This one serves breakfast all day and they’re vegan chai French toast was so good! Next time I think I’ll try the vegan breakfast sandwich with everything on it 🙂 they also have a Savage garden like the band special cocktail right now and it was delicious! It made me very happy 🙂 I can’t wait to come back!
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  106. Lenny F 2022/06

    Great food and very friendly staff. Also pet friendly!

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  107. Nelson Parker 2022/05

    Great food!

  108. Wren Kincaid 2022/05

    Good food, good service.

  109. Dan Brady 2022/05

    Small place so you may have to wait but it’s worth it.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  110. Brandy McFarland 2022/05

    Both the food and staff here were amazing! My husband and I came here for brunch on a Friday and it was packed, so we were put on a waitlist. After getting in and sitting down, our waitress noticed that we had been waiting a while so she put a rush on our order which was so kind of her!

    I got the vegan fried chicken sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries, and my husband got the breakfast burrito with a side of potatoes. Both were delicious and were well worth the wait. The prices were also very reasonable!
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  111. N LB 2022/05

    The best breakfast in Richmond for vegans! Vegan chai French toast *and* vegan breakfast sandwiches with just ‘egg’ & impossible sausage–other options too! High quality cold brew.
    Staff got a little backed up when we were there and ended up taking some $ off our bill for the wait. We will be back!

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  112. Josephina M 2022/05

    Yes.. love this cafe! Food came out quick and was so delicious! Had the chai french toast and eggs bacon and rosemary potatoes. Yummy! Coffee was hot! Thanks for a good breakfast!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  113. Athena Sicario 2022/05

    Amazing delicious food with the best vegan breakfast options!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $1–10
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Not sure
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  114. Jasmine Woodard 2022/05

    Loved the variety of vegan breakfast options. Will be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: No
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  115. Crystal N. Suber 2022/05

    Lots of vegan options. I also enjoyed the brunch mimosa. You get a 12 oz glass for only $6. The food was good. The dessert was better.

  116. Amber Adaire 2022/04

    Great vegan food 🖤 …

  117. George Gaither 2022/04

    Small but delicious. Solid mimosas, amazing vibe.

  118. Chris White 2022/04

    Great cozy and little cafe with a lovely atmosphere. Food was great and staff was attentive and friendly. Will definitely be revisiting soon and recommend anyone to experience this cute spot.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  119. James Hazen 2022/04

    Was out running errands and wanted a place for breakfast!! Good food, large portions and a good price for what you get. Plan on goning back with friends!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: Not sure
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

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  120. KJ K 2022/04

    Breakfast is tasty, service is always great. We usually have the same server (I don’t kn her name), she has glasses and she is always fantastic! Very reasonably priced, two breakfast entrees, 4 sides, and a beer usually about $25.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  121. Shayna W 2022/04

    They have vegan biscuits, vegan egg, vegan sausage, and vegan cheese! Had an excellent breakfast biscuit sandwich. Service was solid, coffee refilled frequently.

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  122. Miguel Pérez Ramírez 2022/03

    We ate here today and the food was really amazing. The waitress was also so kind and friendly and the music is really cool.

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  123. Debbie Green 2022/03

    Food was great

  124. Jack 2022/03

    Best Restaurant in Richmond. Super friendly staff and AMAZING food!

  125. Nicole Alston 2022/03

    Good food, just a bit tight in the restaurant and you have to pay for parking.

  126. Marianne Johnson 2022/03

    Breakfast all day. Need I say more? The lemon curd French toast is the embodiment of treat yourself and oh so good!

  127. Casey Broughton 2022/03

    Moved away from Richmond years ago but every time I visit a stop at 821 is top of my list. One of my absolute favorite restaurants in the world! Can’t wait to visit again! If you’re a vegetarian try the ‘sausage’ gravy 😱😱😱 …

  128. Sam Walmsley 2022/02

    821 Cafe is fantastic. Be aware if going for weekend brunch you will need to wait 30 minutes, but it’s worth the wait! The bloody Mary is fantastic, and the vegan options are great! This is one of the few places that serves vegan breakfast items.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Vegetarian options
    Excellent Vegan options. Breakfast biscuits, breakfast burritos, and Vegan French toast!

  129. Jennifer Payne 2022/02

    Very friendly owner & staff. Large portions & reasonable prices.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  130. John Moody 2022/02

    Awesome vegan food for dinner. Small-ish place, ~50 seats.

    Try the Vegan Chicken Sandwich

  131. Bec Schult 2022/02

    Food was great! The prices were great! They need more outdoor seating; like four tables for four, instead of two picnic tables. But, the service that day was only so so.

  132. Chelsea Jones 2022/02

    This place was excellent! It was my first time and I can’t wait to go back! Service was quick and prices were decent!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  133. Nicole 2022/02

    Food was delicious! I went for brunch on Sunday! I got the French toast which was amazing! My cousin got the vegetable omelet which she loved and my other cousin got the pancakes which he said was delicious! The atmosphere was great and chill especially for brunch! Really good vibes! Great menu..price is right! Highly recommend! I’m going to try lunch next! I’ll definitely be back!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  134. PS2freak11223 2022/01

    Delicious Nutella-filled French toast with banana slices on top!

  135. chuck williams 2022/01

    The portions are huge!!! The prices are great and they have so many amazing vegan options!!!

  136. Sasha Smolkin 2022/01

    Great vegan/veggie options. Best vegan philly in town. Always relaxed environment and friendly staff. LGBTQ+ friendly. Literally the best sweet potato fries in RVA.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Outdoor seating: No
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  137. Alex Dizon 2022/01

    They forgot our French toast, but the waitress (blonde) never came back to our table after we got our food, so we never had the chance to ask her about where it was until after we completely finished eating. My boyfriend was left hungry :/ The waitress didnt apologize for the mistake, just said oh we can take that off. That was fine, becuase people make mistakes, although it was disappointing. The other issue I had was the waitress charged me $3.50 for my side of turkey sausage then said I was wrong and seemed annoyed when my boyfriend said I shouldn’t have been charged for it. On the breakfast menu on their website, the one the QR code in their restaurant took me to, it clearly says under omelet that I can get two sides and then it lists the sides. I got potatoes and turkey sausage with my veggie omelet, which were both listed underneath “Pick two sides.” It says nothing about extra charge for the meats. So I paid $3.50 for two burnt turkey sausage patties…okay. Really, it’s fine because again people make mistakes, but the waitress said “Oh we got a new menu 2 days ago. Protein cost extra. If you want, I’ll take it off.” My boyfriend tried to say the menu does not clearly state that meat costs extra, but he gets cut off and is told “So there’s some kinks we’re working out, but I’m happy to take it off.” He decides it’s not worth fighting and says it’s fine, but we were all annoyed that she seemed imply through her attitude no, you’re wrong, but if you really care that much then I’ll take it off. No in the end I don’t care about a sausage, but it was frustrating that what we were saying about an error in the menu and her mistake of not coming to check on us so we could get some of our food was never acknowledged. The food itself was great and the hostess was great. Disappointed in this service
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast

  138. K Q 2022/01

    This place, I honestly can say is delicious. Everything we had was delicious. And the most important was they had an amazing vegan food selection 😋. This is important because my family has both vegan and carnivore appetites…lol. I personally can eat both. I just like food.

    We had the vegan nachos, vegan buffalo wings, vegan french toast with vegan eggs and sausage. We also ordered regular french toast with chocolate chips and a club sandwich that was enough for two.

    Last but NOT least we had the vegan chocolate peanut butter cake which we didn’t eat until we got home (2 hours). And then realized how good it was and now thinking how can we get the cake shipped to us.

    I don’t want to leave out the customer service. Being from out of town sometimes you can feel not wanted. But this place was welcoming and Heather our server was such a delight. We will definitely be back!!
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  139. Brendan Hogan 2022/01

    Beyond Burger is excellent! Some great vegan choices. Staff is always friendly! On another visit I now tried the best grilled chicken sandwich I have ever had in my life! OMG!!! Try it! It has a grilled chicken breast with bacon, swiss, spring mix, tomato & lemon aoli sauce. The onion rings are awesome too!

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  140. Josh Shipp 2022/01

    Lovely expierence at a wonderful homey neighborhood diner.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20
    Features
    Dine in: Yes
    Takeout: Yes
    Delivery: Not sure
    Curbside pickup: Not sure

  141. katherin Marroquin Gonzalez 2022/01

    Very charming place to have breakfast (or lunch ) Vegetarian and vegan options are amazing!
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  142. Lynda Kummelt 2022/01

    Excellent vegan chicken sandwich. Onion rings cooked to perfection. Highly recommended!

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  143. C Williams 2022/01

    I so enjoy this spot, their vegan options are great! I tried the vegan chai french toast, it was tasty, could have been cooked a little longer, I’ll say that next time. My partner got the tofu scramble which was good and the potatoes. The potatoes are amazing, very well seasoned. Their vegan chicken is ridiculously delicious and they have the nerve to have vegan ranch which is delicious and light! The vegan desserts are equally pleasing. Nice atmosphere & staff. Check them out! Peace, love & light!

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  144. Jashima Samah 2021/12

    Stood waiting to place an order and was told 2 different times for it to get done. They look as if they are under staffed

  145. Joseph Carlisle 2021/12

    The food was great! Don’t get me wrong, I love this place. I had their pulled pork quesadilla special with the chili. Tasted excellent, however the wait was awful. We got there around 11:45am and we’re quoted a 30 min wait from the host. It took around an hour and a half to be seated. I know it’s not really anyones fault minus the people occupying the tables, but you gotta improve your wait time estimates. Would I go back again? Yes, but please work on your wait time estimates.

  146. Paul Brookes 2021/12

    821 is a special treat for our family. Usually for brunch. Eclectic, fun, funky and friendly. Food is always plentiful, tasty and affordable. If you go early on the weekends be prepared to wait… It’s worth it.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  147. Abdul Ekiyoyo 2021/12

    Great dining experience. The inside decor is very nice. There can be a little bit of a wait depending on what time you go, but that’s to be expected in Richmond. The food was great and the menu prices were very reasonable.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

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  148. Daniel Weaver 2021/12

    Yeah imma give it a five.

  149. Christopher Vain 2021/12

    Good vegan ànd non vegan options
    Service
    Take out
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $1–10

  150. Eric Blue 2021/12

    I waited 45 mins for my food never got my food at all I left no one checked on me they all. Walked past me with other people food it was an horrible experience. Do not eat here they don’t check on you they make you wait long it was horrible

  151. Mom on a Mission 2021/12

    Loved it and the food was very good. Been vegan for a decade and I would come here whenever I’m in Richmond from PA. We had the vegan patty melt and the black bean sweet potato burger. Both were good. The cake is a huge slice and was amazing. Had a 12.5% ten fidy stout. Bathrooms were cool too!

  152. Shaquille Christmas 2021/11

    The atmosphere, service, prices, specials and food overall are all amazing. Easy 5 stars.

  153. Aaron Ibarra 2021/11

    There are so many vegan options, but no gluten free options. Just doesn’t make sense and is very disappointing.

  154. Molly Bailey 2021/11

    This is the cutest little place that has an eclectic vibe! The server was the nicest human on earth and food was good! My husband used to go there in the late 90s and we came upon it for breakfast while visiting RVA. I highly recommend!
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  155. Jenny Campbell 2021/11

    Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or neither – great, yummy food options. This is THE PLACE, to grab drinks with friends, amazing desserts, and a menu that pleases all tastes. Cool, casual atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff. Give them some love!

  156. Katie Anderson 2021/10

    Honestly the worst service I’ve received in the city. Last night the restaurant forgot about everyone sitting outside and when we would ask how long our food would be, the wait staff would disappear for 10-15 minutes and tell us it’d be another 10-15 minutes. They comped our hot chocolates that we had while outside, and another table felt bad they gave us their nachos because they also needed to leave (all of us were separately going to the Altria). The nachos gave myself and my two friends food poisoning! So much for a 21st birthday celebration 🙁

  157. Russell Gibson 2021/10

    A dinner it’s OK

  158. El 2021/10

    Yummy vegan options

  159. Lloyd Brucher 2021/10

    Great food, cool vibe, down to earth staff.

  160. Annabelle Woods 2021/10

    Very tasty, kinda expensive and regularly a long wait.
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  161. V Simmons 2021/09

    Lemon curd French toast is to die for.

  162. Sri Akella 2021/09

    Good food, nice service. Long wait after order
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Breakfast
    Price per person
    $10–20

  163. Aneal Krishnamurthy 2021/09

    Great food and friendly service. Very vegetarian friendly with a large menu with options for all preferences.

  164. Katherine Shuniak 2021/09

    Their happy hour mimosas and bloody Marys are cheap and strong. Great food and service, and they always keep me coming back for vegan cake and their amazing specials!

  165. Erika Schmidt 2021/09

    I loved the decor and the size of the cafe. It was super small and cozy, but had a fun local vibe. We stopped in for breakfast and the food was decent. We ordered the mushroom omelette, which was packed with mushrooms, spinach, and tomato, but quickly overwhelmed by the strength of the goat cheese. We did a build-your-own omelette, which they left out a component. Our waitress was quick to bring out the missing ingredient. We also ordered the two egg breakfast…I kindly would skip asking for scrambled eggs because it wasn’t the most appetizing looking scrambled eggs. The biscuits at this place were perfectly baked and large in size, which was the highlight of the meal. Loved them with a drizzle of honey. The side of fruit was a good sized portion, which I appreciated.

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  166. Jessie Deardorff 2021/09

    There’s a disco bryso tag here that’s worth seeing

  167. Jonathan Dyke 2021/08

    Awesome place – one of my wife and I’s favorite breakfast spots!

  168. Susan Tellier 2021/08

    Service was great. Not a big spot but comfy. Their potatoes were seasoned nice. The place is clean.

  169. Jacie Ocasio 2021/08

    Cute, quaint, tasty cafe. The omelette was stuffed full of veggies and meat, decent price for the amount of food you get. Very convenient if you live in the VCU area and want a nice little spot to grab brunch.

  170. Dee Schroeter 2021/08

    Delicious!!! Always amazing service.

  171. Beth Dixon 2021/08

    We love 821! The food is great, especially the French toast, omelets and the big meaty grits. Heather is the best too!

  172. Kayla Driscoll 2021/08

    The food was great and I always judge a brunch place on their bloody marys and that was also delicious. Our waitress was really hard to get to come to our table and we had to ask other waitresses for help multiple times. Otherwise it would have been 5 stars.

  173. Reed Bradenstone 2021/08

    Excellent brunch café! Very friendly and attentive servers, with plenty of inventive and classic menu items. The seating capacity is limited, but if you have to wait for a table you won’t be disappointed when you get it. Convenient to VCU and The Fan, and a local landmark eatery!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  174. Ricky Haines 2021/07

    The food was great and the service was excellent.

  175. Margaret S 2021/07

    Always delicious!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  176. Few and Far 2021/07

    Love this place everyone rules here!

  177. Mr. Adidas 2021/07

    Great place real homey feel. Food was good.

  178. Jennifer Hanna 2021/07

    Breakfast all day, delicious sandwiches, lots of vegan choices also! Drinks and Happy Hour too
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  179. Rachel Wortmann 2021/07

    Took 90 minutes for an order of pancakes and french toast. Skip the vegan french toast – wasn’t great. Pancakes were good but service was too slow :/
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  180. Ches 2021/07

    Great food a great price! Definitely recommend the Blueberry Brie French Toast! The service was great also!

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  181. Allison Tambornini 2021/06

    Delicious and always a vegetarian option

  182. A M 2021/06

    Amazing food. The vegan wings are on point!! Very slow service though.

  183. Jonathan Crabtree 2021/06

    Lunch was delicious (a little slow but it was brunch so we didn’t mind the wait). As far as Virginia goes, the sweet tea was fantastic.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  184. joy almes 2021/06

    Delicious food but so overpriced 🙁

  185. M H 2021/06

    Very popular cafe however the food is really not that great. They forgot the bacon and the serving size of scrambled eggs was tiny. The toast was barely toasted and the grits were flavourless.

    Very friendly staff and attentive service however not great food

  186. M Albertson 2021/05

    I love this place! Great food and great service. The vegan cakes are delicious too

  187. Melissa Gragert 2021/05

    When I arrived I noticed beautiful murals, great outdoor and indoor seating. Unlike a lot of restaurants the outdoor seating had a lot of shade and beautiful when I say this I mean it beautiful murals. The cafe has great service and very nice and kind waiters when the food came I was so impressed because there was a great presentation and the food was AMAZING 🤩 so good very lovely the biscuits were some of the best I’ve ever had I fully recommend this cafe!

  188. Maria Medas 2021/05

    Been coming here since high school and the vegan food is always good here. They have an inventive menu with food and drink specials. Everyone is always super nice and you generally see a few familiar faces. They deliver through Quickness and they’re always super friendly and easy to order with. I love 821!

  189. Joseph Turner 2021/05

    Pleasant staff, clean dining, fast service. Still observing social distancing guidelines (early May 2021).
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  190. Millie Bean 2021/05

    One of my favorite places to grab breakfast because they have so many vegan options. They’ll work with you if you’re vegetarian or vegan. The amazing customer service is consistent and I will continue to eat here as long as I live in Richmond ✌️

  191. Jeremy Futrell (ThePenMaster) 2021/05

    There was a little bit of a wait, but that’s to be expected on Sunday morning. The breakfast burrito was excellent and the portion size was great!

    I recommend the roast pork as the protein of choice!

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  192. Yvonne Marbury 2021/05

    Great spot to eat. Lots of vegan options! I recommend the impossible burger!

    2021 update
    This place never disappoints. I normally get my favorite.. vegan chicken sandwich with fries. I have recently found out they now have boneless vegan wings. I didnt think they could improve on my chicken sandwich but these wings are THE TRUTH. so good, and the serving size is awesome. 12 big pieces with celery and ranch dressing. I got some potatoes on the side instead of fries too. The vegan cake is awesome too. Huge piece of happiness!
    I advise everyone to try these, vegan or not. they are so incredibly delicious I want to go back right now but they’re closed. Check out these pics

    2019 update
    They are still awesome! The vegan food is so good here, Im a huge fan of the vegan chicken sandwich. It is everything!! Best in Richmond. The philly billy is also delicious. I highly recommend their food. I love this place!

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  193. John Wildman 2021/04

    Best breakfast in RVA

  194. Mary Schleis 2021/04

    Friendly staff. Good food

  195. Mr H 2021/04

    It was a cute place with great service. The food was delicious

  196. Chris Miller 2021/04

    821 Cafe is a fun trendy place to eat at. The food was average compared to other restaurants. The wait and serves though is the reason I gave 821 a 2 star rating. We were told a 15 to 20 minute wait. It was a 45 minute wait. Then when we were brought in, we had to wait another 15 minutes before a server came to us. Then it took a half an hour to be served food. People who came in after us were served and done before we got our food as well. It was a very disappointing experience for us.

  197. Esther Miles 2021/03

    Delicious french toast!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $10–20

  198. DaFuture Va 2021/03

    Vegan chicken sandwich is good as hell.

  199. Haboba 3jooz 2021/03

    Their beyond burger is really good. I can’t believe it’s vegan.

  200. Kamryn Shawron 2021/03

    Really cute café with an extensive menu and a nice patio with additional seating. We visited here Saturday 6/12 and though our food was satisfactory the wait time both for meals and the check was quite extensive.

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  201. Michelle Clark 2021/02

    Food is always excellent!

  202. J Morgan 2021/02

    Excellent cocktails to go with the fantastic dishes!

    Order the pancake shot! 🤤 …

  203. Christopher Doval 2021/02

    Great Cuban sandwich! More or a Medianoche but great for being right on campus.
    Service
    Dine in

  204. JC 2021/02

    Food is decently priced in proportion to size. Just wish the coffee didn’t taste like decaf dirt water.

  205. Patrick Wright 2021/02

    If you have to wait, wait! The food is always tasty, and the servers are lovely. It was a day day, but they kept their cool even with a flood of customers.

    I had the veggie sausage biscuits and gravy. Love ’em. The gravy is creamy and delicious. This version is not vegan. Occasionally, 821 will offer that as a special.

    The place is eclectic, hip, and inclusive. Come as you are, but please close the front door behind you. It’s not a barn.

  206. Putty Zine 2021/02

    Great veg and vegan options

  207. Sierra Emani 2021/01

    Blueberry and banana pancakes was great

  208. David Dotson 2021/01

    Excellent vegan & Gluten free options

  209. Michael Wade 2021/01

    Great food!!!! My new regular spot for breakfast!! Yaaa

  210. Kendra Wolfe 2021/01

    Awesome beer selection and incredible vegan options. Still thinking about the vegan cake. Would highly recommend based on Vegan options

  211. Skye Thomson 2021/01

    I really enjoyed the impossible burger and the fries. I got it for takeout and it was still warm which was really nice. The seating area is really cool, and the staff are really nice!

  212. Catherine Yohai 2021/01

    Perfect location for dinner before a show. Get there early though because it fills up quick.
    Beautiful and bountiful salads with homemade dressings.
    Good food and great selection of beer, wine and fun cocktails.
    I was really disappointed when they removed the pasta dishes from the menu. The Eggplant Parmesan over spaghetti was delicious.
    Vegan’s and vegetarians will be very happy with the selections.

  213. Mariah Martin 2021/01

    great vegetarian and vegan options!!

  214. Dwight 2021/01

    Waiting almost 15 minutes to get service, even made contact with the staff. No luck, left and went to Sonic instead. Probably better food!

  215. Zoe Harr 2020/12

    Fantastic vibe and very busy due to its popularity. The breakfast selection is good and the staff is quick!

  216. Phyllis Baskerville 2020/12

    Great customer distancing and wait staff were masked. Food was delicious and came fast. I had a great inside dining experience.

  217. Willem Koenders 2020/12

    We had to wait a while for a Sunday lunch table, but the food was amazing. Huge portion too. I had the salmon sandwich, with a big salad, for like $12.

  218. bruce hoang 2020/12

    Service was good, food was ready in about 10 minutes. Had the vegan fried chicken sandwich and the vegan Nashville hot chicken sandwich. Not impressed when compared to other vegan chicken sandwich options in RVA. The portions were small and breading could use more seasoning.
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    Take out
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  219. DEBFRESH 2020/12

    The worst

  220. Holly Rhodes 2020/12

    The best of the best! Having a love affair with the vegan chicken sandwich!! Mmmm!!!!

  221. Jo Bu 2020/12

    Service and food were great. Intimate/cozy setting. Limited large party seating. We went for breakfast. 2 breakfast orders and 1 OJ was less than $30 with tip. It’s the fan, so one must be creative with parking. But we did did not have trouble this day with finding parking or a seat/table. Food was too delicious and went o quickly too take a pic! And the portions left us both fully satisfied!

  222. Miles Ferguson 2020/12

    Small but personal with great food. I felt very well taken care of and they want to make sure every part of your meal is exactly what you’ll enjoy. I ordered a beer I didn’t know, but had heard of. The server wasn’t sure if I’d like it and on their own brought out a sample for me to taste. I was able to change it to something I enjoyed rather than have to choke down my mistake.

  223. Ravens N Stuff 2020/11

    Great service, vegan options, delicious food, can’t go wrong going here

  224. Graham Jennings 2020/11

    Solid, dietary friendly, good atmosphere, great prices, great service, tasty, oh man they also have chairs. Love those

  225. Bruce Melvin 2020/11

    Great food and atmosphere, perfect place to grab a burger or Cuban sandwich with a great craft beer!

  226. Jeff Palladino 2020/10

    Horrible experience from beginning to end. My delivery took two hours because they got my phone number wrong. I understand that happens. The food came the pancakes were undercooked you can taste the batter. I ordered the brie and bacon omelette I got an omelette filled with spinach and onions with one tiny piece of brie and one strip of bacon. Potatoes were raw as well.

  227. Michaela Hinson 2020/10

    A gem for vegetarian and vegan options.

  228. Emily Rose 2020/10

    Really good place to grab an easy bite to eat! Service was really good but the food came out a little slow but the food was absolutely delicious, really love eating here and it’s also such a nice place to meet up with people

  229. Yasmin Ka 2020/10

    Awesome customer service….tasty food… generous portions…hip ambiance

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  230. linda martin 2020/09

    Great atmosphere, friendly staff and great food

  231. Nicole Harris 2020/09

    Great food with a lot of vegetarian options. Great happy hour prices. Service is great even on busy nights when there is a show at the Altria theater.

  232. Jeff Mosh 2020/09

    Great food, alot of vegan choices, good range of beers and drinks to choose from.
    Friendly staff. Recomend highly

  233. Lavender 2020/09

    Delicious! Can’t wait to go again!

  234. Jonathan Cruz 2020/09

    Food was awesome and service was better! Got a salad and grilled cheese. Alot of healthy vegan options.

  235. Wadah Almulhim 2020/08

    There are options for almost everyone and their breakfast burrito is delicious and filling!

  236. Joseph Irvine 2020/08

    Great little restaurant. Ducked in for an amazing breakfast! Check it out, you won’t regret it!

  237. Jenn Gordley (A'nat) 2020/08

    I LOVE this place! So mad I strayed today! You always have the best options for plant based ppl like me. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. Portions are always satisfying! Been coming here since my daughter’s sophomore yr at VCU, and this year she is graduating! Thank you for being a consistent staple! ❤️❤️❤️

  238. Carly Zuniga 2020/07

    Amazing place. Food is great and the drinks too! I like that’s is a cozy place.

  239. Owens Simpson 2020/07

    Had a terrific experience. Small and quaint but feels very comfortable and familiar even. The vegetarian philly cheesesteak was so good – I think the best cheesesteak I’ve ever had. The service was spot on perfect, she had a great attitude and was very attentive even though they had been a bit short staffed tonight. Definitely will return here many times over!

  240. Chris Anderson 2020/07

    Best breakfast burrito in town. Plenty of options for those that have different diets. Service has always been good. My kids love the pancakes. Enjoyed some nice outdoor dining the other day

  241. C.G. Learn 2020/07

    Always good, never had a bad experience. I would recommend this place to everyone.

  242. Christine Rietveld 2020/06

    Great vegan fried chicken sandwich and great atmosphere and service!

  243. Brad Hoke 2020/06

    Very fresh food. We had a great waitress

  244. Tim Boggs 2020/06

    Food was average but it took a very long time to arrive and half cold at that. Used to like this place.

  245. Shawn Zamperini 2020/06

    A lot for good vegetarian and vegan options! Good brunch place. Service was a little slow, but not that big a deal since the outside area was a nice place to sit an relax for awhile. Pictured is the buffalo tofu sandwich.

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  246. Mary Garrison 2020/06

    Great Vegan options! The Vegan Chai French Toast is amazing!

  247. Jhonny was 2020/06

    Food was good but we had too wait for a long time for our food. I feel like they were more concerned about taking care of their to go order.

  248. Stacey Lee 2020/06

    Quaint little dive with a great menu, bar drinks, breakfast all day, and super friendly staff. Order the pimento burger and you won’t be sorry! And the bacon relish that tops off the burger would be awesome with just a spoon!!! Try it, you won’t be sorry.

  249. Sunah Jeong 2020/06

    Lot of vegan friendly options! I had the buffalo tofu sandwich and it was so good 🥰 the atmosphere was cozy. I can see it getting hectic and crowded at rush times but when we went it was great. Service was good, too. I do wish that they had a way to specify in the menu if certain things were vegan/vegetarian or not (like onion rings) because you can never be too sure otherwise!

  250. Catherine Sprucebank 2020/05

    They got that vegan “cake cake cake cake…”

  251. percy thomas 2020/05

    Awesome place

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  252. Jamie Thomson 2020/05

    Excellent food, service and beer lost.

  253. Joe Freeman 2020/05

    Food is decent and service could be better. Good breakfast though.

  254. Lisa Speroni 2020/05

    The staff were complete sweethearts! Just kind, helpful, hard-working people. Sweet tea was great!! This is a greasy spoon. No ambiance, of course, and the food was passable but I’m pretty sure my rosemary potatoes were fried earlier and then warmed on the microwave… 😬 …

  255. J. Ellwood 2020/05

    food was AWESOME! service was just as GREAT!! I had the breakfast philly and my wife had the Cuban, with a dirty iced chai, everything was
    F A N T A S T I C!!!

  256. Brandy Hodges 2020/05

    The good: The burgers were quite good and cooked as ordered. It is very difficult to get a medium rare burger at most restaurants. Our drinks were kept refilled. There are many vegan/vegetarian options. The location is very convenient to the Altria Theater.

    The bad: Earlier in the evening on a Friday night (12/27), around 5:15 pm, we tried to get in to eat before a show at the Altria Theater and inquired about wait time. The waitress replied, “It takes as long as it takes.” Predicting wait times IS a difficult task, but the server was extremely haughty in how she responded to the question and could have responded in a friendlier, less abrupt fashion.

    Later, when we returned at 9:30 pm, the same waitress that we spoke to earlier, waited on us. She was efficient, but was extremely unfriendly bordering on rude at times. She avoided eye contact and appeared aggravated (like waiting on us was an imposition). Apparently, there were issues in the kitchen and it was one hell of a night for her. It took about 50 minutes to get our food and the fries were stone cold, extremely hard and completely inedible.

    Maybe the restaurant was having an off-night but based on our experience, I don’t recommend it, and I especially don’t recommend it if you need to get in and out quickly.

  257. Marilou Bray 2020/04

    Great food and atmosphere

  258. Liz Clayton 2020/04

    I so wanted to like this more than I did. It’s got a great casual vibe that makes you feel comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food on the other hand . . . was only ok. We were there for breakfast. I split a special – peanut butter french toast with a side of bacon with a friend. The idea was much better than the execution. The French toast lacked something. It needed more peanut butter, more batter, more chocolate? I couldn’t really put my finger on it. But it was definitely not memorable. The bacon was ok. A little on the undercooked and greasy side, but still very edible. I tasted another friend’s potatoes. Well cooked. A little spicy, BUT very salty. The prices were reasonable. Will I go back? Maybe, but only if I’m in the neighborhood.

  259. Katie Fister 2020/04

    The BEST pancakes I’ve ever had. Great, friendly service and a cool atmosphere. I will definitely pop in again next time I’m in town. 👍 …

  260. Ace Jenkins 2020/03

    Everything’s delicious!!!

  261. Nathan Isaacs 2020/03

    Always amazing food with tons of vegan options

  262. Mind Water Media 2020/03

    Love the creative and predominantly veg meals! The eclectic and relaxed atmosphere is a great space to partake in.

  263. Andy Mars 2020/03

    Good vegan options. Pleasant service. The vegan Philly cheese steak, though, really is not even close to a cheese steak – and even though ordered with cheese, it was lacking the cheese.

  264. Neil Cowley 2020/03

    A favorite vegan spot in Richmond for us. Tasty and creative menu items in an atmosphere that is neither stuffy nor boring. Think about crossing your average diner, with a twist of healthy. Vegan chocolate cake to tell your friends about later, interesting selection of draft beers and a central location make me a regular customer.

  265. Melanie Crews 2020/03

    Impossible burgers and that fried “chicken” sandwich 💯 one of my fav spots in Richmond …

  266. ruth micklem 2020/03

    Great food, good prices and extra friendly people!

  267. Cheyenne Johnson 2020/03

    Wonderful food (and plenty of vegan and vegetarian options!) and a nice, relaxed atmosphere.

  268. Jack 2020/03

    Great food at an appropriate price! Friendly staff. And a several options of enjoyable hot sauces.

  269. Sunshine Wicks 2020/03

    I love this Cafe, my boyfriend and I eat here all the time. He is a carnivore, I’m a vegetarian and we can both find something to enjoy everytime we come here. Highly recommended!

  270. Myneshia Beavers 2020/02

    The food might have been good but didn’t get a chance to eat! There attitude was nasty we was rush out cause it was not alot of seating for us! The server and the manager was not patients

  271. Nicole Harris 2020/02

    Great food with a lot of vegetarian options. Fantastic happy hour prices. The service is outstanding even on busy nights when there is a show at the Altria theater.

  272. Roberto Vazquez 2020/02

    Great place, friendly staff & awesome food with plenty of vegetarian options.

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  273. Fee Bee 2020/02

    Great brunch spot, especially on a Saturday! Nice size food portions and they also have patio seating which is really cool! I can’t wait to go back for dinner.

  274. Michael Merritt 2020/02

    Fantastic customer service from the kitchen! Whenever I order a hamburger anywhere, and am asked how I would like my burger cooked, I request it to be cooked rare. And invariably I received a well done burger despite my request. But 821’s kitchen was was the first place that actually got it right!! Being able to properly cook a hamburger as requested is such a basic function of running a restaurant and so many fail where 821 Cafe thrives. Kudos!

  275. matthew hawkins 2020/01

    Absolutely wonderful experience. Friendly wait staff and owner. All of my table’s food was fantastic and hit the spot, vegan or not! We were very happy with the portions for the price and allowed to take our time and enjoy our stay without being rushed. Seriously, find a time to go have a meal at this place.

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  276. J Johnson 2020/01

    SUPERB place. I go here every weekend and I love it. The coziness, the food, the homey atmosphere. The servers and bartender treat you like family. Great vegan options and non-vegan as well. This place is a MUST-GO if you’re in Richmond.

  277. Chelsey Marx 2019/12

    Best place to get a mimosa. McKenzie is the best bartender ever. Great music!

  278. Garrick Lyng 2019/12

    Amazing experience! Brought the family here for lunch. Got the pulled pork sandwich which was outstanding, wife got vegan buffalo chicken wings (not sure how that works), and the kids got monster face pancakes. Everything was awesome and the service was prompt and polite. Careful of mistaking chips and fries, because they serve both as sides.

  279. Amna Shaikh 2019/12

    Get the veggie biscuits and gravy with veggie sausage.

  280. Jessica Foster 2019/12

    Good food with a variety of vegan options.

  281. Bob McCarty 2019/12

    We sat and ate other than we waited 35 min for food (they Were mad busy)
    We loved it

  282. Joelle Blas 2019/12

    Good food. priced well for the taste & portions. But the service wasn’t the best.

  283. Samuel Nguyen 2019/12

    Good food and plenty of options. Was served quickly and efficiently. Bathrooms were trashed and all scratched up. Food was decent none the less.

  284. Grant X 2019/12

    The vegan JUST Egg sandwich and Vegan French Toast were amazing!

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  285. S. Johnson 2019/12

    The peach mimosa and that veggie omelet was DDDDelicious! They also have a veggie patty (meatless sausage patty) that taste like the real thing. Damn food was so good i forgot to snap pictures! I’ll try to remember next time

  286. Judy Gray 2019/11

    Quick beer to celebrate with my daughter

  287. Kenne S 2019/11

    Honestly the place was great! The food was really yummy, the staff were nice and friendly, the facility was clean and interesting to be in, Bob Ross was painting on their television. 🤩 There wasn’t a thing about 821 Cafe that I didn’t like. They get some serious bonus points for having Boulevard! 😍 I’m definitely going to come again and want to being more people! Also, the message on their check. 😂

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  288. E.S. Chaplin 2019/11

    Best breakfast with vegan options

  289. Lawrence Hyman 2019/11

    Service was great. Food was delicious.

  290. George Loughlin 2019/11

    Fast service, amazing food, big portions.

  291. Taurus Hawk 2019/11

    Real cool vibe. Was able to just chill for lunch with good comfort food. Needed that…

  292. Terri Wulf 2019/11

    Lemon curd filled french toast is lovely… omelettrs are great too

  293. Justin Sellers 2019/11

    Had a great first brunch here, friendly staff and the food was great.

  294. Amy Hutton 2019/11

    The food at 821 Cafe is fabulous. They serve breakfast until 4pm. Their portobello omelet with goat cheese, spinach, and tomato is wonderful. The place is small, so you might have to wait. But, it is well worth the wait. The service is really good. If you’re around VCU, this is definitely a place to stop.

  295. Jen Ferguson 2019/11

    Nice place for a meal. The vegan chicken satay was delicious.

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  296. Marcus Esteves 2019/11

    We happen to be in Richmond, VA for work. We were hungry and decided to have dinner before returning to Charlotte, NC. We looked up places with vegan options and I can say with no issues, one of the best meals ive ever had. With that being said our waitress has the personality of a wet rag. Our 3 year old can hold a conversation better than her.

    Again food was amazing.

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  297. Kat Reyes 2019/10

    really good vegan food, and fun environment & decor

  298. Claire Busby 2019/10

    Amazing spot with amazing food! TRY THE VEGAN FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH!!! The best sandwich I’ve ever had hands down.

  299. Peter Pritchard 2019/10

    Great veggie options!

  300. Sharon P Walton 2019/10

    Had to wait for a table, however not a surprise with a concert event nearby. Loved the new take out boxes. NOT made from styrofoam! Yea!

  301. Jeffrey Deel 2019/10

    I recently decided not to be going back. I ordered the egg breakfast. After sending the eggs back 3 times because they were not cooked as I described. I told them that I was not going to pay for them because I couldn’t eat them. Very Disappointed.

  302. Aja Mcleod 2019/09

    Good food and people

  303. King Martin 2019/09

    First time I’ve had vegan chicken and 821 has set the bar fairly high

  304. Mike 2019/09

    -Great owners
    -Delicous food
    -Friendly staff

    Always a great place to visit when I’m visiting Richmond.

  305. Hayley Green 2019/09

    Sadly, this place has lost a few stars for me. I went in and ordered the large fries for $7. There was an option to “add bacon, cheese, sour cream, and jalapenos for $1.50” worded just like that. Sadly, they decided to charge me 1.50 for each topping which is crazy! Why would I pay $13 for loaded fries when you can get them anywhere in town for much less? I asked my server because of course this had to be a mistake. The menu said to add it was $1.50, but of course she said it was per topping. If you’re going to word it that way, at least let your customers know instead of keeping it a secret. Overall, I’m pretty annoyed about this experience.

  306. Sravani c 2019/09

    The food tastes excellent. The ambiance is also very homely and people watch the matches together and cheer as a group. Love the varieties and service. They treat you cordially. Parking can be done on the street opposite to the cafe

  307. Allese Scott 2019/09

    It is a quaint hole in the wall. Love the hippy and relaxed vibe since that is my style. The artwork was cool and should be expanded. It is fairly small as typical in the city. Music was as tasteful as the food. There are breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. The waitress was incredibly nice and efficient. She mentioned the specials; drinks were good. I ordered a salad and it was not the wimpy, boring salad people assume vegans want/eat all the time. It was delicious and there was fresh lettuce! My friends are not vegan but still enjoyed their vegan meals. That’s how good it was! I recommend a little more specificity on the menu because I thought I was going to get vegan Parmesan but was given nutritional yeast (which is common). I asked for a remake without nutritional yeast and the waitress immediately catered to my request. Now I know for the future to ask. So, learning curve for everybody. The bathroom was decent. I recommend. This place is great!

  308. Jessi Shaffer 2019/09

    Delicious! I’ve been there several times now and have never complained. I got a Turkey avocado wrap with fries and my partner got a big plate of nachos. Everything was delicious and the service was very friendly. I feel like some things I’ve gotten from there have been a touch under seasoned but other than that everything is delicious.

  309. Nikita Dorcinvil 2019/09

    Good tasty food fast! Good service, nice people!

  310. Rick Erickson 2019/09

    Wow, what a great place. Food and service were excellent!

  311. Megan Rickman Blackwood 2019/09

    Try the lemon curd French toast, it will change your whole life. Worth the lines and the wait every single time.

  312. Vibez The Official Whistle 2019/09

    The food was delicious and very affordable and the staff was very friendly and courteous.

  313. April-Nichole McIntosh 2019/09

    Ok food and the restaurant is cramped. Don’t eat here often because the worth isn’t worth the cheat for us and there aren’t any keto or low carb options.

  314. Alexander Weiner 2019/09

    Mids. Definitely a local spot. But don’t go out your way unless you’re specifically looking for a good beer or a good vegan menu. I would call this a quick bite small cafe local watering hole.

  315. Alex Marcia 2019/09

    First of all food is great. Now for the issue: I Came in for a birthday breakfast that was RUINED by the absolute (and I mean absolute) WORST service I have ever had the misfortune to endure. As a server myself, I know what Bare minimum service is, and even THAT wasn’t met. A lady with short blonde hair by the name of Brit B. Served us (and only was able to figure that out because I looked at the receipt at the end of our meal as she failed to greet us properly.) here is what the service entailed (keep in mind the resteraunt was not busy and we are a table of 3):

    1. She did not introduce herself she just said with an expressionless face: “what do you guys want”
    2. She took our drink order and did not come back for our food order until 30 min later. No refills, no checking up, nothing. I had a water bottle in my purse and refilled my cup using that. She saw me doing this and continued to ignore us.
    3. Our food order took about another 30 minutes to arrive (minimum). By the time our food arrived the table behind us (which arrived later) had been seated, eaten and left.
    4. After 10 minutes she at least noticed we did not touch our food. She approached us without saying a word. We asked for condiments and again, without a word left, took about 10 minutes and then finally gave us what we requested. She left them on the table and left again without speaking.
    5. She look annoyed through out the whole service.
    6. There is more but I’m reaching the character limit. I pray she is replaced or trained better as she ruined what was supposed to be a special day.

  316. Hănnah J. Vitkus-Goo 2019/08

    Good service and fun interior.

  317. Frankie 2019/08

    Great food, great service

  318. Betty JitsRPh 2019/08

    Delicious, great vegan options

  319. Kyle Trusler 2019/08

    Sorry to the friendly staff, but the food is not special. The grungy feeling was neat however.

  320. Brandon Binczak 2019/08

    The vegan Philly is very tasty, and very messy. It could stand to be a hair larger too, but it’s not tiny by any means

  321. Steven Epps 2019/08

    Ambiance and restaurant itself were super cool. Food was pretty good but I’ve had better I’m Richmond. Its one of those places that if I lived nearby I’d go to all the time. But it’s not one I’d seek out.

  322. Damon DeLuca 2019/08

    The bagel plate with smoked salmon for breakfast…. awesome! Good vibes, not too big, servers were on the ball, and just a relaxed, easy-going joint overall. Will definitely go back to try other dishes!

  323. Dillon Forte 2019/08

    Really great place not enough people know about. I love their black bean burgers and banana french toast. Even their fries are great. Perfect place for signature Richmond hipster vibes. Nothing negative to say. It’s a cool place to eat.

  324. Heidi Hagan 2019/08

    Fast and courteous service with very tasty food.

  325. Patrick G. 2019/08

    Excellent selection of vegan and vegetarian foods. Also carnivore friendly

  326. Bill Whitley 2019/08

    Great place to go for veg and omni food. If you have parents in town, and need a place everyone can appreciate, this is a good idea. Great vegan breakfast too!

  327. Sonja Heredeen 2019/08

    Vegan chili is yum. Good choice of beverages. Can get busy at times, but that’s probably because of the yummy vegan chili and good beverages. But really, great place

  328. Nicholas Rivers 2019/08

    Food usually takes a little longer than some places to get. Coffee is not my favorite in Richmond by a long shot. Food is really good though! Heather is the best there though!

  329. Coleman Epps 2019/07

    Solid Cafe

  330. Sheila Newman 2019/07

    Yummy sandwiches and fun music.

  331. Sadie Barlow 2019/07

    Yummy food, good coffee, & friendly staff

  332. Brianna Kimmick 2019/07

    Ordered a vegan cheese steak and they gave me a real one…

  333. Everett Carpenter 2019/07

    Wonderful little local spot. Great menu,

  334. paxus calta 2019/07

    Great little cafe on Cary St. Sells Twin Oaks tofu, which is the best

  335. Maggie Holden 2019/07

    One of my fav lil spots!!!! Great food, booze and service!!!!

  336. larz28 2019/07

    Neat little place. Good food, decent beer selection. Good service.

  337. Alain Mower 2019/07

    best veg burg in the city, great beer specials and always stocked on local brews with a few others thrown in to keep everyone on their toes.

    especially enjoy 821’s brunch. most would point to the virtually bottomless mimosas as the biggest sell, but the tofu scramble & other veg options are the real heroes here.

    I try to avoid prime student times during the VCU year and that limits any rowdyness anyone complains about, and even so, it’s a punk flavored diner in the middle of RVA, so some people are just fooling themselves.

    821 is going to give you exactly what you would expect, plus the best veg burg and $5 burg Mondays. Clutch.

  338. Tommy Birchett 2019/07

    Lots of good specials

  339. Kate Villarreal 2019/07

    Great Sunday brunch here.

  340. veronica mabee 2019/07

    Loved the atmosphere in the food was awesome

  341. Joe Baril 2019/07

    One of my favorite places to eat breakfast in the city.

  342. Mike Godwin 2019/07

    Reasonable prices and an interesting menu. Quick bites salad and sandwiches were wonderful!!

  343. Ray Sullivan 2019/07

    Nice atmosphere, indie, chill vibe. Takes all kinds,everyone welcome. Gender neutral restrooms.

  344. Kee Mullings 2019/07

    I got the chocolate chip french toast and it was okay. I like my french toast on the darker crispy side. The mimosa was filled with ice so it was watery. Overall the experience was okaym

  345. C. L. McLaughlin 2019/07

    This is a great Richmond staple restaurant full of delicious diner type food, but their menu is eclectic and caters to vegetarians and vegans really well. They also have lots of beer and drink selections which is nice.

  346. Christopher Mccann 2019/07

    Hearty breakfast for a modest price, but really busy, we we’re lucky to get a seat at the bar. Despite the crowd they took our orders, brought our drinks and got our food out quickly. This cafe is definitely on my radar for it’s relaxed home-grown atmosphere. Expect to spend $13 a person if you order fountain drinks. Cocktails are $6.50 (and VERY strong), pints $6 with a broad selection of craft brews.

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  347. Thaddeus Fortney 2019/06

    A wide variety of foods to choose from regardless of your dietary restrictions!

  348. TheHighlandwarrior 2019/06

    Great staff, excellent food, convenient location to #RichmondMoyYatKungFu.

  349. aubrey berger 2019/06

    I ordered pancakes by accident because I hate pancakes, but they were so good, mad props.

  350. Jonathan Santoro 2019/06

    Food was okay, went for dinner but I hear the breakfast is the bee’s knees. It looked like they maybe needed more staff for how busy it was too

  351. Krista Mott-Fulton 2019/06

    The food was great, the waitress was very nice and the food was outstanding! Good portion sizes and just overall awesome!

  352. Gretchen Haacke 2019/06

    Food was EXCELLENT, the Billy cheesesteak was to die for. Cute atmosphere but the waitress service could have been a lot friendlier.

  353. Harry Hill 2019/06

    Casual spot for delicious breakfast. French toast, pancakes, biscuits, everything was very good. We were there during the summer so VCU students were gone which made getting a seat very easy.

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  354. Wayne Berry 2019/06

    Great place to go when you are in the mood for breakfast or brunch and has vegan options such as tofu scramble alongside pancakes and veggie sausage. This place also delivers spledid customer service!

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  355. Andrew Craig 2019/06

    Fast and delicious

  356. Michael Taylor 2019/06

    Small place but great food

  357. Diego Cacivio 2019/06

    Food was ok but grease. Service was not good, wouldn’t repeat it

  358. Brianne Selig 2019/06

    Had a great time. Everything we ate was delicious wings, onion rings, salmon bagel. The drinks were varied and happy hour was a good deal. The interior has a unique fun design. Some vegan options too but didn’t try any. Will definitely go again

  359. Thisjus10 2019/05

    Love that its good for vegans and non vegans alike

  360. Josh Stephen 2019/05

    Quaint atmosphere. Great food!

  361. Nikki Jani 2019/05

    Great atmosphere! Despite it being busy, we recieved great service, and the food was great!!

  362. Bill Taggart 2019/05

    Food is great! Takes a little wait, because the kitchen is small, so they seem to have a hard time keeping up with the flow of customers, but it’s really good stuff!

  363. Crystal Koch 2019/05

    They always have breakfast which is my favorite meal. I especially love the nutella stuffed french toast that is served warm with bananas and powdered sugar. They are a super awesome staff who are ready to serve us our grub.

  364. Chris Yenson 2019/05

    When you’re here, you’re family

  365. Andrew Gillette 2019/05

    Friendly staff and simple process.

  366. Johnny Utterback 2019/05

    Great spot for breakfast/brunch, get there early!

  367. Charlotte Lee 2019/05

    Delightfully fun cafe with some vegan options that were very good.

  368. Alvin Parker 2019/05

    Great food and service, the only downside was a tad bit of slow service

  369. Adam C 2019/05

    Good place to sit and relax and get some fine food, just don’t expect anything stellar.

  370. Tim Goad 2019/05

    Delicious! I had the smoked salmon BLT with a side salad and an aperol sparkler. All top-notch, and so was Micheal’s service!
    Bonus: cowboy curtains in the restroom. Gotta Love a restaurant with a sense of humor.

  371. Jason Evans 2019/05

    The food is awesome. I usually get the Billy Philly but the vegetarian biscuits and gravy is really good to. The place is small so don’t go expecting to get a seat right away as it’s usually busy. Can’t recommend it enough.

  372. Matt McCarthy 2019/05

    Everything I love about a Richmond bar. Good food, beer and people. It had been almost 20 years since I last visited and I was happy to see the new location hadn’t changed the vibe. This place has some of the best brunch in the city and some delicious beers on tap, it’s a winner. Hope to see you 20 years from now.

  373. Joseph Hutzler 2019/05

    The biscuits are hand cut and prepared fresh! We had breakfast in a very hip nostalgia atmosphere for a great price. Highly recommended for anyone!

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  374. james brodsky 2019/04

    Great food and service.

  375. Gordon Starr 2019/04

    Mark’s breakfast is delicious and the atmosphere is chill.

  376. Terran Raida 2019/04

    Waited 30 minutes for food they didn’t have after ordering, but it was tasty

  377. dolst 2019/04

    Edited: Always great service and great food. Breakfast available until 4. Great veggie burgers here too. I do miss the herbed orzo, though.

  378. Steve Brochu 2019/04

    Very good food. Came here while on Vacation and the vibe inside is amazing. You can tell it’s a place for the locals and we fit right in. Places like this are becoming a rarity with all these chain restaurants so it’s nice to see places like this are still thriving!!

  379. Roger Underhill 2019/04

    Took the opportunity to go by and check out their vegan offerings and found it to be quite impressive. This is a dish of BBQ’d jack fruit, slaw and corn over a Johnny cake. Behind that is a fake meat gyro with vegan chili. Both dishes were full of flavor, service was incredible as we sat at the bar. Great spot, we’ll make a trip back soon for an Impossible burger or vegen chicken sandwich!

  380. David Gianino 2019/04

    Small, unique hole-in-the-wall with fantastic food. Great menu and large portions of food. Accommodating to our Keto diet. Waited a little bit because it was super busy, but the food was well worth it.
    Great service and will be eating here again!

  381. Kevin Guyer 2019/04

    Great food and atmosphere with decent prices. We’ll be going back to ensure we can try dessert next time. Good beer selection and I ordered the app and dinner specials, both were excellent.

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  382. Courtney Bell 2019/04

    Pretty average

  383. Aaron Smith 2019/04

    Lovely special

  384. Twanda Thomasson 2019/04

    Fast friendly service, food was great!

  385. Chelz Chelz 2019/04

    I’m not vegan my friend is but I enjoyed the crispy vegan chicken sandwich

  386. Anthony Marino 2019/04

    Awesome spot. Was in Richmond for the weekend and stopped in here twice, would definitely recommend!

  387. Julie Durgan 2019/04

    Added our name to the wait list for Breakfast. Several groups who came after us were seated before us. Waitress completely forgot about seating us. After four couples were seated before us, we opted to leave. Wait staff was seating people who did not have the entire group present upon arrival. Restaurant was extremely disorganized. Disappointing as out of town guests. Would not reccomend. Bullet holes in store front window. When leaving waitress, noticed and runs outside (where we were told to wait) to offer seats at the bar. Three guests, however there were not three consecutive seats available at the bar. Gave one star as Google forces to give at least something.

  388. Aroyia Jones 2019/04

    Firstly, it was amazing in every way! I had the vegan fried chickn sandwich. And let me tell you, I cleaned my plate. Then I had an amazing peach mimosa. The service was amazing and the food was as well!!

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  389. Giji Dennard 2019/04

    Glad we arrived before the crowd. Definitely will go back again. The food was quite good and definitely a lot for the cost. There was a lot of variety, so I really enjoyed building my own omelet. I didn’t get the French Toast, but it was beautifully plated and my friend loved hers. A terrific jewel in Cary town.

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  390. Dominique Maddux-Jackson 2019/03

    Good food and decent prices

  391. Jacob Stevens 2019/03

    Amazing Buffalo Tofu sandwich!! Vegan

  392. Suzanne West 2019/03

    Nice breakfast spot. Friendly waitress!

  393. kepi james 2019/03

    Average food, but big size plate!

  394. Diane Pendleton 2019/03

    Good food, service, prices. Doesn’t get better than that!

  395. Elke 2019/03

    Positive and upbeat atmosphere with expansive menu including plenty pf vegetarian-friendly options.

  396. Frank Dickseski 2019/03

    Great food! Best burger in a long time. Eclectic neighborhood bistro!

  397. Margaret Sequeira 2019/03

    Delicious food and friendly, helpful staff. I had the lemon curd stuffed french toast and it was amazing!

  398. Abigail Meffert 2019/03

    The food was delicious, service was great, and the atmosphere is really cool. It is a bit loud, but it’s a small cafe, so that’s to be expected.

  399. Allison Jane Birney 2019/03

    My favorite spot for a couple of beers and a killer sandwich in Richmond. It gets super busy, but if the weather is decent, go inside and put your name on the list, order a beer, and drink it on the side patio while you wait for a table.

  400. Tyler Epting 2019/03

    Had the Vegan Chai French Toast. The texture, taste and aroma was impeccable. Amazing service that has vegan and omnivore options. Highly recommend to anybody looking for breakfast on Cary Street.
    Wonderful food I will definitely be back!!

  401. Carianne Bente 2019/03

    Best french toast I’ve had on the east coast! I had the lemon curd stuffed french toast and oh man it was so good. Will be back! Loved the atmosphere of the place as well

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  402. K H 2019/03

    Great staff and the best damn Billy philly EVER

  403. Todd Easter 2019/03

    Great service and a tasty club sandwich!

  404. David Wiskman 2019/03

    Great casual place for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores. Comfort food type menu.

  405. Ralph Savelsberg 2019/03

    I had dinner here with a friend of mine. The place has an alternative vibe to it which might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the service was good, the food tasted good (I a nice fresh salad and good burger) and very reasonably priced.

  406. Taylor Johnson 2019/02

    Super cozy and cute

  407. Sarah Alexander 2019/02

    Awesome vegan option! Great vibe, friendly staff, and tasty diner-style grub 😁 …

  408. Jeff Atkins 2019/02

    We love this place. Great beer and breakfast. Awesome sandwiches. Come her for meetings or just to hang.

  409. Jenn Schmidt 2019/02

    The place was relaxed and the breakfast was decent. I wish I tried the special fried chicken. My group enjoyed vegetarian options and burger options.

  410. Shannon Roulet 2019/02

    Really good mimosas with like 6 different flavors available. Awesome breakfast selections and reasonable/good prices for the amount of food.

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  411. Nick N 2019/02

    Great food and awesome service. 100% recommend

  412. Seth Anderson 2019/02

    Great atmosphere and food. Has been a go to place for breakfast and lunch since I moved to Richmond in 2008

  413. Zoya Stoudenmire 2019/02

    Great beer and great food. Hard to find seating during their busy hours. Probably because it’s so good

  414. Jendayi Johnson 2019/02

    I hate to do this because I love the variety of vegan options that you all offer but my friend was dissatisfied with her sandwich tonight and our server offered to put her half eaten sandwich back on the grill to cook it…not sanitary at all :/

  415. Ryan DeVoe 2019/02

    Awesome place with a punk rock vibe and great atmosphere. Food is fantastic with something for every one and always a great beer selection on tap.

  416. Ruby Westkaemper 2019/02

    Love this place! Such good pricing for amazing comforting food. Their vegan options are exceptional. I will definitely go back next time I’m in town!

  417. Ataraxia Lust 2019/02

    Be weary, the vegan items that are fried (or anything fried like fries) are NOT vegan/vegetarian. The fryers are shared with wings- just a heads up for anyone! Just to make the vegan fried chicken sandwich they had to wrap it in foil on the grill (because there is no designated veggie or vegan grill space). Sadly won’t be coming back until the “vegan” items are vegan (or even vegetarian, yikes)!

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  418. Merna Youssef 2019/01

    Food is so food!

  419. Ben May 2019/01

    821 has always been legit

  420. Mike Edwards 2019/01

    This was pretty cool, if I do say so my 61 year old self 🧔🏾🎩😁 …

  421. Rachel Swain 2019/01

    I love this place. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan friendly options and their vegan fried chicken is my favorite. I will be going back often!

  422. Huff 2019/01

    Served right off the bat. Ordered a vegan chicken sandwich w red onion coleslaw. Was outrageously delicious. 10/10 would reccomend.

  423. Ra'Shanna C 2019/01

    I went to 821 with a friend for brunch, expecting a wait because brunch is busy in Richmond. I waited 10 minutes for a table for two… no big deal. However, we waited over 40 minutes and the waitress never came to our table again after taking our order. We watched as multiple tables came in after us and received food before us. When I finally asked the waitress how long it would be before our food was ready, her response was, “When it’s ready.” 15 minutes later, I asked for the check for my drink and she replied that our food was coming now and then came back and said it would be another 10 minutes. We had ordered 2 omelettes. Needless to say, we left and dined at Lady Nawlins…and their service was great!

  424. William Murphy 2019/01

    One of our favorite places. Great vegetarian options. Had veg crispy chicken sandwich. Spicy bloody Mary with Texas Beach mix (local). Good selection of beers on tap.

  425. richard kline 2019/01

    Gotta say I was really looking forward to experiencing 821. We were seated at the bar and granted the place was hopping, but we waited for 40 minutes after ordering to get scrambled eggs. The people beside us and behind us who arrived and ordered after us got their food well before we did.. The eggs arrived and were cold. Sent them back. What a disappointing experience. Too bad. A really cool place otherwise.

  426. Zenlist 2019/01

    Friendly service. Cool atmosphere. One of the best biscuits I’ve ever eaten. I ordered the big fancy thinking it was a healthy option but it comes with so much cheese. Wasn’t my favorite dish but overall it was a great experience.

  427. Abouzar Kaboudian 2019/01

    I had the tofu poboy! Excellent! Fantastic quality and great price.

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  428. Katie Fletcher 2019/01

    Great food and vibe

  429. Patrick Budowski 2019/01

    Good food, great service

  430. Steven Cox 2019/01

    Great food with awsome staff.

  431. Frogington VonDrummachine 2019/01

    Not at 821 w Cary. They moved to the end of the block. But everything is just as good as ever, and they have liquor now(I don’t drink but I assume many people do)

  432. romeo short 2019/01

    Used to come here all the time. Seem like new ppl work here or things not the same. Rude not friendly waitress. Seem like they don’t want be here. Feel rush, the friendly vibes r not here no more

  433. Cheryl Cushing-Oman 2019/01

    Great place! Had lunch here and the food was delicious and plenty of vegan options which was important for one of the people in my party.

  434. joseph guse 2019/01

    Misleading special burger.

    Nice place. Only problem is that I ended paying more $20 for one beer and an order of french fries. The fries came along with the special burger … Something titled the “Beyond Burger”. Maybe this is obvious to soy burger experts, but I had no idea that a beyond burger is in fact not a burger at all. I don’t eat soy and wouldn’t have ordered it had I known. They offered to make me another burger but should have offered to only charge me for the fries and not the non- burger which appears on their special board as a burger.

    On the positive side, the hot sauce selection is excellent and the beer was pretty good.

  435. Stephanie Colangelo 2019/01

    Where do I start? The food was seriously delusions. I had a vegan chick’n sandwich and my boyfriend had a burger of some type and we both LOVED them. I wish I lived closer so I could go back more. Incredible. Seriously, if you live here go eat there FOR me.

  436. Bethany Fields 2018/12

    Pretty good food, my son was behaving horribly and I watched the server point him out to another server. It was embarrassing. Tasty omelette, gorgeous biscuits and gravy, and spectacular Cuban. Fun, modern vibe to the place.

  437. Thomas Abrams 2018/12

    We ate here before a show at the Altria Theater on a Wednesday night. For it being the middle of the week, the place was packed. With only two people on the floor taking care of the tables…they rocked it! We sat at the bar and could hear some of their interactions and they were professional and upbeat through it all. And the food!!! Oh my, the food was spectacular. Got the special and tried all three of their tacos… each one so unique and tasty!

  438. Jessica Lockwood 2018/12

    So many great vegan and meat options! The buffalo tofu was in point!

  439. Claudette Armour 2018/12

    Great little cafe next to VCU i like this place I have severe allergy to a lot of stuff and I can find food that I can enjoy without worries

  440. Jerry L 2018/12

    Addicted to their vegan chicken appetizer. Friendly service in a cozy atmosphere. Will return again!

  441. Jon Bradford 2018/12

    Awesome. Quick service. Diverse menu. Friendly staff. If you eat there once, you’ll be back.

  442. F. Robert Ries 2018/12

    Took a loooong time to get food. That can happen…but would be nice for wait staff to check in and say “hey sorry it’s taking so long! I’m keeping an eye out for your food!” But we got no comms during the 35 minute wait. Food was pretty good, but by the time it arrived, I would have eaten anything.

  443. Troy Tarpley 2018/11

    it was cool …the food was great

  444. Karen Ress 2018/11

    Generous portions, many vegetarian options, friendly, efficient service, unique decor

  445. Kristi Kloss 2018/11

    PB&J french toast! Funky digs & yummy menu. Seating is tight; you may wanna call first.

  446. IAMOne KEPTwoman 2018/11

    Great vegan options, fast service, excellent hot wings and laid back atmosphere

  447. Ashley Roberts 2018/11

    Food was good, however it took forever for very simple orders. Cozy spot to grab a reasonably priced good meal.

  448. Cody Powell 2018/11

    Awesome food in a very eclectic space. I had the nutella stuffed French toast, which was to die for. Pretty good beer selection too!

  449. Marcela Taruselli 2018/11

    Great food and even better beer selection. I especially love their breakfast menu. I recommend ordering a biscuit with breakfast, it’s incredibly delicious.

  450. Scott Beckett 2018/11

    Great neighborhood diner with unique menu offerings. Lots of vegetarian options. Solid rotating list of draft beers. I recommend the Big Fancy bowl of grits with two eggs over easy.

  451. Tyler M 2018/11

    Incredible. The vegan chicken patay may have been the best thing I’ve ever eaten. (We thought it was actual chicken flesh and had to ask to be sure!) Vegan crab cake sandwich was in the top ten. This place was absolutely bonkers good, our waiter was the coolest ever, and it wasn’t even expensive. (Also, this waiter did us a seriously appreciated solid and worked with me when my dumb self overdrafted my account when trying to pay.)
    Vegan or carnist, you owe it to yourself to try this vegan food.

  452. Nikki Mason 2018/11

    Great place for breakfast! The food was fantastic! We had the breakfast burrito, pancakes & crab omelet. The restaurant staff were friendly and welcoming and they provided great service. The food was reasonably priced and like I said, fantastic!

  453. Jeanette Hickl 2018/11

    Great vegan choices!

  454. Trish Locke 2018/11

    Delicious! And those onion rings are to die for.

  455. Luis DiazforTDAwesomes 2018/11

    Rocking it in RVA. Multiple choices for diets ranging far and wide. I need to visit more often!

  456. June Luck 2018/11

    Always great food

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  457. Shane Dowler 2018/11

    Always great food and friendly service. You may be the only one in the plane without a tattoo. Kid friendly

  458. brandon feldkamp 2018/11

    Great, classic Richmond experience. Good food and great beer selection! Located in a great spot between downtown and s-cary town.

  459. Persistent_AF 2018/11

    Pretty awesome place. The food is great. Thank you for having vegan options!! Try the zucchini fries they’re awesome!

  460. Riskittles 2018/11

    I’ve never ordered a bad thing from here. I highly recommend the grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich, it is the breakfast of champions. And if you can finish an entire order of pancakes you are the champion of breakfast.

  461. Michael Daly 2018/11

    Great food great ambiance excellent service. A true Richmond gem

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  462. kathryn Williams 2018/10

    Another vegan place that can get my money food is fresh cooked love the cake burger nice cozy place not hard to fine but parking not good

  463. Matt Antonishak 2018/10

    It feels like a little bit of Baltimore in Richmond. Quirky, hip, friendly, kinda Bohemian. It’s a diner, it’s a cafe, and it all works somehow. Be on the lookout for delicious daily specials like brie-stuffed french toast with blueberries. The coffee is served in mugs from the 90’s with outdated slogans like “Technology Education.” Good vegan options, too. Their bean burger is excellent.

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  464. Neil Spoonhower 2018/10

    Popped into 821 and the staff was immediately friendly and attentive. Menu had a ton of vegan options and decent selection for us carnivores.

    I loved the pork sandwich. Super tender thick slices of seasoned pork…slight cumin flavor, carmelized onions and honey mustard. Eclectic beer selection and neat atmosphere. Would go back!

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  465. Lance Pessarra 2018/10

    Good atmosphere, good food, great service.

  466. Christy Jackson 2018/10

    The food was decent, but the area was not too appealing to me.

  467. Haley raz 2018/10

    Great little hang out, with great vegetarian and vegan options

  468. Bach Nguyen 2018/10

    Great place to get brunch with amazing vegetarian options

  469. John Downing 2018/10

    The best in food, drink and people watching on the last real block of Cary Street left in Richmond.

  470. Caroline Lewis 2018/10

    Delicious food for vegans or omnivores alike. Great location and atmosphere too!

  471. Jack Fiore 2018/10

    Nice cafe for breakfast, large portions good coffee friendly staff, love the vintage enamel tables. Vegetarian/Vegan friendly.

  472. Harvey Steinmetz 2018/09

    It’s an Ok place to eat

  473. dwayne braithwaite 2018/09

    Very friendly server. Nice atmosphere.

  474. Steven Bulgia 2018/09

    Great food, nice mixture of culture and just a wonderful atmosphere.

  475. Molly Meekins 2018/09

    Food was delicious but it is a small place so either get there early or make sure you have plenty of time and patience.

  476. E Grove 2018/09

    Never fails to satisfy my breakfast needs. I’ve been going here regularly for 4 years now. The food has always been good. It’s worth the wait if there is one, but do yourself a favor… Don’t come with a large party on the weekends for brunch. Split your group up or try somewhere else.

  477. Sarah Allen 2018/09

    Amazing breakfast. Comfortable atmosphere!

  478. Darian White 2018/09

    Favorite cafe in RVA and their brunch is always killer!

  479. Jaysin Hutchinson 2018/09

    one of RVA’s finest for all eaters (esp. Vegan/Vegetarian

  480. Shade Jefferson Ford 2018/09

    Good neighborhood restaurant feel. Menu shows diversity of American cuisine.

  481. ich 2018/08

    The service was terrible

  482. Jonah TDB 2018/08

    Get the buffalo tofu sandwich or the impossible burger

  483. Janice York 2018/08

    Very small crowed be prepared to wait for a table

  484. T Carter 2018/08

    Nice place. Good food.
    Good service.

  485. Erin Ranney 2018/08

    The Nutella stuffed French toast and rosemary roasted potatoes were delish!

  486. Jon Mays 2018/08

    Very friendly staff and the vegan fried chicken sandwich is amazing!

  487. Tory D 2018/08

    Long wait (Saturday morning around 10, so I expected it) but the service was good and food was tasty.

  488. Crystal Belcher 2018/08

    Came to eat at 2 in the afternoon. They were still serving breakfast so we had chilli omelette and French toast, both were awesome! Service was great too.

  489. J M 2018/08

    Best french toast ever. Nutella, lemon, or peanut butter

  490. amanda clemons 2018/08

    First time there good verity of food both reg. and vegin my sister in law loved it

  491. Shawn Weisser 2018/08

    Never disappoints! Good food, good environment, good service. A little on the pricier side.

  492. William Harriman 2018/08

    Great place to grab breakfast, or lunch,and drinks if you’re here on Thursdays. Also great vegetarian and vegan options.

  493. Cory Pete 2018/08

    For diner food, it’s great. For vegetarians, even better. Love the retro dining tables. Try the fried artichoke sub or the Billy Philly.

  494. Tanya mckeithen 2018/08

    Great selection of beers, some that you might not find throughout town. Happy hour is great and food selection is diverse including great burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Cozy spot

  495. Colin Birney 2018/08

    Fantastic sandwiches, good breakfast, and small, but really nice beer selection. There can be a wait on weekends, especially around lunch time, but later lunch most days it’s pretty good. Free parking if you go a street over.

  496. Vanessa Coggins 2018/08

    Pro’s: the food and drinks are always delicious! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They display local artist work. Laid back eclectic feel. Con’s: Because the food is made to order you’re gonna wait for a while so don’t go if you’re starving. It’s small so when it’s busy the wait time is long and there’s no waiting area so be prepared to wait outside. You waiter may or may not use deodorant (I’ve noticed this a few times).
    That being said I still recommend this place cause the food is so good and I eat here often. They even have takeout!

  497. Seth L 2018/07

    Impossible burger!!

  498. Jeff Jones 2018/07

    Great restaurant!

  499. Christina Owen 2018/07

    Small place Huge taste

  500. Colin Mannes 2018/07

    The Brent burger is not to be missed!

  501. Lars Reisinger 2018/07

    A staple in Richmond. Great food. Great people.

  502. shay J 2018/07

    Wonderful food but it can be overly packed and long wait.

  503. Clay Fawthorp 2018/07

    Love this little breakfast spot. Get there before it opens if you go on Saturday.

  504. Jeffrey Hinson 2018/07

    Catfish bites we’re good. A very large portion size. Steak sandwich was okay. Crowded. Poor beer selection.

  505. Fel Beef 2018/07

    Recently changed their menu and took off some of my go to items. Still a top choice. Great staff, beer selection, and crowd.

  506. Anna Finch 2018/07

    Really awesome spot! Lots of great vegan options that are all insanely delicious. The vibe in there is always good AND the cowboy curtains in the bathroom are the best.

  507. Brittany J 2018/07

    I visited this cafe for breakfast this morning and I have one word: Fantabulous!! Not only was the food heavenly, but the service was as well. I had a waitress named Heather, and she was very attentive and made me feel welcome the whole time. Heather told me there was no rush to leave after I had eaten and readily offered and topped off my caffine fix without me having to ask. I happily sipped my coffee and finished some personal business on my iPad in peace. Definitely please do go to 821 Cafe, you will not be disappointed!

  508. Leondra Robertson 2018/07

    Great food

  509. Liz Garner 2018/07

    My favorite place to eat on earth!

  510. Tonette Pitchford 2018/07

    Nice & cozy. Vegan dishes also sold.

  511. Dipen Patel 2018/07

    Simply great. We enjoyed every bite of the food.

  512. Cherita Paul 2018/07

    I love them, but know you may have or wait a while if your coming on the weekends for breakfast. Also service is hit or miss but that is everywhere in Richmond.

  513. Alaina Belisle 2018/07

    Best place in Richmond for veg food!! Unlike a lot of other Richmond food spots, 821 still has v reasonable prices. Waiters are personable and decor is on point.

  514. Kara Corso 2018/07

    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Richmond with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and omnivore options. The prices are fair, the food is amazing, and the decor is fun and inspiring. If you go on a weekend for lunch or dinner, be ready to wait, but also ready to have your mind blown by the selection and flavors this place has to offer. First of all, kudos to them for making salads with ZERO iceberg lettuce, an unusual variety of vegetables, and homemaking their own dressing. This is one of the only places in Richmond where I can confidently order a salad and get full. They also have a killer buffalo tofu sandwich and a billy Philly sandwich that’s just perfect in every way. They offer fresh fruit as a side (and it’s not a sopping heap of canned fruit cocktail). They are winning at food and I can’t say enough good things about this place. <3

  515. Curtis Shields 2018/06

    Great food and service

  516. CeJae Vtipilson 2018/06

    Great vegetarian options

  517. Valerie V 2018/06

    Great vegan options! One of my favorite places to eat at.

  518. Alex Little 2018/06

    Slow service on weekends but the food is decent with plenty of vegan options! Plus it’s next to Tech Exchange.

  519. H Sargeant 2018/06

    I like the idea of the place. We were seated right away but the food took forever to come out and it really wasn’t that great

  520. Catherine Harding 2018/06

    We live for VCU summer & winter breaks so we can get into 821 whenever we want.
    Vegan, Carnivore, Elvisarian (a variety of fried peanut butter sandwiches), or “I slept late & need pancakes at 4 pm”, 821 has you covered.

  521. iris whedbee 2018/06

    Great specials and breakfast is served until 4:30!!

  522. Sean Morris 2018/06

    You haft to try the Union cakes a must. Nice little breakfast spot

  523. Anthony Tran 2018/06

    Really good food does take sometime to cook but have never been disappointed

  524. Taylor Turner 2018/06

    Such good atmosphere. best desserts in town. Try the hummingbird cake, or the guiness cake (my fav).

  525. Peyton Doyle 2018/06

    One of my favorite spots in RVA. Great food that is affordable and delicious. Rotating beer list with a full bar helps. Unique decor in the bathrooms adds to the charm. Service is always solid.

  526. Lisa Andrews 2018/06

    Vegan, gluten free and “regular” food. Something for everyone. Good service, good quality food. An array of hot sauces on the tables. 821 Cafe is actually at #825. If is close to Virginia Commonwealth University.

  527. Daniel Kwon 2018/05

    Good

  528. April Gannon 2018/05

    Good food and service

  529. Tj P 2018/05

    Fabulous food, Kelly was a great server!

  530. Tom Miller 2018/05

    Awesome spot and the food is great recommend the 821 club sub or the impossible burger 🍔 …

  531. Madelyn Bradley 2018/05

    Small area but great food. We got the breakfast burrito and chocolate chip French toast… yum

  532. Christopher Martin 2018/05

    Yeah buddy

  533. Ana Edwards 2018/05

    Best blt with avocado

  534. Carol Edwards Darrah 2018/05

    Never fails us…always always great food and service!

  535. Kimberly Beward 2018/05

    Great little local place. Food was really good and very reasonably priced

  536. Franci Tabaczenski 2018/05

    Food was delicious. But, we waited almost an hour after ordering to get our food. Also, the staff was not very attentive.

  537. fshorner. studio 2018/05

    Great food, cool atmosphere. The restaurant is great for everyone from familys to students looking to hang out! Seating can be limited

  538. Randy Armbrecht 2018/04

    Quaint little place. Good breakfast food

  539. Nicholas Anderson 2018/04

    Great food, but loud music. Okay for most probably, but I have sensitive ears.

  540. Jody Taggart 2018/04

    Not fancy but great vegan food, good service.

  541. Latasha Marshall 2018/04

    Food was delicious. This play has great vegetarian and vegan options. But the wait was excessive given how small the restaurant is.

  542. Julian 2018/04

    Classic Richmond spot with great beers, good food, fantastic veggie options. Love the Billy Philly. Great brunch if you can score a table.

  543. Robert James Jr 2018/04

    Nice college feel, great food

  544. Keen Trinh 2018/04

    Food is always so tasty here and the staff is always so nice and welcoming.

  545. Mark Flitcraft 2018/04

    LOVE their 821 Club sandwich! And, there are vegan options, too.

  546. Scidney Morris 2018/04

    Vegan fried chicken sandwich was amazing! Great brunch spot!

  547. Stephanie Linkins 2018/04

    Amazing vegan breakfast burritos. Huge portions. Very small dining area

  548. Nicholas Trgina 2018/04

    Fun vegan options. Impressive beer list. Amazing wings and cheese steaks.

  549. Travis Drennan 2018/04

    1lb of beef, sandwiched between 2 grilled cheeses. Ahhmazazing! The Brent burger will fill you up and then some. Are you up for the challenge?

  550. Yolanda Paylor 2018/04

    Food was pretty good. They do get pretty busy so the wait time can be somewhat long, especially on colder days since they don’t have space to wait inside. Reasonably priced for location.

  551. Colin Byrne 2018/04

    This place has the most incredible food. The Vegan Satay was better than the best “real” chicken satay I’ve ever had. And the impossible burger, which is always good, had shades of in-n-out flavor and carefully prepared goodness. I can’t recommend it enough. I will be eating here every time I visit Richmond.

  552. Deanna White 2018/04

    First time having the impossible burger! The waitress was amazing, we are not from Richmond and she gave alot of good information and things to do in the area!

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  553. Bunny 2018/03

    great vegan options!

  554. Christina Trgina 2018/03

    Delicous food , great service , popular place

  555. Charlie Knight 2018/03

    This place is fun and quirky with excellent food and friendly staff.

  556. Bryan Wade 2018/03

    Having been coming here for years. Good food and good prices

  557. Storm Hall 2018/03

    Amazing food and really great staff!

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  558. Thomas Paolino 2018/03

    If you can find yourself understanding that patience is a virtue, then you will be saying to yourself the same thing I said to myself when I visited 821 Café ; “The food was well worth the wait”

    Very impressed, the food is all fresh and made well, this establishment does not cut corners on the quality of their ingredients.

    The vegan options are delicious and accredited by a 10-year vegan veteran.

  559. Alexander Grandon 2018/03

    Things will get missed when it’s a busy Saturday or Sunday morning. When there’s a wait – you wait outside. When you ask to get on the list – ensure your name is written on the list – the honor system will get you forgotten and then skipped. When they bring your food – check that they included everything that was on the menu. There are so many very very very excellent places to eat in Richmond, even for vegans and vegetarians. Why put up with a wait? Why double check the work of the hostess or waitress or chef? Skip this place during peak brunch hours and head down the street to Sidewalk or Strawberry or a million other great places to eat brunch in Richmond.

  560. Cathy Beeson 2018/03

    Delicious food

  561. not telling 2018/03

    Low quality food

  562. Leann Weaver 2018/03

    Such wonderful food with querky atmosphere

  563. Michael Kolonay 2018/03

    Good beer selection, great food.

  564. K Oeschgers 2018/03

    They cut their club sandwich into 4 triangles.
    Amazing.

  565. Jerry Pauly 2018/03

    We made our first journey here and loved it. The food was amazing, staff was wonderful, and the atmosphere was a fun hope place.

    I highly recommend the pancakes (you can get a short stack) and a Mimosa!

  566. Brian Mikus 2018/03

    I have a lot of words for this place. The only good ones would be trendy and accessible. We went to this place on a recommendation from someone we met from the area. We were driving from NJ to Florida. We planned it out so that we arrived around 9:30 am to have breakfast. I will not be returning. Our server was nice and he was clean. I can’t say the same for the other server and host. The host had a notebook for writing down orders (which I never saw him take orders but did see him use the book several times) that he kept shoved into the back of his pants. Not in his pocket but down his waist band in the center of his back. It was pressed up against his skin clearly in the crack of his butt. The other waiter seemed to be high the whole time. He came to our table twice after we ordered asking if we were ready to order. He smelled like he just came from a night of working on a pirate ship. There were a few patrons that fit the same description. The seating is a bit odd. All the tables in the middle of the room are end to end so you sit with a row of people. That would be fine if they recognized they were sitting next to families. There were girls on each end of my family that had such trashy language that I had contemplated leaving before our food came out. Then our food came out and I wished we had left. The food was very bland. No seasoning was used whatsoever. Fortunately they have salt, pepper, and an array of hot sauces on the table to doctor it up. No one in our family enjoyed any of the food. It was like eating a meal just to put calories into your diet. The restrooms are generic non-specific rooms but are loaded with all sorts of graffiti that appears to be encouraged since there are markers in them.
    This is not a place to bring family or kids. Nothing about the description of the place or the websites would warn you of this. So here’s is your warning. If you like to sit with your family and not have to listen to foul-mouthed, smelly people then skip it. If you like your food to taste good, then skip it. If you are just looking to hang with a bunch of trendy people that roll out of bed, get dressed in a Salvation Army drop off bin and smell of body odor and weed, then this place is for you.

  567. Kevin Shannon 2018/03

    Tried the impossible burger side by side with a regular hamburger. Was very excited to find a place that served it! Wasn’t unhappy with the food at all. The service was good. Small little place to enjoy. Meal with friends or family.

  568. ronald rentas 2018/02

    Love the vegan burrito

  569. Simon France 2018/02

    Great food and drinks!

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  570. Joe Bertram 2018/02

    Best meal of our trip

  571. Seph Smith 2018/02

    Always good. Love the 821

  572. Roxanna Payne 2018/02

    Great food. Quick service

  573. Carl Timperio 2018/02

    Fun atmosphere, great beer selection, good happy hour specials, okay service, and above average food.

  574. Kyle Welch 2018/02

    I remember this place being much better once upon a time, with both their service and their food.

    I will on occasion stop by here for takeout, and usually am picking up lunch for one of my coworkers along with my own. In the past they have never had an issue with splitting the check, and allowing me to use my coworker’s card for their bill.

    Today I was told that they have never allowed this, and will not allow for it if the cardholder is not present. This I can understand — The liability of having stolen credit cards used there is a real thing. The person who was taking payment and getting my order together was all too eager to run both cards until someone who I assumed was a manager, eating a meal at the bar, so informed me that this was not allowed. There are no signs in the restaurant nor is there any mention of it in the menu, which is also fine as long as their employees know the policy. It appears at least some of them do not.

    The fact that the employees don’t understand their policy regarding payment is a glaring oversight, and makes me wonder if their employees understand necessary policies regarding cleanliness and hygiene if something this simple yet so important is overlooked. The aforementioned possible manager also informed the employee that there was no butter or jelly in the packaged food, and to add it as one of the dishes was off the breakfast menu.

    Lo and behold, as I returned to the office these were not added to the packaging. As it turns out I didn’t need them, the toast that came with my omelet looked as if it was thrown in the toaster for maybe 10 seconds and then placed in the packaging — It was as soft as normal bread and soggy. Now I understand, toast doesn’t stay well in packaging with everything around it throwing off steam, but in the past it has been wrapped in foil and came out just fine.

    This isn’t the first time I’ve had issues with the food, nor with the service in the restaurant. With the added inconvenience of today, this will likely be my last time giving this place my patronage.

  575. Daniel Estes 2018/02

    Atmosphere is great, cool surroundings, good specials, drinks, the bloody mary was delicious, vegan chicken satay was exceptional, it tasted like they make their own pauxchick great flavor, not imitation, peanut sauce was on point. They also had the Impossible Burger which is amazing, cruelty plant based, and their sauce was magic, well made as a light tasty complimentary burger sauce. The only reason I wrote this review and subsequently the four stars was because of the, dismissive service. I personally would come back again, but I felt out of place.

  576. Sergio Dilorenzo 2018/02

    Love this place

  577. Latisha Jones 2018/02

    Love this place, the menu is great especially the lox and bagel it comes with the works , cream cheese,capers,tomatoes!!!!! Coming from Newyork i was very impressed

  578. Pepper Mann 2018/02

    Funky little place with good tasting food. Staff was very friendly and spot on with recommendations from the menu. Short walk from Altria Theater.

  579. Je'Marc Morton 2018/02

    Awesome place.. took my 15 month old and wife. Food was good. Service was awesome. Small but friendly environment. Make sure you pay the meter because I did get a ticket because I didn’t pay attention to signs but restaurant was great

  580. Corrie Steele 2018/01

    Great vegan options!

  581. Mike Koziol 2018/01

    Great Vegan food options. Must go location!

  582. Joan Stephenson 2018/01

    Wonderful vegan food. Fast service. Very reasonable prices. Wish we had one local.

  583. Timothy Cameron 2018/01

    Great food. Great prices. Great service. Thursday night happy hour lasts till closing. The heavy metal background music wasn’t to my taste (age 60), but it wasn’t too loud and they cater mostly to the college crowd. Seats weren’t the most comfortable, but were ok. Actual address is 825 Cary St., which was confusing to me as a first time visitor from out of town.

  584. Leslie Steves 2018/01

    This place has really great service. Walk in and seat yourself. Staff came quickly with menus. Water was always full, multiple coffee refills and made sure plates didn’t sit at the table. If you are looking for a small homey feel for breakfast, come here. The food is delicious. They have your basics egg and pancakes but they also have some great specials. Also they have mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Looking forward to coming again.

  585. Spencer Himelberger 2018/01

    Great beer and Phillies

  586. Kiryenski Jones 2018/01

    Great meal reflecting the freshness of the ingredients…the kiddies ate everything…and their “Hot Toddy” compliments this cold weather.

    Do the 821!

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  587. Fran Fer S chc 2017/12

    Bien. Bien.

  588. Adrian Neal 2017/12

    Awesome Vibes & Good Food!!

  589. Andrew Higgins 2017/12

    Try the Big Fancy, you will not be disappointed!

  590. Charlea Johnson 2017/12

    Love their vegan options!

  591. Tracy Hudler 2017/12

    They got very busy very quick. Good value for the price.

  592. smalls p 2017/12

    Excellent selection of standard American fare, but also many vegan options. I had an Impossible burger, better done than in other places I’ve tried it. They have also an impressive beer selection and friendly staff. Folks previously complained about wait times for food, but I was there for Friday lunch rush and waited less than ten minutes for food.

  593. Stanley A 2017/12

    Wooohooo

  594. Bell Cafe 2017/12

    Always delicious!

  595. benjamine moore 2017/12

    Cozy eclectic feel with fantastic food

  596. Shaun Erwin 2017/12

    Food was all really good, great beers on tap, reasonable prices and a really nice staff. Very close to the Altria theatre.

  597. Cecily Anthony 2017/12

    Nice, fun atmosphere. Employees with wonderful attitudes. The food was just okay. I ordered a cheeseburger. It was overcooked and dry. Another person ordered a cheeseburger in our party as well. The 3rd person ordered a chicken parm sub. It was just okay. For what we paid for the meal, the meal was on par. Very reasonably priced, but the food took over 40 minutes to come out and we ordered pretty simple items. A better POS system might be in order … servers were walking around with slips of paper confused about which tables got what food items.

    The REAL issue was sanitation. I observed all the servers running their hands through their hair, touching dirty dishes, wiping their hands on their jeans, then picking up clean plates with those same hands to deliver food to the tables. I also saw the bartender scratch her scalp then proceed to touch plates and make beverages. I also saw the expeditor scratching his head, drinking a beverage and sending clean plates out to tables. The bathroom was also pretty gross and my menu was covered in old, wet food. Yikes!

    Don’t think I will be going back to this one, which is sad because I love supporting local, small businesses.

  598. Panda Bear 2017/12

    Friendly service. Food was good but a bit over seasoned for my tastes.

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  599. Boy R va 2017/11

    Good

  600. Nancy Daniels 2017/11

    Breakfast was Devine. Bloody Mary’s made my day

  601. Laura Friend Smythe 2017/11

    Amazing vegan options!!

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  602. Kalyn Robinson 2017/11

    Very busy. The food was overall middling, but the vegan chicken peanut skewers were terrible.

  603. Nikki Stock 2017/11

    I’ve been here several times, and most of the time things are great. However, the last time I went with my coworker and we had to wait over 45 minutes for food because I’m pretty sure our server forgot to put our order in. About 12 people sat down 20-25 min after us, and almost all of them got their food first. Needless to say, we were extremely hungry. Our server I think didn’t want to say anything about it because she didn’t apologize or offer a discount. Not a great experience that time. The food is great, but I was disappointed in the service.

  604. Catherine Anderson 2017/11

    Cute spot. Good comfort food

  605. Sasha Skelton 2017/11

    Can be a bit crowded but the food is always on point.

  606. Crystal Claiborne 2017/11

    Awesome French toast and well spirited Mimosa’s!!

  607. Samantha Merwin 2017/11

    Delicious food, love all the vegetarian options! The beer list is ever- changing but you can always find something good. Friendly and respectful staff.

  608. cheeky bad 2017/10

    Great vegan options. Very friendly staff.

  609. Balance Photo 2017/10

    Tasty brunch in a crowded and popular Sunday spot.

  610. Jessica Stephens 2017/10

    Friendly wait staff and great food, big portions.

  611. Hooptie Rides&Reviews 2017/10

    Amazing food good service. Limited seating nut nice Richmond Cafe

  612. zyriah johnson 2017/10

    Home style environment! The food was fantastic, along with great waiters!

  613. J Neto 2017/10

    Food is always great, the specials are written on a chalkboard so changes constantly. They have vegan options. Great portion sizes, and service is always nice, serves are really cool

  614. Steve Perrie 2017/10

    crab omelette and bloody mary, I could die now with no regrets

  615. Manny Aviles 2017/10

    It’s a small place with great food. I’m nowhere near a vegetarian but there vegan chilli bowl was wonderful. Rich and delicious and a very generous portion. It’s one of my favs. If you’re in the area, it’s worth the trip.

  616. Doswell Jones 2017/09

    Great breakfast

  617. Dylan Powell 2017/09

    Love the food and the service

  618. James Parry 2017/09

    Extremely popular brunch location just inside Richmond’s Fan District. You’re technically in the VCU campus, so don’t be shocked by all the college kids!

    Food is great, service is excellent. Hope you don’t mind waiting for awhile because they are so popular that they operate on a first come, first served basis with a waiting list for seating. Worth it though. Totally worth it!

  619. Megan Shah 2017/09

    Cute little dinner with good food and good service.

  620. Cloudy Skye 2017/09

    Great casual place for good food. The atmosphere is very Richmond and the staff are very nice.

  621. Henry Campbell,Jr. 2017/08

    Always great…go early to beat the rush

  622. Teresa Y 2017/08

    Excellent Food and wonderful environment!

  623. Cheri Berman 2017/08

    Always an interesting menu, great service if you can wait to get in.

  624. Lesley Anne Mathews 2017/08

    Brunch!!! It’s a great place for vegans to find a variety of food, right in the heart of VCU.

  625. Meg Durcan 2017/08

    If you are looking for a cheap breakfast in a fun setting, this will get the job done. As far as quality, I wasn’t jazzed about the omelet, but the pancakes were pretty good.

  626. Jonathan Delp 2017/08

    Good food (even for vegans). family friendly. great beer selection. Ban be too busy during Altria theatre events or weekend breakfast

  627. Skye P. 2017/08

    The breakfast wasn’t very good. Not much flavor and their pancakes/French toast have a weird texture. Luckily the waitress didn’t charge us for the food because we only ate the side of bacon …

  628. Tom Sheranek 2017/07

    Small, cozy place but the food here is incredible

  629. Kimberley Manns 2017/07

    Amazing food. Delicious breakfast, excited to go at night.

  630. Paul Watson 2017/07

    821 has a robust vegetarian menu at great prices with the RVA atmosphere to boot. Try the Billy Philly and love it too!

  631. John Angelo 2017/06

    Great food and great staff

  632. Cat Redd 2017/06

    Great breakfast. Nice atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely go back to try lunch or dinner and drinks.

  633. R Wilborn 2017/06

    Great food! I have not tried anything that was not amazing. And last time I was there the bar tender was handsome which is always good. Dinner and dessert (eye candy)!!!! 👍👍 …

  634. Josh Paulsen 2017/06

    Food was alright for me; my friends didn’t have a great time with their food. We also waited an hour for it. I was told it’s not usually like that, but for s first time experience I don’t really wanna go back.

  635. Rev. Amanda Hill 2017/06

    Best parts of 821: delicious food, friendly service. You WILL have a wait on the weekends [worth it]. Beverages from the bar will always be strong, yum. Take your friends!

  636. tania orol 2017/06

    You only get 1 chance to make a first impression. I waited more than others ,that went in to eat even though we ordered take out. When we decided to sit they did not allow us to take an empty table because even though we had already paid they didn’t want to
    Lose money. Don’t recommend this place, they should be,ashamed that they didn’t give us better service. It will come back to them.

  637. Andrew Mastrobattista 2017/06

    What a wonderful place! Our first time in the city and we were greeted with great food in a cozy environment. Will be back to check out the cafe later in the day, but the breakfast service was great!

  638. Berkeley Goodloe 2017/06

    Had a good experience here today. Fun decor inside and friendly staff. My smoked salmon omelette was tasty, even if the presentation was bland. My bloody mary, while also not particularly interesting in its presentation, was tasty and spicy just like I like it. Would certainly come back here as a breakfast spot.

  639. Tin M. 2017/06

    This is a great local place. They used to have Friday special call Kate’s plates and they were delicious. They still have daily special or at least Friday special. They have a good selection of vegetarian options n a few vegan options. Their beer selection is great also. This place may not offer fine dinning dishes or service but they have delicious dishes n wonderful staffs.

  640. James Hise 2017/05

    Killer burgers!

  641. C K 2017/05

    Good but nothing special.

  642. Deborah O'Toole 2017/05

    Great vegetarian options. Don ‘t miss the fried artichokes!

  643. Joe Gosman 2017/05

    Do not go here with kids. They may choose to not seat you. Heard the food was good. Host was stoned, hungover, or both. Host was also rude. We were third in line upon arrival. We waited for 55 minutes. We saw 8 groups of people come after us and all get seated before us. Unfortunate, however we ended up finding a new cozy spot with delicious food.

  644. Jiyati Verma 2017/05

    I drive 2 hours for this place at least a few times every year. I love the local art that changes every so often. I love their selection: well portioned, flexible, with vegetarian, even vegan options. In particular, I come for their sweet potato-black bean burger–tastes even better with an added fried egg! And to top it off, the service is always nice.

  645. A Concerned Citizen 2017/05

    Nice cafe with something for everyone especially vegetarians! Great service with a smile, reasonable prices and portions!

  646. Ryan 2017/05

    Food is delicious, prices are reasonable. Coffee comes in random mugs which is always fun. Left leaning decorations on the wall👍 …

  647. Jamie Patterson 2017/05

    As a vegetarian, this place is in the top three restaurants I frequent in RVA. It is a small place and may be too cozy for some, but if you don’t mind pulling up to eat near your neighbors, the food and prices are good with creative vegetarian options you won’t find elsewhere.

  648. Malachi McKoy 2017/04

    Quiet friendly atmosphere with good food

  649. Dane Abernathy 2017/04

    Vegan breakfast burrito and chocolate chip pancakes were great, pretty long wait though

  650. Sherrod Bond 2017/04

    I ordered a salad for delivery and was told it should arrive in about 30 minutes. A hour later I called back and was told my food left 15 minutes ago. About 45 minutes later, I was in formed that my food was delivered to the wrong address. The manager informed me that it is not his fault because he subcontracts deliveries to an outside company. He offered to remake the salad; however it would take a hour or longer before I receive it. I respectfully declined his offer.

  651. Deb Adair 2017/04

    Just had an amazing breakfast burrito even though the cook forgot the sausage in it. Worth the drive over.

  652. Paul J Goode Jr 2017/03

    Friendly atmosphere & GREAT service…

  653. Zenovia Harris 2017/03

    First time going. Food was worth the money..

  654. Nuts Nut 2017/03

    Always great food and good atmosphere! Wait times can be just s tad too long.

  655. Angel Hamrick 2017/03

    Amazing food and great service. Laid back atmosphere so don’t come here if you’re in a hurry. Enjoy the experience! Decent prices.

  656. Anon Rater 2017/03

    This place is very hipster-ish being right next to VCU. I love the atmosphere and selection of craft beers, but the best thing is the food. It’s absolutely amazing. Unfortunately for all the hipsters, I’m incredibly lame and a dad to boot, so I’ve probably tainted the place for good.

  657. Julie Charbonnier 2017/03

    Great service, great options for vegetarians, cozy, hipster place. Solid beer menu and fair prices! Worth a visit, but gets busy on weekend mornings.

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  658. William Robinson 2017/02

    Breakfast burritos, wow big and beautiful and delish, big fancy vegi breakfast was seasoned wonderfully with lots of cheddar, don’t miss this if youre near VCU.

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  659. Sheryl Smith 2017/02

    Amazing..

  660. Pixie Re 2017/01

    Fud wuz gud.

  661. Anthony Byrne 2017/01

    Great vibe and great food. If your a vegetarian or a normal person, they have what you want. Their beer selection is always great. Go and you won’t be disappointed.

  662. John Herbst 2017/01

    821 is a simple unpretentious little place with great food and a dope beer selection. They have great vegetarian/vegan options, and the specials board always has something exciting to order. Oh, and it’s also inexpensive. This is the kind of place that’s likely to become a go-to for anyone who lives close by.

  663. Maria Cristina Gavilan 2017/01

    So it’s located on campus, more of a hipster feel to me. Not too big, so keep that in mind for larger parties. Food selections were good, had vegetarians options and came with large portions. Breakfast is served all day Tuesday!

  664. King Jon_Jon_92 2017/01

    Great service

  665. Mike K 2017/01

    Good food, not a place for a quick bite.

  666. Cristina Monaco 2017/01

    Food was really good, to especially the tofu scramble! They did take forever to bring my food but ended up comping my meal which was nice.

  667. Matt Smoot (onlinemoney4freecom) 2016/12

    Vegan friendly and always the bomb!

  668. Jolyne Sanjak 2016/12

    Low key, good food including great options for a variety of food preferences

  669. Jeff Patrick 2016/12

    Love the Billy Philly veggie sub with fries. Try it you’ll like it!

  670. Tyler Jarvis 2016/12

    Great burger, tasty fries (though certainly not the best in Richmond), and fairly fast service. Creepy paintings on the wall. All around very solid, and I’m sure I’ll eat here again.

  671. Katie Olsen 2016/11

    Packed with people but worth any wait.

  672. M Hill 2016/11

    Huge portions and great vegan options. I especially love breakfast here, their super fluffy pancakes are a must.

  673. Sal Martello 2016/10

    Good food. Large qty. Good service. Store front. Eclectic setting.

  674. Louis Timperio 2016/09

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  675. Andy Liguori 2016/09

    This place is probably my favorite restaurant in Richmond! Has tons of stuff for vegetarians (the fake meat Billy Philly is especially good) and isn’t too expensive. Great beer selection as well.

  676. Mary Jordan Siebert (rvamary) 2016/09

    Love the chicken Philly. And really anything breakfast.

  677. Brandon Copeland 2016/08

    Great food, a little small and you have to wait often for different party sizes but overall a great Richmond cafe.

  678. Aaron Waxman 2016/08

    Crazy breakfast specials.

  679. Ryan Murphy 2016/08

    A Richmond classic, get a bloody Mary!!

  680. h k 2016/07

    A small yet comfortable place.. Friendly service..

  681. Michal Skubenic 2016/06

    A very pleasant breakfast option IMO; good food, good coffee, friendly staff. Parking might be a challenge though.

  682. Alysa 2016/05

    I’m far from a vegetarian but I tried the sweet potato black bean burger and it was delicious with TONS of flavor and fresh creamy avocados. I also tried the erzo that was great! Awesome fast and friendly service!

  683. Thanh Trinh 2016/05

    Interior is a little broke down, but got some great pasta that’s pretty comforting.

  684. David Young 2016/04

    I remember my girlfriend and her parents inviting my brother and I to come here for dinner before we headed back home and we had a great time here. Food was great and the servers were very nice and great at what they did. Would recommend going again. ^^

  685. Dig K 2016/02

    I along with friends went there, not by choice, and we were happy with the place. It has vegan option menu which is the the reason we picked the place at the last minute. I had buffalo tofu sandwich which was absolute delicious! I was shocked and very happy with it. I also had onion rings tho I was concerned if its batter is really vegan or not since the waiter was not 100% on it. I asked if it contained any dairy, egg and he said no but it has beer which is fine with me. It was delicious too, tasted different from “regular” onion rings. If I go to VA again, I don’t mind go to the place again but I won’t order onion rings to be safe, ha ha.

  686. Michael Frizzell 2016/01

    I eat here very regularly, and its deffinitely my favorite restaurent in richmond.

  687. Dominic Espiritu 2016/01

    If I were to go vegan, I would have to eat here everyday. Luckily, along side with many delicious non meat dishes, they also have many great tasting foods that have meat in it. I always love me a good club sandwich and fries. Deep fried artichokes were fantastic.

  688. Glen B 2015/12

    Fast service… Great blackened chicken. Nice wine list. Will return.

  689. Karl Ranson 2015/12

    Great atmosphere. Potatoes and omelette were incredible. Coffee is good too. Need to come back for the beer.

  690. Jenny Whedbee 2015/06

    Great food and beers

  691. Irma W 2015/04

    Great beer selection and specials!

  692. gareth jennings 2015/01

    Awesome spot. Good food, great feel and cheap.

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