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Ipanema Cafe

917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
+1 804-213-0170
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23220-4109
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Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

I like the word dive to describe this place in its atmosphere. The food selections are are great. I really enjoyed the vegan ruben! If you are looking for a place with good fast vegetarian and vegan food, this is it.

1  Thank trumpetmatt83
Reviewed 23 June 2013

My wife and I accompanied our son and daughter-in-law to Ipanema this evening for a delightful birthday dessert. If you passed the cafe's entrance too quickly, you'd miss a wonderful opportunity for some down home style sweets. Between the mixed berry pie, berry and pear...More

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 8 April 2013

This restaurant is located in Virginia Commonwealth University country on West Grace Street. It offers an interesting and always delicious vegetarian menu and is priced reasonably. My meal was a delicious monkfish with vegetables in a stew. It was outstanding. I've eaten there before, and...More

1  Thank HikerGirl48
Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

I have been here several times over the past few years. The sweet potato fritters were spicy and really good on my last visit. My veggie bbq sandwich was to sweet for my liking. The Cesar salad with grilled tofu is really good. Expect a...More

1  Thank Melissa804
Reviewed 3 January 2013

For all of you coming to Richmond, Virginia to follow Lincoln's steps from the popular movie, don't make the mistake of passing by Kendra Feather's cafe institution Ipanema. Ipanema is Feather's first and IMHO her best restaurant. Located on Virginia Commonwealth University's urban campus, the...More

1  Thank Pochita
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Had just left a week of being served good fresh clean vegetarian food and wanted to find some while I traveled thru Richmond. Found this place by searching the web. Wonderful meal! I had sweet potato fritters with goat cheese and poached shrimp with turnip...More

1  Thank gypsyiam
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I just moved to Richmond from DC and haven't had the best luck with vegetarian food down here. But I have to say, Ipanema is definitely the stand-out vegetarian place in Richmond. Honestly, it's better than most anything I had in DC, as far as...More

1  Thank TdotJrod
Reviewed 30 November 2012

Loved our experience here but the menu was limited and it was really expensive. I like their sister cafe better, Garnetts.

Thank Phemgal
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Ipanema is our favorite place to go for vegetarian meals when visiting Richmond. Our son moved to Richmond about 8 years ago. He introduced us to the good food and good service shortly after he checked out the different restaurants in town. We've usually gone...More

1  Thank JRFarrellSR
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We discovered this cafe on our second day in Richmond and returned the second day. The menu is quite eclectic and included seafood both days. My husband is a vegetarian but I am not. I happily ordered a bbq jack fruit sandwich which was served...More

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

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