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821 Bakery Cafe

#102 of 1,263 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
+1 804-649-1042
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08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Mineola, New York
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I think I liked almost everything about this place. It was inexpensive and light food. It wasnt greasy either and the food comes out fairly quick. I got the beef chilli, the turkey croissant and the nutella stuffed banana french toast. The food was pretty decent and I only have one complaint - there were one too many flies in... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

A budget friendly locale, but come with a big appetite. The food is good and the servers are polite and prompt. The restaurant has had to overcome the challenge of a small building, so be prepared to get to know the three hairy hipster guys sitting at the same table.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

After touring the historic Hollywood Cemetery for a couple of hours, my group of four was looking for a nearby restaurant for a quick lunch before hitting the road to travel back home. Luckily, we decided to give this cafe a try because of its location and high ranking by other TripAdvisor users. This cafe is only a few blocks... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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166 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We were getting ready to see the Lion King at the Altria Theater and were running short on time. We needed somewhere close and quick. Pulled up Yelp, and BAM 821 Cafe it is! The weather was nice so we sat out on the patio. Excellent people watching in this location. The sun was setting in my eyes and I... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Restaurant close to VCU. College hang out with good food at a reasonable price. Three egg omelet bacon, mushroom, spinach, onions and Brie was fantastic. Fruit was fresh. Club sandwich was piled with meat. Fresh chips were good; however almost burnt they could have taken out the fryer a little sooner. French toast was made with slices of French Bread... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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124 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Met my VCU student here for lunch. Very crowded at noon so we sat at the bar. Bartender very friendly and attentive. Ordered Billy Philly and 821 Club Sub. Bread fresh and sandwiches very big. Could have split a sandwich between the two of us. Sandwiches come with a side and if you order fries the amount is very large.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Stopped by seeing the good reviews on TA and am glad we did. Sat right up to the bar where we were promptly serviced with coffee. My wife had seen the Nutella stuffed french toast with sliced bananas and I discovered she had never tasted Nutella before. The bartender promptly turned around and asked the kitchen staff for a scoop... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is a small but quaint café. Had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated for lunch but it was worth the wai.

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Thank 5Parks
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

This place isn't very big so you will probably have to wait a few to be seated. With that said the wait is well worth it. The food is to die for. We have been several times in last few months just so that we could try more stuff on the menu. Have yet to find anything we don't like... More 

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King George, Virginia
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We had to wait 10 minutes to be seated for brunch but it was well worth the wait. The staff is was attentive to our needs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23220-5403
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-649-1042

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?