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“Eclectic 50's decor and good breakfast”
Review of 821 Bakery Cafe

821 Bakery Cafe
Ranked #121 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Oak Park, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Eclectic 50's decor and good breakfast”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We only ate here for breakfast, even though they served lunch and dinner with a small bar. I had a light breakfast both days, cheese grits (very good) and a biscuit the next (3-4" dia) which was probably the best I have ever had. My husband had rosemary potatoes and sausage patties that he said were good. We saw some of the breakfast burritos and other selections coming out of the kitchen, and you could easily split them.

It looks like a restaurant you would find in a college town, original 50's style tables and variety pack chairs.

  • Visited April 2014
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In The South
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Spot”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

One of my favourite spots to grab breakfast while I'm in Richmond. Good selection of vegan food, strong coffee. Today's waitress was attentive and accommodating, with fast service. Also love the fact that you can get fruit as a side instead of carbs. The bloody marys are huuge! :)

  • Visited April 2014
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Hipster hot spot”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

821 was just a couple min walk from the Double Tree and just outside of the VCU campus. The food was above average, but the atmosphere was great. The tables are close together and some how we ended up in a conversation with the people to our right about Federal Economic Policy and the people to the left about aging and the need for mental activity as on ages.

The service was quick and the staff was nice. As we sat there I felt like we had been moved from Richmond to San Francisco.

Great shop, check it out.

  • Visited March 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Hipster Brunching”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This is the place to be on a Saturday or Sunday morning in the Fan.

Strong mimosas, a nice beer selection and hearty brunch fare--from breakfast burritos to bagels with cream cheese and lox.

The food is very good, but not haute cuisine. It gets crowded for brunch, and you may have to wait outside.

Really nice exemplar of the Fan Brunch.

  • Visited February 2014
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Durham, NC, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good food for vegan and omni alike.”
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Long wait for a Saturday, to be expected it's a tiny spot, but great personality and friendly staff. The food! I had the buffalo tofu and I've never had tofu with such infused flavor...a must have, bloody mary was yummy, fried artichoke app was delish but sub the sweer dipping sauce they provide with the garlic tahini dressing. My beau had the mighty meaty with potatoes and two over easy eggs on top... looked like a bowl of yuck, but he said it was phenomenal.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank ladybug618
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