7 of the Best Brunch Spots in Richmond, VA
If the weekend means one thing, it’s definitely brunch. On what other day of the week can you sleep late, then roll out of bed and into your favorite restaurant for a combination of mimosas and breakfast OR lunch? Richmond takes brunch seriously, and so should you. So stop wasting your time searching for the perfect brunch spot – we’ve got you covered with our list of the top places to brunch in Richmond.
Now this is Richmond we’re talking about – there is so much amazing food, nobody could possibly try it all. So we’re not claiming to know the 7 best brunch spots in Richmond, but rather, 7 of the best. And even if we could try them all, it’s all a matter of opinion anyway. If (when?) you disagree with our choices, just let us know in the comments! Maybe we’ll come around to your way of thinking after trying out your faves!
If you could only brunch once in your entire life, Lulu’s should to be on your shortlist of spots to indulge. In fact, brunch hours are the only regular hours this restaurant stays open, so they know how to put on a great brunch. With an interesting selection of beverages, and how-are-they-not-famous red velvet waffles, you’ll find yourself in Brunch heaven at this Shockoe Bottom establishment.
This Carytown hotspot is the perfect compliment to a day of window shopping and people-watching along Richmond’s most eclectic neighborhood. Watch the street from Carytown’s only 2nd floor balcony or enjoy the comfortable, homey atmosphere inside. Whether you go for the fried chicken sandwich – scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and bacon – or design your own omelet, Xtra’s is the kind of place where there is something for everyone.
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The one and only Millie’s Diner often takes top billing when discussing brunch in Richmond, and for good reason. Watch the chefs make your brunch for you in the open kitchen, and enjoy the mini jukeboxes and full-size mimosas while you wait. Reservations aren’t allows, so be sure to arrive at this Church Hill eatery early, or you’ll find everyone else in Richmond already in line ahead of you.
821, with its funky decor and hipster vibe, is the super cool, slightly weird member of the Richmond brunch family. The inside is small, but the staff is friendly, and the menu’s got all the typical hearty options you’d expect. Our favorites are The Big Meaty (rosemary potatoes topped with bacon, ham, sausage, and cheese) and the Nutella Stuffed French Toast, which needs no explanation.
Lucy’s is where you want to go for fresh, farm-to-table brunch. Run by a husband & wife team in Jackson Ward, you’ll find an ever-changing menu that includes an interesting twist on a number of brunch classics. Our favorite as of this writing? Porkies Hash: smoked pork, celery root, and potatoes, topped with eggs and sriracha aoili.
The Daily Kitchen & Bar
Want to do brunch, but that pesky diet is keeping you home? Sulk, not; The Daily has you covered with a menu full of lighter, healthier, vegetarian-er options! Serving items such as organic granola, quinoa pancakes, gluten-free pizzas, and a host of organic eggs and omelets, nobody gets left out at this Carytown eatery. Note that brunch is only on Sundays at The Daily.
The Broken Tulip
The Broken Tulip is one of Carytown’s newest restaurants, and perhaps its most unique. Don’t expect to make any decisions here – the chef creates a 4-course brunch menu that changes each week, and features only ingredients from Virginia for a true farm-to-table experience. They also do dinner Thursday through Saturday in the same manner.
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