7 Of The Best Breakfast Spots In Richmond, VA
Breakfast is well-known to be the most important meal of the day, and Richmond’s restaurants and cafes are ready to provide you with the kickstart you need to get going. At Discover Richmond Tours, we’re HUGE fans of breakfast (hash browns and anything with bacon are our favorites), so we decided to put together a list of 7 great RVA breakfast spots.
Can Can Brasserie
You might know Can Can for it’s bustling lunch and dinner service, but did you know it turns into a coffee house with a small, but tasty breakfast menu until 11AM every day? With several fully-trained baristas on staff, a pastry bakery putting out excellent morning treats, and a menu of French-inspired breakfast items, Can Can is great for a relaxed morning.
Did you know that Can Can is frequently a stop on our Carytown Food Tour?
Lamplighter Roasting Company
This one’s not a restaurant in the traditional sense, but its still very much worth your breakfast time. A leader in locally-owned coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and pastries, you’ll love both the food and the atmosphere. Plus, there are three Lamplighter locations for you to choose from!
You should know that despite the name, Lunch. serves breakfast until 3PM every single day, with a pretty extensive breakfast menu to boot. Choose from a list of signature breakfast sandwiches (The Heart Breaker is a favorite), omelets, and various other specialties. If you’re having trouble deciding, we always default to chicken and waffles, made with buttermilk fried chicken.
We’re pretty sure you haven’t officially experienced Richmond until you’ve tried the Devil’s Mess at Millie’s Diner. Watch the chefs make it for you in the open kitchen, and enjoy the mini jukeboxes and full-size mimosas while you wait. Be sure to go early, though, or you’ll find everyone else in Richmond clamoring for it at the same time.
Perly’s is exactly what you need when you’re craving an authentic Jewish delicatessen. We’re talking Corned Beef Hash, Bagel & Lox, and Cinnamon Babka French Toast. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu – in fact, just ask Food & Wine Magazine, which recently named Perly’s to America’s Best Jewish Delis!
Pop’s Market On Grace
This cafe/bakery/deli downtown is spacious, airy, and so perfectly located among the downtown bustle. The bagels and English Muffins are favorites – and when you feel how soft they are, you’ll know why. In fact, baking is a specialty at Pop’s, so you won’t go wrong with any kind of bread, muffin, cookie, etc.
Did you know that Pop’s is frequently a stop on our Arts District Food Tour?
Don’t let the name fool you – this West End (and Midlothian) breakfast spot serves more than just toast. Whether it’s donuts, Huevos Rancheros, or something else, you won’t be disappointed. Though we do recommend the French Toast. I mean, the name says it all, right?
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