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2/15/22

Let's Do Brunch in Downtown Richmond

Find the best place for brunch in Richmond with our guide to downtown RVA's favorite brunch spots!

Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

1. 521 Biscuits & Waffles

521 E. Main Street

521 Biscuit & Waffles is RVA's go-to gluten-free choice for all things brunch. This family-owned spot can be found on Main Street and offers familiar favorites like buttermilk biscuits, blueberry pancakes, fresh-squeezed OJ and more. You can rest easy knowing that 521 is a gluten-free facility offering quality food and a family atmosphere.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

2. Bar Solita

123 W. Broad Street

Along Broad Street and located in the Arts District, Bar Solita, has elevated the downtown Richmond brunch scene to a new level. Known for their woodfire pizza oven and creative cocktails, Bar Solita has become the perfect weekend spot for any group. The restaurant includes a Mediterranean-inspired menu featuring tastes from Italy, France, Greece, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Their “Flamingo Brunch” starts at 10AM on weekends and features breakfast empanadas, Mediterranean omelets and crepes. Enjoy a Flamingo “extravagance” cocktail served in a ceramic flamingo, or the seasonal mimosa flight that can complete any brunch. Reserve a table at Opentable and bask in the Mediterranean paradise that is Bar Solita.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

3. Capital Ale House

623 E. Main Street

When it’s not serving as downtown Richmond’s craft beer destination, Capital Ale House offers a regular brunch menu and an all-inclusive $25 brunch special where you can choose from up to 3 different cocktails ranging from 10 oz. beer pours to a classic mimosa or Bloody Mary and your choice of entrée. Brunch is available Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-3PM.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

4. Capitol Waffle Shop

1110 E. Main Street

With Capitol Waffle Shop, the combination of tastes are endless. Brunch is available here every day until 3PM with $5 mimosas offered all day and a never-ending assortment of waffles. Their menu includes a variety of sweet and savory signature waffles, like their Brunch Waffle that is topped with scrambled eggs, queso, bacon, chorizo and arugula. The restaurant also offers you the option to build-your-own waffle, allowing each customer to satisfy any and every craving. To top it off, every item on the menu is under $10, offering vegan options to accomodate every patron’s needs. Capitol Waffle Shop is located in the Financial District neighborhood of downtown and is open every day of the week.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

5. Godfrey's

308 E. Grace Street

Godfrey’s is not your ordinary Sunday brunch. Located in Monroe Ward, Godfrey’s is home to Richmond’s favorite drag brunch giving you live performances and brunch cocktails. For over 20 years, the entertainers at Godfrey’s have created the most electric and energetic brunch scene Richmond has to offer. Perfect for any birthday or celebratory event, Godfrey’s will exceed your and your entire group's expectations, no matter the occassion. Enjoy brunch beverages and banana-stuffed French toast while entertainers perform to your favorite diva vocalists of all-time. The 18+ venue offers showtimes and seatings starting at 11AM, and a second option for 2PM, on Saturdays and Sundays. Plan ahead and make your reservations, because spots fill up quick!

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

6. Hot Chick

7 N. 17th Street

Enjoy Sunday Funday with a side of fried chicken at Hot Chick. Happy Hour is from 11AM-9PM on Sundays and brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday 11AM-3PM. You can order from Hot Chick’s all-day food menu or opt for breakfast-themed chicken dishes like the Hot Chick breakfast bowl, chicken and waffles, fried chicken omelet and more.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

7. Hotel Greene

508 E. Franklin Street

Have you ever wanted your brunch with a side of mini-golf? Hotel Greene is the place for you. Their Brunch on The Links is only $20 and comes with your choice of entrée, coffee or tea and a round of mini-golf on their one-of-a-kind course. Brunch on the Links is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-2PM with the option to make a reservation or walk-in.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

8. Jefferson Hotel

COVID-19 Update: Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Jefferson will return in 2022 soon.

Every weekend, the Sunday Brunch tradition is hosted in the Rotunda lobby with a smorgasbord of foods to choose from, live music from a jazz trio and the pleasure of guests’ company. The chef uses seasonal ingredients which creates a rotation of new dishes that are served for every occasion. From poached egg specialty options to beautifully selected seafood and meat entrees, the hotel provides a variety of culinary options throughout the event. The cost of the elaborate and epic Sunday Champagne Brunch is $45 throughout the year and $65 during holidays, but reservations fill up fast, so plan in advance to get the most out of your Sunday at The Jefferson, located at 101 W. Franklin Street.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

9. Lillie Pearl

416 E. Grace Street

With its offerings of West African and Southern-inspired dishes, Lillie Pearl has quickly made a name for itself by becoming a fast favorite for RVA. Sunday Funday Brunch features Cheddar Biscuits with honey butter and housemade jam, Peach Cobbler French Toast and more. Nestled along Grace Street, you can find Lillie Pearl at 416 E. Grace Street, where they offer Southern comfort and patio seating. Brunch is only offered on Sundays from 11AM to 2:30PM. Reservations are highly recommended and all guests have 2 hours to dine at Lillie Pearl.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

10. The Lobby Bar

201 W. Broad Street

Located within Quirk Hotel, The Lobby Bar will add the perfect amount of whimsy at their indulgent brunch that brings rustic and Mediterranean flavors with dishes like Spanakopita Frittata, desserts like baklava and drinks like bellinis. The Lobby Bar brunch happens Saturday and Sunday from 10:30AM to 2PM.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

11. LuLu's

21 N. 17th Street

Shockoe Bottom is home to one of downtown Richmond’s favorite brunch spots, LuLu’s. This industrial spot, located adjacent to 17th Street Market, has become an instant hit on weekend mornings in downtown Richmond. LuLu’s offers some of the best Southern brunch food in downtown. From the Shockoe Bottom Florentine to their popular red velvet waffles, there's no shortage of mouth-watering options to enjoy. Don't forget to complement any entree with a boozy brunch beverage like a bacon Bloody Mary or a Brazilian mimosa. The restaurant is open from 9AM to 3PM for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and reservations can be made online at Opentable for up to 8 people.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

12. Maple Bourbon

1116 E. Main Street

Maple Bourbon's specialty is serving up Southern hospitality. Their weekend brunch menu has it all: breakfast plates, five different mimosa flavors, a kids menu and much more! Maple Bourbon offers two housemade syrups: Maple Bourbon Syrup and Brown Sugar Butter Syrup to help you sop up their signature waffles. Located on Main Street in the heart of downtown's Financial District, you can find Maple Bourbon at 1116 E. Main Street.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

13. Millie's Diner

2603 E. Main Street

If you ask any local Richmonder, Millie's is a must-have for brunch. Their most popular dish, the Devil's Mess, is an open-faced omelette with curry-style spices, sausage, eggs and tomatoes, topped with melted cheese and garnished with avocado and accompanied by their spicy home fries and a flourish of Sriracha. With patio dining, vegetarian options and a long-standing history in downtown Richmond, Millie's Diner is an iconic choice for brunch.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

14. Parterre

100 E. Franklin Street

Located within Linden Row Inn, Parterre brings you elevated versions of classic brunch dishes like fried oyster eggs benedict, beignets and brunch cocktails. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 2PM.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

15. Perly's

111 E. Grace Street

Experience Richmond’s favorite Jewish deli, Perly’s, located along Grace Street in the Monroe Ward neighborhood. Listed as the “Best Brunch Spot in Virginia” by Refinery29, Perly’s is a must-eat spot when you make the trip to downtown Richmond. Some of their most popular brunch items include their corned beef hash topped with two eggs and Russian hollandaise and the cinnamon babka French toast topped with maple syrup, apples, raisins and pecans. The restaurant is decorated with vintage photos that give it the retro vibe that has helped to establish it as a familiar favorite and Richmond staple. Perly’s is open for brunch at 8AM on Saturdays and Sundays, but make sure to get there early for the perfect brunch experience.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

16. The Riviere

506 W. Broad Street

Looking for a weekday and an all-day brunch option? The Riviere has got you covered with their selection of breakfast sandwiches, buildable make-your-own breakfast option and more. Brunch is available at The Riviere Wednesdays thru Fridays from 11AM-3PM, Saturdays (reservations only) from 11AM-4PM and Sundays (reservations only) all day from 11AM-6PM.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

17. Saison Market

323 N. Adams Street

Saison Market is the perfect casual café for your slow start to Saturday and Sunday. You can choose to dine-in for a laid-back brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 3PM. Saison's brunch menu selection includes their prized fried chicken biscuit and an ultimate breakfast burrito filled with eggs, potatoes, cheddar, black beans, red bell, salsa verde and cilantro. Saison Market also includes a boutique wine and craft beer bottle shop, espresso bar and full cocktail bar giving you plenty of options when it comes to your beverage of choice. The market is located in Historic Jackson Ward and offers a place to gather and relax with their patio seating. Take a walk around the neighborhood after brunch at Saison Market and experience the mix of nearby shops and art galleries throughout the Arts District and Jackson Ward.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

18. Siné Irish Pub

1327 E. Cary Street

Siné Irish Pub in Shockoe Slip will have you feeling like a pot of gold with their $1 mimosas, eggs benedict offerings and range of classic brunch sides. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday until 3PM inside their cozy pub and back patio where outdoor seating is available.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

19. The Speakeasy Grill

526 N. 2nd Street

Located next to the Hippodrome Theater in the Historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, The Speakeasy Grill offers Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 11AM to 3PM. The Speakeasy's brunch classics range from an Eastern Shore Crab Omelet and BEC Burger to their Famous Yardbird & Waffle. If you're interested in making your brunch a bit more boozy, make sure to check out their selection of moonshine cocktails and mo-tinis.

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Best Places for Brunch in Downtown Richmond

20. Urban Farmhouse Market & Café

1217 E. Cary Street

Urban Farmhouse is a long-standing breakfast spot and sunny café that can be found along the cobblestones in Shockoe Slip. The Farmhouse Brunch happens every Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 2PM and features Egg Scramblers, Fruits of the Farm bowls, Farmhouse Mimosas and more. If you're looking to dine solo, Urban Farmhouse is a great choice to enjoy a beautiful day downtown and start your morning off in the heart of the Slip.

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