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30+ great brunch restaurants to try in Richmond

Check out these River City restaurants, cafes, and diners serving a variety of egg dishes, mimosas, bloody marys, and more.


Make brunchin’ easy with our guide.

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In this town, brunchin’ ain’t easy but it’s necessary. Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles, or mind-blowing Bloody Marys, the options can get as overwhelming as the lines at times. 🍳

Luckily, you have us to scout things out. We listed a whole bunch of brunch options along with menu recs, pro tips, and an interactive map to track ‘em. Plan your weekend and pour those mimosas.

Price estimates are based on general entrees, and don’t include drinks, tax, or tip.

$ ~ $12 or less per person
$$ ~ $12-25 per person
$$$ ~ $25+ per person


The Benny Goodman at Perly’s.

Weekend musts

Millie’s Diner, 2603 E. Main St. | Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | The signature messes are three-egg frittatas with tons of toppings.

Perly’s, 111 E. Grace St. | Wednesday-Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Try this: The Benny Goodman is two potato latkes topped with smoked salmon, poached eggs, dill hollandaise, and salmon roe.

SB’s Love Shack, multiple locations | Hours vary | $$ | Enjoy the most creative brunch in Richmond at the Lakeside or Fan locations.

Lunch.Supper!, 1213 Summit Ave. | Every day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Get your fill with a hearty sandwich or specialty entree.

Lillie Pearl, 416 E. Grace St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $$ | Sample creative Southern delights like peach cobbler French toast, cheddar biscuits, and the short rib breakfast burrito.

Bar Solita, 123 W. Broad St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Try out breakfast empanadas, omelets, crepes, and specialty cocktails.


Lemon blueberry honey cake at Liberty Public House.

Photo by Liberty Public House

For the fam

Liberty Public House, 418 N. 25th St. | Wednesday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | $ | Brunch is served all day — so the whole crew can get what they want.

Dot’s Back Inn, 4030 MacArthur Ave. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Kids can get a smaller order of pancakes or French toast with bacon, ham, or sausage.

The Continental Manchester, 609 Hull St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Build a breakfast of champions or try creative favorites like the maple sausage corn dogs or stuffed mushroom benedict.

Can Can Brasserie, 3120 W. Cary St. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Les enfants can order off the kids menu or sample French fare a la carte.

521 Biscuits & Waffles, 521 E. Main St. | Wednesday-Friday, 8-11 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. | $ | Everyone can build their own biscuit or try out a specialty waffle at this gluten-free joint.

Capitol Waffle Shop, 1110 E. Main St. Ste. B | Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | Experiment with waffle toppings at the main location or check out the spots near VCU and Midlothian.


The peach and berry salad at The Savory Grain.

Veggie focused

Ipanema, 917 W. Grace St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Sample the vegan huevos rancheros or breakfast platter on the patio.

Yummvees, 3511 Courthouse Rd. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Reservations are recommended for brunch at this plant-based spot.

The Daily Kitchen & Bar, 2934 W. Cary St. | Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $$ | Try a tofu scramble or wild mushroom frittata.


Refreshing yogurt and toppings at Boychiks Deli.

Quick and easy

Station 2, 2025 E. Main St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Try this: The Cure burger with cheddar, hash browns, bacon, and sausage gravy on Texas toast.

Boychik’s Deli, 4024 Cox Rd. B | Saturday-Sunday, all day | $ | Get a great deal with breakfast sandwiches for under $5.

Bistro 804, 443 N. Ridge Rd.| Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Assemble your own omelet or sandwich, or go for a classic.

LuLu’s, 21 N. 17th St. | Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Drop in for brunch on a weekday and try a specialty biscuit or benny.

Maple Bourbon, 1116 E. Main St. | Wednesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30; Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $$ | Order ahead or sit down and dig in to a plate of breakfast staples with signature syrups.

Biscuits & Gravy, 1602 Roseneath Rd. | Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $ | Get your fill with egg entrees, sammies, and build-your-own plates at this new spot serving up brunch in the former Dairy Bar location.


We can’t get over this pretzel Benedict from Metzger.

For a special occasion

The Savory Grain, 2043 W. Broad St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Treat your party to Jazz Brunch, which happens every Sunday.

Alewife, 3120 E. Marshall St. | Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | Expect inventive seafood dishes at this modern fish house in Church Hill.

Metzger Bar & Butchery, 801 N. 23rd St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | Reservations are recommended to enjoy a German-inspired feast.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, 4708 E. Old Main St. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Enjoy a seafood brunch with a view of the James.

Jefferson Hotel, 101 W. Franklin St. | Sunday, 10:30-1:30 p.m. | $$$ | Reservations are required to enjoy the Champagne Sunday Brunch, a local tradition.

Godfrey’s, 308 E. Grace St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. | $$$ | Make a reservation to experience the renowned drag brunch.


The Red Eye Burger at Kreggers at Hand.

Photo by Kreggers at Hand

Mimosa moment

Moore Street Cafe, 2904 W. Moore St. | Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | $ | Try a personal pitcher Moore-Mosa, which comes in 10 different flavors.

Sidewalk Cafe, 2101 W. Main St. | Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | $ | Mimosa pitchers are $11.

Kreggers At Hand, 2614 W. Cary St. | Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Sample all the house-made flavors with a mimosa flight.

Casa Fiesta, 1218 E. Cary St. | Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | $ | Enjoy Mexican favorites and $1 mimosas.

Laura Lee’s, 3410 Semmes Ave. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | $$ | This Southside favorite has creative cocktails and mocktails, so everyone can drink something special.

Jubilee, 1303 Hull St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Try out a specialty cocktail and dine on seasonal fare.

Lolita’s, 2929 W. Cary St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $$ | Try this: Horchata Iced Cafe and molletes.

Charred Swift Creek, 13451 Hull Street Rd. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Get creative and mix your own mimosa or bloody mary.

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