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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.

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Make brunchin’ easy with our guide.

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Whether you’re on the hunt for fluffy eggs, fried chicken and waffles, or mind-blowing Bloody Marys, the brunch options in Richmond are endless.

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

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

$ ~ $13 or less per person
$$ ~ $13-25 per person
$$$ ~ $25+ per person

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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 Lakeside Love Shack, 6935 Lakeside Ave. | Every day, hours vary | $$ | Enjoy the most creative brunch in Richmond, complete with edible glitter.

Lunch.Supper!, 1213 Summit Ave. | Every day, hours vary | $$ | 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.

Pinky’s, 3015 Norfolk St. | Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Try this: lamb papas with asiago, manchego, harissa aioli, and sunny side up eggs.

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Lemon blueberry honey cake at Liberty Public House.

Photo by Liberty Public House

For the fam

Liberty Public House, 418 N. 25th St. | Wednesday-Sunday, hours vary | $ | 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, multiple locations | Saturday-Sunday, hours vary | $$ | Build a breakfast of champions at the Manchester or Westhampton locations.

Can Can Brasserie, 3120 W. Cary St. | Sunday, 10 a.m.-2:30p.m. | $$ | Les enfants can order off the kids menu or sample French fare a la carte.

521 Biscuits & Waffles, 521 E. Main St. | Wednesday-Sunday, hours vary | $ | 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 | Every day, hours vary | $ | Experiment with waffle toppings at the main location or check out the spots near VCU and Midlothian.

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The peach and berry salad at The Savory Grain.

Veggie focused

Buna Kurs Ethiopian Cafe, 402 1/2 N. 2nd St. | Sunday-Saturday, all day | $ | Enjoy coffee and a breakfast of fu’ul or injera fir fir in Jackson Ward.

The Daily Kitchen & Bar, 2934 W. Cary St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | $$ | Try a tofu scramble or wild mushroom frittata.

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Refreshing yogurt and toppings at Boychiks Deli.

Quick and easy

The Village Cafe, 1001 W. Grace St. | Every day, all day | $ | Get a Village Wakeup with two eggs any style, a side, and your choice of bread for $8.50.

El Pope, 1731 W. Main St. | Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | $ | Dishes are $7 at this weekly brunch.

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 | Every day, hours vary | $ | 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. | $ | Go for a classic omelet or sandwich or assemble your own.

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.

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

For a special occasion

The Savory Grain, 2043 W. Broad St. | Sunday, 10 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.

Tarrant’s Cafe, 1 W. Broad St. | Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $$ | Try this: The breakfast pizza has bacon, sausage, mozzarella, cheddar, mornay sauce, and sunny side up eggs.

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.

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Lolita’s also has mocktails on the menu.

Photo via Lolita’s

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 $10.50.

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.

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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