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Lunch Box: Coffee shops, delis, cafes and other lunch counter spots.



Bin 22 @ Betsy's Chicken salad, paninis, bagels, sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch daily, wine bar with light fare Tue. - Sat. nights. 3200 W. Cary St. 358-4501.

Capital Coffee and Desserts Homemade pies, quiche, soups and fresh baked goods in a cozy, sparsely furnished space. Breakfast and lunch daily. Early evening hours. 2928 W. Cary St. 204-1755.

Carytown Burgers & Fries Classic hamburgers are made from fresh-ground beef. The fresh-cut fries are sublime. Lunch and dinner daily. 3500 W. Cary St. 358-5225.

Carytown Seafood Grab a crab cake sandwich or a scallop entree at this haven for city seafood lovers. Takeout only Mon.-Sat. (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Sun. (10 a.m.-7 p.m.). 3107 W. Cary St. 353-6577.

Ellwood Thompson's Natural Market Deli offers prepared foods, from sandwiches to salmon dinners, many vegan and vegetarian dishes. Salad bar. Open daily. 4 N. Thompson St. 359-7525.

Jean Jacques Bakery & Cafe French bakery serves sandwiches and soup on premises and specializes in dessert. Open daily for lunch. 3136 W. Cary St. 355-0666.

Mrs. Marshall's Carytown Cafe This eat-in and takeout spot has been in Richmond since 1963, serving sandwiches, box lunches, salad plates. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 3125 W. Cary St. 355-1305.

Roly Poly Santa Fe chicken wrap and Philly Melt, breakfast fare, vegan and vegetarian choices. Breakfast and lunch daily. 3321 W. Cary St. 355-5377.

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Captain Buzzy's Beanery Comfort food, fresh-baked bagels and muffins, breakfast sandwiches and salads, coffee roasted on the premises. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.- Sat. 2623 E. Broad St. 377-6655.

Jumpin J's Java & General Store Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Specials might include crab and brie macaroni and cheese, turkey and apple sandwich, roast beef with Gorgonzola. Daily quiches, soups and salads in a funky housewares shop. 2306 Jefferson Ave. 344-3500.


Becky's Home-style coffee shop/diner. Carry out or dine in. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 100 E. Cary St. 643-9736.

Blues CafA© and Bistro Daily specials like liver and onions, Philly steak, spaghetti and club sandwiches. Lunch weekdays. 550 E. Marshall St. 225-7400.

Cafe Ole Popular Mexican lunch spot. Read the daily paper that's hung on the wall, because you'll need two hands for their huge burritos. Open Mon.-Fri. 2 N. Sixth St. 225-8226.

CafA© Richmond Hot breakfast sandwiches and pastries, lunchtime salads, soups, daily specials, paninis, boxed lunch sandwiches to take out, eat in the garden or cafe. Weekdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-9550.

Cedars Authentic Lebanese - tabbouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, pita bread - served from early breakfast to late lunch Mon.-Fri. 106 N. 7th St. 771-1665.

Chez Foushee Creative lunch fare and catering, a beautiful setting for seasonal salads, sandwiches, soups and pasta dishes. Also occasional nighttime events. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 203 N. Foushee St. 648-3225.

City Deli Hot and cold buffets and a salad bar. Sushi chef, plus Boar's Head cold-cut sandwiches. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., lunch on Sat. 1110 E. Main St. 648-0520. NS

Coppola's Italian deli, specializing in big sandwiches, homemade soups and specials. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 1116 E. Main St. 225-0454.

Honey Shop Deli Vegan and nonvegan health food. Eat in and take out. Located in the Honey Shop, Richmond's oldest natural-foods store. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 405 E. Grace St. 648-6459.

Jackson Ward Deli Neighborhood small grocer and eat-in delicatessen. Breakfast and lunch until 7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Sat. brunch. 323 N. Adams St. 225-1919.

Jo Jo's Famous Pizza Grab a slice at lunchtime, or the tasty meatball hero. You may want to call ahead the order. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 1201 E. Main St. 225-9600.

Just Willie's CafA© Eat in or take out box lunches, same menu in new location. Carved turkey, homemade chicken salad, specialty pastas. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 600 E. Main St. 643-9330.

Lift Pastries, sandwiches, paninis, soup and espresso drinks in a airy, modern storefront. Open weekdays from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., later on Fri. 218 W. Broad St. 344-5438. $

Manna CafA© Breakfast specials, grilled sandwiches, soups, salad bar, smoothies, pastries, coffees. Breakfast and lunch weekdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Seats indoors and out. 1111 E. Main St. in Bank of America building. 644-1082.

Nick's Produce Soups and sandwiches in a small but busy Richmond favorite.

Vegetarian options. Lunch and take-out Mon.- Sat. 400 W. Broad St. 644-0683.

The Oak Leaf This downtown deli and cafe serves a variety of soups, salads, pasta, party trays, deli platters and desserts. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 411 E. Franklin St. 344-0082.

Padow's Hams & Deli Eat-in deli with catering service and ham store. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 1009 E. Main St. 225-9333. 900 E. Broad St. (in city hall) 648-4267.

Perly's Delicatessen and diner food; meat loaf, crab cakes, spaghetti, big breakfasts with vintage decor. Breakfast and lunch daily.. 111 E. Grace St. 649-2779.

Remo's Express Cafe Breakfast, pizza, pasta subs, salads for takeout or eat-in. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. weekdays, Sat. lunch. 14 N. 8th St. 644-7366.

Vie de France Breakfast and lunch menu of sandwiches, salads and soups, plus varied coffee menu. Box lunches. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 1051 E. Cary Street. 780-0748. NS

Wickham's Garden Cafe The Richmond History Center's cafe serves traditional breakfast menu in the early hours, and soups, quiche, pasta and sandwiches for lunch. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-9550.

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Artist Underground Cafe Subs, salads, dogs and burgers; full bar; small stage acts and student art. Open Tue.-Sat. all day, late-night weekends, Sun. brunch. 1600 Monument Ave.; lower level of Stuart Court Apts. 213-0185. $ S

Buddy's Neighborhood tradition with friendly barmaids and regulars. Patio, daily specials, cheap weekend brunch. Open daily lunch, dinner, bar. 324 N. Robinson St. 355-3701. $

Common Groundz Coffee shop with Q Derks quiches, Zuppa soups, other local food specialties. Live music, poetry and other events. Open daily. 743 W. Broad St. 344-8580.

Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream Brunch daily, made-to-order sandwiches, salads, specials. Outdoor dining, takeout, open daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 26 N. Morris St. 355-3559.

European Market Grocer of specialty and imported goods also has tables for sit-down noshing of deli sandwiches, soups, specials. Menu served daily until 8 p.m.; Sat., 6 p.m. Closed Sun. 2001 1/2 Main St. 355-5182.

Fat Larry's Cheese-steaks, hoagies, sandwiches in small eat-in or takeout spot near VCU. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 1201 W. Main St. 340-1818.

Harrison Street Coffee Shop Richmond's only vegetarian and vegan restaurant, serving inventive soups, salads and sandwiches. A clean, low-priced alternative to the usual coffee shops and greasy spoons. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Weekend brunch. 402 N. Harrison St. 359-8060. $

Mama's Kitchen Korean and American food, from teriyaki and noodles to subs and burgers. Lunch and dinner Mon. - Sat. 946 W. Grace St. 355-0055.

Roxy CafA© Sandwich and salad shop in the uptown area. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 1104 W. Main St. 342-7699.

Sally Bell's Kitchen Serving pies, tarts, cakes, breads and boxed lunches from scratch since 1926. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 708 W. Grace St. 644-2838.

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CafA© Portico Soups, breads, deli sandwiches, desserts in Internet coffeehouse at Science Museum of Virginia. Breakfast Mon.-Sat. Lunch daily. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400. $ NS

VMFA CafA© Soups, salads, panini and hot entrees temporarily in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Marble Hall. Lunch Wed. - Sun. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1580.

north side

The Dairy Bar Breakfast and lunch diner fare, eggs and ham to tuna and chicken salad. 1602 Roseneath Road. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. 355-1937.

Feathernesters Homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche, fresh-baked desserts, specialty drinks and afternoon tea in a home-dA©cor shop. Lunch Tues.-Fri., breakfast and lunch Sat. 6118 Lakeside Ave. 262-7305.

Lora Robins Tea House Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden serves as a beautiful backdrop to this restaurant. Menu includes lunch fare of sandwiches, soups and salads, seafood, meat and poultry. Lunch daily. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887, ext. 399. Garden admission required.

Moore Street CafA© Neighborhood diner serving sandwiches, salads and soups. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 2904 W. Moore St. 359-5970.

Padow's Hams & Deli Eat-in deli with catering and ham store. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. 8161 Atlee Road. 569-1610.

The Ranch Ribs, fish, sandwiches, cornbread, salads and soups. Outdoor dining. Longtime neighborhood favorite with new chef/owner. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 1600 Brook Road. 648-6903.

Stir Crazy Breakfast and lunch, desserts and coffee. Open daily. 4015 MacArthur Ave. 864-0264. NS

Zed CafA© New health-food spot with organic produce and select menu of soups, sandwiches, salads and bakery items. Prepared organic foods to go. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. 5109 Lakeside Ave. 261-5656. NS

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TT Lounge Richmond's first bubble tea restaurant, serving specialty teas, coffees and slush drinks served with tapioca pearls. Also, noodle dishes and other light fare. Lunch Tue.-Sun. 705 W. Cary St. 343-1331.

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Cobblestone Bakery Sandwiches on fresh baked focaccia, ciabatta, rolls and breads, featuring fresh herbs, spreads and produce, deli meats. Also boxed lunches, trays, custom cakes. Small eat-in cafA©. 1810 E. Main St. Pastries and lunch Mon.-Sat. 545-9148.

Relish Vibrant new cafe with salad bar, prepared and made-to-order fare; pasta, burgers, pizza, wraps, soups, vegetarian items. Eat in or take out. Mon.-Sat. 11-8. 101 S. 15th St. 648-2233. NS $

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Choice CafA© Breakfast biscuits, pastries, gourmet coffees. Homemade chili, wraps, subs, soups and salads. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. 1215 E. Main St. 344-4481.

Down Under Restaurant & Lounge Downstairs lunch spot with sandwiches, burgers, soups and salads. Weekdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 11 S. 12th St., lower level. 225-8117.

A Moveable Feast Healthy gourmet sandwiches, prepared sides and sweets, small eat-in area or take out. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 1318 E. Cary St. 64-3663.

Shockoe Espresso Tons of coffee plus petite lunch and snack menu. Casual atmosphere and outdoor seating. Open daily. 104 Shockoe Slip. 648-3734. NS

Southern Railway Deli Paninis, salad bar, pasta, gyros in mini-market with indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast and lunch daily. 111 Virginia St. 343-1770. $

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Padow's Hams and Deli Sandwiches, soups, sides, boxed lunches. Eat in and carryout Mon.-Sat. 9864 W. Broad St. at Gaskins. 965-6262. NS

south side

Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream Ultimate grilled cheese, turkey paninis, soups, pastries in a casual, popular spot. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3600 Forest Hill Ave. 231-2030.

Miss Hathaway's CafA© Homemade soups, quiche and sandwiches, plus pastries and coffee drinks in bright cafA©. Breakfast and lunch daily. 6803 Forest Hill Ave. 560-0013.

Padow's Hams & Deli Eat-in deli with catering service and ham store. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. 9720 Midlothian Turnpike. 330-4267. 7004 Courthouse Commons Plaza, Chesterfield, 748-0207. 648A Southpark Blvd., Colonial Heights, 520-6597.

Paradise Diner Comfort foods, soups, hot sandwiches, meat loaf, eggs and waffles. Breakfast and lunch daily, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Catering and boxed lunches. 2845 Hathaway Road in Stratford Hills Shopping Center. 320-1611. $

west end

Boychiks Deli Reubens, sailors, challah French toast, omelettes, smoked fish and authentic deli fare. Breakfast and lunch daily. 4024B Cox Road. 747-1030.

Cuisine a la Carte Lunch spot specializes in meals to-go, box lunches and dinner entrees ready for re-heating at home. Also homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 5606 Patterson Ave. 288-5311.

Grove Avenue Coffee & Tea Company Popovers, Dagwood sandwiches and bakery items. Wash them down with a fruit smoothie, iced chai or limeade. Breakfast and lunch daily. 5802 Grove Ave. 288-6211.

Grove Avenue Grill Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Philly cheese steaks a specialty. 5808 Grove Ave. in The Arcade. 288-9439.

Karen's Homemades Box lunches, salads, soups and quiche. Eat in, on patio or take out. Fresh desserts. Open Mon.-Sat. 5714 Patterson Ave. 740-6496.

Lola's Out of the Box Lunches Sandwiches, sides, homemade cupcakes for carry-out and delivery. Weekdays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 4010 Glenside Drive, Staples Mill Shopping Center. 266-5652.

Luna Grove Tasty place to perch for lunch or dinner after shopping on the avenues. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Sunday brunch. 5811 Grove Ave. 673-0776.

Padow's Hams & Deli Eat-in deli with catering and ham store. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. The Shops at Willow Lawn. 4925 W. Broad St. 358-4267. 9864 W. Broad St. 965-6262.

Palani Drive Huge, creative wraps, plus salads, smoothies and coffee bar. Sleek bar, tables and booths plus outdoor patio. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. 401 Libbie Ave. 285-3200.

Royal India Traditional Indian fare. Lunch buffet. Tue.-Sun. 2743 Hungary Spring Road. 217-6646.

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