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Bloody Good Brunch

A listing of weekend breakfast spots worth waking up for.


821 CafAc  Signature omelets, pancakes, veg and meat sides, breakfast burritos, bagels, $3 mimosas. Breakfast served until 5 p.m. daily except Mondays. Weekends open at 9 a.m. 821 W. Cary St. 649-1042.

Aziza's on Main  Frittatas, shrimp and crab griddle cakes, black beans over toast with fried eggs, mimosas and cream puffs. Live music on Sundays. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  2110 E. Main St. 344-1523.

Babe's  Big brunch menu of Southern standards and bar specials. Sundays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 3166 W. Cary St. 355-9330.

Baker's Crust  omelets, flapjacks, breads and pastries. Saturdays 8 - 11 a.m.; Sundays 8 a.m. - noon. 3553 W. Cary St., 213-0800. Short Pump Town Center, 377-9060.

Banditos Burrito Lounge  Breakfast tacos, burritos, Texas toast sandwiches, omelets, frittatas, pancakes, bar. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2905 Patterson Ave. 354-9999.

The Black Sheep  Grillades and grits, sausage gravy and biscuits, hazelnut French toast, huevos nuevos, salmon hash, frittatas, catfish. Breakfast daily until 2 p.m. 901 W. Marshall St. 648-1300.

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing  Spinach strata, omelets, crA"me brulee French toast, crab and asparagus eggs Benedict, brunch pizza, hangtown fry, chicken and waffles. Sundays 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 4708 E. Old Main St. 622-2628.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park   Fried oysters, welsh rarebit, eggs diablos, Belgian waffles, music from folk favorite George Turman. Dinner menu also. Sundays 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 4602 Millridge Parkway in Brandermill.

CafAc Diem  Chesapeake benedict, sausage gravy and biscuits, egg mess, bagels, specials, $5 pints of mimosas and Bloodys. Sundays from 11 a.m. 600 N. Sheppard St. 353-2500.

CafAc Gutenberg  Quiche, corncakes, scrambles, pumpkin spice waffle, Surry sausage, vegan options. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000.

CafAc Rustica   Rustic skillet, short stack, poached eggs with pulled pork and black beans, French toast, bar specials. Sundays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 414 E. Main St. 225-8811.

Caliente  Cowboy chili breakfast, creole pan scramble, shrimp and grits, huevos rancheros, gator bites, sandwiches, brunch drinks. Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2922 Park Ave. 340-2920.

Can Can  Quiche, crepes, pancakes with fruit, tartines, steak frites, grapefruit brulee, raw bar, soups, kids' menu. Sundays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 3120 W. Cary St. 358-7274.

Capital Ale House  Tuscan eggs, French quarter, bananas foster waffles, crab cake and eggs, benedicts, warm German potato salad, exceptional beer list. Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 623 E. Main St. 780- 2537.

City Diner   Breakfast all day, diner standards.  2237 W. Broad St. 254-1974.

Curbside CafAc   Flank steak and eggs, brie and spinach omelets, bacon and eggs, sides, drink specials. Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2525 Hanover Ave. 355-7008.

The Dairy Bar  Omelets, eggs to order, kielbasa, sandwiches, pancakes, kids' menu. Breakfast daily, Mon.- Sat. from 7 a.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. 1602 Roseneath Road. 355-1937. 

deLux   Buttermilk cheddar biscuits, dulce de leche French toast, breakfast burrito, smoked salmon Benedict, eggs, pancakes, salads and entrees such as mac and cheese. Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. 2229 W. Main St. 353-2424.

Dot's Back Inn  Pigs in blankets, diner breakfast classics, meats and sides, bar. Breakfast served daily; Saturday brunch 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 4030 MacArthur Ave. 266-3167.

Feathernesters  Quiche, blueberry waffles, southern sweets and sides. Sunday 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. 6118 Lakeside Ave. 262-7305.

Gibson's Grill   Greek omelet, steak and egg burrito, Louisiana scramble, filet Benedict on potato cakes, breakfast pizzas, grilled donut with ice cream, sandwiches, cocktails. Sundays from 10 a.m. 700 E. Broad St. 644-2637.

Godfrey's   Famous drag brunch is a Richmond classic. Cheddar mushroom quesadilla, quiche, crab and eggs, Cuban toast, salmon, salads. Sunday brunch and show 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reservations recommended. 308 E. Grace St. 648-3957.

The Hard Shell  Hot cakes, Smithfield ham and cheese omelet, hanger steak and eggs, she-crab soup, sandwiches and entrees, bar specials. Sundays 11:30 - 3 p.m. 1411 E. Cary St. 643-2333.

Helen's   Shrimp and grits, eggs to order, brunch classics, bar specials. Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 2527 W. Main St.  358-4370

Hermitage Grill  Omelets, blueberry-stuffed French toast, breakfast sides and entrees. Sundays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  6010 Hermitage Road. 264-7400.

The Hill CafAc   Frittatas, grits and grillades, huevos rancheros, French toast, sandwiches, brunch beverages. Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2800 E. Broad St. 648-0360.

Hondos   Carving station, eggs to order, salad and dessert bars. Sundays 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 4024-C Cox Road. 968-4323.

Ipanema CafAc   Polenta with vegetables, tofu scramble, gouda frittata, tempeh Benedict, Billy Bread French toast, sweet potato hash and fruit skewers. Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 917 W. Grace St. 213-0190.

Jefferson Hotel rotunda   Lavish, reservation-only buffet with Virginia culinary traditions; brunch and luncheon fare, desserts, wines and cocktails. Four seatings on Sundays, 10:30 - 1:30. 101 W. Franklin St. 649-4677.

Joe's Inn  Fan location, breakfast daily from 8 a.m. The Belly Buster, eggs to order, grits, biscuits, meats and sides.  205 N. Shields Ave. 355-2282.

Joe's Inn  Bon Air Breakfast daily from 9 a.m., Sunday breakfast buffet 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Steak and eggs, omelets, French toast, hotcakes, grits and meat sides. 2616 Buford Road. 320-9700.

Kitchen 64   Fried green tomato Benedict, boulevard burrito, shrimp and grits with jalapeno corn bread, breakfast sandwiches, crispy potato cake, waffles, brunch drinks. Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. 3336 N. Boulevard. 358-0064.

Kuba Kuba   Huevos with chorizo, crawfish, salmon, veggies, Cuban beef hash; entrees, specials, Cuban coffee con leche. Breakfast from 9 a.m. daily; brunch Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 1601 Park Ave. 355-8817.

Liberty Valance Southern breakfast classics. Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 7017 Forest Hill Ave. 320-4276.

LuLu's   Pork barbecue omelet, corned beef with poached eggs, frittatas, grilled portobello sandwich, bar.  Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 21 N. 17th St. 343-9771.

Metro Grill Irish scramble, steak and eggs, pancakes, burritos and sandwiches. Sundays 11 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. 301 N. Robinson St. 353-4453.

Mezzanine  Seasonal specialties, Bloody Mary bar, quiche, meats and brunch classics. Brunch from 10 a.m. Sundays. 3433 W. Cary St. 353-2186.

Millie's Diner   Famous for devil's mess, huevos rancheros, steak and eggs, salmon, Cuban spiced pork, grilled portobello sandwich, chorizo-spiked papusas with poached eggs, burgers, bar. Brunch Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2603 E. Main St.

Mojo's  Philly cheesesteak and egg, Mexicali burrito, cowboy breakfast, blintzes, cocktails.  Brunch Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. 733 W. Cary St. 644-6676.

Mosaic CafAc   Bacon-gorgonzola salad, low country breakfast sandwich, roasted lamb pita, shrimp and grits, French toast, kids menu. Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 6229 River Road. 288-7482.

Nacho Mama's  Chorizo omelet, chillaquiles, potato and egg tacos, breakfast burritos, sides, kids menu, cocktails. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 3449 W. Cary St. 358-6262. Also Mechanicsville location.

Northside Grille  Corned beef hash, sausage gravy, steak and eggs, waffles with brandied peaches, crab cakes Chesapeake, sides and $3 mimosas and Bloodys. Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  1217 Bellevue Ave. 266-4403.

O'Toole's   Pancakes, eggs Benedict, cream chipped beef, corned beef hash, steak and eggs, Denver omelet, full bar. Brunch Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 4800 Forest Hill Ave. 233-1781.

Paradise Diner  Country breakfast, fried apple pancakes, meat lover's omelet, scrapple and eggs, salt herring with corn cakes, breakfast biscuits. Served from 6 a.m. daily except Tuesdays. 2845 Hathaway Road. 320-1611. 

Perly's   Classic Southern breakfast platters, biscuits and sandwiches; weekend specials such as eggs florentine, eggs Benedict.  Breakfast daily from 7 a.m., weekend brunch 8 a.m - 3 p.m. 111 E. Grace St. 649-2779.

River City Diner   Eggs on horseback, cowboy hash, pancakes, quesadillas, red-eye gravy, biscuits, sides. Breakfast served daily in Shockoe Bottom and Midlothian.

Rowland Fine Dining   Frittata of the day, barbecued shrimp on polenta, fried egg and prosciutto sandwich, skillet fried chicken with squash casserole, oysters, desserts, cocktails. Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2132 W. Main St. 257-9885.

Sam Miller's Restaurant   Crab cake sandwich, andouille hash, omelets and Benedicts, seafood and salads, caramelized grapefruit, drink specials. Sunday brunch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 1210 E. Cary St. 644-5465.

Shackleford's   Quiche du jour, blueberry pancakes, frittatas and omelets, Virginia apple chicken salad, burgers, sandwiches and entrees, bar. Sunday brunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 10496 Ridgefield Parkway, 741-9900; 11500 Busy Street in Midlothian, 794-4900.

Sidewalk CafAc  Cajun hash and eggs, huevos rancheros, steak and eggs, breakfast sides, mimosa pitchers and drink specials. Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  2101 W. Main St. 358-0645.

Sin E Irish Pub and Restaurant   Dublin coddle, bacon and cheese omelet, French toast, sausage gravy and biscuits. Sunday brunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767.

Star-Lite Dining and Lounge  Country ham and eggs, chili, biscuits and gravy, creamed chipped beef, potato latkes, pancakes, sandwiches, drink specials. Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2600 W. Main St. 254-2667.

Steel Horse Bar & Grille  Cinnamon French toast, omelets, full breakfast menu. Sat. and Sun. brunch 9 a.m. — noon.  1920 W. Hundred Road, Chester. 706-6600.

Strawberry Street CafAc  Quiche, eggs Norfolk, soups, salads and appetizers, drink specials. Brunch menu Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. 421 N. Strawberry St. 353-6860.

Tarrant's CafAc  Salmon Benedict, French toast Foster, Greek omelet, crab cake Benedict, specials, full bar. Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  1 W. Broad St. 225-0035.

Three Monkeys Beef tenderloin and poached eggs on potato cakes, French toast monkey cristo, breakfast pizza, eggs bruschetta, tri-pork omelet, waffles, drink specials. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 2525 W. Main St. 204-2525.

Water Grill  Croque madam, breakfast quesadilla, sandwiches, gluten-free pancakes, lobster or vegetarian omelettes, salads, raw bar. Brunch Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  3411 W. Cary St. 353-3411.

Weezie's Kitchen  Omelets, chicken-fried steak with biscuit, breakfast veggie wrap, burritos, pancakes, home fries, cocktails. Breakfast from 8 a.m. daily; brunch Saturdays and Sundays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 3123 W. Cary St. 726-1270.

Wild Rose CafAc  Pork chop and eggs, country fried steak, sampler, chocolate chip pancakes. Brunch Saturdays 8 - 11 a.m.; Sundays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 4628 Chester Square Road. 768-9090.

Zeus Gallery CafAc  Frittata with country ham, brioche French toast, eggs Chesapeake, smoked salmon, Zeus Benedict, sausage and sides. Sundays 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 210 N. Belmont Ave. 359-3219.

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