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



Homemades by Suzanne Quintessential southern luncheon fare in downtown Ashland café. Outdoor dining, a local favorite. Box lunches, food gifts. Mon. - Sat. 102 N. Railroad Ave. 798-8331. NS


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.

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

Jean Jacques Bakery & Cafe French bakery serves sandwiches and soup on premises and specializes in dessert. Eat in Mon. - Sat. 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.

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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, lunch and dinner daily. 2623 E. Broad St. 377-6655.


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.

Café Rustica Fancy eggs, sandwiches, salads, roasted meats, lively chef-owner. Breakfast and lunch weekdays, Sunday brunch. 414 E. Main St. 225-8811. $

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.

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 non-vegan 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.

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 Café Eat in or take out box lunches. 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 Mon. - Sat. 218 W. Broad St. 344-5438. $

Louisiana Flair Tasty, authentic New Orleans flavors in this acclaimed cafe. Breakfast and lunch weekdays, close 6 p.m. 322 E. Grace St. 497-4575.

Main St. Mocha Gourmet coffee café with fresh sandwiches, salads, desserts. House-made fare, boxed lunches, platters. Weekday breakfast and lunch. 1110-B E. Main St. 225-9885. NS

Manna Café 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 Soups and sandwiches in a small but busy Richmond favorite. Vegetarian options. Lunch and take-out Mon.- Sat. 400 W. Broad St. 644-0683. NS

On Rye Delicatessan City deli with several kinds of rye bread, soups, waffle sandwiches, wings. Sister business to Croaker's Spot. Breakfast and lunch weekdays. 522 N. 2nd St. 612-0868.

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

Perly's Biscuits to sandwiches in comfy, relaxed vintage setting. A power broker favorite. Breakfast and lunch daily for 23 years. 111 E. Grace St. 649-2779. NS $

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

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All-Star Deli Market Made-to-order deli sandwiches, salads, soups for carry-out or dine in. Vegetarian friendly. Beer/wine/grocery items. Open daily. 111 N. Lombardy St. 342-5857.

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.

Cuppa Tea Company Charming shop with traditional and Asian- style tea rooms, dainty menus, gracious service. Mon. - Sat., closed holidays. 1 N. Morris St. 254-8322

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.

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


Savor Coffee shop with pastries, sandwiches, salads, soups, prepared dinners for take-out. 201 W. 7th St. Corrugated Box Building. 527-2867. NS

museum district

Café 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

City Diner Nothing fancy, but devoted fans pile in for breakfast and lunch diner food in retro setting. Patio. Early breakfast and lunch daily. 2237 W. Broad St. 254-1974.

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, desserts, specialty drinks and afternoon tea in a home-décor shop. Lunch Tues.-Fri., breakfast and lunch Sat., Sunday brunch. 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 Café 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

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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, featuring fresh herbs, spreads and produce, deli meats. Also boxed lunches, trays, custom cakes. Eat-in café. 1810 E. Main St. Pastries and lunch Tue.-Sat. 545-9148.

Relish Chic cafe with salad bar, hot bar, prepared and made-to-order fare; pasta, burgers, pizza, wraps, soups, vegetarian items, wine/beer. Eat in or take out. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. 101 S. 15th St. 648-2233. NS $

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A Movable Feast Healthy gourmet sandwiches, prepared sides and sweets, small eat-in area or take out. Boxed lunches, platters, parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 1318 E. Cary St. 644-3663.

Shockoe Espresso Roasted coffee, pastries, lunch and snacks. Casual atmosphere and outdoor seating by the fountain. 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.

south side

Café Caturra Fresh-roasted coffee, sandwiches to order, soups, salads, pastries, wines in comfy suburban setting. Patio. Daily. 1200 Alverser Dr. 897-4773. Also 13830 Village Place Dr. Midlothian. 378-4955.

The Desserterie Coffees and extravagantly good pastries, cookies in a neighborhood setting. Tues. - Sun. 6161 Harbourside Center Loop, Midlothian. 639-9940.

French Quarter Café Coffee shop with pastries, sandwiches, hot breakfasts. Daily. 10837 Hull St. 675-0154. $

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

Padow's Hams & Deli Eat-in deli 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.

Plant Zero Café Pastries, sandwiches and soups served inside or on the patio. Breakfast and lunch Mon. - Sat. 7 E. Third St. 231-6500. $ NSS

Savor Soups, sandwiches, salads in mod streetfront café with patio. Prepared dinners to go, pastries, coffees. Open weekdays for breakfast and lunch. 201 W. 7th in Corrugated Box Building. 527-2867. NS

west end/goochland

Arcade Café Signature sandwiches, salads, soups, pizzas, beer/wine. Breakfast and lunch weekdays, lunch Sat. 5810 Grove Ave. 288-9439 $

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 box lunches and dinner entrees ready for re-heating at home. Also soups, salads and sandwiches, small eat-in space. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 5606 Patterson Ave. 288-5311.

Cupertino's New York Bagels and Deli House-baked breads, bagels. Reubens, hot pastrami, turkey club. Family-owned; inside and patio seating. Breakfast and lunch daily, Sun. 6 a.m.-1 p.m. 3621 Cox Road. 747-4005.

DeLuca Gelato Paninis, Italian ice creams and sorbetto made on premises. Euro sipping chocolate, baked goods. Closed Mondays. 1362 Gaskins Road. 741-3202.

Java Jodi's Coffee Café Goochland landmark with coffees, pastries, light fare, neighbors. Breakfast/brunch and lunch daily. 2918 River Road West. 556-7979.

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.

Nosh Café Small kosher café with smoothies, pastries, sandwiches, sweets. Weekdays and Sundays, 5403 Monument Ave. in the JCC. 285-6500, ext. 8114.

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

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