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coffee shops, cafes and delis specializing in breakfast and lunch



Betsy's Coffee Shop Those lucky enough to grab a spot early on the weekend are the envy of Carytown at this Mecca for coffee-swilling fringe Fan dwellers. Also serves bagels, sandwiches and other treats. 3200 W. Cary St. 358-4501.

Blue Mountain Café and Coffee Bar Gourmet sandwiches, soups, homemade pastries and desserts. Exotic sodas and coffees. Breakfast to go, lunch and dinner Tues.- Sun. 3433 W. Cary St. 355-8002. $ NS

Capital Coffee and Desserts This cozy, sparsely furnished and bright breakfast- and lunch-counter offers items made with fresh, nonfrozen ingredients and many baked goods made on-site every day. Breakfast and lunch daily. Early evening hours. 2928 W. Cary St. 204-1755.

Carytown Burgers & Fries The name says it all: The classic hamburgers are made from 100 percent beef, ground fresh daily. 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. Take out only Monday-Saturday (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m.-7 p.m.). 3107 W. Cary St. 353-6577.

Ellwood Thompson's Natural Market Deli offers prepared a la carte items and meals, from sandwiches to salmon dinners, many vegan and vegetarian dishes as well as meat dishes. Salad bar also available. Open daily. 4 N. Thompson St. 359-7525.

High's Busy lunchtime sandwich shop. Ask about the Martin, their most popular. Also soups, salads and interesting drink menu. Lunch Monday-Saturday. 10 S. Thompson St. 355-8804.

Jean Jacques Bakery & Cafe French bakery keeps a menu of sandwiches and soup as well as comfy seating on premises to give you a reason for dessert. 3136 W. Cary St. 355-0666.

Marcello's Pizza Homemade pizza and other handcrafted takeout specialties. Lunch and dinner daily. 2805 W. Cary St. 355-3677.

Mrs. Marshall's Carytown Cafe This eat-in and takeout spot has been open in Carytown for only a few years, but has been in Richmond since 1963, serving lunch fare, including sandwiches, box lunches, salad plates and some bulk items. Lunch Monday-Saturday. 3125 W. Cary St. 355-1305.

Roly Poly Everything from breakfast fare and vegetarian food to roast beef, turkey, ham and seafood, all rolled in flour tortillas, hence the name. 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 complement the coffee roasted on the premises and other hot/cold drinks. Breakfast and lunch daily. 2623 E. Broad St. 377-6655. $

Jumpin J's Java and General Store Comfy coffee and gift shop. Creative menu changes often. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 2306 Jefferson Ave. 344-3500. $


A Moveable Feast Healthy gourmet sandwiches. Order a boxed lunch or stop in and grab one. Just a few small tables in this slip of a store. Lunch Monday-Friday. 1318 E Cary St., 644-3663

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

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. 2 N. Sixth St. 225-8226.

Cedars Authentic Lebanese — taboule, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, pita bread — served from early breakfast to late lunch Monday-Friday. 106 N. 7th St. 771-1665.

Chez Foushee Creative lunch fare and catering, a beautiful setting for business lunch of seasonal salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes. Also occasional nighttime events. Lunch Monday-Friday. 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 Monday-Friday. 1110 E. Main St. 648-0520 NS

Coppola's Italian lunch deli, specializing in homemade soups and specials Lunch Monday-Friday. 1116 E. Main St. 225-0454.

Dose Bright and sleek with modern furniture and two stories to choose from, this Jackson Ward coffee bar also serves plenty of breakfast, lunch and snack food, including baked goods, sandwiches and a long list of salads. Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. 522 N. Second St. 343-3320.

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 Monday-Friday. 405 E. Grace St. 648-6459.

Jackson Ward Deli Neighborhood small grocer and eat-in delicatessen. Breakfast and lunch until 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Until 6 p.m. Sunday. 323 N. Adams St. 225-1919.

Jo Jo's Famous Pizza Grab a slice at lunchtime. Known for their tasty meatball hero. You may want to call ahead the order. Lunch Monday-Friday. 1201 E. Main St. 225-9600.

Just Willie's Café Eat or take out box lunches. Carved turkey, homemade chicken salad, specialty pastas. Lunch Monday-Friday. 6 N. Sixth St. 643-9330.

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

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

Perly's Delicatessen loaded with cheap options and bedecked in vintage diner decor. Breakfast and lunch daily. 111 E. Grace St. 649-2779.

Vie de France Breakfast and lunch menu of sandwiches, salads and soups, plus varied coffee menu. Box lunches and breakfasts also available. Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. 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 Monday-Friday. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-9550.

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European Market Grocer of specialty and imported goods also has tables for sit-down noshing of lunch-counter items derived from European cuisine and made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Menu served daily until 8 p.m.; Saturday, 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. 2001 1/2 Main St. 355-5182.

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 and lunch Monday-Friday. Weekend brunch. 402 N. Harrison St. 359-8060. $

Puddn' Head's Coffee Shop Friendly quick pit stop or place to lounge over coffee in the lower fan near VCU. Small breakfast menu and large list of sandwiches, some recipes brought over from Italy. Lunch Monday-Friday. 1211 W. Main St. 355-2739.

Roxy Café Sandwich and salad shop in the uptown area. Lunch and dinner daily. 1104 W. Main St. 342-7699.

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

Sweetpeas Cafe and Catering Gourmet sandwiches, creative stacks like the roasted portabella mushroom with sundried tomatos, spinach and goat cheese on baguette, plus fresh-greens salads, homemade soups and other treats. Lunch Monday-Friday. 1201 W. Main St. 342-7327.

World Cup Popular coffee shop with tasty light fare and free wireless internet access. Open daily. 26 N. Morris St., 342 1021. $ NSS


Upscale with a Side of Soul Famous for the Ghetto burger, comfort foods, Southern-style vegetables, salads, soups, sandwiches. Breakfasts from bologna and eggs to rib- eyes. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. 1303 Hull St. 230-1040 $

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Virginia Museum Dining Room Fine-dining lunch overlooking the sculpture garden. Lunch Wednesday-Saturday. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1591.

north side

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

Huck's Berrypatch Tea Room Soups, salads and sandwiches, plus homemade desserts, gourmet coffee and specialty drinks. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. 6943 Lakeside Ave. 261-1134.

Lora Robins Tea House Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden serves as a beautiful backdrop to this restaurant, which is catered by A Sharper Palate. Menu includes lunch fare of sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as more involved lunchtime entrees of seafood, meat and poultry. Lunch Monday-Friday. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887, ext. 399. Garden admission required.

Moore Street Café Neighborhood diner serving sandwiches, salads and soups. Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. 2904 W. Moore St. 359-5970.

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

Potluck Carry out only menu offers one specialty per day, plus a spiral ham sandwich to go. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. 506 N. Third St. 377-7508.

Stir Crazy Breakfast and lunch, desserts and coffee. Open daily. 4014 MacArthur Ave. 864-0264. NS

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Paragon Pharmacy Old-fashioned pharmacy with simple sandwiches, milkshakes and real flavored sodas. Sit on a stool at the counter or at a table. 801 W. Cary St. 644-3651.

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. 705 W. Cary St. 343-1331.

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17.5 Ethos Café and Books Settle into this cozy coffee shop with a book and a serving of one of the homemade soups, sandwiches made on homemade bread, pastries and desserts. 17 1/2 N. 17th St. 780-2665. NSS

Chef Appeal Eat-in, takeout and catering. Gourmet sandwiches, salads, soups. Lunch Monday-Friday. 1823 E. Main St. 644.7364 $ NS

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

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Nordstrom Café Take a shopping break in this department store café, featuring a variety of menu options, from fresh soups to pizzas, pastas and deserts. Lunch and early dinner Monday-Sunday. Short Pump Town Center. 364-6900. $

south side

Clifton's Cafe & Catering Traditional breakfast fare, and for lunch, soups, salads and sandwiches, served Monday-Friday in the café and by delivery. 589A Southlake Blvd. 378-6100.

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

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west end

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

Grove Avenue Coffee & Tea Company Popovers, Dagwood sandwiches and bakery items to munch on. 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 Monday-Saturday. Philly cheese steaks a specialty. 5808 Grove Ave. in The Arcade. 288-9439.

Lafayette Foodland Deli sandwiches and box dinners, plus large selection of gourmet deli foods for small or large dinner parties. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. Sunday brunch. 1007 Lafayette St. 355-3380.

Lola's Out of the Box Lunches Sandwiches, sides, homemade cupcakes for carry-out and delivery. 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 Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. 5811 Grove Ave. 673-0776.

Padow's Hams & Deli Eat-in deli with catering and ham store. Lunch and early dinner Monday-Saturday. 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 Monday-Sunday. 401 Libbie Ave. 285-3200.

Royal India Traditional Indian fare. Lunch buffet. Closed Tuesday. 2743 Hungary Spring Road.

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