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Aug 21, 2009 05:35 AM

Good Brunch Options in Richmond VA area?

Looking to take a friend out for brunch - there will be 8 of us. We have done The Jefferson, The Boathouse, Black Sheep, Millie's and Can-Can. We are looking for somewhere other than these places, with good food! Any recommendations are welcome - thanks!

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    1. re: Janet from Richmond

      Lulu's has a really nice brunch menu, don't they?

    2. Mimi's, but go early because they start lining up! But you can wait with a great bloody Mary or mimosa.

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      1. Cafe Gutenberg (in shockoe bottom) is wonderful. They use lots of fresh local ingredients. We particularly enjoy the corncakes with either smoked salmon or sausage as well as the pecan spice waffle. Here is their website. Hope this helps.

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        1. re: white174

          Thanks! I haven't been there in almost a year, and I understand they have changed the menu since....

        2. i'm stuck in the west end where there are no good options. but... the capital ale house has some decent options. i don't love anything about their other food (well their burgers and fries are ok but that's it) but i have had some nice brunches outside around the lake there. you've already named the other nice places i've found.

          1. Cafe Rustica--really superb food. I ate brunch there a couple of weeks ago, and as usual the dishes are really interesting and inventive, beautifully prepared, really nice service and great prices. Can Can also has a good brunch, my fav until Cafe Rustica started theirs.