The Village Cafe

Breakfast Spot and Bar$$$$
The Fan, Richmond
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  • Jordon C.
    "Try a vanilla-based milkshake with pumpkin and chai spice flavoring."(20 Tips)
    Steve E.
    "The Mahi burrito is the BEST burrito I've ever had in my life."(16 Tips)
    Josh
    "I prefer the cheese stromboli with pepperoni."(3 Tips)
    Tim F.
    "Best cheese fries in town."(8 Tips)
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  • Alexis V.
    Alexis VazquezAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Open late. Serves breakfast all day. Breakfast burrito is the most amazing thing to happen to my life. Milkshakes have me calling in for pick up. The best.
  • Gina D.
    Gina DJanuary 23
    Huge portions of comfort food. Pizza fries were unique. Cheese on everything! Craft beer. Milkshakes nice and thick (though flavored with syrups).
  • Arielle K.
    Arielle KFebruary 5, 2016
    LOVE the broccoli cheese sandwich, so good! Also amazing milkshakes, love combining chocolate&strawberry that tastes like chocolate dipped strawberries, mmm!
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PullenSeptember 8, 2013
    Sausage gravy is amazing. Onion rings are beer battered. Great happy hour. Can't go wrong! Cheap eats. Large portions. Great atmosphere!
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GardnerJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast burrito is the only thing you should eat. Best meal of your life. Also, Ray, the red head bartender, is easy on the eyes ;)
  • Skyler B.
    Skyler BroughmanSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Lord designed the breakfast burrito with you in mind, ye with a hangover. Feast upon it with home fries and commiserate over your crazy night.
  • Joey F.
    Joey FigaroFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Not sure what to get? Get a burrito. Breakfast time? More like burrito time. Friends wasting time figuring out what to order? Order for them. Burrito. Burrito, burrito, burrito.
  • Alissa K.
    Alissa KellyAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent breakfast, and pretty good prices too. They also being your food out very fast. Drinks are in a smaller pitcher so the chance of you needing a refill is slim to none! EAT HERE!
  • Shelli L.
    Best milkshakes in Richmond. Best place to go after a round of drinks, after classes, anytime. Great food, relaxed atmosphere.
  • Thomas N.
    Thomas NelsonAugust 15, 2013
    Good memories at this place, this place has been around forever. Great neighborhood hotspot in the middle of what is now VCU campus.
  • Jordon C.
    Jordon CSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a vanilla-based milkshake with pumpkin and chai spice flavoring. It tastes like fall and you will never order anything but that again. xD
  • Kimberly R.
    Kimberly RizzoJune 10, 2012
    Great food - beverages by the pitcher - I would recommend buying a pitcher for $7.00, taking it home, and filling it with margaritas
  • Amber M.
    Amber McDonaldJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A must-go when in Richmond... the mini-pitchers they use for drinks are the best! (a great cure for hangovers, as well)
  • Edelmira B.
    Edelmira BrownNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Scrambled Eggs With Cheddar Cheese,Fried Apples,Rye Toast and Bacon - This breakfast was the bomb.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony McclureMarch 18, 2014
    Good spot been coming here for a long time. Good drinks, good food, catch all the college kids here.
  • TidewaterToday B.
    Tasty meat loaf, but now I want to try a burrito. Too many choices on the menu. Plan ahead!
  • Brett F.
    Brett FeinsteinApril 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Mac and cheese is great. And the milkshake is one of the best in Richmond. Fair prices. Fast service. You won't go wrong here.
  • Paris C.
    Paris CarrApril 2, 2013
    Definitely the cheapest and best place to go in the fan. Like someone else said, "Burrito. Burrito. Burrito."
  • Clancy L.
    Clancy LeeMarch 25, 2012
    Craft beers, milk shakes and delicious eats. Eclectic, friendly and fun with entertaining local flavor galore.
  • B P.
    B PAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast food, milkshakes and open late! Although normally stop serving milkshakes around 11pm-midnight.
  • Frederick D.
    Frederick DuffJuly 8, 2013
    The Calzones are huge, delicious and priced just right. Always get the PBR on tap.
  • Kat M.
    Kat MarshFebruary 16, 2014
    Good food. Great service. Craft beer with happy hour. Full bar. :)
  • Rebecca O.
    You have got to try the pizza fries! I promise you won't be disappointed :)
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 5
    The shakes are quite large... You should totally share one with someone!
  • Summer D.
    Summer DawnAugust 6, 2013
    Favorite thing in the world. And get the cheese fries!
  • Steve E.
    Steve EdgertonFebruary 5, 2013
    The Mahi burrito is the BEST burrito I've ever had in my life. Hands down.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TownsendSeptember 22, 2012
    So delicious, great service, and friendly people! A must go! :)
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FowlerJune 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Order a Green Dragon! It's $9, but it's beyond worth it. The bartender is amazing!! Be sure to tip your servers & bartenders!! =]
  • Jack W.
    Jack WolfeOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken wrap was amazing. The shakes are a MUST.
  • Avanti K.
    Avanti KollaramJanuary 1, 2013
    All of the staff, including the manager, are jerks. The manager said to us, "uh can you move your chair so people can actually get through?!" Seriously?
  • Ted G.
    Ted GregsonFebruary 27, 2013
    The bartender during the day here is so hot. He also werqz selba sometimes.
  • Grant M.
    Grant MizellJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast for dinner (served all day) and a coffee milkshake, please!
  • Austin S.
    Austin SargentOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    You can use the a la carte menu to order way cheaper!!
  • Lulú D.
    Lulú De PanbehchiMarch 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the spinach and feta omelet for breakfast.
  • Molly L.
    Molly LongAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing brunch, milkshakes, and mimosas!
  • Luke
    LukeAugust 9, 2014
    Milkshakes are served in the full aluminum cup--and you can mix 2 flavors!
  • Charles M.
    Charles MorseMarch 5, 2012
    If you're traveling up 95, this is a must stop for lunch.
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    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
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  • Virginia Tourism
    Virginia TourismAugust 8, 2011
    The calzones and strombolis were featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
  • Cameron
    CameronJanuary 11, 2012
    You can get a pitcher of ginger ale here.
  • Josh
    JoshJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    What's not good here? I don't think I've ever been disappointed by a meal at The Village
  • Oatz S.
    Oatz SmithOctober 6, 2012
    French toast is epic!
  • Edelmira B.
    Edelmira BrownNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Village Cafe Mural
  • Jessi C.
    Jessi CarrowianoJuly 31, 2015
    The cheese fries are decadent.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BrownAugust 19, 2011
    You can get a pitcher of chocolate milk here.
  • Erik F.
    Erik FoxOctober 12, 2011
    The milkshakes. Mix and match flavors. My favorite is chocolate/coffee/hazelnut.
  • Cailin B.
    Cailin BeckerMarch 15, 2013
    Their milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard.
  • Grant M.
    Grant MizellOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak Stromboli!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SendraJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Mimosa!!! You have to try it! :)
  • Brandon
    BrandonJuly 10, 2011
    First booth great place to people watch at night.
  • TC C.
    TC CooksleyJuly 6, 2013
    Good place for weekend Meet&Eat ;)
  • The Flats a.
    Delicious breakfast foods!
  • Parker C.
    Parker CarwileDecember 23, 2011
    Calzone is huge and delicious!
  • Kathy B.
    Kathy ByrdSeptember 18, 2015
    Best breakfast in RVA
  • Tim F.
    Tim FarmerSeptember 23, 2015
    Best cheese fries in town.
  • Jack F.
    Jack FaganAugust 25, 2013
    The prices are amazing.
  • Brett F.
    Brett FeinsteinJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Skip the ribeye steak. Greasy and overcooked. Staff will give honest advice about what to try and what to avoid if asked.
  • Andre J.
    Andre JasperJune 27, 2010
    The fried chicken club is the answer!!! Just don't get any cheese on it
  • Will F.
    Will FletcherJune 20, 2013
    Fantastic fries!
  • Tony W.
    Tony WaightOctober 16, 2012
    Meatloaf is really good
  • Josh
    JoshFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Village is known for its amazing stuffed pizza. I prefer the cheese stromboli with pepperoni. Top off your meal with one of their great customizable milkshakes too! I get oreo with a vanilla base.
  • Naomi W.
    Naomi WilliamsJuly 23, 2010
    The chicken burrito was really good. Try it.
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen MeltonJune 10, 2012
    The mac & cheese is delishhh.
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 5
    Happy hour 3-7, 7 days a week.
  • Logan B.
    Logan BishopFebruary 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the french toast: it's awesome!
  • Bradley B.
    Bradley BowerDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Omg. Cheesecake Milkshake. Omg.
  • Siobhan B.
    Siobhan BezaDecember 14, 2011
    This place plays the best music!
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RubleySeptember 27, 2013
    Get southern tier pumking beer
  • Taylor
    TaylorJune 21, 2012
    ONION RINGS FOR THE WIN
  • Kate C.
    Kate CarrollDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Thomas is the best bartender ever.
  • Gina I.
    Gina IveyFebruary 16, 2011
    Breakfast special. All that food for only $6!
  • Virginia M.
    Virginia MundySeptember 3, 2011
    Pizza cheese fries = seriously happy tastebuds
  • Greg R.
    Greg ROctober 24, 2014
    Breakfast!
  • Brandon R.
    Brandon RuffinFebruary 21, 2011
    Oreo and caramel milk shake
  • LC
    LCJune 1, 2010
    Got to get a pitcher of Pineapple Juice!
  • Taylor D.
    Taylor DawsonJanuary 25, 2015
    Milkshakes
  • Anisah K.
    Anisah KhanJuly 21, 2010
    any kind of milkshake. Mmm.
  • ✨Kelsey✨
    ✨Kelsey✨February 24, 2014
    This restaurant is overrated. Don't go here, unless you want to feel really sick afterwards
  • Vance P.
    Vance PhilipsNovember 19, 2010
    The cups are awesome!
  • trevor r.
    trevor rJuly 14, 2010
    Banana oreo milkshake.
  • G W.
    G WatkinsOctober 16, 2014
    Breakfast is not good. Sorry, it's just not.
  • Edith T.
    Edith TaveraApril 20, 2014
    Overrated. Kind of gross.
  • Mcguinness R.
    Clean establishment
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