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The most important meal of the day should certainly always be done right – we’re talking amazing breakfast and brunch spots right here in Richmond. Get your morning coffee fix and fuel for the day at one of these three best breakfast and brunch spots.

Essence House Cafe

Just outside of Richmond is the quaint breakfast joint, Essence House Cafe. Serving up a spectacular menu full of breakfast and lunch entrees, Essence House Cafe embodies an old-town brekkie spot, with classics like french toast, waffles, a croissant sandwich, and huevos rancheros. Even better, try out one of their fully loaded omelettes, or make your own with over 20 ingredients to choose from. Breakfast served all day means you can enjoy at your leisure, and to your liking.

Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen

More than a specialty coffee shop, Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen features locally roasted coffee and a craveable breakfast and lunch menu right here in Richmond on Jackson Street and 7th. The breakfast tacos are a must, filled with egg, monterey jack cheese, seasoned potatoes, bacon, or chorizo, all served on a warmed tortilla. Feeling a little more in the mood for a sando? The breakfast panini is fully loaded with eggs, bacon, cheese, and a delicious garlic aioli. Any of their dishes served alongside a specialty coffee will hit the spot.


Just like your at-home cooking but with a twist, Toast brings you all of the breakfast heroes you love with a side of uniqueness that makes everything taste that much better. Their main breakfast entrees all come with your choice of cheesy hash or skillet potatoes, and fruit. Their namesake menu items, like the Avocado Smash with Bacon and Eggs or the Grilled Veggie Toast, offer fresh ingredients from local farmers atop a warmed slice of whole grain toast. Top it all off with a cronut and you’ll leave one happy camper.

Breakfast. It really is the most important meal of the day, and one not to miss at these three spots in Richmond. For more local favorites and top lists, check out our blog.