Cafe Rustika

Cafe Rustika Richmond's only schnitzel bar. The cozy, crazy little cafe offering a variety of schnitzels and traditional German fare on main street. We serve european inspired comfort food for lunch and dinner.

Come by and visit our charming establishment, which features local art work year round.

Payment Options:   Amex Discover Mastercard Visa

Price Range: £

Culinary Team: Sam George

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

Giant pretzels! Fresh out of the oven!I hear they go well with beer…#rustika#downtown#oktoberfest#pretzels
10/05/2021

Giant pretzels! Fresh out of the oven!
I hear they go well with beer…
#rustika#downtown#oktoberfest#pretzels

Giant pretzels! Fresh out of the oven!
I hear they go well with beer…
#rustika#downtown#oktoberfest#pretzels

Who needs their Schnitz fix!?!#theclassic#capers#schweineschnitzel #downtown#caferustika
07/27/2021

Who needs their Schnitz fix!?!
#theclassic#capers#schweineschnitzel #downtown#caferustika

Who needs their Schnitz fix!?!
#theclassic#capers#schweineschnitzel #downtown#caferustika

We are taking a short break so we can stop and smell the roses and hang out with the gnomes. We will be back open on 7/1...
07/06/2021

We are taking a short break so we can stop and smell the roses and hang out with the gnomes. We will be back open on 7/14 per normal hours. Prost!
#schnitzelonvacation#momsgarden

We are taking a short break so we can stop and smell the roses and hang out with the gnomes. We will be back open on 7/14 per normal hours. Prost!
#schnitzelonvacation#momsgarden

Black Forrest Cake!  Order one for your celebration. 24hrs advance notice required. Always made with 💚                  ...
06/08/2021

Black Forrest Cake! Order one for your celebration. 24hrs advance notice required. Always made with 💚
#SchwarzwaelderKirschtorte#kirschwasser#celebrate#caferustika

Black Forrest Cake! Order one for your celebration. 24hrs advance notice required. Always made with 💚
#SchwarzwaelderKirschtorte#kirschwasser#celebrate#caferustika

05/11/2021

Hey everybody. We are playing water games and not the good kind like last week’s beach getaway. Don’t worry the gnomes are on it. We will have it fixed and be back to normal hours tomorrow. Thank you for you patience. Prosit!
#dangoldpipes

The gnomes are at the beach! We will be closed and will open back up normal hours on Thursday. Prosit!#r&r#beach#rustika...
05/04/2021

The gnomes are at the beach! We will be closed and will open back up normal hours on Thursday. Prosit!
#r&r#beach#rustika#gnomes

The gnomes are at the beach! We will be closed and will open back up normal hours on Thursday. Prosit!
#r&r#beach#rustika#gnomes

Pie and pretzels. Because. #justbakingaround#coconutcream#Rustica
04/28/2021

Pie and pretzels. Because.
#justbakingaround#coconutcream#Rustica

Pie and pretzels. Because.
#justbakingaround#coconutcream#Rustica

Come and get it! We’re here until 9pm. Prosit!#wienerschnitzel#cordonbleu#blackforestham#seafoodcakes#rustika
03/26/2021

Come and get it! We’re here until 9pm. Prosit!
#wienerschnitzel#cordonbleu#blackforestham#seafoodcakes#rustika

Come and get it! We’re here until 9pm. Prosit!
#wienerschnitzel#cordonbleu#blackforestham#seafoodcakes#rustika

Tonight we have Hackbraten. We are open until 9pm. Prosit! #loafoflove#rustika#downtown#localeats
03/06/2021

Tonight we have Hackbraten. We are open until 9pm. Prosit!
#loafoflove#rustika#downtown#localeats

Tonight we have Hackbraten. We are open until 9pm. Prosit!
#loafoflove#rustika#downtown#localeats

Special topping for tonight’s Scnitzel. Caramelized onion and curry cream sauce.  We’re open until 9pm. Prosit! #richmon...
02/19/2021

Special topping for tonight’s Scnitzel. Caramelized onion and curry cream sauce. We’re open until 9pm. Prosit!
#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#rustika#downtown

Special topping for tonight’s Scnitzel. Caramelized onion and curry cream sauce. We’re open until 9pm. Prosit!
#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#rustika#downtown

We will be closed today due to the weather conditions. Be careful out there. The gnomes all suggest staying inside where...
02/18/2021

We will be closed today due to the weather conditions. Be careful out there. The gnomes all suggest staying inside where it’s nice and warm. Prosit!
#icyroads #slipperywhenfroze

We will be closed today due to the weather conditions. Be careful out there. The gnomes all suggest staying inside where it’s nice and warm. Prosit!
#icyroads #slipperywhenfroze

We are closed due to the weather. Stay safe and cozy. Prosit!
02/13/2021

We are closed due to the weather. Stay safe and cozy. Prosit!

We are closed due to the weather. Stay safe and cozy. Prosit!

Come get your schnitz fix! We are open 4-9pm. Prosit!#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#downtown
02/12/2021

Come get your schnitz fix! We are open 4-9pm. Prosit!
#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#downtown

Come get your schnitz fix! We are open 4-9pm. Prosit!
#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#downtown

Peek-a-boo! We are closed today for a special event. We will open tomorrow regular hours for curbside, pick up and of co...
01/20/2021

Peek-a-boo! We are closed today for a special event. We will open tomorrow regular hours for curbside, pick up and of course distanced dining(50%capacity).
Prosit!
#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar

Peek-a-boo! We are closed today for a special event. We will open tomorrow regular hours for curbside, pick up and of course distanced dining(50%capacity).
Prosit!
#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar

Happy New Year! We are back open normal hours. Curbside and pick up available as well as 50%dine in. Also, a BIG thanks ...
01/05/2021

Happy New Year! We are back open normal hours. Curbside and pick up available as well as 50%dine in. Also, a BIG thanks to Marion Bergmaier Brownback for the awesome awning! Also to South and Katherine Hall and Noah Roberts for helping install. Y’all rock! Prosit!

Happy New Year! We are back open normal hours. Curbside and pick up available as well as 50%dine in. Also, a BIG thanks to Marion Bergmaier Brownback for the awesome awning! Also to South and Katherine Hall and Noah Roberts for helping install. Y’all rock! Prosit!

The gnomes and the gang are on a well deserved vacation. We will reopen normal hours on 1/5/2021. Happy Holidays and New...
12/24/2020

The gnomes and the gang are on a well deserved vacation. We will reopen normal hours on 1/5/2021. Happy Holidays and New Year! We look forward to seeing everybody in 2021! Prosit!
#holidayhours#holidaze#happygnomes

The gnomes and the gang are on a well deserved vacation. We will reopen normal hours on 1/5/2021. Happy Holidays and New Year! We look forward to seeing everybody in 2021! Prosit!
#holidayhours#holidaze#happygnomes

‘‘Tis the season! Don’t forget to order your holiday cake. $55 for a whole cake. Choice of Black Forrest or German Choco...
12/03/2020

‘‘Tis the season! Don’t forget to order your holiday cake. $55 for a whole cake. Choice of Black Forrest or German Chocolate. 48hrs notice required. And of course we are open 4-9pm Tuesday through Saturday for your schnitzel cravings! Prosit!
#cakeinabox#caferustika#morellocherries#kirschwasser#curbside#50%dinein

‘‘Tis the season! Don’t forget to order your holiday cake. $55 for a whole cake. Choice of Black Forrest or German Chocolate. 48hrs notice required. And of course we are open 4-9pm Tuesday through Saturday for your schnitzel cravings! Prosit!
#cakeinabox#caferustika#morellocherries#kirschwasser#curbside#50%dinein

The gnomes were in the mood for quiche. So they’re getting a mushroom and onion quiche. Happy Monday! #gloomydaybaking#r...
11/30/2020

The gnomes were in the mood for quiche. So they’re getting a mushroom and onion quiche. Happy Monday!
#gloomydaybaking#rustika#feedingthegnomes

The gnomes were in the mood for quiche. So they’re getting a mushroom and onion quiche. Happy Monday!
#gloomydaybaking#rustika#feedingthegnomes

Bratwursts and bread! Come on in and grub! Curbside, pickup and 50% seating. We are open until 9pm. Prosit!#bestbratsint...
11/28/2020

Bratwursts and bread! Come on in and grub! Curbside, pickup and 50% seating. We are open until 9pm. Prosit!
#bestbratsintown#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#downtown#rva

Bratwursts and bread! Come on in and grub! Curbside, pickup and 50% seating. We are open until 9pm. Prosit!
#bestbratsintown#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#downtown#rva

It’s the perfect weather for cake! In fairness it’s always perfect weather for cake! We’re open from 4-9pm. Curbside, pi...
11/12/2020

It’s the perfect weather for cake! In fairness it’s always perfect weather for cake! We’re open from 4-9pm. Curbside, pickup, and 50%dining.
#cake#downtown#eatlocaleats#downtown#rustika

It’s the perfect weather for cake! In fairness it’s always perfect weather for cake! We’re open from 4-9pm. Curbside, pickup, and 50%dining.
#cake#downtown#eatlocaleats#downtown#rustika

Schweineschnitzel with mustard and dill cream sauce. It’s quickly becoming a favorite! #senf#schweine#schnitzel#downtown...
10/30/2020

Schweineschnitzel with mustard and dill cream sauce. It’s quickly becoming a favorite!
#senf#schweine#schnitzel#downtown#rustika

Schweineschnitzel with mustard and dill cream sauce. It’s quickly becoming a favorite!
#senf#schweine#schnitzel#downtown#rustika

Käseschnitzel! Schnitzel dredged in Parmesan cheese, egg wash and bread crumbs and topped with melted gruyere and lemon....
10/23/2020

Käseschnitzel! Schnitzel dredged in Parmesan cheese, egg wash and bread crumbs and topped with melted gruyere and lemon.
#cheeseschnitzel#käse#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#rustika

Käseschnitzel! Schnitzel dredged in Parmesan cheese, egg wash and bread crumbs and topped with melted gruyere and lemon.
#cheeseschnitzel#käse#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#rustika

Tools of the trade and poaching Bratwursts. A fresh batch made and ready! Goes amazing with any of our beers! Curbside a...
10/13/2020

Tools of the trade and poaching Bratwursts. A fresh batch made and ready! Goes amazing with any of our beers! Curbside and 50% dine in. We’re open 4-9.
#rustika#oktoberfest#buffalochopper#sausagehopper#freshbratwurst#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#downtownrva

The weather is perfect for Rahm sauce! We’re open 4pm-9pm. Prosit!#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#rustika#downtown#curbside#5...
10/03/2020

The weather is perfect for Rahm sauce! We’re open 4pm-9pm. Prosit!
#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#rustika#downtown#curbside#50%dinein#localeats

Thanks for the shout out, Richmond Magazine!  October is a great month for a visit to RVA's only Schnitzel Bar  Come and...
10/02/2020

Thanks for the shout out, Richmond Magazine! October is a great month for a visit to RVA's only Schnitzel Bar Come and see us!

Celebrate the comforts of German cuisine, with local outlets from Cafe Rustika to European Deli and Metzger Bar and Butchery ready to get you stocked up on everything from schnitzel to sips.

richmondmag.com/restaurants-in-richmond/guten-appetit/

All fixed and we’re prepping away(3 batches of spätzle in the works). We missed everybody! Come and see us! We will be o...
10/02/2020

All fixed and we’re prepping away(3 batches of spätzle in the works). We missed everybody! Come and see us! We will be open normal hours(4pm-9pm) for dine in(50% capacity) and of course curbside and pickup. Prositt!
#schnitzel#spätzle#downtown#rustika

An unexpected water issue has arose! The gnomes are working on the fix and we should be open sooner than later. We will ...
09/29/2020

An unexpected water issue has arose! The gnomes are working on the fix and we should be open sooner than later. We will post when we are back up and running our normal hours. Thanks for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience. Much love, The Rustika Gang
#itsanoldbuilding

It’s back!! Yay BlackForrest cake! We finally found proper cherries. We are open until 9pm. Dining room at 50% capacity ...
09/10/2020

It’s back!! Yay BlackForrest cake! We finally found proper cherries. We are open until 9pm. Dining room at 50% capacity and of course curbside/pickup. Prosit!
#downtown#rustika#eatlocal#cake

Schweineschnitzel the way Noah likes it! We’re open until 9pm. Curbside, pick up, and 50% seating inside. Prosit!#curbsi...
09/04/2020

Schweineschnitzel the way Noah likes it! We’re open until 9pm. Curbside, pick up, and 50% seating inside. Prosit!
#curbside#50%#schweineschnitzel#eatlocal#downtown#rustika

The final rise. Then into the oven it goes! We are open until 9pm. Dining room at 50% and of course curbside/pick up. Pr...
09/02/2020

The final rise. Then into the oven it goes! We are open until 9pm. Dining room at 50% and of course curbside/pick up. Prosit!
#fresh#daily#yum#localeats#downtown#rustika

A few extras. Paprika and pepper sauce or a peach chutney for your choice of schnitzel. And German chocolate cake! Call ...
08/27/2020

A few extras. Paprika and pepper sauce or a peach chutney for your choice of schnitzel. And German chocolate cake! Call 804-225-8811 and order now!
#sweetheat#peach#pepperandpaprika#downtown#richmondsonlyschnitzelbar#rustika

We got many requests for this cake last time posted. So, here ya go! Call and order your slice now. We are here until 9p...
08/06/2020

We got many requests for this cake last time posted. So, here ya go! Call and order your slice now. We are here until 9pm. Prosit!
#cake#tammyweresavingyouaslice#itgoesquick#rustika#localeats

Got a haul of fresh veggies from the farm! So that means Zigeuner sauce! Call and put your order in!(804-225-8811) Curbs...
08/04/2020

Got a haul of fresh veggies from the farm! So that means Zigeuner sauce! Call and put your order in!(804-225-8811) Curbside and limited seating available. Prosit!
#freshveggies#gypsyatheart#rustika#germaneats#eatlocal#schnitzellove

Just wanted to let everybody know we are doing cosmetic work but are still open! Fresh paint and a new awning coming! Yo...
07/30/2020

Just wanted to let everybody know we are doing cosmetic work but are still open! Fresh paint and a new awning coming! You can still get the schnitzel you love ❤️
We are open until 9pm. Prosit!
#newface#summercleaning#schnitzel#downtown#rva#danka

We got a request for a German chocolate cake. It’s heading out the door shortly. Gnome approved of course! We are here f...
07/29/2020

We got a request for a German chocolate cake. It’s heading out the door shortly. Gnome approved of course! We are here from 4-9. Call Mike, order online or come in and have seat(limited capacity). Prosit!
#cake#notonlyschnitzel#downtown

Address

414 E Main St
Richmond, VA
23219-3822

GRTC

Opening Hours

Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 4pm - 9pm

Telephone

(804) 225-8811

Services

  • Catering
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Dinner
  • Lunch

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WHAT!?? Closed Monday!! But my NEEDS!! I am right here downtown and had planned to be there in 2 hours! But not I get NO BITBURGER AND SCHNITZEL for me!!
WOW. Cafe Rustika NEVER disappoints. YUMMY GERMAN! today we introduced our 10yo to CR and we are all SO HAPPILY FULL now. 😋 Veal Schnitzel mit Spätzle and two orders of Zwiebelfleisch makes everyone so so happy. a bit of leftovers will be a JOY tomorrow. the cucumber salad side did NOT disappoint. (forgot to take a before pic and only grabbed a During). THANK YOU Mike!
Thank your our wonderful meal. We will defiantly be back...
Are you taking reservations yet?
We got the best ever dinner last night. Pork, chicken and veal schnitzel with fabulous sides and homemade bread and THE cake to top off our anniversary dinner. When my husband said where do you want me to treat you for dinner. I said Cafe Rustika. Love this place and so miss going there in person. Take care Sam, Mike and your family.
First time at Cafe Rustika last night. A great meal! I can't wait to go back.Great food and even better service.
We had a wonderful time enjoying the atmosphere, people and company (and the beer) last Saturday evening. Thank you! The birthday girl really was happy. Thanks.
Hi Mike....you look great with the Guardian Tree behind you...she will take care of y’all!
Happy birthday sam have a great day
Absolutely phenomenal dinner Saturday night!!! Thank you for such an amazing experience and for helping us celebrate my little sisters birthday! We will absolutely be back and can’t wait to bring friends!
Veronika Mit K!!!
To-die-for schnitzel! We will be back :)