Ipanema Café

Ipanema Café Richmond’s only full-service vegan/vegetarian basement restaurant and bar. Since 1998. Delivery thru ChowNow. We offer healthy and delicious vegetarian and vegan eats, amazing desserts, and a great beer&wine selection.

We have the best patio on Grace Street if you're looking to be outside for a while. Ipanema Cafe opened in 1998. In addition to Ipanema, Kendra Feather owns 3 other restaurants in Richmond, Virginia. She opened Garnett's Cafe in 2009, followed by The Roosevelt (with Lee Gregory) in 2011, and Laura Lee's in September 2016. Feather was also a founding partner in WPA Bakery in November 2012. She was

We have the best patio on Grace Street if you're looking to be outside for a while. Ipanema Cafe opened in 1998. In addition to Ipanema, Kendra Feather owns 3 other restaurants in Richmond, Virginia. She opened Garnett's Cafe in 2009, followed by The Roosevelt (with Lee Gregory) in 2011, and Laura Lee's in September 2016. Feather was also a founding partner in WPA Bakery in November 2012. She was

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Price Range: ££

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

Weekend Brunch is OFFICIALLY BACK at Ipanema Café starting this weekend from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays! 🍾🥂🥑...
09/23/2021

Weekend Brunch is OFFICIALLY BACK at Ipanema Café starting this weekend from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays!

🍾🥂🥑🍌🥯☕️

Our brunch menu features a little something for everyone’s tastes, from classics like vegan huevos rancheros and french toast, to our fresh takes on banana pancakes and a vegan BLT — and plenty more 🤤 Walk-ins encouraged, and reservations welcomed through our website, ipanemaveg.com 🤗

#richmondvegan #rvavegan #brunch #richmondva #rva #whatveganseat #vegan #804eats #rvadine #veganbrunch

Weekend Brunch is OFFICIALLY BACK at Ipanema Café starting this weekend from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays and Sundays!

🍾🥂🥑🍌🥯☕️

Our brunch menu features a little something for everyone’s tastes, from classics like vegan huevos rancheros and french toast, to our fresh takes on banana pancakes and a vegan BLT — and plenty more 🤤 Walk-ins encouraged, and reservations welcomed through our website, ipanemaveg.com 🤗

#richmondvegan #rvavegan #brunch #richmondva #rva #whatveganseat #vegan #804eats #rvadine #veganbrunch

Our Beetroot Wellington is a must from our new dinner menu ✨ Stuffed with mushroom duxelles and served with beetroot gra...
09/16/2021

Our Beetroot Wellington is a must from our new dinner menu ✨ Stuffed with mushroom duxelles and served with beetroot gravy, brussels sprouts, & sweet potato mash, this dish serves up all the savory autumn flavors you’ve been waiting for! 🤤🤤🤤

Pairs well with our Chianti 🍷 (and a slice of vegan pie for dessert 😉)!

#richmondvegan #rva #veganfood #plantbased #whatveganseat #dairyfree #vegan #rvadine

Our Beetroot Wellington is a must from our new dinner menu ✨ Stuffed with mushroom duxelles and served with beetroot gravy, brussels sprouts, & sweet potato mash, this dish serves up all the savory autumn flavors you’ve been waiting for! 🤤🤤🤤

Pairs well with our Chianti 🍷 (and a slice of vegan pie for dessert 😉)!

#richmondvegan #rva #veganfood #plantbased #whatveganseat #dairyfree #vegan #rvadine

Pencil our patio in for your break — our long-awaited lunch is back again! Starting next week, we’ll be serving lunch Tu...
07/13/2021

Pencil our patio in for your break — our long-awaited lunch is back again! Starting next week, we’ll be serving lunch Tuesday thru Friday starting at 11 am. See you there!

#veganlunch #gracestreet #bruschetta #rvavegan

Pencil our patio in for your break — our long-awaited lunch is back again! Starting next week, we’ll be serving lunch Tuesday thru Friday starting at 11 am. See you there!

#veganlunch #gracestreet #bruschetta #rvavegan

Beautiful evening to enjoy drinks on our patio and our new seasonal specials, like our Kung Pao Tofu with zucchini, red ...
06/25/2021

Beautiful evening to enjoy drinks on our patio and our new seasonal specials, like our Kung Pao Tofu with zucchini, red peppers, scallion grass, cashews, and rice 🤤 Hope to see you soon! 🌤

Beautiful evening to enjoy drinks on our patio and our new seasonal specials, like our Kung Pao Tofu with zucchini, red peppers, scallion grass, cashews, and rice 🤤 Hope to see you soon! 🌤

Text your besties, choose a song, & set out your 2021 karaoke fit the night before— it’s finally time for the long-await...
06/08/2021

Text your besties, choose a song, & set out your 2021 karaoke fit the night before— it’s finally time for the long-awaited return of Ipanema Karaoke! We’ve got a little something for everyone this action-packed Wednesday night and every one afterwards 😎 We’ll kick things off from 7-9 with a challenging trivia session by @geekswhodrink as usual, but stick around because karaoke starts at 11 🎤🎶 Due to the overall nature of karaoke, masks will be STRONGLY encouraged at the door so don’t forget it! See you there!

Text your besties, choose a song, & set out your 2021 karaoke fit the night before— it’s finally time for the long-awaited return of Ipanema Karaoke! We’ve got a little something for everyone this action-packed Wednesday night and every one afterwards 😎 We’ll kick things off from 7-9 with a challenging trivia session by @geekswhodrink as usual, but stick around because karaoke starts at 11 🎤🎶 Due to the overall nature of karaoke, masks will be STRONGLY encouraged at the door so don’t forget it! See you there!

Fun - Funky - Fresh! Our vegan Spring Pad Thai is sensational! Come enjoy our patio seating and kick your Summer off rig...
05/22/2021

Fun - Funky - Fresh! Our vegan Spring Pad Thai is sensational! Come enjoy our patio seating and kick your Summer off right 🌞

#vegan #richmond #vegetarian #rvafoodie

Fun - Funky - Fresh! Our vegan Spring Pad Thai is sensational! Come enjoy our patio seating and kick your Summer off right 🌞

#vegan #richmond #vegetarian #rvafoodie

05/20/2021

Look no further for festivities on this scorchin’ hot Thursday! Today, we’re hosting an all-day Happy Hour starting right out the gate at 3PM! Bring your besties, favorite coworkers, secret Twitter crush, or a beloved pup (or all of the above—why not?) and join us for some fresh appetizer and drink discounts; We’ll see you soon! ☀️😎🔥🍻

⚡️Special Event Announcement⚡️Tuesday, May 11th - Vegan Beer Dinner🍺4 courses paired with 5 @vasenbrewing beers!Since 20...
05/04/2021

⚡️Special Event Announcement⚡️
Tuesday, May 11th - Vegan Beer Dinner🍺

4 courses paired with 5 @vasenbrewing beers!

Since 2017, Väsen has produced delicious, high quality, & super creative brews. Their beer will pair well with the appetizers, entree, & dessert that'll be packed with Italian herbs, spring flavors, & fresh veggies 🤤 This will be fun and tasty!

Limited seating due to social distancing. $60 per person (tax + gratuity included) - Reservations @ www.ipanemaveg.com. #vegan #richmondcraftbeer #richmond #vasen

⚡️Special Event Announcement⚡️
Tuesday, May 11th - Vegan Beer Dinner🍺

4 courses paired with 5 @vasenbrewing beers!

Since 2017, Väsen has produced delicious, high quality, & super creative brews. Their beer will pair well with the appetizers, entree, & dessert that'll be packed with Italian herbs, spring flavors, & fresh veggies 🤤 This will be fun and tasty!

Limited seating due to social distancing. $60 per person (tax + gratuity included) - Reservations @ www.ipanemaveg.com. #vegan #richmondcraftbeer #richmond #vasen

03/15/2021

Not one of those anniversaries you LIKE to celebrate, one year ago we had to say goodbye for now to in-person quizzes. Adding a few more to say hello to again this week!
Full Schedule here: https://www.geekswhodrink.com/schedule

Returning new this week here:
Tuesday, 3/16
Mudrock's Tap & Tavern, Louisville, CO - 7pm

Wednesday, 3/17
Ipanema Cafe, Richmond, VA - 7pm

Thursday, 3/18
The Emerald of Siam Thai Restaurant and Lounge, Richland, WA - 8pm

Sunday, 3/21
The Lyric, Fort Collins, CO - 7pm

And for more info on how our quiz will safely work in this brave new world, go to tinyurl.com/RelaunchFAQ.

What beautiful weather to celebrate Richmond Black Restaurant Week with @rbrexperience on our patio ☀️ Come try our Cris...
03/10/2021

What beautiful weather to celebrate Richmond Black Restaurant Week with @rbrexperience on our patio ☀️ Come try our Crispy Buffalo “Chicken” Sandwich w/ Vegan Potato Salad and Coconut Pie! #blackrestaurantweek

**Dog not included, but pets are more than welcome! 😋

What beautiful weather to celebrate Richmond Black Restaurant Week with @rbrexperience on our patio ☀️ Come try our Crispy Buffalo “Chicken” Sandwich w/ Vegan Potato Salad and Coconut Pie! #blackrestaurantweek

**Dog not included, but pets are more than welcome! 😋

03/04/2021

Here are our #RBRE21 restaurant participants! In 5 years, we’ve grown to +40 participants. From Soul Food, to African, to Caribbean, to American, to Vegan, to Seafood, to BBQ & to Desserts — WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

Join us March 7th-14th and order Take Out, Curbside or Delivery all week from these amazing restaurants.

Many thanks to our sponsors:
Dominion Energy
Visit Richmond VA
Visit BLK RVA
IPowerRichmond
99.3/105.7 KISS FM
Praise 104.7 FM

Participants
Aces Sports Lounge
Bellos Lounge
Chef Mamusu's Africanne Restaurant
Big Herm's Kitchen
Brewer's Café
Charles' Kitchen
Croaker's Spot Restaurants
Cheddar Jackson
Dailymenullc
Family Secrets Restaurant
Frozay
Garfield's Catering LLC
Inner City Blues home of Carolina Bar B Que
Ipanema Cafe
Jackies OnLaburnum
JewFro
Lillie Pearl
Liquid 2.0
LBJ's Soul Food Fusion at Traditionz Smokehouse
Ma Michele's Cafe & Catering
Mama J's
Mommianas Dough
ms.beesjuicebar
Ms. Girlee's Kitchen
Nomad Deli & Catering Company
Nutty Buttery
Pig & Brew
Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets
Soul n' Vinegar
RVA Cafe
Soul Taco
Southern Kitchen
Sugar's Crab Shack
Sweet Spot Ice Cream Cafe
The Beet Box
Ronniesbbq Rva
Tipsy Cupcakes RVA
True's Cultural Kitchen
Urban Hang Suite
Victoria's Kitchen, LLC

Breakfast: the best meal of the day. So why confine it to just one meal?! See you tonight for Vegan Brunch-for-Dinner fr...
02/05/2021

Breakfast: the best meal of the day. So why confine it to just one meal?! See you tonight for Vegan Brunch-for-Dinner from 3PM-9PM!

With banana pancakes 🥞 mimosas 🥂 breakfast burritos 🌯 and more, there’s something on the table for everyone!

#vegan #brunch #vcu #brinner #friday

Breakfast: the best meal of the day. So why confine it to just one meal?! See you tonight for Vegan Brunch-for-Dinner from 3PM-9PM!

With banana pancakes 🥞 mimosas 🥂 breakfast burritos 🌯 and more, there’s something on the table for everyone!

#vegan #brunch #vcu #brinner #friday

Warm up at Ipanema Café with some Wild Mushroom Risotto! 🍄🌱🍚 #glutenfree #vegan #winterfare
01/30/2021

Warm up at Ipanema Café with some Wild Mushroom Risotto! 🍄🌱🍚 #glutenfree #vegan #winterfare

Warm up at Ipanema Café with some Wild Mushroom Risotto! 🍄🌱🍚 #glutenfree #vegan #winterfare

On Friday, February 5th we’ll be doing Brunch for Dinner! Join us for great food and breakfast cocktails 🌤🥂 More details...
01/23/2021

On Friday, February 5th we’ll be doing Brunch for Dinner! Join us for great food and breakfast cocktails 🌤🥂 More details to come so stay tuned! 🍽🫐🥞🍲🍾 #brunch #brinner #vcu #pancakes #mimosas

On Friday, February 5th we’ll be doing Brunch for Dinner! Join us for great food and breakfast cocktails 🌤🥂 More details to come so stay tuned! 🍽🫐🥞🍲🍾 #brunch #brinner #vcu #pancakes #mimosas

We’ve inaugurated regular fries onto our  menu today! 🇺🇸🍟 #delicious #fries
01/20/2021

We’ve inaugurated regular fries onto our menu today! 🇺🇸🍟 #delicious #fries

We’ve inaugurated regular fries onto our menu today! 🇺🇸🍟 #delicious #fries

New menu items this week featuring: Spaghetti & Vegan Meatballs! 🍝 Choice of dairy or vegan parmesan and fresh basil lea...
01/13/2021

New menu items this week featuring: Spaghetti & Vegan Meatballs! 🍝 Choice of dairy or vegan parmesan and fresh basil leaves sprinkled atop 👌 We’re OPEN Wednesday-Sunday from 3PM-9PM!

New menu items this week featuring: Spaghetti & Vegan Meatballs! 🍝 Choice of dairy or vegan parmesan and fresh basil leaves sprinkled atop 👌 We’re OPEN Wednesday-Sunday from 3PM-9PM!

Have you tried our Beer-Braised Beyond Sausage?! How about the new cocktails? Stop in W-Su, 3 PM - 9 PM! 🌺 #vegan #comfo...
12/19/2020

Have you tried our Beer-Braised Beyond Sausage?! How about the new cocktails? Stop in W-Su, 3 PM - 9 PM! 🌺 #vegan #comfortfood #winter #liquidblanket

📸: @larabellenewyork

serving a vegan jota- a hearty soup for this chilly night. cabbage, potato, & white bean. #vegan #comfortfood
12/10/2020

serving a vegan jota- a hearty soup for this chilly night. cabbage, potato, & white bean.
#vegan #comfortfood

Dish of the Day: Butternut Squash Risotto w/ Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Garlic Butter, Carrot Purée, & Fried Sage 🤤“From t...
12/04/2020

Dish of the Day: Butternut Squash Risotto w/ Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Garlic Butter, Carrot Purée, & Fried Sage 🤤

“From the streets of Italy to Downtown Richmond!” -Dylan H.

#veganfood #firstfriday #risotto #gracestreet

Steak has never looked (or tasted) this good! With white wine-braised brussels sprouts and garlic butter sweet potatoes,...
11/21/2020

Steak has never looked (or tasted) this good! With white wine-braised brussels sprouts and garlic butter sweet potatoes, our Portobello Mushroom Steak is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants to boost your immune system!

#vegan #ecofriendly #vegetarian #steak

It’s about time for a TEA break! Warm yourself up on a chilly afternoon with one of our @carytownteas ☕️ Experts agree, ...
11/19/2020

It’s about time for a TEA break! Warm yourself up on a chilly afternoon with one of our @carytownteas ☕️ Experts agree, the Cocoa Mint pairs well with Mexican Chocolate Pie (v/gf)! 🍫 #teatime #vegandessert #yummy

11/14/2020

Come on in! 📸: @larabellenewyork

Enjoy this gorgeous day on our patio with vegan treats (old and new)! ☀️🌱🧢 Limited, socially distanced indoor seating av...
11/08/2020

Enjoy this gorgeous day on our patio with vegan treats (old and new)! ☀️🌱🧢 Limited, socially distanced indoor seating available, too! #rvavegan #blueskies #blkrva #sunshine

Sweet Potato Fries. Crispier. Better. 🤤🍟 #gracestreet #rvavegan #fries
11/05/2020

Sweet Potato Fries. Crispier. Better. 🤤🍟 #gracestreet #rvavegan #fries

While supplies last: Spicy “Chicken” Tacos! 🌶🚫🐔🌮 w/ jalapeño, purple cabbage, and cilantro. Our current soup is Butternu...
10/30/2020

While supplies last: Spicy “Chicken” Tacos! 🌶🚫🐔🌮 w/ jalapeño, purple cabbage, and cilantro. Our current soup is Butternut Squash & Ginger. Both available on Postmates & DoorDash (but we’d prefer you come in and see us)! 🙂

It’s a beautiful day and our patio is wide open! 🌼 Limited seating available inside. Dinner service until 9PM!
10/18/2020

It’s a beautiful day and our patio is wide open! 🌼 Limited seating available inside. Dinner service until 9PM!

Today’s Vegan Pie: Apple Berry w/ Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Crumble 🍎 #vegan #vcu #gracestreet
10/15/2020

Today’s Vegan Pie: Apple Berry w/ Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Crumble 🍎 #vegan #vcu #gracestreet

Today’s Vegan Pie: Apple Berry w/ Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Crumble 🍎 #vegan #vcu #gracestreet
10/14/2020

Today’s Vegan Pie: Apple Berry w/ Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Crumble 🍎 #vegan #vcu #gracestreet

We are open tomorrow at 3 p.m. - same goes for Saturday & Sunday. Starting next week our regular hours will be 3 p.m. - ...
10/09/2020

We are open tomorrow at 3 p.m. - same goes for Saturday & Sunday. Starting next week our regular hours will be 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Take-out, delivery (Doordash, Postmates), & limited seating indoors and on our patio! Hope to see you soon or send out some food to you 😃

Ipanema open this week Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. We are finally getting back to it! More details tomorrow 🙂 - Also exp...
10/08/2020

Ipanema open this week Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. We are finally getting back to it! More details tomorrow 🙂 - Also expanding days starting next week.

Now serving a refreshing watermelon, cantaloupe, and cucumber gazpacho with local bread! 🍉🍈🥒 #soupthereitis #vegan
07/24/2020

Now serving a refreshing watermelon, cantaloupe, and cucumber gazpacho with local bread! 🍉🍈🥒 #soupthereitis #vegan

In a pickle on where to eat this weekend? Enjoy our Pickle Board with veggies, olives, and breads! 🥕🥒🍞 Patio seating ava...
07/18/2020

In a pickle on where to eat this weekend? Enjoy our Pickle Board with veggies, olives, and breads! 🥕🥒🍞 Patio seating available Thursday-Sunday, 3PM to 9PM!

Enjoying a mini-vacay! Stay safe, stay hydrated, & stay beautful! see you July 9th
07/02/2020

Enjoying a mini-vacay! Stay safe, stay hydrated, & stay beautful! see you July 9th

Address

917 W Grace St
Richmond, VA
23220

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 9pm
Wednesday 11am - 2am
Thursday 11am - 12am
Friday 11am - 12am
Saturday 11am - 3pm
5pm - 12am
Sunday 11am - 3pm
5pm - 9pm

Telephone

(804) 213-0190

Services

  • Delivery
  • Catering
  • Kids
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Coffee
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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Hi, I am with Town Hall. We are preparing a Welcome Kit for new residents that are moving into our community. Our Welcome Kit will feature one business in each business category. LMK if you are interested in being the exclusive business in your category for the new families that are moving in each week. I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail. Please message me or for immediate assistance, feel free to call or text me on my cell which is listed below. Thanks. Carole Merwin 804-539-9433
Hi, I am with Town Hall. We are preparing a Welcome Kit for new residents that are moving into our community. Our Welcome Kit can only feature one Cafe and I would like to discuss your being the exclusive Cafe for our new residents. I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our "Welcome Kit" and explain the program in greater detail. Please message me or for immediate assistance, feel free to call or text me on my cell which is listed below. Thanks. Carole Merwin 804-539-9433
Enjoyed our meals and meeting with you Seth. Good Luck!
Hello Ipanema! We love you so much and miss you! Any updates on when you will be up and running? 😀❤️
Congrats! Ipanema Cafe is now giving back in Richmond on GroupRaise! Organizations can now book fundraisers here: bit.ly/fundraise_23005
We love you Ipanema Cafe! Everything about your restaurant - from food, to staff, to ambience-- you've got it going on!
Staff was fabulous, food was great, atmosphere amazing