You have traveled to Helping Hands for your pet’s surgery or dental care and think, “Where can I have breakfast in RVA?”. Well no worries friends, we’ve got you covered. After you have checked in, please stop by the lounge, say hello, grab a coffee and some information about what to do around town for the day. You’ll need fuel for your adventures and we have three great options for you…it’s Breakfast Time in RVA!
Option Number One for Breakfast Time in RVA
You will head out of the parking lot, make a left and then another left at the intersection. You will go up to the second stop light and make a right onto W Broad St. A few blocks up, out of your driver’s side window, you will see hometown favorite City Diner. Unanimously, our clients LOVE City Diner. It is filled with the friendliest folks who serve up great food for a great price.
Our Office manager Elaina is crazy about their pancakes. They are very family/child friendly and have outdoor seating that is pet friendly. Some clients love it so much, they go back again for lunch! You can count on City Diner for a true, hometown Diner experience. Homemade food, served with love 🙂
Option Number Two for Breakfast Time in RVA
If you don’t usually have a traditional breakfast, but prefer to grab a fresh pastry instead…O.M.G…let us introduce you to the new kid on the block, Red Cap Patisserie! Their name is a nod to the French revolution and they challenge their patrons to “Liberate your Palate!”. Owner and Pastry Chef Martine serves some of the most amazing French style pastries you may ever have the pleasure of eating—worth every carb!
Sweets are not necessarily your thing? Not to worry, she makes the most delectable savory hand pies called tourtieres (described on her menu as a classic French Canadian treat)! She has something for every palate with offerings such as potato cheddar onion, chicken bacon peas, pork plum pear, and more.
To get to Red Cap, you turn left out of the Helping Hands parking lot, make another left at the intersection, and drive straight. At the second light, you will continue to go straight through the intersection. Immediately, you will see a 7 Eleven. Red Cap Patisserie is a little store front directly across from the 7 Eleven parking lot. Enjoy!
Option Number Three for Breakfast in RVA
We have given you traditional, we have given you pastries, and now we give you a special and unique breakfast experience. Perly’s, at 111 E Grace St serves “traditional Jewish cuisine, with a modern twist“. Whether you choose the Cinnamon Babka French Toast or the Benny Goodman (2 potato latkes with smoked salmon, poached eggs, dill hollandaise and salmon roe) Perly’s offers a bevy of thoughtful, out of the ordinary options.
The decor is charming and the staff is happy to answer any questions. They won the Elby Award (RVA’s Food Oscars) for Best Everyday Casual. A political analyst for MSNBC said “this is one of the greatest breakfast places in the country“. Just like City Diner, Perly’s is also open for lunch and the Washington Post called their matzo ball soup a “game-changer“. This place is slightly farther than the others but is a great example of why RVA has become such a Foodie destination city.
Time to Pick your Place and Start Eating!
OK, there should be something for everyone with these three great RVA Breakfast Time options! Be sure and let them know you are visiting RVA while your pet is receiving care at Helping Hands, you will find Richmonders are very friendly. Whether you choose to go on and visit the VMFA, enjoy the James River, or pop over to Carytown for some interesting shopping, you should have plenty of energy after fueling up at any of these three awesome RVA breakfast spots. Enjoy your day and thank you so much for traveling to us for your pet’s care ♥
*all photos used with permission from the establishments