Ipanema Cafe

Richmond, Virginia

4.3 / 14 votes

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A bar, some booths, and only one menu

Restaurant, Bar

Ipanema is a basement cafe in the Fan section of Richmond. Walk down the steps and open the heavy wooden door and you'll find a unique bar/restaurant with surprising and delicious veg food. The service staff is friendly and usually will greet you quickly from behind the bar. You'll be directed to a chalkboard with the one and only menu in the place. A short list of dishes are available and change from day to day. Spicy Seitan, Enchiladas, Hand-made Pirogies and more. Prices are fair and the atmosphere is enjoyable. Artwork hangs in the booths and changes frequently. Wine bottles hide away in the exposed joists overhead while the hum of dining customers melds with the ever changing music.

Added by Joshua Warchol on Jul 14 04 (last updated Jul 21 12)

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Fantastic restaurant in the VCU area. Very mixed crowd, both young and old. Have a mixture of sandwiches/wraps, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Would recommend all of their food because it's all delicious!

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This cafe serves great-tasting, unique food. I loved the dive bar atmosphere (although it was very clean). The service was great and the staff was knowledgeable. I had the focaccia and sweet potato pancakes, along with a slice of vegan blueberry pear pie-- all decadent. It's right near campus yet had an interesting mix of patrons. Since I was passing through town, I brought a book to keep me entertained and found it quiet enough to read comfortably. Overall, an excellent experience, and if I lived in Richmond, I'd be a regular.

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The Fan


On Grace Street, 3 blocks west of Belvidere Street.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


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  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • Happy Hour
  • Live Music
  • Quiet
  • Romantic


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11am - 11pm
5:30pm - 11pm

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