Ipanema Cafe

at 917 W Grace St, Richmond, 23220 United States

Ipanema Cafe is a full-service vegetarian restaurant and bar on Grace Street in the heart of the VCU community.

Ipanema Cafe
917 W Grace St
Richmond , VA 23220
United States
Contact Phone
P: (804) 213-0190


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 named Restaurateur of the Year by Richmond Magazine in 2013, and featured in The Virginia Table in 2015.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 11:00- 23:00
  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 23:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 23:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 23:00
  • Fridays: 11:00- 23:00
  • Saturdays: 17:30- 23:00
  • Sundays: 17:30- 23:00


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Reviews for Ipanema Cafe

Holly G.

An okay spot for a quick, casual lunch. I had the tempeh reuben and it was pretty good but not great. Husband had the vegan sausage sandwich and seemed to... Read more

Luke N.

My vegan Cesar salad was delicious. Every vegetable tasted as if it had been pulled from the garden minutes earlier. The water was chilled to perfection.... Read more

Amelia H.

I've passed this place a bunch of times & never been. About a month ago I finally tried it for my friend's bday. The server was friendly & very helpful.... Read more
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Maybe it comes down to phobias. As Feather posits of rooftop bars, “They get the folks who are claustrophobic or very, very tall, and we get the people who are afraid of heights.” “We’re also an incredible stronghold should there be a zombie attack,” she adds.

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-06-28 20:21:02 GMT

Tomorrow night!

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-05-25 23:24:32 GMT

Karaoke tonight: James at Ipanema Cafe Miranda at Bandito's Burrito Lounge Randy at TASTE at Infuzion Nate at Buffalo Wild Wings

Published Nard's Professional DJ Service on 2016-05-25 14:32:42 GMT

It might be six or more years now since this wonderful ball of awesomeness came into our lives. Today she gets married! We love you Whitney! We are all so honored to see you get married today!

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-05-21 15:56:29 GMT

mini-tap takeover for Mon Draft Night. 3 beers from SouthStreet Brewery. SatansPony 365 Shandy Slippery When Wit gose-wit hybrid.

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-06-20 23:10:04 GMT

We want to send out love and congratulations to Tara Franzetti and Paul Franzetti > Proud new parents! We can't wait to meet your lil one!

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-06-15 19:48:55 GMT

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Published The Great Southern on 2016-06-14 22:57:03 GMT

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Published The Great Southern on 2016-06-14 22:56:58 GMT

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-06-09 20:33:40 GMT

Style Weekly previews The Great Southern! Authors David Bushman and Arthur Smith will appear with actress Charlotte Stewart at Friday evening's Charlotte Stewart Reading & "Writing About Twin Peaks" Panel at Chop Suey Books, and also Saturday's Great Southern: Big Ed's Craft Farm and Twin Peaks Panel Event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Their book TWIN PEAKS FAQ is available now! The whole thing kicks off at 4 PM TODAY with the Great Southern: Happy Generations Happy Hour at Ipanema Cafe!

Published The Great Southern on 2016-06-09 13:58:25 GMT

Karaoke tonight: Miranda at Bandito's Burrito Lounge James at Ipanema Cafe Randy at TASTE at Infuzion Nathan at Buffalo Wild Wings

Published Nard's Professional DJ Service on 2016-06-08 14:51:47 GMT

The "Becks and the City" blog has published a nice piece about the upcoming Great Southern, which has a Preview Show this Sunday at Strange Matter, and then kicks into gear on Thursday, June 9 with events at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Chop Suey Books, Ipanema Cafe, The Byrd Theatre & Foundation, Gallery5, Dinamo and more! For the full overview, check out the article!

Published The Great Southern on 2016-06-02 15:10:41 GMT

Karaoke tonight: James at Ipanema Cafe Randy at TASTE at Infuzion Nate at Buffalo Wild Wings

Published Nard's Professional DJ Service on 2016-06-01 15:24:43 GMT

The clock is ticking on this menu! so come by and get your favorites before they are gone. Before you know it Chef Will be debutin his summer ideas! #rvadine

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-05-19 22:48:54 GMT

Monday night!

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-05-09 00:39:03 GMT

New salads, sandwiches on the lunch menu

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-04-21 18:28:22 GMT

Another free movie on Grace Street next week!

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-03-31 19:21:29 GMT

Mmmmm....Have you tried the Maitake Dish at Metzger Bar and Butchery or the The Perfect Egg at Dutch & Co.? What about the Vegan Reuben at Ipanema Cafe?

Published Cavalier Produce on 2016-03-29 15:51:55 GMT

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-03-22 15:23:06 GMT

New addition to our lunch menu! Portobella mushroom french dip on baguette with onion, mayo and cotija cheese. #rvadine

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-03-21 19:03:04 GMT

Do you know about this place Candice Turner????

Published Jennifer Young Johnson on 2016-03-17 15:56:20 GMT

Congrats to Ipanema Cafe & Dinamo (Dinamo times 2!) http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/full-plate-9-favorite-richmond-dishes-to-try-in-2016/Content?oid=2298830

Published Quickness RVA on 2016-03-15 20:12:32 GMT

great photo by Scott Elmquist! Thanks Style Weekly!

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-03-09 23:41:42 GMT

Hi-fives on our Vegan Reuben making the list!

Published Ipanema Cafe on 2016-03-08 21:07:17 GMT

Just six months after it opened, the White Horse Tavern is closing for a rebrand with the help of The Roosevelt and Ipanema Cafe owner Kendra Feather.