Happily joining the thriving and growing VCU community, we recently opened our fifth location in a restored storefront at 800 W Broad St, Richmond, VA. Along with VCU, we share a passion for the city of Richmond and the local business community that thrives within it. This historic storefront is a splendid central location with close proximity to the exit from I-95 as well as the forthcoming VCU Institute for Contemporary Art, which will be at the intersection of Broad and Belvidere.
Our goal is to expand our company’s values of comfortable neighborhood storefronts where locals and visitors can eat, work, and relax in a casual market, café, coffee and tea-house. We will continue to focus on a simple menu of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Sandwiches and salads are prepared with the freshest of produce, dairy and naturally raised meats delivered daily from local suppliers. Each store also features a large assortment of retail items ranging from condiments and freshly baked goods to local Virginia beers and wines.
We also hope to foster relationships within the VCU community by serving as a meeting place for students, faculty, and professionals to get together in a warm and relaxing environment. We want to support VCU Art community by displaying student art within our cafés.
Our normal operating hours are 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 Saturday, and 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sunday.
Our Grand Opening Events are listed below:
Monday, October 5th: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Retail Merchants Association at 11:00 am, as well as free coffee samples. At 8:00pm we will be having Shaylene Reynolds, our display artist for October do a Meet the Artist event!
Tuesday, October 6th: From 11:30am until 2:00pm we will have a representative from VCU’s Outdoor Adventure Program come out and talk about their programs and events. We will also be doing Smoothie samples.
Wednesday, October 7th : We will be having a free “Coffee Training Seminar” at 1:00pm delivered by our Barista trainer Glenn Westrich.
Thursday, October 8th: Health Warrior will be coming out and doing a sampling of Chia bars from 10:00am until 1:00pm!
Friday, October 9th: We will be offering $1.00 Small Iced or Hot Coffee if wearing VCU Attire!
Saturday, October 10th: VCU RAMifications, VCU’s award winning a cappella group will be coming out and performing for everyone at 12:00pm!!