#8OnYourPlate: Options for a family-friendly brunch or breakfast in RVA

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Ever feel like you have endless options when it comes to food in Richmond? We’re taking a closer look at some of them to help you find just what you’re looking for.

Over the next few weeks, the Good Morning Richmond team is highlighting breakfast and brunch spots.

We enlisted the help of RVA food and beer writer Robey Martin because, frankly, few Richmonders know food and beer better than she does.


It isn’t tough in Richmond to find family-friendly restaurants. The city is incredibly accommodating to parents with both older and younger children – providing creative and healthy options for all ages. But when looking for a morning meal after practice, church or similar, having some options at the ready for hungry passengers is always a good move.


The Mill on MacAuthur is located in the Northside, a burgeoning family-oriented neighborhood. The restaurant reflects its surroundings by creating a child-welcoming space. Kids meals are $6.00 during brunch and include your staples like chicken tenders and pizza along with healthier side items such as apples and carrots. They have a play area, complete with games and coloring books, for busy parents that may have forgotten to bring a specific toy from home.

For a look at the menu, follow the link HERE. 


Can Can Brasserie in Carytown is a solid spot for those “early risers.” The restaurant’s Coffee House starts service at 7 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with an excellent array of sweet and savory pastries. During weekend mornings, they serve a breakfast menu until 11 a.m. including eggs, quiches, crepes and granola, which will appease even the most particular of diners. The upscale atmosphere could be an indicator of a less child-friendly spot, but the restaurant lends itself to family gatherings with its large interior and plenty of pleasantly separate seating areas.

Check out the menu HERE.


Jess and Josh Bufford, the owners of both Toast and Hutch, located in the West End, are serious about family. The two restaurants are open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Toast opens at 11 a.m. and Hutch at 9:30 a.m. They serve a creative menu for adults and kids. Toast has a specific brunch menu for children — $5 to $7 including a drink — with pancakes and cereal bowls. Toast features blueberry donuts and chicken biscuits on the regular brunch menu that may appeal to the smaller set as well. Hutch has similar items on its brunch menu with the addition of French toast. Its regular kids menu has $6 items which includes a drink.

To see Toast’s regular brunch menu, click HERE.

To see Toast’s kids brunch menu, click HERE. 

Click HERE for Hutch’s regular brunch menu.

Click HERE for Hutch’s kids menu. 

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