Umami is a the cutest local tea shop off of Lakeside in Richmond VA. The first time I went was a few months ago for brunch. I was overwhelmed, to say the least, with all the different variations of tea.
The staff is always super friendly and helpful. I’ve tried a few other local tea shops and nothing compares. This tea shop is wonderful for getting little gifts for friends, family, and more importanly myself.
Location: 6920-C Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Food: Good. Their tea is wonderful and the prices are too. They do have food here but I would skip the food and just go for the tea.
I found this little hidden gem located in a gas station of all places.
It may not be the best presentation, on the metal tray, but the quality of taste makes up for all of that and some. The prices are also very reasonable as well, for this veggie platter the total is around 7$. I haven’t quite figured out their hours though. I’ve also slipped up a few times and missed their lunch completely. ●︿● This place by far my favorite Indian restaurant in RVA, or really ever to be honest.
One of my coworkers suggested this place almost a year ago, I have been a regular ever since. I thought it couldn’t be but so bad with what I was hearing about it from different coworkers, it is a also less than a mile from my job, so one day I stopped by, took one bit and I was in love. Everything was full of flavor with just the right amount of spice. The platter changes daily so it is always fun to see what you will get next visit. What always included is rice, naan, 3 different veggie side dishes, Thayir Saadam, veggie samosas, and a dessert of some kind.
I can’t put into words of how much I am in love with this place. If you ever have the chance to visit for lunch do yourself a favor and GO.
Food: Very Good. This place has amazing food at an amazing price. Market Cafe is perfect for lunch and take-out.