Dining on the Downtown Mall
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Bluegrass Grill and Bakery Student Favorite
313 Second St. SE (Downtown Mall, behind Water St. parking garage)
B/L $8/$8

Fantastic breakfast foods, sandwiches and soup. Delicious biscuits. Breakfast until 2 p.m. Cash and checks only. Usually a long wait on weekends.

Blue Moon Diner Student Favorite
512 W. Main St.

Funky diner with a diverse clientele. (It's a popular hangout for the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers, and the Charlottesville Derby Dames.) Pancakes feature cool designs.

Bodo's Bagel BakeryFaculty Fave Student Favorite
1418 Emmet St. 977-9598
505 Preston Ave. 293-5224
1609 University Ave. (Corner) 293-6021
B/L $3

Take out or eat in; be prepared to stand in line. All kinds of bagels, cream cheese flavors, sandwiches, salads and soups.

Boylan Heights Student Favorite
102 14th St.

Boylan Heights is generally known as a burger joint, but it serves up a solid brunch only on Sundays. Brunch starts at 11 a.m.

Para Coffee / Cafe Cubano
112 W Main St, #1

Located on the downtown mall. Outdoor seating.

Dunkin' Donuts
1509 University Ave.

Located on the Corner, and open 24 hours. Shares space with Baskin Robbins.

Eppie'sFaculty Fave Student Favorite
412 E. Main St. (on the Downtown Mall)

This restaurant is generally known around town for its Southern favorites for lunch and dinner. But, Eppies serves seasonal brunch on Sundays during warm months. Call ahead!

International House of Pancakes
1740 Rio Hill Center (on 29 N, right before WalMart)
24 Hours, breakfast all day

La Taza Coffee House
407B Monticello Road

Located in Belmont. Outdoor seating. Breakfast/brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Mykonos Cafe
232 Zan Road

Features Greek food, and also serves breakfast all day. Super friendly wait staff. Good prices.

The Nook
415 E. Market St. (Downtown Mall)
Everything under $10

Family owned and staffed. All-day breakfast. "Comfort food." Famous for the Nook Burger, a big bacon cheeseburger. Validates parking.

Spudnut Shop Student Favorite
309 Avon St.

Homemade donuts, made from potato flour. A local favorite for good reason. Call for hours.

Tip Top
1420 Richmond Road (in Pantops)

Traditional breakfast fare. Outdoor seating is nice on pleasant days.

The Villa Diner
129 N. Emmet St.

Breakfast served all day. Open until midnight.

Waffle House
495 Premier Circle on Route 29 N./1162 Fifth St. SW
Open 24 hrs


Restaurants come and go. For the latest on Charlottesville restaurants, see the list in the back of C-Ville Weekly, (Dining Website) or check out Charlottesville-Dining.com, which offers surveys and rankings of local restaurants. For true-blue foodies, the Hook's food blog, The Dish, offers breaking news on dining and food.

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