Lamplighter Roasting Company of Richmond, VA Offers Good Food And Locally Roasted Coffee!

116 South Addison Street
Richmond, VA 23220

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(804) 728-2292

Reviewed by Michael Carpenter

by Michael Carpenter

Looking for a made to order breakfast or lunch item with a locally roasted coffee?

If you are in Richmond, then check out Lamplighter Roasting Company.  Located in a repurposed service station in Richmond’s historic fan district, Lamplighter has an eclectic artsy atmosphere with indoor and seasonal outdoor seating. On the sunny day when we visited the outdoor seating was busy but a table was open for us. Looking around we noted many milling around enjoying a cup of coffee and the weather while others were enjoying lunch and a game of chess.


Lamplighter Roasting Co.


Lamplighter opened in 2009 with the goal of offering a world class coffee experience. This cafe not only offers fresh food, but free public tastings the last Friday of every month.


Lamplighter Roasting Co.


We ordered the TLTNA $7.75 with tempeh and plum BBQ sauce. Many of the vegan BBQ sandwiches I have had in the past tend to be messy, however this had a good amount of sauce giving it a hint of BBQ without making it overwhelming or messy. The tempe had enough crunch combined with the avocado for a creaminess to make it a satisfying meal. Combined with a tasty fruit cup on the side this was a perfect light lunch.

 TLTNA - $7.75 - Tempeh marinated in BBQ plum sauce, tomato, avocado and mixed greens on sliced 3 grain bread.

TLTNA – $7.75 – Tempeh marinated in BBQ plum sauce, tomato, avocado and mixed greens on sliced 3 grain bread.


We also ordered the Patterson $7.75. For those who enjoy the roasted red pepper and hummus combo this is the one for you. Their hummus is more creamy than thick almost giving it a mayo type of consistency. The artichoke hearts and red pepper offer of a contrast in flavors. Again the sandwich was filled to satisfy my appetite without the awkward messiness of  being overstuffed.


Lamplighter Roasting Co.

PATTERSON – $7.75 – Avocado, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts
and hummus on fococcia bread.


In addition to our meal there is a variety of vegetarian and vegan options if you are in the mood for breakfast or lunch.  Also offered is a hummus plate ($5.75) and a fresh fruit plate ($4.00).


Lamplighter Roasting Co.


So if you are in the mood for a great day of  local people watching while enjoying a light outdoor lunch, Lamplighter Roasting Company may be just the dining spot for you.


Links:  Menu   Menu                 Hours: Mon-Sat 7am to 8pm,  Sun 8am-8pm


Michael is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, an athlete and a health advocate. He and his wife, Jeanette Carpenter, MD, are co-owners of Carpenter Health and Wellness, PLLC.  Jeanette has also completed a Plant-Based Nutrition certification program offered through the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell. Michael’s territory for Veggin’ Out and About includes the greater Richmond, VA area and beyond.

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