The name Cafe Brass is appropriate for a Richmond building that was, for 150 years, a family-owned brass factory. That it’s also a brasserie is a happy accident.
Owner Sam Frantezkos is working with brothers Christopher and Jeremy Sutphin, who have logged time at Le Bon Ton and the now-closed Long Horn Saloon.
Brass is a Euro affair: croque monsieurs and Belgian waffles at breakfast; tagliatelle with Tuscan kale and steak frites for lunch; and mussels in white wine and pan-roasted blue eye with raisin vinaigrette at night. Axil coffee streams through the bright-orange La Marzocco coffee machine.
There’s a very 1930s Euro Art Deco feel to the place, too. The space has hardwood floors, dark American oak for the bar and saddle-coloured leather banquettes, as well as Thonet’s Human chairs and striking Ilanel light fixtures.
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