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Basic Necessities

2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
+1 434-361-1766
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“soups” (13 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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10:00 - 02:00 Hours
American, Cafe, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little cafe on 151 was a perfect place to grab lunch. There menu is small and their specials menu is is about the same size as their normal menu. This small selection allows for perfecting the food they serve. I got the French grilled...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are some very good options available in this small Virginia village but none better than Basic Necessities. The menu is creative and the food preparation is excellent. Sandwiches, salads, and home made soups for lunch. My favorite at a recent visit was the salmon...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MDD68
Reviewed 2 November 2018

small sandwich and wine store, good wine selection and bread, one easy stop for your 'basic necessities"

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Explorer66373530408
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Its a small eclectic old house, with minimal seating. Very limited menu, but delicious. I had salmon. There was a man playing the guitar, and it was just the perfect volume. not too intrusive.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Smbm503
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Our family has been going to Basic Necessities for years. The menu changes weekly, depending on local availability and seasonality. My son has food allergies, they have always been great accommodating us. We plan to go back again this weekend for Sunday brunch. I've never...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank csmith123
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I really wanted to like this cute French cafe, but here's the problem. The prices on the menu looked fair--$10 range for lunch. The chalkboard listed soups of the day and a quiche/salad special. No price was given. We ordered it--spinach and feta. The medium...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank T11K
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Basic Necessities had been on my "to visit" list for a while, and finally the opportunity arose to go for Sunday Brunch. It's a small, French-themed restaurant off Rt 151 The menu changes weekly, and is limited to 5 choices, and the portions are not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Stopped in for baguettes and cheese for our wine tasting day. Great local selections, and as a bonus, the shop was caring for an obviously stray and unwell cat...a very positive indicator of the character of people whose business you're supporting!

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We love Basic! You always can get a really tasty meal there. The country French atmosphere, friendly waitstaff and glorious harp music only add to the great food. Brunch this Sunday was not up to par. The French Toast was cold and just swished through...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wallacks
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I've eaten here many times and think the food gets better and better. I usually go there for lunch and have soup and a sandwich. The soups are out of this world. And I also like the somewhat funky decor and comfortable atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Preboomer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Nellysford
  • Phone Number: +1 434-361-1766
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