Millie's Diner has become somewhat of a Richmond institution. This small diner in what used to be a bad part of town, draws epic crowds on the weekend who come for their famous Mess-dishes. When you put your name on the list (because you will wait!), grab a cup of coffee or mimosa from the bar and pull up a seat outside. Might as well bring the Sunday newspaper with you to help kill time.
Once you're seated, there are no menus - look to the chalk board at the end of the room to see the daily offerings. The Devil's Mess (pictured above) is what they're famous for and it doesn't disappoint. A mess of eggs, spicy sausage, onions, green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, mild curry, melted white cheddar and avocado is addictvely good. The Castro's Mess (basically the a Cuban sandwich in an egg dish) is also good. They come with a side of toast and pair well with a cup of their strong coffee.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Millie's is worth waiting around for.