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Hot Cakes

1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
+1 434-295-6037
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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08:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pumpkin muffin was a hit (has raisins!). Ham and swiss croissant was excellent. And they made me a turkey sandwich at 9am. Excellent service, great coffee and decent prices.

Thank bl1416
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I went here with friends for lunch. They were very pleased with their fried green tomato sandwiches and my chicken sandwich was good as well. Another friend says they have great quiche. There were two types of soup the day we were there, we tried...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to stop for a quick lunch, with good food (a large variety of things to choose from) and comfortable seating, particularly near the window.

Thank David W
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you go for lunch, do try the quiche. The pumpkin muffins are always delicious (must like raisins) and they are generous to share their recipe! If you go after dinner for take home dessert...try the chocolate lava cake or chocolate flourless torte. VERY nice...More

Thank Tanner84
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Marinated mozzarella and tomatoes....tiramisu.....the best, and good coffee, take out or eat-in....catering and wedding cakes, good for a homemade quick bite

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 11 January 2017

On a recent trip to Charlottesville, we wanted a change for breakfast, and pulled this place from an internet search. Glad we did -- comfortable place with lovely looking pastries, EXCELLENT coffee, and a good breakfast -- we each had different "breakfast burritos" (mine with...More

Thank TMU2008
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Nestled in among the traditional stores and shops in the Barracks Road Mall, Hot Cakes is a delightful change of pace. Operating as a bakery with a singular focus on cakes, it is the place in C'ville for very good cakes as well as excellent...More

1  Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Chocolate Amaretto is a must to try..many other delicious treat options as well as entrees. Fresh squeezed orange juice, coffee and tea available. A little pricey but you are definitely not getting stale microwaved pre packed stuff😊 Clean restroom. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Parking...More

Thank traveler60893
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Love the amaretto cake and the bars. Good for coffee and wifi, or a quick take home treat. Not as big a fan of the deli case, but they do have veg options.

Thank JR B
Reviewed 3 September 2016

One of my favorite stop offs -- consistently good food, & the tea & coffee are wonderful. It's a nice alternative to some of the other cafés in that the menu is a little friendlier to those attempting to avoid bread & bread accessories. It...More

Thank UnorthodoxDreams
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6037
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Locally owned and operated since 1986, HotCakes offers seasonal, gourmet food in our cafe and ready for you to take home. We also provide specialty coffees and teas, freshly prepared desserts, catering and much more!
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