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Hot Cakes

5427 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
+1 206-420-3431
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“molten cake” (18 reviews)
“cakes” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5427 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
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Reviewed 1 December 2018

Amazing dessert spot! They take the ordinary molten lava and make it new again. The caramel is addictive and the chocolate flavor could not be more perfect. It is a bit pricey but worth the cost - you don't get the quality of cakes like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Farrah K
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Amazing Lava Cake! I came here as I was visiting a spot near it and when I googled on Yelp where to go, I thought why not! I am so glad I stopped by. I love lava cake and this was no disappointment. I ordered...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 10 November 2018

I was out for a walk and just wanted a good cookie. Someone recommended them to me because the locals love their desserts. It was more than worth the walk to Hot Cakes. The cookies were soft and moist. Just the way I like them.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TreasuredTraditions
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Dark Decadence $ 11; Warm Cookie with ice cream and chocolate sauce $ 10; Creme Brulee $10 (I've had better) and Irish Coffee $9 was in a small glass (not a coffee mug). I wouldn't return, Overpriced for average desserts. A very small room which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Had a warm cookie with ice cream and a cup of coffee. The cookie was large, and delightfully homemade, warm and fresh from the oven. The ice cream was wonderful. The menu said they drizzle caramel over this, which I thought was going to be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lauramY4987YZ
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Ordered 2 hot cake options to share between the 2 of us. Also ordered a hot drink to sip while waiting. The cakes with sides of ice cream were delicious, but way, way too rich to eat more than a few bites. Very pricey for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LodiDazzles
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Just writing this review makes me want one of their lava cakes, like, now. Crap. Anyway, my husband is lactose-intolerant so 99% of the time we don't get desserts at restaurants. After a nice meal out for an early anniversary, we decided to get dessert...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank redhead_roaming
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We stopped here on a recommendation from some locals and were not disappointed! The lava cakes and ice cream were amazing. The s'mores one was our least favorite due to the overwhelming smokiness but even our least favorite was really good. The peanut butter chocolate...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank suzikay1
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Hands down, best dessert spot I've ever been to. Got the classic dark decadence and the butterbeer. Best lava cake ever. Period. The butterbeer didn't match the drink of my imagination (diehard Harry Potter fan, here) but was still very tasty. Go, go, go!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alia B
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Order the Nutella one, you won’t regret it. Delicious twists on the molten chocolate cake craze. Treat yourself!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank travelequalsbliss
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5427 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107-4052
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-420-3431
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