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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
+1 919-856-8551
11:30 - 14:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a Walgreen's lunch counter. 3 of us ordered slices or different cakes and shared...plenty to go around. Best cake ever (sorry Mom). Pricey, but worth every penny. You can tell they are really dedicated to their art. If it has chocolate, it's even better. If you're in the area, well worth the stop.

Thank Howard L
Newburgh, NY
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a throw back to the 60's-70's where you had a luncheonette at the Pharmacy. Nice menu. Food very good. Nice Atmosphere. Desserts looked delicious and they were huge. Get there early as it does get very busy. Worth the wait though. Looking forward to going again when we are down here

Thank bobtracy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went with a few couples and enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Several of us had the last of the iceburg wedge for salad and it was great! The burgers were also awesome! The wait staff was very friendly and professional. If you are not a big eater, I highly recommend you "share" with a friend. The portions are very... More 

Thank sunshine_warrior
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The cakes OMG! They were man sized lol Bought 4 different cake slices to take home and share ;) The bagel chips were also good, garlicky and salty and dipped in a crab artichoke dip that actually had chunks of crab meat! Tried the fried oyster, and they did not disappoint. Not too much breading and fresh taste (surprising for... More 

Thank The_Travel_Bugs88
Raleigh, NC
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251 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Ok, I admit it. I'm am officially a Hayes Barton Cafe junkie. I love Margot's meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy. The portion meatloaf is HUGE. It is impossible NOT to take at least half of the portion home with you to enjoy another day. Her mashed potatoes are not too thick, not to thin, but just right. Last night,... More 

Thank TurksHeadGuy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've been eating here for 15 years - best food in the city! Fabulous atmosphere, the best desserts ...I've never tasted anything not completely delicious at Hayes Barton!

Thank Margaret H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Good selection tonight Counter person extremely rude Coffee was okay, but it was hot Best cake by far is the coconut Will return for dinner sometime soon

Thank Mike K
United States
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We love to go to Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery. The people are so nice and it is a small, fun establishment with a WWII era theme. The food has always been fabulous and the portions are large, so you'll probably be taking some home. They have specials each night and work with local produce. Eat the bread! And all... More 

Thank AMTP
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in town! Always delicious! Excellent service always. Only regret is that we didn't bring home the bread basket leftovers!

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

From out of town but a local introduced me - Been hooked ever since. Absolutely can't go wrong even if you selected a dessert from the case blindfolded ;).

Thank Brooke B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-856-8551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?