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1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
+1 434-295-6037
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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424 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 one and enjoyed it. On the way out, I happened to glance at the baked... More 

Thank norskies
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 people makes it worth it to come back again!

Thank Tanner84
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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
Burke, VA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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 chorizo and black beans), and both were very good. Will come back!

Thank TMU2008
Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 coffee. A limited menu, but it is difficult to match their cakes for creativity and... More 

1 Thank jeffl499
Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 is generally not an issue.

Thank traveler60893
Richmond, Virginia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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
Valletta, Malta
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 also doesn't break the bank, meaning I can enjoy my food & drink without feeling... More 

Thank UnorthodoxDreams
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I was visiting Charlottesville and was told by the locals to try this place. I must say I was not disappointed !!!! I was here for cupcakes. Staff is very friendly. Loved the display of the food and desserts. I enjoyed the cupcakes, fresh, moist and yummy. Next time I'm in town, will definitely be back.

Thank 722Lola88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?