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Hot and Cold Cafe

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205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
+1 434-846-4976
10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My daughter and I just ate here today and fell in love with Hot and Cold Cafe. The owner is an absolute delight who takes pride in his food. We enjoyed every bite and will go back again!

Thank carpentersdaughterx2
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice and had great experiences. The food was fantastic and the owner was very welcoming and hospitable. I would suggest eating the buffet and if they have the tomato soup, you must try it! Delicious!

Thank Ryan B
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great Indian food and the owner will bend over backwards for you. The Buffet allows you to try all sorts of new things. Can't speak to the Mediterranean options.

Thank P9650JIthomask
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We ordered tabouli, a bulgar wheat salad which was flavorful, but a little dry, though we'd order it again. We each had the gyros. They are not Greek with onions/cucumber tzatziki sauce on a pita; they are Lebanese with tomato and shredded lettuce on a flat bread. The meat was not sausage from a rotary spit, but marinated lamb meat,... More 

Thank TrepC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not fancy but the owner is very friendly and makes excellent middle eastern food, mostly from India. They have been in business for over 6 years. The lunch buffet is always good.

Thank realestatebroker041
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife and I had passed this restaurant a couple of times and thought the aromas as we passed were inviting. We passed by again at lunch time and decided to give it a try. Although we are not big fans of buffet, it offered a nice selection and seemed like a great way to sample what they had to... More 

Thank Dick K
Central Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Locally owned small cafe with delicious food and very charismatic owners. It was like being welcomed into a friend's home, caring about your experience and making sure you were satisfied with your meal. These owners offer a friendly, relaxed, enjoyable dining experience.

Thank TwisterInVA
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This Saturday we came I. And even though it was really quiet on the street, this place was packed. And there's a good reason. The food was fantastic and the owners were so concerned that we had a good experience. We did indeed!

Thank PamelaTea
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was by far one of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had. It reminds me of a restaurant that needs to be on kitchen nightmares. I orded a wrap to go. It was horrendous. The wrap was stale, the chips were stale and the ingredients weren't very fresh. They advertise their 'amazing vegetarian selection' but I've experienced many other... More 

1 Thank Amy R
Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I love this place.for lunch they have a small buffet area where you can serve your self.They have one of the best cucumber salads around that is always fresh unlike some places.They always bring out a special hot sauce for me when i go in. I like it spicy.

Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Indian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-846-4976
Lynchburg's Premiere Indian-Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant. Taste homemade Indian and Lebanese food. Try our lunch buffet Monday through Friday. Many Vegetarian dishes. Menu includes Gyros, Hummus, Tabouli, Falafel, Baklava, Chicken Tikka Masala,Homemade Parathas, Biryani, Chai, Mango Lassi and the best Kheer (rice pudding).

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