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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
+1 919-856-8551
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“coconut cake” (22 reviews)
“meatloaf” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (33 reviews)
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2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great deserts!! Never leave hungry. Go early, because it is very popular. Expect to wait. Dessert for breakfast is an option.

Thank corwincz
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in late after dinner. Got 2 slices 2go. Quaint old school diner with a fun energy and great coffee mugs! Coconut and Chocolate Peanut Butter were our choices and 2 slices fed 4-6 people ❤ Yummy. Rich. Very coconutty!

Thank buckmet
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Had some down time following dinner and decided to try HBCD for dessert with another couple. We arrived at 815 and it took over 15 minutes for the host to recognize the small kine of people. I guess because there were no immediate seats available...More

Thank Christian_Laura
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Hayes Barton Cafe still delivers quality food and service. Tucked away in the Five Points district, it is a great little restaurant full of charm and character. Always a favorite is the meatloaf!!

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Before they run out! Loved this place. It is quirky, fresh, delicious, but not inexpensive. I had pork tenderloin and it was amazing. Fork-tender, delicious balsamic gravy. Loved it. But - what we really came for was the dessert. Unfortunately one choice was already gone...More

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Quaint little place. Huge portions of food. Large slices of cake. All good! Good people that work there. Outstanding!

Thank cakewoman
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Visited the HBC the evening of 1/12/17 with anticipation of returning to a favorite spot with a new BF who has a good appetite. I ordered the meatloaf and he ordered the Bella Linguine. The waiter strongly suggested getting chicken added to the pasta. The...More

Thank jprz
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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....More

Thank Howard L
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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...More

Thank bobtracy
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...More

Thank sunshine_warrior
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laura Y
What's parking like? Is there a (free) lot? Street parking? To pay for garages?
20 June 2015|
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Response from SweetLeilani53 | Reviewed this property |
We've always been fortunate to find a spot within a block of the resatuarant ... usually, right out front, pull in style parking right there. Street parking, on the curb with a parking meter is the other option. Many of... More
Melissa G
gluten free options?
9 April 2015|
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Response from SweetLeilani53 | Reviewed this property |
I sincerely doubt they have gluten free items. This is a very old fifties style place, kinda mom and pop. It's really nostalgic for many people... old movie star photos on the walls, vinyl booths and seating... Delicious.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, 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
  • E-mail