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Paradox Pastry

313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5654
+1 434-245-2253
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“quiche” (9 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5654
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The whole reason I stumbled across Paradox is because a local barista explained that some of the baked goods at her coffee shop were chosen because they are naturally delicious for any eater; they just happen to be GF. This had me intrigued, so I...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My family and I recently stopped by, and are we glad we did! This place is friendly and welcoming, with a great vibe. The baked goods on offer looked delectable. We chose two hearty breakfast muffins and a lemon/blueberry turnover -- they were fresh, absolutely...More

Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I drive past this place almost every day, but only visited recently when interviewing a young woman for a possible educational grant. She suggested it and I was happy for the excuse. Nice atmosphere and a big array of very enticing pastries. Not especially my...More

Thank Lulu22902
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Such an inviting and fun atmosphere. The staff was all smiles and super helpful. The pastries and coffee selection was fresh and vast. Would highly recommend.

Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This marvelous place has become a regular stop for me. Jenny weaves her magic in pastry and produces wonderful croissants and many other breakfast goodies. There is nothing remotely French about the atmosphere, but if you can live with that, it's great. The staff are...More

Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went here for a wedding cake tasting. We loved everything. The cakes were so good, all different icings. We even tested gluten free option. We also tried several pies . We did not find one that we did not like. Highly recommend the pecan...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Staff is very friendly. The place is clean! Interior is very welcoming and relaxing...especially the loft, which is worth checking out. 'Spinach Feta Croissant' cannot be described..all I can say is that it was so fresh and delicious! Not burnt outside, not doughy inside..it had...More

Thank traveler60893
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Maple cinnamon croissant, oh yeah. Mmmm! One is all you can handle, or should, even though you want more. The staff are the hippest chic's in Cville. Fun crew. Did I say that everything there is from scratch. 5*

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My wife and I tried this quaint little cafe/bakery out for breakfast. I had the Ham and Cheese Croissant and My wife had the Spinach Keish. We also shared their Healthy Blueberry muffin. Everything was great. I want to point out the Blueberry muffin. If...More

Thank michaeleds
Reviewed 4 June 2016

After almost a year, it was time for another visit, this time with a French guest. We both agreed that the croissants were superb: buttery with a solid yet flaky texture and totally delicious. They also had an amazing "Jewish Blueberry Cake". It is Kosher,...More

Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5654
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-245-2253
Great pastries in the morning, fabulous cakes & pies in the evening and salads/sandwiches/soups in between. Lots of space to sit & converse. Open late in the evenings on the weekends. Convenient to the pedestrian mall.
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