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Paradox Pastry

313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5654
+1 434-245-2253
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“quiche” (9 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
“cake” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
313 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5654
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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
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Salmon Dill & Cream Cheese quiche was the reason I got out of bed some mornings. The staff is friendly, the place is beautiful and the prices are very college-student-budget friendly.

Thank kundsefs
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Super delicious collection of sweet and savory treats. Good place to grab some coffee and breakfast and mooch off the wifi. Relaxing place

Thank Clone99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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