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1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
+1 434-295-6037
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1,543 reviews
785 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This was my second time eating here and it didn't disappoint. Everything is made from scratch so you know it's going to be good. The desserts are stupid good too. Literally everything about this place is awesome and the prices are not bad at all. You definitely need to go.

Thank Jordan N
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We stopped by Hot Cakes while visiting Charlottesville. The service was great, and our clerk/server named Maddie gave us good recommendations. We tried the fruit tarts and cupcakes plus iced coffee - all was tasty. It was a yummy and relaxing stop during our trip. Hard to pick which dessert - they all look incredible.

Thank ABinSC_13
Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I was given a gift certificate by one of my little students as an end of year gift. It was getting close to expiring so I got myself over there having to run errands in some adjacent stores. The store was very clean and was greeted with the pleasant aroma of coffee and baked goods. The line was not that... More 

Thank Amy D

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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?