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Hot Cakes

1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
+1 434-295-6037
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
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“hotcakes” (13 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe
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1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

My wife and I enjoy having lunch at Hot Cakes and it always feels special. The food is terrific and the selection is varied. I appreciate their soup and sandwich selection as well as the quiche options (though I would like to have something other...More

Thank Walter O
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a combination gourmet take out and restaurant. The salads, quiche, sandwiches, and desserts all good, though some of the items in the display case are extremely expensive.

Thank tourist22903
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Have passed this place many times - then one day, stopped in and, WOW, we are so glad we did! The sesame noodles are very tasty, the bean and tortilla strips salad is delicious and the cider marinated chicken sandwich is a delight....we can't wait...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Having enjoyed HotCakes catering a number of time, I have been making a mental note to try it for lunch. The opportunity arose for a business lunch recently. We actually sat outside as the weather was perfect. I tried the Green Salad with Chicken, which...More

Thank Enjoysgoodfood21
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Nice place to have lunch. Very tasty sandwich. Chocolate cupcake with mint icing was pretty good. A nice, open place. The servers were not great, but good. Tried to be attentive to the customers. Had lots of salads and pasta dished as sides.

1  Thank Sherri R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Worst lunch possible, super market bread very over priced, owner needs to visit Rein,s Kosher Deli. Bad attitude of staff. They asked if that was all when I ordered sandwich and a drink. You would think could say could say may I help you with...More

Thank davidroyce207
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Really good food. You can get sandwiches and other food to eat there or takeout. Or you can get wonderful cooked meals to heat up at home. And their desserts!!! Fabulous!

Thank GroupLeaderIreland
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Pumpkin muffin was a hit (has raisins!). Ham and swiss croissant was excellent. And they made me a turkey sandwich at 9am. Excellent service, great coffee and decent prices.

Thank bl1416
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I went here with friends for lunch. They were very pleased with their fried green tomato sandwiches and my chicken sandwich was good as well. Another friend says they have great quiche. There were two types of soup the day we were there, we tried...More

Thank norskies
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to stop for a quick lunch, with good food (a large variety of things to choose from) and comfortable seating, particularly near the window.

Thank David W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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