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Hot and Cold Cafe

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205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
+1 434-846-4976
10:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

The lunch buffet is small but delicious, and nothing is pre-made. The owner makes the food from scratch and he'll welcome you with a smile when you arrive. Great Indian cuisine.

Thank Abe L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This restaurant is an absolute gem tucked away in just a couple doors off of Main Street in Lynchburg. The husband and wife team that own this were cook and waitress the night we stopped for a hot beverage and snack, and what a great team they are! The hot tea was perfect - nicely spiced and brewed there, not... More 

1 Thank Glenn B
Preston, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

On a recent visit to Lynchburg I ended up with some extra time to spend. My two sons, future daughter-in-law and I explored some of the antique shops on Main Street, and were looking to get a warm drink at the end of the day. We were warmly greeted when we entered, seated and given a menu. The cuisine is... More 

1 Thank Glenn B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

The owner is extremely personable and the baba ganoush is fantastic (very garlicky!). We stopped on a road trip for vegetarian food.

1 Thank SPVAPA
Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Went to the Hot and Cold Café for lunch on the 28th for something different in Lynchburg. The buffet was limited with only 1 meat dish, but there were a total of around 8-10 things to sample and it included custard for dessert. All of the items we sampled were very tasty and I would go again just to be... More 

1 Thank Rick R
Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

This place is incredible! Not only is the service friendly and personable but the food is very authentic. I have been to India several times and it is the best I have had in the states! We had the butter chicken, which was to die for and the vegetable korma which is cravable. I can't to go back for the... More 

1 Thank Mayor454
Marshallton, Delaware
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I found this gem through trip advisor on a trip to North Carolina. Not only was it a great lunch at a great price, but the atmosphere was very friendly. The owner is very hands-on and accommodating. Lots of options for gluten free folks like me. I hope someday we can go back!

Thank mimibt
Alexandria, Virginia
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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Great priced, small, delicious, authentic buffet! A great little gem that can be easily missed from its location.

Thank Michel B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I found this restaurant on this website and decided to give it a try. I was passing through, on my way to Charlottesville. The owner, Uday, was very welcoming and helped me to decide buffet or something off the menu. I had a chicken dish (Mahari chicken?) and enjoyed it. I also added some of the spicy, tomato based sauce... More 

1 Thank uncg_nurse
Northeast Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

What an experience! We were looking for a good local restaurant in Lynchburg while traveling. The name just didn't sound tempting to me and I would never have considered eating there until I looked at the menu. It is an eclectic mix of Lebanese and Indian dishes. We arrived between lunch and dinner so we were the only diners there... More 

Thank greengables93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-846-4976
Lynchburg's Premiere Indian-Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant. Taste homemade Indian and Lebanese food. Try our lunch buffet Monday through Friday. Many Vegetarian dishes. Menu includes Gyros, Hummus, Tabouli, Falafel, Baklava, Chicken Tikka Masala,Homemade Parathas, Biryani, Chai, Mango Lassi and the best Kheer (rice pudding).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?