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1137A Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4826
+1 434-295-6037
08:00 - 20:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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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 1 week ago 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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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20 reviews
6 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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
Blacksburg, VA
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We have been visiting Hotcakes for 23 years and we stop by everytime we go to Charlottesville for lunch or to find items for a picnic. We always get the pumpkin muffins--they are wonderful! They always have a great assortment of items for take-out or a lunch inside. They are pricey, but the quality is very good.

Thank Bonnie B
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Nice selection of sandwiches and deli foods. The pastries are even better. If you have a sweet tooth, good choice. Coffee drinks as well. This is a food establishment, not a hotel. It is in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA.

Thank hwright47
Richmond, Virginia
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Nice place with the feel of a bakery / take out cafe. It is also a good place to get food to bring home for your own parties. The foods and baked good look really good. The taste is good, but not great.

Thank tracingthings

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Parking Available
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?