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What's for dinner tonight? How about Stuffed Chicken Breast with grape tomato, feta and basil pesto? On the side - French Onion Mac-n-Cheese with caramelized onions, Gruyere and truffled breadcrumbs and Tuscan Kale Salad with toasted walnuts, golden raisins, crispy garlic breadcrumbs and pecorino. You definitely don't want to skip dessert. Pick up a slice of classic Key Lime Pie, or Italian Cream Cake. Find these items and much more on the March Gourmet-to-go and Bakery & Dessert Menus.

Since 1986, Charlottesville's best gourmet prepared foods, café & bakery

We feature extraordinary food, reasonable prices, the best locally-roasted specialty coffees & exceptional loose leaf teas – all available for eat-in or take-out.

Everything is made from scratch daily, with many vegetarian and gluten-free options. Choose from our:  ● chef-prepared foods    breakfast, lunch & dinner   muffins, scones, cookies, croissants ...    cakes, slices, and desserts-for-one

We regularly deliver customized gifts of our foods and other specialty items to UVA students, hospital visitors, and anyone else in Central Virginia. Call us for details.

Always casual & comfortable

Whether for a full meal ... or a few creative sides ... or a simple latte and dessert, our café is always informal and welcoming. And, our covered outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine.

Catering – with exceptional food and caring service

Our professional catering staff makes it easy to have a spectacular wedding or any kind of business or private party in Central Virginia.

We are accredited at many of the best local venues, including UVA sites and gorgeous wineries in the Virginia countryside.

We make it easy to have a sensational event that you will treasure forever.

We all have the right to enjoy delicious, quality food at reasonable prices

That's our guiding principal at HotCakes

Lisa McEwan, owner


Bakery & desserts
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Graduation Menu 2019