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 New In November 

West Indies Beef Stew - tomato, bell pepper, green olives, spices

Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprout Gratin - with Asiago & pine nuts

Calico Carrots - rustic mash of carrots & potatoes, with juniper berries & thyme

Lemon - Maple Grilled Asparagus - with pink Himalayan sea salt

Orzo Salad - with butternut squash & arugula

Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cake - lightly salted caramel filling

Mixed Berries & Cream Cake - fresh berries & whipped cream filling

Apple - Cranberry Pie - loaded with fresh, local apples

Our full Thanksgiving Menu is now available! See link below.



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

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

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 deliver customized gifts of our foods and other specialty items to UVA students, hospital visitors, and others in Central Virginia. Call for details.

Always casual & comfortable

For a full meal ... 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.

We are accredited at many of the best 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





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