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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 a great place to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine.

Catering – with great 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


Thanksgiving 2018
Bakery & desserts
In our café