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205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
434-846-4976
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
Description: Lynchburg's Premiere Indian-Mediterranean Fusion Restaurant. Taste...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unique ethnic dining experience

I enjoy visiting family operated ethnic restaurants and this one provides double benefits, since the menu includes both Lebanese and Indian offerings. I have never been enamored by the name "Hot & Cold", but the enjoyable taste of the food prepared on premises overcomes that minor marketing flaw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Bruce J
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Lynchburg, VA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lynchburg, VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I enjoy visiting family operated ethnic restaurants and this one provides double benefits, since the menu includes both Lebanese and Indian offerings. I have never been enamored by the name "Hot & Cold", but the enjoyable taste of the food prepared on premises overcomes that minor marketing flaw. You can't go wrong with the daily Indian lunch buffet, but don't... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I slipped into Hot and Cold Cafe on a chilly night to grab some dinner before heading to a concert downtown. The owner and his wife both greeted me cordially and told me to pick a seat. I initially intended just to order water, but the owner convinced me to give something else a try (he simply pointed out the... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What I enjoy about Hot and Cold is the atmosphere. You sit close together and get to meet other people. This arrangement is not typical of Lynchburg dinning. My wife and I enjoy the Indian food. Very good with fresh ingredients. Unfortunately, there is not a large selection.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It serves Indian-Mediterranean food made on the premises. We had the buffet at lunch time on a Saturday. I tried a little of everything and enjoyed the mild flavors. The owner explained that there was a hot sauce if desired. Quoting from the menu, choices include:Starters. Sandwiches, Wraps, Cafe Special Medley Wraps etc. There is a web site that would... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our first time for Hot and Cod Cafe on Oct 21. Warm greeting by the owner, Uday has been here for 8 years. He's a neighborhood fixture now. Makes a point to explain the buffet menu. Our buffet had several vegetarian choices, okra was specially good, Uday uses a little ginger and other spices, I forget but he is happy... More 

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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300 reviews 300 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We finally decided to try H & C Cafe after many, many trips to Lynchburg to visit daughter and grand kids. And we found out what we've been missing. This place is just off the main street in downtown L'burg... which really isn't too busy on a fall Saturday at 12:30 in the afternoon. The smells are wonderful when you... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were stumbling around Lynchburg looking for a late lunch. It was around 3PM and Hot & Cold sounded like a good sandwich place. We drove up and I said "looks Greek" from the food listed on the window. Walked in and smelled like and Indian restaurant. Looked at the menu and it was both! Kind of. Having photographed a... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Lynchburg is lucky to have two very good Indian restaurants that have both excellent food and service. Hot and Cold is the better of the two at lunch. The lunch buffet at Hot and Cold does not have a wide selection each day, but what they serve is of the highest quality. The owner takes pride in serving foods with... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I'm not a big fan of Indian food but every time I go to Lynchburg I have to stop at hot and cold. Great fresh food , great service and always something new and yummy on the menu. If you don't stop here you are missing out on some of the best food in Lynchburg.

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virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Lunch buffet hit the spot. Chef and owner came out to find out how I liked it and also said the custard had no eggs in it - only milk and fruit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 434-846-4976

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

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).
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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