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Hot and Cold Cafe

205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
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Ranked #2 of 273 restaurants in Lynchburg
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
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).
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37 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I have been to several Indian weddings and have had some amazing Indian food in my adopted city of Washington DC--Hot & Cold ranks up there with the best of the best. I was recently driving my grandfather of 96 from his home in Florida to my home in Washington DC for Easter. It was lunchtime and we were near... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

What a surprise for us, traveling through Va. from the West coast, to happen on this superb food in the Hot and Cold Cafe and with a friendly chef, Uday. We ordered from the menu, dal with spinach was so good that we took home 2 orders for dinner. homemade chutney, rice vegetable patak, mango pudding. Many vegetarian items.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

this little hidden gem is amazing! Lots of vegetarian choices. the spiced tea is excellent hot or cold. the owner and staff are incredibly friendly and ghelpful if you are unfamiliar with Indian food or want to try something new. Uday's hot relish is amazing and worth the fiery risk. serivce is slow but worth the wait. the desserts are... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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248 reviews 248 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Wonderful! We found this restaurant using Trip Advisor. It is in the heart of downtown. It is small on the inside and they offer a buffet. We were the only ones in the place when we went which made me wonder if it would be good, but it was great! The owner came over and talked to us and he... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were in downtown Lynchburg to visit some antique shops and happened to see this café on a side street. The host was very friendly and offered suggestions. When we chose the hummus, the host brought out a sample of the eggplant dip as well. The chef/host explained that he makes everything there. I wish we'd discovered the café a... More

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Kazan, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I eaten here countless times, and each time I am convinced that this is the best restaurant I've beent to. The service is unbelievable. From the moment you walk in, chef and owner Uday is right there to greet you, and if he knows you, he comes out to hug and welcome you as if you are his personal guest... More

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Lynchburg, VA USA
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

You can't beat Hot & Cold for Chef Uday's buffet. Everything on it is delicious. The homemade mango pudding with fruit is to die for. On Saturdays, he has soup and baklava, too. And his regular menu is pretty darned good, as well. And best of all, Uday is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. Stop by.... More

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