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“Delicious, but often a wait” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hot Cakes

Hot Cakes
5427 Ballard Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-3431
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Ranked #58 of 3,492 Restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: Bakery
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34 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Delicious, but often a wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We loved hotcakes (who doesn't?), but the big line out the door can be intimidating. Perhaps they need more seating? The desserts are delicious, however, so if you have the time, then get in the cue!

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Seattle
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Molten Lava Cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Looking for Molten Lava Cake, but don't want to eat a big meal. This is your spot. Go in and order a yummy dessert and they will fix it for you in a flash.
Various flavors. Also, they have ones to fix at home.

Visited July 2014
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“GO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After visiting the Ballard Locks, we stopped to eat at a nearby restaurant. Our waitress told us that one of her favorite dessert locations in Seattle was "Hot Cakes" in Ballard. We decided to check it out. It was AMAZING! This section of Ballard is so cute - small town/downtown feel, easy parking, lots of other shops and restaurants nearby.

Our group of 4 got a variety of things to try - drinking caramel (like a hot chocolate, but hot caramel instead - excellent!), caramel milkshake (mmm!), crème brule, molten dark chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream, and molten dark chocolate-peanut butter cake with vanilla ice cream. Everything was excellent, and VERY memorable!

This is a place we'll *definitely* visit on every trip to Seattle. Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Decadence in a bowl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wonderful spot for a delicious desert. Artisan chocolate deserts, and a few other flavours thrown in. I was told the Creme Brûlée is a good counterbalance to have along with the chocolate but they were sold out when we went. Artisan environment, and cafe feel make it a fun place for sweets.

There are lineups, so plan to wait. Suggestion if there are a few of you: Get a few different ones and share tastes. Its almost too decadent for one person to eat all at once. Unless you want a real sugar rush.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michigan
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“Run!! For all chocolate lovers & Many Gluten free choices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We shared a molten chocolate cake and I would fly to Seattle just for this dessert. This is the best molten chocolate cake that we have ever had. It is worth the wait. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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