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Hot and Cold Cafe

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205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Central Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locally owned small cafe with delicious food and very charismatic owners. It was like being welcomed into a friend's home, caring about your experience and making sure you were satisfied with your meal. These owners offer a friendly, relaxed, enjoyable dining experience.

Thank TwisterInVA
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Saturday we came I. And even though it was really quiet on the street, this place was packed. And there's a good reason. The food was fantastic and the owners were so concerned that we had a good experience. We did indeed!

Thank PamelaTea
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far one of the worst restaurant experiences I've ever had. It reminds me of a restaurant that needs to be on kitchen nightmares. I orded a wrap to go. It was horrendous. The wrap was stale, the chips were stale and the ingredients weren't very fresh. They advertise their 'amazing vegetarian selection' but I've experienced many other... More 

Thank Amy R
Lynchburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place.for lunch they have a small buffet area where you can serve your self.They have one of the best cucumber salads around that is always fresh unlike some places.They always bring out a special hot sauce for me when i go in. I like it spicy.

Thank Robert B
Rice VA
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175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My wife and I ate at this restaurant today and we are still raving about the excellent food. We found the place thanks to TripAdvisor, love Indian food and thought we'd give it a try. We had the buffet which had 2 types of rice, two veggie dishes and a chicken dish which were all mild in flavor. We added... More 

Thank love2RiceVA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were traveling through Lynchburg and decided to stop here based on the positive reviews. The chicken tikka masala was delicious, as was the lamb curry. There are many dessert choices. We chose the walnut baklava and mango pudding which were excellent. The owner is customer focused and couldn't have been more pleased with our visit.

Thank Jeff S
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Great find. Wonderful fresh tasty authentic nourishment for mind and body. Enjoyed the owners. Great suggestions. Had the lamb Subji. Lamb is quality not gamey.

Thank Jeppy405
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I went on Saturday evening with my husband, our two young boys, my husband's cousin. We all enjoyed the meal and the personal service very much. The owners were very hospitable and the food was very good! We especially enjoyed the pudding desserts and the dal and chicken curry. The hummus was also very good. A very local place, not... More 

Thank Pixelfairy
Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I went last winter with my girlfriend later in the evening. We happened to be the only two people in there with the owner. We tried a lamb gyro plate and falafel plate. Both meals were easily the best gyros and falafel's we've ever tried. We even got some hummus to go with the meal. He was making fresh hummus... More 

Thank Benjamin B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The lunch buffet is small but delicious, and nothing is pre-made. The owner makes the food from scratch and he'll welcome you with a smile when you arrive. Great Indian cuisine.

Thank Abe L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 434-846-4976
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?