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“Quirky and fun!”
Review of The Flat

The Flat
Ranked #16 of 28 Dessert in Charlottesville
Cuisines: French
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place to grab a bite with a friend before shopping or wandering, as long as there is good weather! Choose your crepe off of whimsical chalked-slate "menus" hanging on the brick wall. Watch passerby's as you sit at the iron outdoor furniture and wait relatively short time. I recommend not hanging out to eat, but taking your crepe (and maybe some of their awesome limeade or lemonade flavor of the day) and wandering Downtown Cville.

But, remember to bring cash, and don't be afraid to get a little messy when eating without utensils.

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Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

As someone said, this is kind of an Americaized version of a crepe. But it's not a snack, a meal. I love this place. The menu changes and every single crepe is made to order which is amazing. So if you order a crepe with eggs and ham, they will cook the eggs and ham, after you place your order. I'd rather have to wait for that I stead of having something precooked and then nuked to order. The crepes are full of flavor and very large. So go hungry or willing to share with someone.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Everything is wonderful! Highly recommended! Especially loved the "Southside of Heaven" from the savory menu.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The only reason this place didn't score an "excellent" review for me was the lack of seating, utensils, and general preoccupation of the staff.

Upsides: quality ingredients, appetizing options, and absolutely delicious food! Melty, piping hot cheese, non-deli meats, and fresh veggies. The mint limeade was refreshing and not too sweet. YAY for accommodating special dietary needs!

The downsides.... When we lined up, the 2 staffers continued talking nonchalantly with each other for several minutes before acknowledging the customers. That first impression made us feel a little uncertain about proceeding. But despite the slightly inhospitable service, glad we stayed. Also, only 2 couples can eat there. (literally, there are 4 seats). I realize that's part of the charm, and why they refer to this as a "window" and not a restaurant. But don't expect a table! The crepes are super messy and there aren't plates or silverware. So you might end up wearing any combination of grease, cheese, or chocolate sauce. Beware. BYO apron, cutlery, and picnic supplies. But definitely stop by. WORTH IT!

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Thank Kim S
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is literally a hole in the wall that serves great crepes, savory and sweet. Lots of fillings to choose from. It is so small you miss it if you are not careful. It is carry out. There are a few seats outside of the place if you are lucky to get one.

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Thank AmyBlair
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