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Lovingston Cafe

165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
+1 434-263-8000
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“smoked trout” (2 reviews)
“sandwich” (10 reviews)
“berry cobbler” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem was just what we needed. We were very hungry and couldn't find anywhere in the area and stumbled upon this dive. Great food, great service and fast. If in the area again we will be back.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I stopped at this quaint café in Lovingston, VA as we passed through to Lynchburg. Ordered what we thought was a plate of food; however, the amount of food was enough for two people to eat off of one plate. Plentiful, good, filling,...More

Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere and service were standard - nothing special, but nothing bad. The busboy was a little too hasty and a bit pushy about removing dishes, even though the restaurant was not crowded. My husband had the spaghetti with meatballs. The meatballs definitely did not...More

Thank R P
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I had a burger. One of those that is thick and with everything you wind up eating it with a fork. I like ‘em like that. Wife had some kind of 3 salad something, which she enjoyed. The deserts were an unexpected surprise. We don’t...More

Thank newtbob
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful find!I. Locations right odd route 29 Great waitress, clean, sweet decor and above all excellent food with great selection. Highly recommend!

Thank Dianna L
Reviewed 20 February 2018

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the ambiance inside is warm, the service was friendly and attentive, and the food was very good. A great selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and other options in generous quantities. Come in, sit down and they...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 18 December 2017

First, they were very accommodating as they were closing at 9pm - my husband & I got to their town (we're not from the area) sort of late so when we pulled up to the restaurant it was 8:45 - they still sat us &...More

Thank mariadame2002
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a lengthy political meeting. We were starving and the food did not disappoint. The service was quick. The waitress polite and helpful. Portion sizes were normal and prices were reasonable. They also had items on the menu and special...More

Thank Petra H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

While battling rain and drizzle on a motorcycle trip last week my friends and I needed a place for lunch and a rest. This place was a hit. Great food selection. Friendly staff. Relaxing environment. Well worth a stop.

Thank Ian T
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Was heading from east of Charlottesville towards Danville on US 29 & didn’t want to wade through Charlottesville traffic for lunch. Lovingston Cafe was a great find and so easy to locate. Found their Smoked Trout Salad so delightful I ordered a take out for...More

Thank Bruce W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Front St, Lovingston, VA 22949-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lovingston
  • Phone Number: +1 434-263-8000
  • E-mail
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