We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hot and Cold Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
+1 434-846-4976
11:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 93: English reviews
Bowie, MD
Level Contributor
395 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My AirBnB host recommended. They have both Indian and what I would call "middle eastern" food (they call Mediterranean.) Their weekday lunch buffet is $8.50 and Saturday lunch buffet is $9. I wanted to try, so stopped in late Saturday afternoon, after graduation. I wasn't super hungry. I had masala tea (like chai, but no milk, and wonderful), a small... More 

1 Thank tlhjar
Lynchburg, VA
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, I just got back from eating at Hot & Cold Cafe and I am now firmly in the group that believes it is the best Indian-Mediterranean restaurant in Lynchburg and one of the best restaurants in Lynchburg *period* based on food quality and service. If anything, Uday is almost too friendly and generous! I started off with the $5... More 

Thank Lee N
Va Bch, United States
Level Contributor
47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Wandered in for lunch and met with a delicious buffet! Curry, basmati rice and very spicey chutney made the whole meal fantastic. The pudding finished the meal nicely. Not too sweet but perfect to calm the flavorful curry. Also, had to try the baklava, and it was one of the best I have ever had! The owner is passionate about... More 

Thank Jeffrey G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is my FAVORITE Indian restaurant! Best chicken korma I've ever had! Also, the mango pudding is a must for dessert....it is so creamy and fresh tasting!

Thank Courtney K
Midlothian, Virginia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We experienced really friendly service and the food was great. The baklava is awesome. A little expensive for the portions especially since we had a coupon.

Thank Cheryl W
Level Contributor
19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I walked into the restaurant and ordered a sandwich wrap and a house salad that was very good very tasty and a very good smoothie

Thank dcarroll1989
Forest, Virginia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have eaten here a number of times, and each time I say "I need to come here more often!". Lots to choose from on the menu, and I've tried a bunch of things. My favorite is always the baba ganouj to go along with whatever else i'm having. This past visit, I tried a mango lassi (beverage), and it... More 

Thank HikingDi
Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

My daughter and I just ate here today and fell in love with Hot and Cold Cafe. The owner is an absolute delight who takes pride in his food. We enjoyed every bite and will go back again!

Thank carpentersdaughterx2
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been here twice and had great experiences. The food was fantastic and the owner was very welcoming and hospitable. I would suggest eating the buffet and if they have the tomato soup, you must try it! Delicious!

Thank Ryan B
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great Indian food and the owner will bend over backwards for you. The Buffet allows you to try all sorts of new things. Can't speak to the Mediterranean options.

Thank P9650JIthomask

Travellers who viewed Hot and Cold Cafe also viewed


Been to Hot and Cold Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Middle Eastern, Indian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 9th St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1515
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-846-4976
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).

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hot and Cold Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?