• Hot and Cold Cafe

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers a wide variety of indicated vegetarian items in both the Mediterranean and Indian sections with around 35 vegan items. Cozy locally owned restaurant which the owner personally runs with his wife and a few other staff. Welcoming atmosphere with the inviting aromas of Indian spices. Relocated from 205 9th St. Open Mon 11:00am-8:00pm, Tue 11:00am-3:00pm, Wed-Fri 11:00am-8:00pm, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm.

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8 Reviews

First Review by Herbiv4


Points +16

11 Apr 2023

Food is amazing!

Love how many vegan and vegetarian options they offer. Everything is clearly labeled and easy to order, plus it’s very affordable!



Points +195

15 Mar 2022

Excellent food and service!

Seriously underrated Indian/Mediterranean place in downtown LYH. The owners are lovely people and very willing to accommodate vegan orders. All vegan options are clearly marked on the menu. I go here anytime there's a vaguely special occasion because it's so good!

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-15

Pros: Reasonably priced, Friendly staff, Clearly market vegan options


Points +59

09 Jul 2021

Great restaurant, friendly helpful owners. Complete understanding of what vegan

Great place!
Comfortable and helpful
Owners are enjoyable to chat with

Here again
Get to Lynchburg once a year and this is a must

Owners and food cannot be beat💚

Updated from previous review on 2020-02-07

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly helpful owners, Comfortable

Cons: It’s all great, Would have given 5 stars but app will not let me


Points +26

20 Nov 2019

Distinct taste

I do admit I’m not a big fan or used to Indian tasting food, but just as the reviews said that had lots of options and the owner was fantastic and kind. I did not like the food I think it’s because I’m not used to the culinary tastes but overall I would be interested in trying more from this restaurant.


Points +425

17 Feb 2019

Great experience

Chef/owner was so nice and helpful. There were plenty of vegan options . Chef came to table several times. Even the vegan pistachio ice cream was great.

Pros: Lots vegan options , Great taste , Not too Spivey, but can pick your own spice level

Cons: Small portions for the price


Points +77

05 Apr 2018

We loved it.

My boyfriend and I tried this restaurant and loved it. I had the falafel plate with hummus and it was very good. I asked if any of the desserts were vegan, and they knowledgeably told me the kulfi is. It’s Indian ice cream made out of plant milk and very delicious. My only complaint is I asked for my food to be extra spicy and I’m pretty they gave me mild or medium because they thought I couldn’t handle it. We’ll be back!


Points +18

26 Feb 2017

Immaculate all around!

A small restaurant that probably can't even hold 30 customers, in the middle of a mainly business and banking area in downtown Lynchburg sets the bar high for local, Vegan options. The attentive and energetic wife ushers you in and takes your order graciously, easily accessible when asking what exactly is Vegan. Speaking of food, they have over 30 vegan options, including 1 desert! The chef also repeated a few times that he will make anything that isn't vegan, vegan. I ordered the Egyptian wrap, which came with hummus, lettuce, some veggies, felafel (to die for, didn't taste unhealthy or oily!), and another Mediterranean type felafel, however the name escapes me. We also ordered the surprisingly pita bread-rich hummus appetizer (also very good taste and deal wise). Keep in mind when ordering a wrap you cannot get it with the tahini dressing as it is cut with mayonnaise. They did promise to work on instead using a vegan substitute, as they notice it's demand. They also have a lunch buffet with plenty of vegan options including rice and a soup. There is one vegetarian dish that contains butter that they often include in the buffet, so be proactive and ask- they're very friendly and honest. Over all this Mom & Pop diner is adorable, has a great energy, and food to match! I cannot wait to go back to my new favorite restaurant in a town where vegan-advertised restaurants are scarce, however ever so growing in numbers!


Points +1789

09 Dec 2014


This is a quaint spot right off of Main Street. The street parking available is free. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I want to tell you about the food and people. The owners are super friendly and kind. The chef made my Aloo Cabbage without ghee and altered the spiciness to my liking. My food was so tasty that if I didn't have to fly back home today, I would have either returned for dinner or ordered extra food to take with me. The chef even offered me a large sample of the mango pudding (I couldn't eat it because of the dairy but it was a very nice offer). Good food and great people....what more could you ask for?

Pros: customizable tasty food, friendly people, variety

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