Coffee & Dessert

Everybody needs to give in to their sweet tooth every once in a while. On the other hand, lots of us need a caffeine fix daily. Many UVA students can back up that statement.

However, the many bakeries, cafés, and dessert shops in Charlottesville offer a lot more than relief for your sugar cravings and energy slumps. Behind the cakes, confections, and coffee, you can often uncover amazing stories of hardworking, creative, passionate people. From worldly culinary scholars, to lifelong Charlottesvillians with lots of zeal, there is a full gamut of inspiring characters running the coffee and dessert shops around town.

Pie Chest

The Pie Chest

The Pie Chest strives to be a place where simple, delicious, humble food is served and received with the warmth in which it is...
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Kilwins

Kilwins

Offering the finest quality, traditional down-home confections and ice cream. Everything is made fresh from premium ingredients and...
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Krecek Kakes

Krecek Kakes

Proudly located in the heart of historic downtown Gordonsville, Virginia, Krecek Kakes offers a scrumptious variety of cakes, breads,...
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Splendora's Gelato

Splendora’s Gelato

Splendora’s Gelato Cafe makes gelato like families in Italy did for hundreds of years. Combining the simplest natural ingredients of...
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Chaps Ice Cream

Chaps Ice Cream

Cooked on an open charcoal hearth, Aberdeen Barn serves the finest Certified Angus Steaks, Award Winning Roast Prime Rib, fresh seafood,...
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Grit Coffee Bar & Cafe in Crozet

Grit Coffee Bar & Cafe

A warm, welcoming café and coffee bar with a passion for serving artfully roasted coffee and thoughtfully prepared food in beautiful...
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Arch's Frozen Yogurt

Arch’s Frozen Yogurt

Arch's Frozen Yogurt is a family owned and operated frozen yogurt shop on the Charlottesville Corner, offering $5 all-you-can-fill yogurt...
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MarieBette Bakery

MarieBette Bakery

MarieBette Bakery provides European-inspired fare in a unique yet simple atmosphere where customers can purchase breads, pastries,...
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Mudhouse

Mudhouse

A relaxed member of a local mini-chain, Mudhouse serves house-roasted coffee & baked goods amid local art on the Downtown...
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Oakhurst Inn Cafe & Espresso Bar

Oakhurst Inn Cafe and Espresso Bar

Oakhurst Inn Cafe & Expresso Bar offers breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch with locally sourced ingredients and fresh takes on Southern...
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Paradox Pastry

Paradox Pastry

Located on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall, Paradox Pastry offers one of a kind Studio Cakes and pastries for every occasion....
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Flat

The Flat

The Flat is a hole-in-the-wall crêperie located in Charlottesville, Virginia that serves sweet and savory crêpes along with other...
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Sweethaus IX

Sweethaus IX Park

Sweethaus is a mom 'n' pop cupcake and candy shop located between the downtown mall and UVA in Charlottesville,...
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Mudhouse Coffee Crozet

Mudhouse Coffee Crozet

Mudhouse Crozet is a relaxed member of a local mini-chain serving house-roasted coffee of exceptional quality & baked goods amid local...
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