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BAKERIES

Albemarle Baking Co.
www.albemarlebaking.com
293-6456
418 W. Main St.

One of our favorites for bread and pastries. From the Washington Post: "[Albemarle Baking Co.] turns out five kinds of bread daily, including a crusty baguette that won first place at last year's National Bread & Pastry Team Championship and would put many a Parisian baguette to shame." Located in the Main Street Market with other specialty food shops. It's worth visiting!

Anderson Carriage Food House
www.andersoncarriagefoodhouse.com
970-2722
2046 Barracks Road (across Emmet Street from Barracks Rd.)

Cakes to order (two-day notice), fresh bread and pastries each day. Excellent sourdough bread. Delivery-$25 minimum or $5 charge.

The Baker's Palette
www.bakerspalette.com
295-3009
126-B Garrett St.

Favorite dessert spot for faculty. Also serves breakfast and lunch.

Bodo's Bagel Bakery Student Favorite
www.bodosbagels.com
1418 Emmet St. N. 977-9598
505 Preston Ave. 293-5224
1609 University Ave. (Corner) 293-6021

Checks accepted for orders over $15 only. Take out or eat in; be prepared to stand in line. All kinds of bagels, cream cheese flavors, sandwiches, and soups.

Closes early; call restaurants for specific hours.

BreadWorks
www.breadworks.org
296-4663
Preston Plaza, Preston Ave
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m.-noon

Great cinnamon bread, croissants, French bread. Unbelievably delicious cookies. (Try the snickerdoodle!) Half-price bread on Saturday.

Cappellino's Crazy Cakes
www.cappellinoscrazycakes.com/
293-2964

103 3rd Street NE

Makes beautiful cupcakes. Located just off the Downtown Mall.

Chandler's Bakery
www.chandlersbakery.com
975-2253
Albemarle Square

Full-line "scratch" baker. Wonderful cakes, including wedding cakes. Friendly service.

Gearhart's Fine Chocolates
www.gearhartschocolates.com
972-9100
416 W. Main St. #C

Sinful hand-made chocolates. From the website: "World-renowned Criolla Cacao from the finest Venezuelan plantations imparts our chocolate with unparalleled depth and complexity. We blend this premium chocolate with local sweet cream and pure butter, then add top-quality fruits, nuts, herbs, teas, spices, and liquors. Each piece is then finished by hand."

Great Harvest
www.greatharvestcville.com/
202-7813
1701 Allied Lane (in McIntire Plaza)

Bakery with sandwiches and coffee, too. Gives huge samples! Call ahead to reserve your favorite loaves.

Hot Cakes
www.hotcakes.biz
295-6037
Barracks Road Shopping Center (Same side as Kroger)

Bakery, café, and gourmet to-go or eat-in meals. Must try the Tiramisu and toffee squares. From the Washington Post: "This longtime ladies-who-lunch stop has a shockingly good selection of elegant salads, sandwiches and pastries." Students are eligible for a Freebie card with extensive specials that change each month.

International Bakery (at Foods of All Nations)
www.foodsofallnations.com
296-6131
2121 Ivy Road (Ivy Square)

Las Palmas Bakery
244-2648
101 Carlton Rd

Mexican bakery located behind Beer Run.

Panera Bread
www.panera.com

1121 Emmet St. (Barracks Road) 245-6192
121 Community Street (Hollymead Town Center) 973-5264

Free Wi-Fi. Breads and desserts.

Full menu as well.

Spudnut Shop Student Favorite
296-0590
309 Avon Street

Homemade donuts, made from potato flour. A local favorite for good reason.

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Restaurants come and go. For the latest on Charlottesville restaurants, see the list in the back of C-Ville Weekly, (Dining Website) or check out Charlottesville-Dining.com, which offers surveys and rankings of local restaurants. For true-blue foodies, the Hook's food blog, The Dish, offers breaking news on dining and food.

Tip

Virginia Law Families Tip:

C'Ville Coffee has a large back room with a corner featuring kids books and games. Good place for parents to relax while kids entertain themselves. In addition to standard coffee-house beverages and baked goods, they offer a full line of deli sandwiches featuring Boar's Head brand meats and now offer oriental noodles from 5 p.m. until closing each day.

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