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Hayes Barton Cafe and Dessertery

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2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
+1 919-856-8551
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Durham, North Carolina
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417 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before they run out! Loved this place. It is quirky, fresh, delicious, but not inexpensive. I had pork tenderloin and it was amazing. Fork-tender, delicious balsamic gravy. Loved it. But - what we really came for was the dessert. Unfortunately one choice was already gone (our reservation was at opening). Bummer. So we had the key-lime. It was perfect! Go... More 

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Youngsville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quaint little place. Huge portions of food. Large slices of cake. All good! Good people that work there. Outstanding!

Thank cakewoman
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the HBC the evening of 1/12/17 with anticipation of returning to a favorite spot with a new BF who has a good appetite. I ordered the meatloaf and he ordered the Bella Linguine. The waiter strongly suggested getting chicken added to the pasta. The meatloaf portion was plentiful as I remembered and the pasta was like a child's portion... More 

Thank jprz
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Not a Walgreen's lunch counter. 3 of us ordered slices or different cakes and shared...plenty to go around. Best cake ever (sorry Mom). Pricey, but worth every penny. You can tell they are really dedicated to their art. If it has chocolate, it's even better. If you're in the area, well worth the stop.

Thank Howard L
Newburgh, NY
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a throw back to the 60's-70's where you had a luncheonette at the Pharmacy. Nice menu. Food very good. Nice Atmosphere. Desserts looked delicious and they were huge. Get there early as it does get very busy. Worth the wait though. Looking forward to going again when we are down here

Thank bobtracy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We went with a few couples and enjoyed the atmosphere and food. Several of us had the last of the iceburg wedge for salad and it was great! The burgers were also awesome! The wait staff was very friendly and professional. If you are not a big eater, I highly recommend you "share" with a friend. The portions are very... More 

Thank sunshine_warrior
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The cakes OMG! They were man sized lol Bought 4 different cake slices to take home and share ;) The bagel chips were also good, garlicky and salty and dipped in a crab artichoke dip that actually had chunks of crab meat! Tried the fried oyster, and they did not disappoint. Not too much breading and fresh taste (surprising for... More 

Thank The_Travel_Bugs88
Raleigh, NC
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253 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Ok, I admit it. I'm am officially a Hayes Barton Cafe junkie. I love Margot's meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy. The portion meatloaf is HUGE. It is impossible NOT to take at least half of the portion home with you to enjoy another day. Her mashed potatoes are not too thick, not to thin, but just right. Last night,... More 

Thank TurksHeadGuy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've been eating here for 15 years - best food in the city! Fabulous atmosphere, the best desserts ...I've never tasted anything not completely delicious at Hayes Barton!

Thank Margaret H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Good selection tonight Counter person extremely rude Coffee was okay, but it was hot Best cake by far is the coconut Will return for dinner sometime soon

Thank Mike K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2390
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-856-8551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?