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Madison's End Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare
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1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
(518) 489-8859
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
a hidden gem in albany

I go to SUNY albany and didnt discover this place until my junior year. Everything i have ever ordered was GREAT! all of their specials never steered us wrong

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Milan, Italy
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Milan, Italy
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I go to SUNY albany and didnt discover this place until my junior year. Everything i have ever ordered was GREAT! all of their specials never steered us wrong

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Erie, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This nice little cafe and it has some great food on its menu and a fine selection of beers to choose from. But, I enjoyed the great breakfasts that this place is known for. There is a fine selection of omelets and traditional breakfast selections to choose from. Note, that they do not have an exclusive Gluten menu for breakfast,... More 

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Albany, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place has been here for along time,under different name and owners, but the food has always been great.I havent been here in years so I was eager to have lunch here with a friend. It was a weekday so I think less crowded then for Sunday brunch, so we were seated quickly and the service was prompt and friendly.... More 

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Albany, NY
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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whether I'm here for brunch on the weekend or lunch during the week, I never seem to get out as fast as I'd like to. I suppose if you expect to wait for a table and your food, you'll be more satisfied with your experience.

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New York
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199 reviews 199 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had breakfast here with our son. He comes here a lot! The place was busy but it was worth the 20 minute wait. Once we were seated the waitress took our order and made sure the coffee kept flowing. Very nice setting with outdoor seating as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you try their "super" breakfast, you had better bring a lot of helpers. The food is well prepared and presented as fine home cooking and the service is really excellent. Nice outside setting too. Go early and plan on experiencing an ample, very tasty breakfast. No one will ever leave "unfulfilled" after experiencing Café Madison.

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Encinitas, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food, pleasant location. I highly recommend the oatmeal pancakes. The corn beef hash was pretty good too. You will probably have to wait on weekends for a table but it's nice enough outside to just hang around.

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Albany, New York
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144 reviews 144 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

First of all, this restaurant is now called Café Madison, not Madison's End Cafe. This restaurant, even with the name change, has been known for years as the place to go for a delicious breakfast. There can be quite a wait on weekends. I love their choice of fresh baked breads. They've also been known for their raspberry oatmeal pancakes,although... More 

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Albany, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

consistently wins best breakfast awards, also serves interesting lunch n dinner menu. small bar for cocktails. on street parking. limited parking in rear. usually a wait on weekend mornings

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Albany, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is another gem of a place that I love. It is so very consistent, and that is important in a 't be my last."restaurant. I recently took a friend there for her very first visit, but she said "it won't be my last." Everything from oatmeal raspberry pancakes(one of my faves), to Belgian waffles, eggs benedict, and of course... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 489-8859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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