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All 602 Albany Restaurants

Madison's End Cafe

1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
(518) 489-8859
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Ranked #30 of 602 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Albany, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The offerings are plenty & thoughtful Have the usual breakfast items (as well as lunch) but then MANY others and their own spin on the standards. Good, fresh food with homebaked breads (try the walnut wheat) in a lovely romantic setting indoors & out. Small & intimate with good prices as well. Not open for dinner. Plan to visit many... More 

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Slingerlands, New York
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483 reviews 483 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

OK, the positives. It's funky. There is usually a line. The menu, even for breakfast is extensive (if you want a frittata or a tofu scramble, this is the place to come), and you can eat outside. It is crowded, cramped, and there is nothing distinctive about the food itself. I have been several times, and I will take breakfast... More 

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Address: 1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Phone Number: (518) 489-8859
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Family Fare

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