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Madison's End Cafe

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1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
(518) 489-8859
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
"Restaurant de quartier"

We visited this restaurant on our trip back to Montreal on a Sunday morning. We never heard of this restaurant before our visit on the Trip Advisor's site. The service and the warm welcome were "wow". The meal was excellent, it's a small restaurant "de quartier" on a regular street and we will go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
dan8montreal
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L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant on our trip back to Montreal on a Sunday morning. We never heard of this restaurant before our visit on the Trip Advisor's site. The service and the warm welcome were "wow". The meal was excellent, it's a small restaurant "de quartier" on a regular street and we will go back certainly. Price is affordable with... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank sydroz
Erie, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 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
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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1 Thank smsg10
New York
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211 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Tileman1213
Montreal, Canada
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Doc_Riyadh_SA
Encinitas, CA
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136 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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186 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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Thank fba5
Albany, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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