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The Hidden Cafe

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180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
(518) 439-8800
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hummus to Die For

It had been at least 3 yrs since the last time we had had lunch here. The menu is the same with daily lunch specials. Our main reason for stopping here was for their classic hummus. It is creamy and full of garlic topped with one pitted Kalamata olive and served with pita points. Oh, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Deborah L
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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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Troy, NY
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had reservations for 5:30 PM on a Friday night. Arrived early and was seated promptly. Ordered appetizers of baba ghanouj and felafel and both arrived with lots of hot pita triangles. The wine special was a Pacific Rim Riesling for $20 but decided to order a sauvignon blanc as the riesling was on the sweet side. Hubby ordered chicken kabob... More 

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Rensselaer, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It had been at least 3 yrs since the last time we had had lunch here. The menu is the same with daily lunch specials. Our main reason for stopping here was for their classic hummus. It is creamy and full of garlic topped with one pitted Kalamata olive and served with pita points. Oh, so delicious! During this visit... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have enjoyed many meals and the convenience of living close. However, I am looking for a new standby. I don't mind waiting for a meal. The appetizers are still great. and the the wait staff is gracious. However, the overuse of salt, the disappointing hot house tomato slices and the long run on the menu options. If you are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been to the Hidden Cafe 3 times while visiting family in Delmar. Service has always been decent and prices fair. Unfortunately the food (and its presentation) has varied drastically. I don't know if the chef was different on each visit and this is the result. I want to love this restaurant, I really do.

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Bethlehem, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We live near the Hidden Cafe and often get take-out when we've been too busy all day to want to prepare food ourselves. We have our favorites and the consistency has always been comforting. Over the past year, we've had a couple of bad experiences and last night was disappointing again. We had worked hard and decided a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

First, you must love garlic to eat here - they use a lot of it and it is awesome! Next, if you are looking for ultra fast food - go elsewhere. It takes a little longer here because everything is super fresh! My personal favorite is the Chicken a la Hidden Cafe - delicious! But everything here is wonderful. Don't... More 

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Voorheesville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Many of the better restaurants in the Albany area are now in strip malls and for good reasons. The rental rates are competitive and there is ample parking. The food is Mediterranean and heavy on the spices and of course, garlic. The service is excellent. You will not be disappointed.

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Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Hidden Cafe has a variety of very good selections to satisfy everyone's palate. Good service too!!

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Delmar, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hidden ion the back of a busy strip mall, this restaurant offers delicious for in a quiet environment. Wonderful hummus and falafel, excellent lamb.

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Relaxing and pleasant environment. Great Mediterranean food. I highly recommend this as a romantic little get away . ;-)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Delmar
  • Phone Number: (518) 439-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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