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The Hidden Cafe

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Mediterranean, Family Fare
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180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
(518) 439-8800
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Hidden Cafe is a hidden gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Albany, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Feura Bush, New York, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good, fresh middle eastern fare, served hot form the kitchen. The waitstaff are generally friendly and reasonably attentive, though there have been times when we felt somewhat ignored. Prices are moderate to high. The wine list is small and uninspired, but a number of decent bottles are available at fair prices. Overall, a good, reliable place.

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Albany, New York
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This Mediterranean restaurant has tables with cranberry cloth tablecloths covered by white butcher paper & also has cranberry paper napkins. There was a mural on the back wall of a Mediterranean coastline, & there were some shutters on the walls. The ceiling tiles looked tired & probably should be replaced for aesthetic reasons. The menu has appetizers such as hummus,... More 

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Additional Information about The Hidden Cafe

Address: 180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
Phone Number: (518) 439-8800
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Delmar
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Family Fare

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Family Fare
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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