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Blue Moon Cafe

55 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1706
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Ranked #9 of 33 restaurants in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $3 - $17
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Café, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Since 1996, a casual place to relax, grab a snack or meal any time of the day or night. Traditional coffee bar,beer and wine, specialty baked goods and cheeses. Unique menus & specials. Saranac Lakes best kept secret for evening meals!
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71% Recommend
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English first
Cornwall, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

If you are new to Saranac Lake, or are just returning for your tenth time or hundredth time, you must make a stop for breakfast at Blue Moon Cafe. The cinnamon raisin french toast was super delicious, with real maple syrup. Such a great way to start the morning, before a hike or paddle into the Adirondack wild. Fresh orange... More

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Bloomingdale, New York
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

For SL it's good. But the coffee was lukewarm. Why do they not check the temp? And the soup, Turkey vegetable with black bean would have been superb if it was hotter.! WARM UP YOUR SOUP AND YOUR COFFEE! IT IS COLD OUTSIDE IN THE ADKS IN THE WINTER! I'll give you a 5 next time of you warm up... More

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St. Jacobs, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived, but was pleasantly surprised by the menu! Lots of interesting options (especially in the "bowls" section) and food generally seemed on the healthier side. We were also surprised to see they had a fairly decent beer selection (although bottles only). If I lived in the area I'd be going back for sure!

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Saranac Lake, NY
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great food, nice crowd. I love Sunday breakfast here. Good coffee and the local newspapers, too. Fresh local baked goodies you won't find anywhere else, enjoy !

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was "the place" to have breakfast in town on a Sunday morning. Of course, it was one of two breakfast spots open in town! We waited to be served for at least 10 minutes, and then another 15 minutes before our breakfast was served. Very short-staffed for the number of people in the restaurant. However, the quality of the... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I went to meet my parents here with my husband recently, because my dad says it's the best Reuben outside of NYC. I did not try it, but the food overall was fantastic. Fresh, homemade bread and pastries, buffalo dip appetizer with crumbled bleu cheese, and my chicken/shrimp chimichurri were all great! Try the lemon blackberry cake warmed up. SO... More

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Saranac Lake, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I would say average breakfast. Tried a couple times. They have typical hometown breakfast; eggs, toast, pancakes,etc basic breakfast. A lot of breakfast places in town to choose from!

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Ate dinner here twice while vacationing in the Adirondacks. Great staff and great food. The menu is eclectic, and a very much appreciated change from the mundane restaurant menus we had encountered elsewhere. Can't say enough good things about the homemade breads, the craft beers (love the UBU!), and the interesting wines. Had a steak au poivre special one night... More

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Manlius, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I had breakfast here with my niece while visiting from Illinois over Labor Day week-end 2012 & remember it very positively. Tried it for a late lunch alone just after Labor Day earlier this month & was disappointed. I arrived after the noon rush & waited fifteen minutes for someone to notice I wanted lunch. A staffer was sweeping the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We grabbed food to go here a couple times during our trip when we had miles to make. It was easy and very good. Breakfast tacos, muffins and coffees were all great, and reasonably priced.

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