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Ranked #11 of 189 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Troy, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We were anxious to visit for dinner as their breakfast and lunch foods are awesome and there is always a nice vibe. Dinner is only served 3 days a week, Thur-Sat, which I find limiting. The menu was eclectic and very enticing. It was difficult to choose. They have a reasonable wine and beer list and all were moderately priced.... More 

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Troy, New York, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Ilium Cafe is a very popular spot for breakfast. Breakfast is very special with varied dishes and so many fresh ingredients. I had the corned beef hash on my last visit and can not say enough good things about it. The corned beef was amazingly tender and moist; absolutely delicious. The pear oatmeal is another phenomenal dish and worth... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Bean soup with ham was good, our sandwich was pork belly (which was basically bacon), crispy prosciutto, Fried egg, creamy Brie, over a savory bread pudding, hollandaise sauce, served with your choice of coleslaw or potato salad. We had both and the coleslaw was way better. Sandwich was delicious. Not sure we tasted any Brie, though.$10.50. For dessert, lemon marscapone... More 

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Troy, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I really like this place. I am on a budget, and it is cheap. But the food is excellent, and it has the best coffee in Troy. I would say it's more of a breakfast and lunch place. The staff is very friendly and always patiently answers all my questions about ingredients since I eat mostly vegan/vegetarian. Their wraps are... More 

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salt lake city
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited this cafe for brunch and had the most wonderful dining experience! I can't recall the server's name, but she was so helpful and kind. Her mother has goats. She really made my experience top notch. The food was delightful in every way. Excellent coffee and teas too. If I were to make any recommendation it would be to... More 

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I dined at Illium Cafe this past weekend with my family. We called ahead for a reservation and were pleased to get a table, given that it was RPI Family Weekend. The person taking reservations was very honest with us about how busy they were. We were seated in the rear dining room/bar area which had very pleasant live music.... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My son attends college in Troy. We were there for parent's weekend and at his suggestion went to Illium Cafe for lunch. Man, they were busy, as would be expected on a Saturday on parent's weekend. However, the staff were great at letting us know how long the wait would be and getting us in. The patrons all seemed to... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My nose led me to this eatery. It actually made me stop right in my tracks. I stood there for a few moments then continued my walk. I wasn't hungry yet. I continued my walk about of downtown Troy which is absolutely beautiful and a photographers dream come true. There was no thinking involved when I did get hungry. I... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went to breakfast with several friends. I had been there with my wife's class reunion gang and the food was so-so, so I didn't have high expectations for breakfast- until I saw the menu. They offered a variety of unusual choices like a seared salmon and asparagus omelet. I went for the challa bread french toast with blueberries in syrup.... More 

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have enjoyed lunch here often....tried it for dinner, what a mistake! The menu is brief and the selections quite odd. We started with the mushroom fondue which was really a gray colored dip with bread slices to soak up the liquid and giant mushroom pieces floating in it. The steak entrée was displayed in an unattractive manner on the... More 

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Additional Information about ILLIUM CAFE

Address: 9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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