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ILLIUM CAFE

9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
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Ranked #9 of 187 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Troy, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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ROCKFORD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Troy, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Marla always has something new and interesting to try. we have been here dozens of times and only was it less than excellent. it is one of the places I can take someone new to the area and know they will be impressed. We go with grandkids for weekend brunch, lunch with business acquaintances, or for a quiet dinner as... More

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upstate NY
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had an expiring Groupon to use, so called for a reservation....a smart move on a summer Saturday evening. We were impressed right from the start. Although the building is old, the woody decor is very nice. We shared the Artisan cheese plate appetizer. We had just dug into it, and our meals....Kobe beef burgers....arrived. So, we put the cheese... More

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Albany, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a truly mixed review. I shall begin with the positives. In general the limited menu is imaginative, bordering on pretentious at times. For the most part, the food was above satisfactory. It was quite good. Service was slow and spotty. The ambience was forgettable. No convenient parking, but in a nice location near the River Street art galleries... More

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Address: 9 BROADWAY, Troy, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
Cuisine: American

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