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Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

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142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708 (Pugh Street)
Frequent local bus service with stop 1/4 block away
814-238-7010
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best coffe shop in State College in taste & atmosphere

Great coffee, absolutely The Best Chai anywhere, scones and baked goods over the top! Also lunch options.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Dale L
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We are locals who dine at Spats frequently and usually have no complaints,save for last evening 22 july 2015. The food was great but the service was terrible. It takes a lot for my husband not to tip 19% but last night was one of them. We will have to think twice before taking other guests there.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great coffee, absolutely The Best Chai anywhere, scones and baked goods over the top! Also lunch options.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We arrived early and had a reservation thru Open Table. They tried to seat us next to a family full of kids and the place was literally EMPTY...we were only 2 people and they kept saying they had other reservations yet none of the tables were pushed together to seat 4 or more. We ended up in the back of... More 

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Having been regular visitors to State College for more than 15 years, we were pleasantly surprised when friends took is to this restaurant. Had no idea there was authentic Cajun cuisine in this part of the world. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal, from a classic jambalaya to a unique crab and spinach stuffed portobello. Plenty of interesting options for the... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Four of us had lunch here and two of us were blown away by our meal while the other two were not. That having been said, everyone was still satisfied. I had the fried shrimp po-boy, which was outstanding. The shrimp was still very warm and crispy and the sandwich was perfectly seasoned. There was some type of marinara served... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful place with great character. Food is consistently good and creative. It is rather noisy, with a wood floor and high tin ceiling. Better when it's not crazy busy. This is a restaurant that makes going downtown worth while.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Though this place is still far from what you would expect from a southern cajun restaurant, it has some of the elements. The cosy easy atmosphere, the spicy (not hot) food, jazz, and huricanes. Certainly worth a visit if you are fond of the cajun/creole kitchen, and if you do not expect the authentic taste and texture, you wont be... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We eat here every year when visiting State College for the Pennsylvania Special Olympics. We always have a great experience. Ordered the delicious Filet with truffle sauce a la Bordelaise. Mine came a bit overdone ( wife's was perfect ) the waitress offered to bring a new steak but frankly, even the overdone version was simply delicious. The waitress comped... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

State College has a limited selection of better restaurants, but this one is always at the top of my list. The food is fresh and appealing and the restaurant is comfortable and inviting. It's not fancy, but it offers a casual elegance that is soul-satisfying. It has a real Cajun flavor and is always a treat.

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State College, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for a cancun or creole food this is the place to go. I have never had a bad meal here.

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Additional Information about Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

Address: 142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
Phone Number: 814-238-7010
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
    (Pugh Street)
  • Public Transportation: Frequent local bus service with stop 1/4 block away
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-238-7010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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