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Madison's End Cafe

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1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
(518) 489-8859
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7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really tasty and easy going cafe serving breakfasts, burgers, and salads. Full bar and good but chilled out service. Indoor, outdoor and bar seating.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Schodack, NY
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225 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

After hearing rave reviews decided to give it a shot with a few coworkers for a late breakfast. Service was rather quick - we were seated just outside the kitchen for which I am not a huge fan. Everything was served quickly-although nothing stood out. Food was hot and prepared well - but just average in my opinion. Perhaps it... More 

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Thank BellaGinger
L'Ile-Perrot, Canada
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We visited this restaurant on our trip back to Montreal on a Sunday morning. We never heard of this restaurant before our visit on the Trip Advisor's site. The service and the warm welcome were "wow". The meal was excellent, it's a small restaurant "de quartier" on a regular street and we will go back certainly. Price is affordable with... More 

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Thank dan8montreal
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I go to SUNY albany and didnt discover this place until my junior year. Everything i have ever ordered was GREAT! all of their specials never steered us wrong

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Thank sydroz
Erie, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This nice little cafe and it has some great food on its menu and a fine selection of beers to choose from. But, I enjoyed the great breakfasts that this place is known for. There is a fine selection of omelets and traditional breakfast selections to choose from. Note, that they do not have an exclusive Gluten menu for breakfast,... More 

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1 Thank Barry D
Castleton On Hudson, New York
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place has been here for along time,under different name and owners, but the food has always been great.I havent been here in years so I was eager to have lunch here with a friend. It was a weekday so I think less crowded then for Sunday brunch, so we were seated quickly and the service was prompt and friendly.... More 

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Albany, NY
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152 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whether I'm here for brunch on the weekend or lunch during the week, I never seem to get out as fast as I'd like to. I suppose if you expect to wait for a table and your food, you'll be more satisfied with your experience.

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1 Thank smsg10
New York
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243 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We had breakfast here with our son. He comes here a lot! The place was busy but it was worth the 20 minute wait. Once we were seated the waitress took our order and made sure the coffee kept flowing. Very nice setting with outdoor seating as well.

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Thank Tileman1213
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you try their "super" breakfast, you had better bring a lot of helpers. The food is well prepared and presented as fine home cooking and the service is really excellent. Nice outside setting too. Go early and plan on experiencing an ample, very tasty breakfast. No one will ever leave "unfulfilled" after experiencing Café Madison.

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Thank Doc_Riyadh_SA
Encinitas, CA
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155 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food, pleasant location. I highly recommend the oatmeal pancakes. The corn beef hash was pretty good too. You will probably have to wait on weekends for a table but it's nice enough outside to just hang around.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (518) 489-8859

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?