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Puzzles Bakery & Cafe

515 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2402
+1 518-280-2620
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (10 reviews)
“hummus” (7 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
515 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2402
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff.... Delicious sandwiches and baked goods. Outstanding food and doing outstanding job of supporting autism community.

Thank clairef228
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

When you work on a puzzle you need all the pieces to make a complete picture. Well I felt that my breakfast here was missing some of those pieces. I ordered a tea and a blueberry lemon scone. The scone looked good with a nature...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

We were unsure upon arrival as the place was deserted. This we believe was due to it being a Saturday in the summer. I had the portobello melt which was fabulous...tons of portobello mushrooms. This was delivered hot and to the table. Everyone else in...More

Thank Pdonatyandkids
Reviewed September 23, 2017

While recently visiting family in Schenectady, we came here for lunch. It is a favorite of my cousin's children when they come to visit. The menu of sandwiches and salads was diverse enough to satisfy children, adults, senior citizens, vegans and meat eaters. The decor...More

Thank Tara_M_Aruba13
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Puzzles is a wonderful restaurant that serves delicious soups and sandwiches and even better desserts. The menu is varied and the daily sweets are to rave about. Tea and a treat makes a nice afternoon. The staff of puzzles is unique and lovely- all affected...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed August 23, 2017

This was the most amazing food I ate my whole trip. It was so good went back for dinner. They have soup, 3 kinds a day, panini's, cold sandwiches and a big selection of salads and of course desserts!!!!!!! You can choose 1/2 and 1/2...More

Thank gagac17
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Loved the place. Great food, great price. went on a Sunday after a Farmers Market and was surprised at how not many people were there. I definitely recommend.

Thank G J
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Puzzles is located on State Street near Proctor's, so there is convenient parking close by, which is free on weekends and after five on weekdays. Puzzles is a special eatery because the people who work there are on the autism spectrum. Everyone in my party...More

Thank Karin W
Reviewed July 19, 2017

We ate lunch outside. They make their own hummus and bake goods. We had a scone for dessert which was delicious.

Thank Bren S
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Sunday. Our group had sandwiches, salads and soup. All were excellent. Freshly made. Nice selection of coffee and teas. Very clean inside, bright and nicely decorated. A welcome addition to downtown!

Thank Kent J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305-2402
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-280-2620
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Puzzles Bakery & Cafe offers a variety of freshly baked goods, artisan sandwiches, hearty soups, signature salads, and refreshing beverages available for purchase for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to serving delicious food, the bakery-cafe provides adults with developmental disabilities with opportunities for personal growth, as well as a source of income, social interaction, and a sense of purpose. In conjunction with local nonprofit, The Autism Initiative, we also offer enriching programs to the community, which include activities such as support group meetings, music events, art programs, adaptive yoga, therapy sessions, and family movie nights.
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