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9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
+1 518-273-7700
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was here for lunch today as I was in the area. I have the smoked panini, and it was fantastic! I also enjoyed their take on potato salad, not what I am used to, but good nonetheless! The staff here is very friendly and accommodating, and the atmosphere is quaint and cozy.

Thank Jenn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Illium Café was the biggest surprise on our short weekend trip to visit our son at RPI in Troy. The food was simply magnificent! Marla and her team create masterpiece dishes out of locally available produce, meat, and fish. The pan-seared scallops on a bed of mushroom risotto was better than anything we've eaten in Paris, and the duck... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to enjoy breakfast or brunch. A little pricey but the servings are large and original, the setting is unique and comfortable and the staff are friendly and attentive.

Thank susantB6508DR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Back in Troy for family weekend at RPI and my son suggested we have breakfast at the Illium. Funky ground floor space in front of the war memorial and a stone's throw from the Hudson. Service and food was very good. I had the redundantly named Smoked salmon and lox bagel sandwich. My son is a fan of the pulled... More 

Thank Walter B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint and homey feel with very good food. Service was very capable during lunchtime rush hour. Enjoyed the Waldorf Chicken Salad Wrap with cole slaw side...very good. We did not feel rushed and we were thoroughly enchanted. The only downside is parking in downtown Troy is difficult.

Thank ReddyBro
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service, food and presentation were second to none. I will return to Illium, my only regret is that it's in Troy. It was a fantastic find. The chicken waldoff wrap was delicious. The perfect blending of ingredients. Another person at my table ordered the soft shell crab with potato chip, it too was beautiful. I sampled a bit of... More 

Thank EZGoingTraveler10001
East Greenbush, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AWESOME lunch! Everything was very fresh. The salmon salad was great!! I am looking forward to going back.

Thank Taurus1072
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast on road trip to Burlington. Great small cafe with good choices for breakfast and coffee. Service was very friendly and food order was prepared quickly. We ordered the breakfast burrito and the Parisian omelette and both had lots of fillings. Parisian omelette was one of the best omelettes I've had. Highly recommend breakfast here!

Thank mixfl
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, cozy café offering excellent food and service. I enjoyed the variety of food and would recommend the pulled duck confit panini.

Thank seb f
Troy, New York
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92 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Need a few more staff. Kind of hippies type of atmosphere. As I said, the food was good.

Thank JVRyan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $18
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-7700

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