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Front Street Cafe

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$10 - $29
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American, Cafe, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 08/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed September 16, 2022

Loved the vegetarian/vegan options, but lots of carnivore food as well. The peach tea is something I'd drink all day!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022

Great decor and service. Really liked the dark woods and the diverse menu. Something here for everyone. Right by the subway stop. Feels like it is a neighborhood on the rise. We very much enjoyed ourselves.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed March 27, 2022

Excellent chai latte and soy latte - you can grab coffee here to go. I was unable to get a seat for the sit down brunch, but it was sure packed. The portions are massive based on looking at the plates coming out. Great vibes...here, excellent breakfast choices, and alcohol.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 1, 2021

Went here with the hubs for lunch midweek. I’m vegetarian and he’s a carnivore so I liked that they had plenty of options for us both. They have a nice menu. My husband said the turkey burger was flavorful and perfectly cooked. I had a...side salad with carrot ginger dressing and the siracha cauliflower appetizer. The salad was unremarkable but good. The cauliflower was amazing. We also got an order of vegan fries (vegan whiz, mushroom-bacon bits, scallions, spicy ketchup, garlic sriracha sauce) to share. They were not great. I recommend skipping them entirely. The ingredients held promise but they didn’t deliver on flavor. I ended up adding a bunch of hot sauce to them and that helped. The service was lukewarm. They automatically add 20% for the tip so the server really had no incentive to make any effort at all. My husband never got a refill on his $4 iced tea and when he asked for a refill to-go the waitress brought it to him with another check for $4. That’s ridiculous. I debated giving 3 stars because of the service but decided to go with 4 because the food that was good was really good. The ambiance was good.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed July 5, 2021

Made a reservation directly on their website, showed up that evening 15 minutes early for our reservation and they said they were closed. The incredibly unfriendly and unhelpful manager/owner came out and was extremely rude to us and didn’t even apologize for the inconvenience. Just...kept saying “I don’t know what to tell you we turned reservations off for tonight” when we had clearly made a reservation and then just rolled her eyes and walked away. Will not be returning.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Sierra W, General Manager at Front Street Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2021

Hello Lauren, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry about the confusion regarding service on July 5th. I have been trying to discover what happened and how you were able to make a reservation after 7pm for dinner...More

Reviewed July 2, 2021

We enjoyed a late breakfast/early lunch one day. Quite impressed, so we returned for drinks and dinner a few days later. Diverse menu selections, friendly professional staff and delicious food. We will return on our next visit.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021

Seated promptly after a temp check - similar to other reviewers we were seated in a booth with very cold air blasting onto our legs and feet. Appetizer of chicken fingers were tasty, if a bit overdone. I was hoping to cut my tenders to...let them cool, but we never got silverware or napkins. Asked bar for napkins and had to wait for waitperson to provide silverware. Ordered chicken salad sandwich (flavor was way to smoky and there was a liberal amount of whole grain mustard on bread). In their defense the menu lists mustard, but when I saw chicken salad sandwich I never imagined mustard on chicken salad. Another ordered a crispy chicken sandwich - good flavor, but breading was soggy. Son ordered cauliflower bites with Buffalo sauce. Cauliflower was not deep fried so it was just kinda mushy. Iced tea and soda are not free refills, one of my pet peeves. If you’re gonna charge $2-3 for a beverage, at least offer one refill. On the positive - French fries were good, lemon iced tea was tasty as was hot green tea. But $100 is a lot to pay for fries and a drink. Also, very different menus for breakfast (til 1), lunch (til 4) and dinner starting at 5. So if you see something on the menu that you like, make sure you’re there at the appropriate time. They won’t make something from the breakfast menu for lunch.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

I chose this restaurant as it had gluten free options - I'm also a diabetic and hubby is allergic to sesame. We are a complete nightmare to cater for but we get used to just choosing what we know we can have rather than bother...servers too much. Booked on opentable thinking we just want a quick breakfast before returning to NY and as we were driving thought it would be a quick in and out. I think we were pretty lucky with street parking as we had driven around twice but we managed to get a space within a couple of minutes. On arrival, we were pleasantly surprised to see an enclosed courtyard, we just expected a few tables outside a restaurant, which there are but the space is decorated lovely and you instantly can feel a chilled out vibe - just makes you feel relaxed. Great to witness the careful cleaning in between each seating regardless of how busy they were. Greeted with a broad smile by a young gentleman out front, I scanned the menu on the QR reader and were led to our table and reminded about the COVID restrictions and time limit of 90 minutes. I noticed the large area is covered, which is great to know in trying to locate restaurants at the moment which could be affected by weather. Perfect. Hubby had problems with his phone with QR reader so was given a single use menu. We immediately relaxed and we both ordered the Front St breakfast; mine with gf toast and hubby had mushroom bacon, which he said was great. I was tempted to get a cocktail as many options were gluten free, including a gf beer - but I refrained this time - noted for a reservation the next time. Another highlight was the English breakfast tea, which was something we had not seen before so cutely, little hand-wrapped parcels of tea - delicious! Our server, Alyssa is a wonderfully charming server, incredibly attentive, kind and thoughtful. It was a true pleasure to chat and be served by her and it really set us up for the day, with great food and cheery efficient service. Alyssa is a real asset to the establishment. Thank you and see you again soon.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

Good food with an awesome atmosphere. There was a little mix up with our order but was fixed promptly by our server!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

I was looking for a space for my daughhter's bridal shower for approximately 20 guests. Front Street Cafe was perfect. The room had a seperate bar area and plenty of mingling space. The food was excellent and the space was very inviting. The event coordinator,...Ling Phan was very responsive and helpful.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Vegan cheesesteak was absolutely delicious. Best one I’ve ever had. Vegan pumpkin cheesecake for dessert was wonderful, including the soy latte. Don’t miss this spot!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

Recently six of us had Sunday morning brunch. We got seated promptly but our entrees arrived 65 minutes later. Service was just average. The bread pudding was delicious and very filling. The pumpkin pancakes were way too sweet. French fries not crisp. Hamburger was overcooked...so all our entrees were held waiting for a correctly cooked burger. Prices on the high side. Bloody Mary tasted more like a virgin mary. I would not recommend for brunch on Sundays.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Met here for a business meeting, great atmosphere, service was good, food was delicious and healthy. Had a kale salad with shrimp, draft beer and a cappuccino to top it off. My client was impressed and I sealed the deal thank you! Two thumbs up!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

My friends and I went here for breakfast/ brunch, it's a bit trendy for us. I loved the atmosphere and the tea. That's about all I enjoyed about this restaurant. After waiting to be seated (this was not a problem) we waited another 35 minutes...before we had the chance to order. Then waited another 30 minutes for scrambled eggs which weren't done as ordered, when sent back they still didn't come done as ordered. We asked for separate checks before ordering any food and they said that would not be a problem. When we asked for the check it was not separated. The vent under the table was blasting cold air onto our legs and feet the entire time. We will not be returning or recommending.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

Fresh and tasty brunch spot. Enjoyed eating outdoors in their courtyard. Pomegranate mimosa was tasty. Ask for jam if you order toast - made in house and oh so good. Very fresh food, prepared well. Friendly staff!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Yes, Front Street Cafe offers takeout services.

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Front Street Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4