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Flying Star Cafe

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3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We had breakfast here 3 mornings in a row because we liked the pancakes so much. There was a little confusion one morning as we hadn't realized that they normally served them with powdered sugar on top (not my preference), but they were quite agreeable about making a new batch. Service was fast, the place was clean, and the atmosphere... More 

Thank Egstra
Benicia, CA
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165 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Stopped by late night for dessert. It was hard to decide on an item from their bakery case! Finally chose rhubarb pie ala mode and carrot cake washed down with a pot of chamomile tea. Tasted home-made. Hit the spot!

Thank Linda4490
Buda, Texas
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647 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

From breakfast to lunch to dinner this place can take care of you. Really impressed, though I am not one, with the vegetarian menu. The burgers were outstanding. The breakfasts were amazing. Their staff is terrific. Happy, friendly, courteous, and efficient. It was a good stopping point for our day out. Really an excellent place for food on Central Avenue.

Thank daddymo2
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Visited recently several friends. Everything was excellent. They have a huge variety and had something for all of us plus pastries to take back for breakfast. Healthy items too Had lots of space inside and out. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Cindi A
Flagstaff, Arizona
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Great food and staff, it is like a Delicatessen, order at the counter and they bring it out to you. Had the Omelet was delicious cooked to perfection.

Thank chazking
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

The food is terrific, with all kinds of choices for vegetarians or other special diets. The servers are friendly and the price is right.

Thank kikibri
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

All of the flying Star restaurants are great, this one included. Quirky but tasty food, good drinks, excellent counter service, and amazing deserts.

Thank Sean R
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

When I am in Albuquerque I always try to stop here for a breakfast burrito at least once. The place is nothing fancy, it's near the university and in the Nob Hill neighborhood. The breakfast burrito is classic New Mexico at its best. I highly recommend it!

Thank Anitafineday
Coralville, Iowa
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Had a great meal at Flying Star on Central, right in the heart of the Route 66 area of town. The french toast with strawberries and bananas was exceptional, and all of the food was really good. Make sure to get some pie for dessert as well!

Thank MattIowa
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, excellent service, great food and coffee. Nob Hill location. Retro area on old Route 66.

Thank thecustomeris1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 5052551128
We created Flying Star because we needed fresh, tasty coffee served in a bottomless cup, comfy seats with casual, competent service that didn’t get in your face. Most of all, we wanted a place where dessert was first and the food was something you could really get your taste buds around. And, we needed it served from early in the morning to late at night on every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. It would be a place where we could go to be alone or have a good chance of running into friends. That was 1987 and we’re still cooking and baking 24 years later.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?