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“Amazing breads”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of ADK Cafe

ADK Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Keene
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kitchener, Canada
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476 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 666 helpful votes
“Amazing breads”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

We got take-out lunch from here, to enjoy by the river.

I had the free-range chicken salad sandwich (with spinach on cafe whole grain bread).

The bread was outstanding, and the chicken salad was very filling. One of the ladies was constantly bringing out trays of fresh made bread. They also had pies and other baked goodies on the counter that looked delicious.

My sandwich was great, and I will have to go back next time for bread or dessert.

  • Visited August 2014
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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“In Desperate Need of a Manager, and Credit Only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have been here many times. Each time is a gamble. We were extremely reluctant to return to ADK Cafe after our last experience: The couple next to us was given their check before their entrees came out (never seen that before or since), and we wound up walking out after a 45 minute wait just for someone to take our drink order. The restaurant is a nice-looking twenty-some table place that loses its wheels each time we've been in there.

And the last time was no different. Luckily we were there prior to the lunch crowd. We were sat by a gentleman who honored our request for the porch. Things looked like they would go smoothly this time. He then returned to take our drink orders. He said our server would be with us to take our order. After a prompt return, he then proceeded to take our order. Not even a minute later, another server came over to take our order. We then got the hat trick of employees when the chef delivered the food to our table. Strangely enough we only got basic BLTs which took thirty minutes to arrive. Finally the original server brought us our check.

This is an ongoing experience at the ADK Cafe which is an absolute shame since their food is decent. The menu is simple and reflects the area nicely. Unfortunately they only accept credit cards which seems ridiculous considering all American dollars state: "Good for all debts public and private." This means they aren't legally allowed to turn away currency. So if one wants to get a bottle of soda, one must use a credit card. If one wants just one muffin, that's right, one must use a credit card.

This is a small restaurant that is in dire need of direction. I have seen servers at other restaurants successfully manage sections the size of ADK Cafe with ease, however any person can observe servers running in all directions with confusion and concern on their face. It feels like no one has applied the standard of sections for the servers, or they have not been trained service. That being said, it seems like our female server (Megan I think her name was) has the best chance at being a leader for the role of head server. Her service salvaged this from a two-star review.

It would be wonderful if this issue can be fixed. It's difficult to drive past this place knowing it could fit into the itinerary nicely for returning home.

  • Visited August 2014
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Rochester, New York
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Nice cocktails and tapas plate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

We wish we had time to eat dinner here, but stopped in for a quick drink and a bite. They had a nice maple cocktail and a hot chocolate drink with irish creme. We had a tapas plate with cheese, bread, veggies, dips, it was really nice.

Visited August 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best bread ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went there for breakfast and lunch. Best French toast ever! Food is fresh, organic and well prepared. Must pay by credit card or debit card!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Karmaisfive
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Road Town, Tortola
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We have visited ADK cafe a number of times and have always had great experiences. As other reviewers comment, the emphasis here in on locally sourced food and produce, simply and wonderfully prepared. They offer a great beer list too. The staff is extremely welcoming and attentive. It is always a pleasure to return.

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