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“Relaxed, Fresh and Delicious!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Matchbox Cafe

Matchbox Cafe
Ranked #11 of 55 Restaurants in Rhinebeck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxed, Fresh and Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Traveling through the area, we consulted trip advisor to find this gem, and it made our afternoon! Fresh, delicious meals made from scratch, served in an adorable and cozy setting. Vegetarian friendly options, scrumptious desserts, and genial hosts willing to customize your meal. Don't miss the juicy veggie burger bursting with flavor or the almond joy ice cream cookie sandwich! We're already plotting our return next time we visit the area!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saltedcaramels
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English first
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Diamond in the rough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you didn't know about the Matchbox, you're likely to drive right past it on your way into the village of Rhinebeck. The owner and his wife will greet you warmly, and guide you through the menu of high quality locally grown/raised fair. I have never had a better burger anywhere, the baked goods are incredible, and breakfast selections are second to none. The owners obviously take great pride in providing high quality food at a reasonable price, and are very nice folks as well. I believe they've owned restaraunts in NYC, and they clearly know what they are doing. It's worth the trip.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hd919ny
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New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I stopped by this lovely café while visiting the Vanderbilt Mansion. As soon as we walked in, we were welcomed by the owner with a smile. We felt at home immediately. Our lunch was fresh and delicious. The real treat, the wonderful desserts!! Next time we are in the area, it will be a definite stop.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank njm1106
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Size Doesn't Count Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just discovered this cozy sized eatery. When you're in the mood for some yummy, simple but not unsophisticated comfort food, pull into the Matchbox Cafe. Rhinebeck is usually noted for its more upscale dining, but this place could be a regular stop for us. We enjoyed the chicken parm (big enough for two), juicy burgers on good buns, and exceptional fries. Save room for the truly awesome cappuccino ice-cream sandwich, fresh baked brownies & cookies.The owner-cooks (as well as the prices) are welcoming and friendly. They use really fresh top quality ingredients here, and know what to do with them. It's a little treasure!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lolow
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Vegetarian-friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

"Comfort food" often means it's not a good place for vegetarians. But Matchbox Cafe's veggie burger is absolutely delicious - perhaps the best I've ever had. Toppings included avocado, lettuce and tomato, and even the bun was excellent. They are also willing to work with vegetarians for other selections. Great casual place, and will return very soon!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank solnaphiladelphia
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