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“A unique and intimate experience”
Review of Caffe Lena

Caffe Lena
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Owner description: Dating back to 1960, this now smoke- and drink-free coffeehouse, internationally known for its acoustic music, has been graced by notables like Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie in the early years and recently by annual regulars like Odetta and Dave Van Ronk. This popular spot features folk, blues, traditional and jazz music, as well as storytelling, poetry and theater.
Mechanicville, New York
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“A unique and intimate experience”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

Compared to the coffee houses of the '60's, the Lena retains some of the crowded, small table ambiance, but is now populated with a much older crowd (perhaps seeking nostalgia) than the original would have displayed. For economic reasons it seems to have become too "show-driven", and not a place to drop-in, maybe hear some music, drop-out, and have some not so memorable food or beverage. All that said, it is dam nice to have it around, and add some well-worn street-cred to the dynamic music and arts scene of wonderful Saratoga Springs.

Visited December 2011
Thank mcvilleme
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