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Enjoy a Delicious & Casual Meal At These Albany NY Cafes and Diners

There's nothing like the homey and casual environment of a local cafe or diner. These Albany area businesses provide you with a delicious meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner -- many offer budget friendly dishes as well. 

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Palette Cafe
Schenectady, NY
Palette Cafe in Schenectady is a local coffee shop offering a variety of coffee, light fare, baked goods, and creative cocktails. They are located on State Street and feature both a dining area and an upstairs coworking space.
man getting food at checkout counter
Steuben St. Market
Albany, NY
Steuben St. Market is downtown Albany's all-natural cafe and food market featuring a variety of housemade products, such as soups, sandwiches, deli salads, entrees, kombucha, and much more.
salad with tomatoes and chicken
Honest Weight Food Co-op Cafe
Albany, NY
Did you know? Honest Weight Food Co-op Cafe is more than just your go-to grocery store for healthy, local, natural, vegan, and bulk foods. It has a cafe with prime choices for any meal!
sign for coffee above a city building entrance
Stacks Espresso Bar (Lark)
Albany, NY
Stacks Espresso Bar on Lark Street in Albany, NY, is a local cafe and community space where you can find great coffee and good company. Get your caffeine fix and enjoy some excellent food too.
green brick building with sign that says cafe lark
Cafe Lark
Albany, NY
Cafe Lark is not your traditional pizza shop in Albany, NY. Although they specialize in gourmet pizza, burgers, subs, and more for lunch and dinner, you can also stop by in the morning for breakfast sandwiches, waffles, and other items.
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The Daily Grind
Albany, NY
Over the years, The Daily Grind has been roasting, brewing, and serving some of the best coffee in Albany, NY. Visit their Lark Street location for a cup of coffee and housemade soups and sandwiches.
Square One Cafe
Schenectady, NY
Attention vegans! Pick Square One Cafe in Schenectady for your flavorful and fulfilling plant-based breakfast or lunch and choose from an array of delicious drink options.
exterior of 3fish cafe
3Fish Cafe
Albany, NY
When you're in the mood for awesome baked goods, excellent coffee, and a delicious breakfast or lunch, then swing by 3Fish Cafe in Albany. They are a friendly neighborhood cafe with a relaxing ambiance.
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Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar Albany
Albany, NY
Raw Juice & Smoothie Bar in Albany is proudly serving both the vegetarian/vegan community and those who wish to add more healthy foods to their diet. They offer healthy, delicious, and excitingly fun juices, smoothies, bowls, salads, and more.
Liza's
Troy, NY
Choose Liza's in Troy for your healthy fix of gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian meals. Menu items include acai bowls, cauliflower tacos, breakfast hash, and much more, including a variety of beverage options.
Foster the Plant Cafe
Potsdam, NY
Located in Potsdam, NY, Foster the Plant Cafe is a plant-based cafe that supports local businesses and farms. Their menu of plant-based food includes soup and salads, toasts and wraps, breakfast, smoothie bowls, and more.
The Whistling Kettle
Schenectady, NY
The Whistling Kettle in Schenectady is a tea shop and cafe that offers a unique menu of food items that cater to both tea and non-tea drinkers. They also sell a great selection of premium tea and products.
Perreca's
Schenectady, NY
Run by the same family for nearly 100 years, Perreca's offers a delicious array of breads, baked goods, and Italian favorites.
Sandye's Cafe
Schenectady, NY
Sandye's has a delicious menu of homemade baked goods, plus items for breakfast and lunch. Have a special event coming up? Sandye's also offers catering services!
The Happy Cappuccino
Schenectady, NY
The Happy Cappucino has a wide variety of certified organic and fair trade coffees that can please any palate! The warm, friendly atmosphere is a perfect place to start your morning or end a hectic day.
Starbucks
Niskayuna, NY
Enjoy a hot or cold beverage or a baked treat at your neighborhood Starbucks!
Dan's Place Two
Albany, NY
If you're looking for a great meal at an even better price, try Dan's Place Two on Washington Avenue in Albany. Dan's offers ample portions of breakfast and lunch favorites in a quaint, diner atmosphere.
Bob Ziters Food Enterprises, Inc. dba Bob's Diner
Watervliet, NY
Bob's Diner is open 24 hours a day and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner to enjoy in the diner or at home.