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Madison's End Cafe

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1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2276
+1 518-489-8859
07:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 07:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 07:30 - 15:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Busy and small, with a fairly rapid turnover, but terrific food and excellent, friendly service. I saw the mention of Irish bacon, and ordered the waffle (came with real butter and maple syrup) with a side of the bacon - it was sublime. My partner went traditional with eggs over easy (cooked precisely right), hash (he thinks it was from... More 

Thank MizLoo
Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

In town for mom'sbirthday and know this is one of her favorites so took her there for brunch. Fantastic new twists on standard breakfast fare. This time had chocolate-expresso stuffed french toast, while mom went with raspberry oatmeal pancakes. As always great. Been there a few times and always leave stuffed and pleased. At peak brunch time (10-11 am) wait... More 

Thank Chuck B
Denver, CO
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We were in Albany for a wedding and wanted a good breakfast place. Madison's End Cafe is that place. Great food - nice cocktails. We had to wait a few minutes but it was worth the wait. We really liked the energy in the place. Service was very good. We had the basic breakfast with substitutions - bacon and hash.... More 

1 Thank Denver-Rosie
Albany, NY
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135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Cafe Madison is a popular brunch spot. The four of us were seated right away when we arrived a bit before 10 on a sunday morning. By the time we left, at least 20 people were waiting to be seated. The day's specials had us oohing and aahing, but in the end, we stayed with tried and true favorites --... More 

Thank Rdi2Go
Albany, New York
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We have been going to curry house or ordering take out for over 9 years. The food is always good but for the best value and great food try the lunch buffet on week days it is excellent!!! If you live in the area it's a must

Thank San F
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2012

A little cafe near St Rose univ that is a local place. Very low key well decorated. Had Brunch whereby we had omelets and a portobella mushroom sandwich. Portions were large and the food well prepared and really good flavors. Definitely come back again. Sat at the bar vs tables since the wait was long. Service was good

Thank wwtravelerRochester
schodack, ny
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Great Breakfast and the Point has great dinners. It's a great place to start or end the day

Thank joe-grimaldi
new york
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

Had breakfast here with husband and son. Great coffee, hot chocolate and the menu is terrific. Offers variety, the unusual and the tradition in terms of breakfast items. Atmosphere is nice. Gets busy so go early or be prepared to wait. But worth it.

1 Thank NewYork5family
Albany, New York
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2011

I love the atmosphere here. I tend to seek out brunch places that give you a little more elbow room and don't involve me eating side-by-side with complete strangers - call me old fashioned. I love Cafe Madison because you can sit outside during the summer, or grab a booth inside during the winter months. If you go early or... More 

1 Thank Isaiah S
New York
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216 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

Had a birthday breakfast, was seated right away, and enjoyed ourselves very much. Yummy Bellini cocktail started the meal. Raspberries oatmeal pancakes ...delicious.

Thank Sallad13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1108 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208-2276
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-489-8859

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?