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The Whistling Kettle

24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
+1 518-884-2664
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (59 reviews)
“quiche” (28 reviews)
“scones” (34 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for a late lunch on Sunday afternoon. This was our third visit in the past two years. Half of the tables inside the restaurant and on the patio were empty and there was a large number of staff standing around talking. We were...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food is good, the tea selection is fantastic, the service is pleasant and efficient, and the patio is cool-ish on a lazy afternoon. It's not high tea so don't expect cucumber sandwiches. It is a pleasant way to eat lunch and is worth the...More

Thank cpurdye
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The staff at the Medberry Day Spa recommended that we go there, and they were spot on. One of the best Asian chicken Salads I've ever had, my husband loved the lobster bisque soup, we bought loose tea as well. Next time we visit we...More

Thank llandauny1
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Have been to the Whistling Kettle and have always been more than pleased with our choice of meals. I always lean toward the quich specials.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Wide menu variety - something for everyone. Great soup and sandwich combos. Lobster Bisque was delish!

Thank NY-travelerxyz
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Go there for quiet conversation, a short reunion, fun girls lunch, or a date. You won't be disappointed by menu, service or quality.

Thank Lindal51
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The whistling kettle is fantastic! Discovered this cute cafe while walking downtown and because of our love of tea decided to give it a try. This cafe has a nice selection of grilled sandwiches, salads, and crepes. It not only has a wide selection of...More

Thank rachelwats
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Some items on the menu are good, others fall flat. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the restaurant appears to attract regulars. Not bad, just okay.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Whenever my friends want to meet for lunch, I always suggest the whistling kettle. Such a cozy place where you can actually talk and hear each other. As a bonus the food is super good and they have the best staff ever. It's my absolute...More

Thank newyorker1781
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I was visiting a friend and she wanted to try this restaurant. What a delight! Their menu of teas and coffees is a delight! I decided on a butterscotch white tea. They serve it in a small personal pot. They have a menu of the...More

Thank 204nancys
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-884-2664
  • E-mail
The Whistling Kettle is a full service cafe and tea room with a diverse menu offering for everyone. Paninis, crepes, artisan soups, plenty of salad choices, home made scones, tea sandwiches, beer and wine and over 150+ types of tea. We also offer all our tea in bulk as well as a full line of merchandise.
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