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Flying Star Cafe

3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“buddha bowl” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“burger” (14 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Always lots of vegan options or easily veganized options on the menu. Fresh local foods. Nice atmosphere.

Thank burgerabroad
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you love homemade desserts and a delicious sandwich, soup and salad shop (with some other fun items - like Buddha Bowls - on the menu, and fun beverages too)... you've got to try Flying Star Restaurant. There are several locations throughout ABQ, but the...More

Thank LisaJeyDavis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such and amazing restaurant! Great food, and great decorations! Also some of the best service around! The food comes in a wide range of options, and best of all it has fantastic desserts!

Thank Jai100Owen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife enjoyed the onion soup in a bread bowl while I had a gluten free Mediterranean chicken salad. Both were freshly made and were very tasty.

Thank Doug T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here every time we visit Albuquerque for both the desserts and food and it's consistently very good!! Seems like a lot of local people come eat here which I like. They bring the food out quickly as well.

Thank princesspill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flying Star has been in Albuquerque at least 20 years and is a perfect place to stop in for coffee and desert (however, they do offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus). Their offerings please meat eaters and vegetarians. I went with a vegan friend and...More

Thank shenier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast. Lunch, snakes. You name it. Sandwiches, donuts, cakes. It all good and for the better part of a day. Again, across from UNM. Service with a smile and with a budget.

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

There were so many wonderful things on the menu it was hard to pick! Loved that a lot of items used are local or organic! Delicious place for b-fast or lunch

Thank bucks17
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This is a great spot for families with varied taste. The menu is expansive and the food is quite tasty. I tried the new veggie burger, but it was way too grain forward (quinoa I think) and not focused on the veg enough. Everyone else...More

Thank traveller2332
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I give the atmosphere 3 stars. I give the food 3 stars. And I give the service 2 stars. Pricey!!! $$$!!! Maybe I'm not accustomed yet to the "new" way of doing business. You come in and peruse this huge menu board with funky names...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 5052551128
  • E-mail
We created Flying Star because we needed fresh, tasty coffee served in a bottomless cup, comfy seats with casual, competent service that didn’t get in your face. Most of all, we wanted a place where dessert was first and the food was something you could really get your taste buds around. And, we needed it served from early in the morning to late at night on every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. It would be a place where we could go to be alone or have a good chance of running into friends. That was 1987 and we’re still cooking and baking 24 years later.
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