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Caffe Lena

Closed Now: 17:30 - 00:00
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The Grand Slambovians

First of all if you never have seen this group perform, it's a must see if they perform near you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saratoga Springs, New York
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Visit for Lula Wiles show

I visited this place with my father for a Lula Wiles show on the Friday of Columbus Day weekend... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Alan D
North Adams, Massachusetts
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“iced tea”(2 reviews)
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...more
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47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3264
+1 518-583-0022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all if you never have seen this group perform, it's a must see if they perform near you. Originally from Philly, but live now in Hudson River Valley they have a unique mixture of original folk, rock, country, with touches of Pink Floyd,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I visited this place with my father for a Lula Wiles show on the Friday of Columbus Day weekend. The atmosphere was pleasant and intimate, and we enjoyed chatting with some of the other audience members. I had the New York Style Cheesecake, along with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan D
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

One of the greatest old coffee houses left. Our visit to Caffe Lena was my first in 53 years so many memories came flooding back. Saw some old greats there in the mid-60’s, Dave Von Ronk, Arli Guthrie and Bob Dylan to name a few....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cygany
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We had been to this establishment for Saratoga’s first night, but this was a first time visit to see an artist we follow. While the tickets at 75$ were a bit pricey it was well worth it for the closeness to view the performers and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went to Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs on Saturday night to see two artists in this intimate performing venue. That night Brian Dunne and Bobby Long performed one set each on guitar. The performers were top quality and the size of the space was a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Caffe Lena is the absolute most authentic and thriving "coffee house/music venue" in the U.S. Not does it have a folk tradition that goes back to 1960 it continues to provide outstanding musicians from all musical genres (the venue has recently added classical quartets) at...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank William L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have been here numerous times over the years to enjoy live music, primarily blues and folk, and also some klezmer I decided to write this review after visiting their newly expanded and renovated space. It's still a lovely venue to experience live music, with...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The venue was under construction so the night's perfomance was being held at The Grove which was really beautiful! It had been an old seminary or something and the historical renovation was impressive. I was sad I did not get to see the real Caffe...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Susan H
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Coffee bar/jazz club situated in an historic building currently under much-needed renovations to modernize the location and bring it up to building code. Currently open in The Grove on Lake St while the renovations are underway. In the old venue, it was strictly no alcohol,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Fran M
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Rosin the Beaux folks went out to Caffe Lena to go and see Steve and Cindy perform music for an audience. The music was very good, and I had a very good frozen iced tea.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Alan D
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