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Daily Grind Cafe

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204 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1309
+1 518-434-1482
07:30 - 17:30
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Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome small place. Great coffee and food. Ended up popping in randomly and it's nice to not have to always to go a chain place like other cities

Thank John M
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Consistently my go to coffee place when I'm in Albany. Eclectic little coffee shop, great coffee, tea, light lunch. Go there, I will again

Thank Bob B
Cape Coral, Florida
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place is awesome. Extremely busy, but the staff handled it great. The Chai Tea Latte was the best I had ever had. The BLT and breakfast sandwiches were excellent. We are from out of town, but will definitely go back when we are next in Albany.

Thank sdv123
Brushton, New York, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We were exploring down town Albany, looking for an iced coffee after a lovely stroll through Washington Park, and stumbled across this gem. Downstairs, we had delicious iced coffees and a cupcake, then went upstairs to the roastery and got bulk code to take home. Cool,hipster decor and smelled divine.

Thank Jacque224
Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Had the best Reuben sandwich, service was amazing and attentive and the clientele were local. My partner had a bagel. The varieties of breads and smoothies was mind boggling. I wish I could go back.

Thank AlisonRutherford
Queensland, Australia
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318 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

My husband and I were visiting family in Albany and they suggested we meet them here after breakfast. We enjoyed walking along Lark St while we were looking for this very small basement café. We were pleasantly surprised by the good coffee and fresh pastries that we had. There is not much room to sit but it is full of... More 

Thank Sapphire5860
Buffalo, New York
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Don't be square. Go there! • No meals over $10! • Best coffee in Albany! • Run by Albany hipsters. They are cool beyond belief. TIP: Sit facing entry door for *superb* people watching. The fashion style is “NYC-Hipster-Chic meets Buffalo-Laid-Back!”

Thank Cross-Culture-Maven
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

Neighborhood brunch and coffee place, near the Capitol, very good food, lots of choices, very casual, kitschy atmosphere. Luxurious waffles, healthier and veggie options too. Teas and smoothies.

1 Thank brooklands22
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

I always look for "clean" food when I am on the road and it is often hard to find for breakfast. This local coffee shop and diner offered creative breakfast items and a reasonable tea selection. Happy to have found an option better than my hotel's pre-packaged eggs

1 Thank ksmess
Southington, Connecticut
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269 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

This is a great little place to stop and have a sandwich and/or coffee. Try the hot chocolate as well - very good. We had a couple of breakfast sandwiches at a small table and really enjoyed the place. It is a neighborhood place that we liked a lot for a quick bit to eat. There isn't a lot of... More 

Thank lkis229

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
07:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1309
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-434-1482

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