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The Hidden Cafe

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180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
+1 518-439-8800
12:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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150 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Hidden Cafe earns its name from their location- tucked in a hidden corner of the Delaware Plaza in Delmar. ( Right corner.) The restaurant is chef owned and operated offering foods that are fresh and prepared to order. The environment is cozy and warm.They offer beautiful lunch and dinner menus and have take out service as well. The food... More 

Thank Deborah F
Albany, New York
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Everything was good, though not great. Enjoyed the heavy garlic in the salad dressing. The menu is not too large, but big enough everyone found something they liked. The steak was nicely cooked, all the sides were tasty. Very popular though, make a reservation if you're planning to go weekend evening.

Thank jambarama
Bethlehem, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Food is always made fresh. If one is in a rush, you must call and order ahead. Everything is made when ordered and tastes delicious. Always friendly staff, and owners are particular on what they serve. If you are looking for healthy food, this is the place to eat. Have eaten here several times, and have always been satisfied. The... More 

Thank elm91138
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Two of my good friends met me for lunch at the Hidden Cafe shortly before I moved away to live in Florida. They treated, for my "goodbye lunch party"! We enjoyed our food, the service was excellent and the acoustics and ambiance allowed us to talk to each other and enjoy the afternoon!

Thank Micki G
Delmar, New York
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Like others I really want to like this restaurant. But not this time. Service is friendly and efficient. Wait for the food itself was longer than it should have been. We both had scallops that looked delicious but while they were small they proved tough which suggests overcooking. The chef is very heavy handed with the salt which made the... More 

Thank Rufous72
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner here last night. We were the first ones to arrive so we were seated immediately. Both of us had the Greek salad which was excellent. My daughter ordered Chicken Sophia and had to take half of it home because the portion eas so large. I ordered Chicken ala Hidden Cafe and also had to... More 

Thank Kathleen E
Delmar, New York
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Hidden cafe is a secret gem. They have the best hummus. We have never had a bad meal here. The size of the restaurant means a meal can be as intimate as you want. We have celebrated many special occasions here!

Thank delmartian88
port st. lucie,florida
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47 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

I am a new England, fish lover, from Florida visiting my daughter...was surprised and pleased to go here and have such a nice choice of sea food. (scallops were cooked to perfection),The trio of hummus etc was great,,,garlic is soo ooonice. The falafel wasdelicious, and the babaganoush was terrific. MY scallops were great. My son in laws shrip athenian wa... More 

Thank my2divots
Elmira, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I had the Chicken a la Hidden Café. It came with chunky mashed potatoes and asparagus and choice of salad, all good. Chicken and mashed potatoes were particularly generous portions. Wife had Grilled Salmon Salad -- enough for two meals. Chef-owned, and it shows in all the right ways. Very popular place on weekends, although we went early and were... More 

Thank Jim_Ketcham
Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is our favorite local restaurant. It is really hidden, but worth looking for at the back corner of Hanaford Plaza on Delaware Avenue. The food is prepared by a chef who cares about each plate. We especially love the Sampler Salad, and we have had the best steak ever here. This is a small, intimate restaurant where you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Delaware Ave Ste 14, Delmar, NY 12054-1304
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Delmar
  • Phone Number: +1 518-439-8800

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