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Flying Star Cafe

3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“buddha bowl” (3 reviews)
“cake” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like fresh food, healthy and good tasting then try this restaurant. Salad was more than enough to eat and the honey balsalmic dressing is delicious. Nice friendly atmosphere.

Thank Lenora D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful pastries in historic nob hill of Albuquerque. Warm service and friendly faces. Lots of folks pluggin away on their computers, using complimentary wifi. Fish tacos were awesome and the bread pudding was more than I could eat. Loved it all.

Thank jeepmarktj
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Many choices on the menu…Southwest, Asian, American. Chili queso fries were wonderful. We enjoyed the Buddah bowl and fish tacos. Desserts looked great but we were too full to try any. Very attentive staff. Located in an interesting area to stroll around before or after.

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I recently went to this branch of Flying Star for dinner when hanging out in Nob Hill with a friend. I had never been to Flying Star before, so I was unaware of the ordering procedure, but quickly figured it out. The staff behind the...More

Thank MichaelinZwolle
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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

Thank burgerabroad
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 17 July 2017 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 11 July 2017 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 10 July 2017 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 25 June 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, 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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