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“Excellent gyro and eggplant fries” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Union Cafe

Union Cafe
Ranked #22 of 283 Restaurants in Schenectady
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This cafe opened in 2012
Niskayuna, New York
Level Contributor
56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent gyro and eggplant fries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We've eaten at Union St. Café several times. Their front porch is great on a sunny day and we took advantage of it. I love how the owner/host greets you and makes you feel genuinely welcome. Several folks came in just before closing (2:00 pm) and they were greeted with the same hospitable manner as we were.
The food hit the spot. My lamb and beef gyro was fresh, moist, the wrapper was perfect...oh wow. Perfect. My husband loved his Greek salad and I picked at it too. Everything in it was super fresh and carefully prepared.
But the hit was my eggplant fries. I've never had these before..so addictive we polished them off before we touched our entrees. Light, crispy, batter dipped and not at all greasy. So good.
Even the iced tea was bold and good. Service was just what we needed. It's all clean and cheerful. I love it and am glad to see it busy.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KathleenCooks
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Ballston Lake, New York
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Another fine visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Went to the Union Cafe, second or third time. Had a very good lunch, soup excellent and the food great. Warmly greeted and served. The cost for lunch a little high, but the food is above and beyond.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ocean32
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Ballston Lake, New York
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best on Union street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We visited this cafe twice. Absolutely love Hash done right! Eggs cooked to perfection, coffee excellent. Love the clean restaurant, looks almost new inside, restrooms new and very clean.
Cannot wait to sit outside!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ocean32
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NY
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Union Cafe - A Keeper!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stopped here for lunch yesterday afternoon. What a pleasant surprise! We were immediately greeted when we went in. The waitress was very patient as we pored over the menu and made our decisions. I chose a cup of lobster bisque and a turkey burger. Both were excellent! The waitress came over to our table a few times and asked if everything was satisfactory, which it was. The place was very clean and the restroom was one of the cleanest public restrooms I've ever seen. We all enjoyed our meals and we'll definitely be back. If you decide on the Union Cafe, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NemomNy
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Northville NY
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

After reading a review about this little place we visited for breakfast and it was all that and more. It is a small place but well worth the breakfast trip and the lunch menu looks good too. You have to try it the next time you are looking for a good breakfast.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank maryambro
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