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1725 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6221
+1 518-280-1600
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, welcoming with coffee offered while you wait for a table. Cozy but not crowded, fantastic breakfast offerings, diner sandwiches and grilled items plus authentic Greek fare. I recommend the eggplant fries with tziziki sauce--fresh and creamy.

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Thank christine h
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Union Cafe is a very nice breakfast and lunch restaurant. The servers are very friendly and attentive. The menu has a variety of American and Greek items and is reasonably priced. The portions are good-sized, and often large enough to take home. There is usually plenty of seating, but can get busy. There is outdoor seating in good weather, but... More 

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Thank Shirley D
Haverhill, MA
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Picked it off another review, Greek food, can't go wrong, right? Right! Fantastic Greek Salad, very tasty kebab chicken, fresh olives, 2 huge slabs of feta cheese, and 2 delicious stuffed grape leaves. It's a big one, you better be hungry! Super staff too, owner made sure, twice, that we were happy. This place is a KEEPER.

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Thank mscott006
Potsdam, New York
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320 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have been by this place many times, but not during lunch time. So we took the opportunity to check it out. Nice, clean, open eating area. We were greeted promptly and seated. The staff were very friendly throughout our visit. We seldom visit Greek restaurants only because there are usually none near us. When I saw the gyros on... More 

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Thank BenGruda
Upstate NY
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We went on a very busy late Saturday morning. Had to wait for approximately 15 minutes and the next table was almost given to people who had arrived after us but luckily they informed the host of the mistake. After that it was smooth sailing. Our waitress was super friendly and efficient. Our kids' chocolate chip pancakes looked better than... More 

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Thank KristinL70
Jessica H, Owner at Union Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kristin, Thank you very much for your review and I apologize for the seating mistake. I am concerned that you would not order the steak sandwich again because it was dry. That should not be the case and I wish you had said something to your server, We would have been more than happy to remake it for you... More 

Albany, New York, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Union Cafe regularly for the last few years because of the excellent staff and consistently good food. Today, had the spinach, ham and potato scramble for the third time. Always a great place to start your day

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Thank Steve S
Rome, New York
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were delighted to find this unknown gem on upper union street - soft music, plenty of sunshine and cafe umbrellas if you desire shade. For less than $12.00 (inc tip) per person, we had drinks, hot and cold sandwiches, french fries smothered in gravy onion soup and more. We sat for over an hour enjoying the day - the... More 

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Thank Jack B
Upstate NY
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went here on a whim as we were in the area. It was 40 minutes before closing, but you would never know it. The waiter said that they had to be there to clean up, so people are not rushed out the door. I love that they serve breakfast all day, so I had an omelette, which came with... More 

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Thank hitthehighway
Schenectady, New York
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As my Review title indicates I know this restaurant well starting with the Owner , "Jessica" who is a lovely person,caring about her customers and the quality of the food being offered. Breakfast is traditional with egg dishes, pancakes, waffles and Jessica's home made muffins of the day. A difference from others is that upon arrival you're met like an... More 

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Thank travelerbill4928
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Bees and flies all over the patio we were told they had not stung anyone. Asked for decaf coffee refill told they were making 2 pots of regular I would have to wait. Never received my refill. Asked for a cup of ice told they were out and it was coming from downstairs Took 15 minutes. One breakfast dish came... More 

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Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-280-1600
Description
This cafe opened in 2012

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