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Cafe 157

157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
+1 704-844-8686
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
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157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

We tried Cafe 157 for the first time because of the Queen's Feast menu. It was a way to sample several menu items for a slightly lower price and try out the restaurant. Our meals were delicious and prepared the way we requested. The desserts...More

Thank Manatee4Me
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Today was my third visit to Cafe 157. The previous two visits were good -- the food is usually tasty. Today, I went for lunch at 1 p.m. with a colleague. The food was good but I was TERRIBLY disgusted by the tall female server...More

2  Thank mmunoz1974
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Me and my stepmother stopped here for a quick bite. We had never been before but it was so pretty on the outside and we decided to give it a try. We were seated promptly and the staff was phenomenal. Stepmom got the blackened chicken...More

Thank palmettoduo
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Fabulous lunch spot. Quiet enough for good conversation Great service. They were flexible and allowed us to switch some things up on the menu items. Delicious salmon cakes over greens. I would go back there just to eat the exact same thing. Parking on the...More

1  Thank mwright4
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What an evening it was at Cafe 157! Stumbled across this little gem of restaurant while walking around downtown Matthews. We started with a bottle of red wine and paired it with spinach artichoke dip. The dip was served with crispy, baked pita bread. The...More

1  Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The atmosphere of the exterior was Jeffersonian, it looks like a former library. The interior was simple but the execution of our choices was very good. My friend stated his hamburger was excellent and prepared just as ordered. My cheese steak was a surprise because...More

1  Thank tderham2017
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I am a frequent flyer, the atmosphere and acoustics are perfect for a business or romantic lunch, very quiet and tranquil. The food is very good and consistent, the owner George is always close by to ensure this! The servers are very attentive and refill...More

1  Thank Lucien7212
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The food is so good no matter what you order. Salmon is soon good and service is good. Drinks are strong and outdoor patio gives you a great view of downtown Matthews. Arugula salad is to die for! Never disappointed

1  Thank marylacey216
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Food was delicious, wait staff was professional and courteous, prices were reasonable. The chocolate mousse cake dessert was divine!

1  Thank packgirl77
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My in-laws and my husband and I went to Cafe 157 for my birthday celebration on August 10, 2017. They have a short menu that changes by the season but I love the specials. I had the rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes and asparagus....More

1  Thank ak7rjb
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Nona K
2 April 2017|
Response from ak7rjb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just lunch and dinner. Check ouut their hours of operation for when lunch starts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 704-844-8686
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"American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch & dinner, good food (fine dining flair)".
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