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“Fantastic panini!”
Review of ILLIUM CAFE

ILLIUM CAFE
Ranked #6 of 214 Restaurants in Troy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 18
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casual
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We stopped for lunch on a recent weekend. Extensive menu of sandwiches and panini. About $10 to $13 each, but well prepared and large portions. They use local ingredients when possible, and they're gourmet sandwiches -- how often do you see a duck confit panini or pork belly and scallop sandwich on a menu? Served with homemade pasta salad or potato salad. Good beer selection, but wine seemed only to be house selection (Merlot was palatable and a generous portion), which seemed a little strange in a place paid so much detail to the food. You can also "build your own" sandwich if you prefer (but the regular menu is so much more tempting!). Daily lunch specials during the week. I didn't have coffee, but they have an extensive coffee menu as well -- lattes (regular or iced), frappe, espresso, etc. Service was friendly and prompt, even with a full house.

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Reviewed 20 June 2016

nice and expensive place at the same time, good service, nice atmosphere, diverse menu, good nad tassty food, all in all good coffee.

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Everything we've tasted so far on the extensive, unique menu has been fabulous... including the salads. The desserts are special and worthwhile. We especially like the atmosphere, as Illium is in a nicer part of Troy and sits in an old jewelry store, with much woodwork and many wall decorations from a bygone era. Staff has been terrific.

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Food is always good. I have been for breakfast and lunch and havent been dissappointed. Last time I went I got cannoli cream waffles (may have been pancakes) but they were delicious

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a unique experience you will not soon forget. The menu is unusual. And the presentation is picture worthy. Once you figure out how to attack the food, it will not disappoint you. since it is downtown, parking can be a problem. But if there is anything going on downtown, it is close.

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