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Afterwords Cafe

Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 14757
+1 716-357-5772
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“quiche” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 14757
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Afterwords Cafe is located above the bookstore in Chautauqua Institution. This is a place where everybody comes after the 10:45am lecture and after the 2:00pm lecture--should this be named Afterwards Cafe?! The sandwiches and pastries are delicious. What about breakfast you say?!! Well, I get...More

Thank Onefinelady
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Afterwords probably refers to the popularity of this cafe among the after-lecture crowd at Chautauqua. It's a wonderful place to people watch and grab a sandwich, salad--or before the lecture, an omelet or breakfast treats. And on hot days, who can resist its air conditioning....More

Thank wheiles
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The sandwiches and salads at Afterwords are not bad, but they’re certainly not worth the prices. You’re clearly paying for the convenience of eating at a restaurant on Bestor Plaza. Expect to pay $20 for a sandwich and cup of soup.

Thank Mafan72
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were visiting the Chautauqua Institution and were late for we breakfast but were able to get coffee and bagels , pastry and fruit cup. The coffee was great and the pastry fine. The personnel was very new as the season had not opened yet...More

Thank Bunhead2013
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I largely enjoy eating at the Afterwords Cafe. The atmosphere is very nice and the staff is usually very friendly. I highly recommend their salads with housemade dressing options and their daily fresh soups. The baked goods and breads are nice as well. The only...More

Thank Saoirse084
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The line out the door was a testament to how delicious the food is. The first thing you see inside is the coolers with desserts - be still my heart! I had a slice of spinach and ham quiche ($8.25) and the tomato basil soup...More

Thank AttitudeofGratitude
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Wow, a rather simple sandwich goes for $12+ here. The flavor just wasn't able to justify the high price. It's a "bare bones deli", and very upscale prices are charged........I would not go back.

Thank Nuttman
Reviewed 14 August 2017

You're there at Chautauqua for the arts and the courses, not a dining experience. At some point you'll want some variety on-site, and this is a place you'll have one or two meals. Salads, desserts, but same indifferent servers as at the Brick Walk.

Thank DonQwerty
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Really nice bowl of soup! Hit the spot on a cool summer day. Nice that not over salty, lobster in every spoonful, sherry flavor, and very creamy. A little spendy but worth it for this taste of luxury.

Thank H1096UYjamesw
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The young people who work here are pleasant -- but they really need to pay more attention. Recently our cheeseburger to go turned out to be a falafel. We were disappointed when we got home and likely so was the person with our cheeseburger. The...More

Thank Jill_WilmNC
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
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Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bestor Plaza, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY 14757
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Chautauqua
  • Phone Number: +1 716-357-5772
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