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Union Cafe

1725 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6221
+1 518-280-1600
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1725 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6221
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Union Cafe on Union St. In Sch'dy was what locals had wanted for so long! When it arrived from the beginning, the food was great, lots of seats in and out, such friendly service AND they listened to patron suggestions. Breakfast or Lunch, you'll be...More

Thank Marni G
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Had lunch with "the girls" today. It would have been nice to sit outside but the weather did not cooperate. It was noisy inside (my only complaint) but the food was wonderful. I ordered a chicken salad wrap with chips. Very tasty. Big pickle. Mary...More

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I eat lunch here every couple of weeks. He likes breakfast, I like the chef salad. The food is delicious, and the servers are very friendly and attentive. The owners greet you with a hearty smile and handshake, and always thank us...More

Thank Shirley D
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.

Thank christine h
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...More

Thank Shirley D
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...More

Thank mscott006
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank BenGruda
Reviewed 8 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....More

Thank KristinL70
Jessica H, Owner at Union Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

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...More

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

Thank Steve S
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...More

Thank Jack B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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
This cafe opened in 2012
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