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9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
+1 518-273-7700
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pulled duck” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've lived in Troy for over 18 years and this is the first time I visited this cafe. The service was great and the food was fantastic. A little pricey but we'll worth the money. There specialty sandwiches are original and diverse. Will definitely be...More

Thank Jillian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Troy’s Farmer’s Market with the family. Plan was to get breakfast from a vendor but at 9:30am the lines were 15 people deep. So we tried the Illium Cafe instead. Nice period decor. Has an old speakeasy kind of feel. Breakfast menu...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I've eaten lunch here before and been satisfied. Yesterday's lunch with friends was no different. The quality of food and number of selections is excellent. I settled on a tuna melt which was delicious. Our waitress did a great job taking care of our group...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Enjoyed the most delicious lunch here on May 2, 2018. Had a turkey sandwich on wheat berry bread - everything was simply so delicious! And the potato salad - also just fantastic! If I had more time, I would have returned to try more options...More

Thank BataviaBev
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Required to wait in the cold, literally outdoors while there were numerous open tables inside. I will not be back.More

Thank Matthew Q
Illium123, Owner at ILLIUM CAFE, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

We apologize you had to wait outside as what appeared to be open tables were available. We had a private party booked for our back room so we could not seat there. We were seating as quickly as we could clean tables throughout the rest...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018

Food was good and liked the atmosphere, disappointed when we ordered were told one of the five entrees was gone, and then after we had ordered the waitress came back a few minutes later and said they were out of that dish we ordered as...More

1  Thank renec803
Reviewed 20 February 2018

There were four of us for breakfast. Service was very efficient. I had the omelet with duck and cranberries and cherries. I asked for mozzarella cheese instead of goat cheese and they were happy to oblige me. My daughter had the corned beef hash and...More

Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 15 February 2018

I do love the atmosphere of the place. The guest is transported to a different time when Troy was prosperous with its signature architecture. As for the lunch menu, Illium has a variety of food and daily specials (soup and sandwiches) for the one who...More

Thank sushchatter
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Been here several times, the menu is creative and the food always top-notch. Tin ceilings and the historic location add to the vibe. This review is for dinner before attending a show at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, a block away. I ordered surf...More

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Experience a mighty fine breakfast here... not your standard fare but delicious all the same! We enjoyed the Shrimp Eggs Benedict special and the Honey Bun French Toast. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, the service was very good. The atmosphere is interesting, it is...More

Thank Anna Q
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Questions & Answers
Jessica T
17 June 2018|
Response from sushchatter | Reviewed this property |
Take a look at their menu. I do remember them having some options; however, I am not 100 % certain.
Joseph M
25 February 2017|
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Response from Illium123 | Property representative |
We have a liquor license we are in the process of building a bar where the kitchen used to be
20 September 2016|
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Response from Illium123 | Property representative |
I'm sorry I just saw this. Yes we can accommodate that nut allergy. Just let your server to let the kitchen know when you arrive
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Broadway, Troy, NY 12180-3217
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Troy
  • Phone Number: +1 518-273-7700
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