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Cafe 157

157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
+1 704-844-8686
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“arancini” (3 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
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157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ak7rjb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been twice and just not impressed. Food fair at best although some dishes are pretty exotic . Service was very slow an inattentive both times . We won't go back. They have been open for years so maybe we just were an isolated...More

Thank jowilliamsons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fabulous! The owner George had wonderful suggestions and did not steer us wrong! I had the best scallops of my life! My husband had the rack of lamb paired with a recommended glass of wine that was fabulous! Highly recommend!!!

Thank Chantal W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and Service was great! We had a huge party of adults (9) and kids (6). The hostesses were absolute angels. Especially the young lady dealing with the kids. We were there to decide on the exact date and place for our couples trip next...More

Thank 4Cocoa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for restaurant week for the first time! What a wonderful restaurant! I had the scallops and my husband had a steak. My Scallop were to die for, perfectly cooked as was the steak. I highly recommended Cafe 157!

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe 157 is in the heart of old "Stump Town", it is unique due to being in a building that was formerly a bank. The owner George is always around to make sure everything is good, the staff is friendly and professional. The decor is...More

Thank Lucien7212
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I had lunch with a girlfriend of mine and the salad and quiche were sooo good! Outside dining was great! I then ordered a to go for myself and husband and it was excellent again. So for my pre-Mothers day dinner, 4 of us dined...More

Thank Kaderm01
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Earlier this month, our party of 3 had lunch at Cafe 157 in Matthews, North Carolina. The experience was pleasant since we were able to sit outside. The food was good but they have some strange way of up charging for salads which we never...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We've been here twice. The first time on date night with my husband. It was good but not great. We decided to give it a second chance and brought the kids. We ordered Arancini and fried pickles for starters and they were good, but it...More

Thank BArubia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a lovely place to have dinner out of the city. I have the Filet Mignon with a reduction sauce that was so tender the knife cut through it like it was warm butter. My mother had the crabs cakes that had so much...More

Thank ak7rjb
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Nona K
3 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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
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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