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Flying Star Cafe

3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1432
+1 505-255-1128
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“buddha bowl” (4 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1432
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business trip took me here and suggestion on this place got me there for lunch..whata treat! Little out of the way but worth it. Great homemade menu selections and great atmosphere, even an outside patio with a fireplace.Service was good but food was dynamite...I had...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good, solid diner food (which is great) with many veggie options (which is amazing)! Order at the counter as you go in, then sit down. This was the only hitch in my entire visit; there were no signs indicating whether it was counter or table...More

1  Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the sweet and spicy chicken Mac and cheese. It was more spicy than sweet but oh so good. I couldn't finish the large portion. All of the other food ordered at the table was fabulous as well and plentiful. Of course we had...More

Thank Alicea R
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Unlike some other eateries I revisited in Albuquerque, the Flying Star stays the same: Good quality diner food, with healthy and vegetarian options and great desserts. They claim to be local, organic, handmade, real, and wholesome, and they truly are. Good place for a great...More

Thank Silemi2013
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We are not often in Albuquerque but when we visit, we always have breakfast at one of the Flying Stars in the city. This time we had breakfast at the cafe in Central Avenue, which is also historic Route 66. We had huevos rancheros which...More

Thank The_Horror
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Had dinner here a few week ago with friends and was disappointed and reluctant to return in the near future. Hopefully, things will improve in 2018. Something seems to be missing and it would appear that the entire Flying Star restaurants group are experiencing some...More

Thank vijayanastad
Reviewed 18 December 2017

A good place to get something quick and easy to eat before seeing a movie. The service was great and the staff were very friendly. A nice safe option that was not overly expensive.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

At the Flying Star Cafe, you order at the counter, pay and before long, some very friendly person will bring your food to your table. I ordered the Buddha Bowl and it was quite good at a very reasonable cost. My husband had a lovely...More

Thank Smiles4miles
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Had breakfast with 2 friends after New Mexico Balloon Festival on Friday. Great place to eat. Large Menu with local accent to food. Restaurant was busy with balloon tourists but staff handled crowd very efficiently. Definitely would return.

Thank hikerdean
Reviewed 17 October 2017

As an Albuquerque resident, I highly recommend Flying Star (any of their several locations throughout the city) for desert and coffee. The atmosphere at all their restaurants are pleasant. The Rio Grande location has a wonderful outdoor patio which is pleasant any time of year...More

Thank shenier
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25 September 2017|
Response from FlyingStarCafe | Property representative |
Hi. Yes, we serve beer and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1432
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-1128
  • E-mail
We created Flying Star because we needed fresh, tasty coffee served in a bottomless cup, comfy seats with casual, competent service that didn’t get in your face. Most of all, we wanted a place where dessert was first and the food was something you could really get your taste buds around. And, we needed it served from early in the morning to late at night on every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. It would be a place where we could go to be alone or have a good chance of running into friends. That was 1987 and we’re still cooking and baking 24 years later.
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