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Flying Star Cafe

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3416 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
+1 505-255-6633
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in and immediately loved the decorative millennial vibe and wide food selection. However, we were served by a really unapproachable, irritable server. His name is Hawk. He rolled his eyes and did not smile. He was impatient and unattentive. When we asked "could we add another slice of cake to our order" he did not make eye contact... More 

Thank Garrett S
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253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colorful coffeeshop, young audience. The espresso coffee was very good, not top, but above average. We tried the Chocolate-Orange-Muffin – yummy!

Thank cibiem
New Mexico
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128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met some friends here to visit and chat, and this is a really good place for that. We were all able to order at the counter and pay separately, and there was plenty of room to find seats together. The food as usual was very good, and their desserts are excellent. They have a big selection of different things... More 

Thank Sarah A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had breakfast here 3 mornings in a row because we liked the pancakes so much. There was a little confusion one morning as we hadn't realized that they normally served them with powdered sugar on top (not my preference), but they were quite agreeable about making a new batch. Service was fast, the place was clean, and the atmosphere... More 

Thank Egstra
Benicia, CA
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stopped by late night for dessert. It was hard to decide on an item from their bakery case! Finally chose rhubarb pie ala mode and carrot cake washed down with a pot of chamomile tea. Tasted home-made. Hit the spot!

Thank Linda4490
Buda, Texas
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510 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

From breakfast to lunch to dinner this place can take care of you. Really impressed, though I am not one, with the vegetarian menu. The burgers were outstanding. The breakfasts were amazing. Their staff is terrific. Happy, friendly, courteous, and efficient. It was a good stopping point for our day out. Really an excellent place for food on Central Avenue.

Thank daddymo2
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Visited recently several friends. Everything was excellent. They have a huge variety and had something for all of us plus pastries to take back for breakfast. Healthy items too Had lots of space inside and out. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Cindi A
Flagstaff, Arizona
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and staff, it is like a Delicatessen, order at the counter and they bring it out to you. Had the Omelet was delicious cooked to perfection.

Thank chazking
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food is terrific, with all kinds of choices for vegetarians or other special diets. The servers are friendly and the price is right.

Thank kikibri
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

All of the flying Star restaurants are great, this one included. Quirky but tasty food, good drinks, excellent counter service, and amazing deserts.

Thank Sean R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3416 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-6633
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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