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Flying Star Cafe

3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1432
+1 505-255-1128
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“buddha bowl” (6 reviews)
“eclairs” (2 reviews)
“burger” (18 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 19 March 2018 via mobile

I am not a big fan of order first then go sit at your table, but that was the only problem. The staff was courteous and attentive. The food arrived fast and hot. I had a burger that was very good. They have a roll...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

So there are numerous Flying Star locations across Albuquerque. And all offer a decent atmosphere with good food. However this location in Nob Hill has possibly the worst overall location of all of them. The cluster that is known as ART has ruined the traffic...More

Thank Flufflebunny
Reviewed 6 March 2018

When road trippin' good eats are essential. Flying Star delivers. Man oh manischewitz! I ordered the quinoa salad for $10 and water. I'm a big eater, so the fact that I've now eaten this salad - vegetarian but easily vegan fyi - for THREE meals...More

Thank Juliette R
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Our relatives took us to this cafe for lunch. I ordered a classic burger and was impressed with the quality of the food. Best burger I'd had in a while. The bun was fresh and the meat was high quality beef. We had no room...More

Thank 777aaa
Reviewed 11 February 2018

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 February 2018

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 26 January 2018 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
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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
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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