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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%
Travellers talk about
“buddha bowl” (6 reviews)
“eclairs” (2 reviews)
“burger” (18 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
6:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1432
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife enjoyed the onion soup in a bread bowl while I had a gluten free Mediterranean chicken salad. Both were freshly made and were very tasty.

Thank Doug T
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We come here every time we visit Albuquerque for both the desserts and food and it's consistently very good!! Seems like a lot of local people come eat here which I like. They bring the food out quickly as well.

Thank princesspill
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Flying Star has been in Albuquerque at least 20 years and is a perfect place to stop in for coffee and desert (however, they do offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus). Their offerings please meat eaters and vegetarians. I went with a vegan friend and...More

Thank shenier
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Breakfast. Lunch, snakes. You name it. Sandwiches, donuts, cakes. It all good and for the better part of a day. Again, across from UNM. Service with a smile and with a budget.

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

There were so many wonderful things on the menu it was hard to pick! Loved that a lot of items used are local or organic! Delicious place for b-fast or lunch

Thank bucks17
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a great spot for families with varied taste. The menu is expansive and the food is quite tasty. I tried the new veggie burger, but it was way too grain forward (quinoa I think) and not focused on the veg enough. Everyone else...More

Thank traveller2332
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I give the atmosphere 3 stars. I give the food 3 stars. And I give the service 2 stars. Pricey!!! $$$!!! Maybe I'm not accustomed yet to the "new" way of doing business. You come in and peruse this huge menu board with funky names...More

Thank phynes810
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I would go to Flying Star Almost every weekend when we lived in Albuquerque until 2003. We loved the food and the atmosphere. It was eclectic, and they cared about things we cared about - natural, local, diverse choices. I would get...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This used to be THE place to go on Central - the food was fresh, tasty and healthy and the atmosphere was eclectic and interesting. It still retains some of this flavor, but it is not as well kept, or well visited. Still, it is...More

1  Thank Crista2010
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Every time we come to ABQ we have to stop at Flying Star. Their food is delicious and atmosphere so fun. My 10 year old son loves the quesadillas and chicken strips. I had the Buddha bowl, which was amazing but it's also so much...More

Thank Steven C
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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
  • 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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