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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” (4 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1432
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Reviewed 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
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
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

When I am in Albuquerque I always try to stop here for a breakfast burrito at least once. The place is nothing fancy, it's near the university and in the Nob Hill neighborhood. The breakfast burrito is classic New Mexico at its best. I highly...More

Thank Anitafineday
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Had a great meal at Flying Star on Central, right in the heart of the Route 66 area of town. The french toast with strawberries and bananas was exceptional, and all of the food was really good. Make sure to get some pie for dessert...More

Thank MattIowa
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place, excellent service, great food and coffee. Nob Hill location. Retro area on old Route 66.

Thank thecustomeris1
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

With so many restaurants to chose from on Central the atmosphere drew me in. There were a few people in line in front of me, but the wait was under 5 minutes. I asked Justin for his pick and I went with his recommendation of...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Loved the feel of this cozy cafe. The people were warm and welcoming and the food excellent. Everything a cafe should be, it is!

Thank 2Beachi
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We are always pleasantly surprised with our choices at flying star. The central location had an excellent staff and c the atmosphere is relaxed and groovey. We love the healthy, tasty food.

Thank sexysun
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Not a huge fan of flying star, the food is over priced and the quality is okay. Great place to go if you are a student and need a place to study.

Thank benna412
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Fresh and delicious food in a lively but relaxed atmosphere. Wholesome fast food. Good wifi - free too. Great place to chill. Reasonable prices. Clear gluten-free labeling. Classic diner feel about the place.

Thank john592
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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
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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