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The Whistling Kettle

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24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
+1 518-884-2664
11:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch while browsing the 'antique' shops in charming downtown Ballston Spa. We were seated in the 'shared ' tables in the back. I hate that. Too close to other people that I don't know. Husband and I both got lovely iced tea blends. Ridiculously expensive... $5 for a glass of iced tea! But the tea... More 

Thank rosetucci
Pennington, New Jersey
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397 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cam here during a cold spring morning and needed a pick me up. I chose to have the suggested Pu-erh Chai and the The Ballstonian Sandwhich which has roasted turkey, bacon, roasted red peppers, basil pesto aioli, artichoke hearts, and mozzarella on a ciabatta bun. The restaurant is small and cosy with brick walls and cosy nooks. The chai was... More 

Thank KidLove
Tampa, Florida, United States
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a must visit place. The teas are endless, get a catalog to order more when your gone. They food was amazing. Ordered the Ahi Tuna, Quiche, white chili, scones with crème and jam. Was quite the adventure, food was fresh made the salads were fresh. The staff was amazing and friendly and very quick responding

Thank Italyhome
New York
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We came to walk and enjoy the afternoon while doing some antiquing. Stopped in for a great pick-me-up of strawberry, peach ice tea and a scone which is served with preserves and cream. All were amazing. Just a fun, friendly place to go.

Thank adkmtngal
Plainsboro, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and had teas and soups of the day and also the quiche of the day, ham with leek and swiss. FANTASTIC! However, our waitress was much less attentive than she should be though...took the edge off a 4 star rating. Very disappointing actually.... in My opinion .

Thank Tom S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Exellent food,good soups and sandwiches awesome deserts and teas. Well informed wait staff. Very Attentive

Thank Paul M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The staff was friendly, prices were reasonable, restaurant was clean, but above all the food was unique. They serve a variety of crepes, paninis, and salads. I had the most delicious turkey, spinach, mozzarella, tomato, and artichoke crepe in a pesto dressing...mouth watering!! They also offered all varieties of iced and hot teas. I'm glad we stopped by!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
new york
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185 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I am sure that the locals in Ballston Spa are enjoying having this lovely cafe in their town. We were exploring the town while on a two-day getaway, and needed to grab some lunch. The place looked small from the front, with a nice outside dining area. But, when we walked inside, we were pleasantly surprised by the large seating... More 

Thank newyork145_9
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I grew up just outside Ballston Spa and have seen this little Village go through a beautiful transformation. Old buildings are being re used and brought back to life and there is a nice vibe going on again. The Staff at the Whistling Kettle know tea and have a lot for you to try and buy! I always bring home... More 

Thank Heather L
Round Lake, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This tea room has lovely tea and food choices. The atmosphere is charming, but I preferred it when they had upholstered living room style chairs around the tables!

Thank Claire M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Ballston Spa
  • Phone Number: +1 518-884-2664
The Whistling Kettle is a full service cafe and tea room with a diverse menu offering for everyone. Paninis, crepes, artisan soups, plenty of salad choices, home made scones, tea sandwiches, beer and wine and over 150+ types of tea. We also offer all our tea in bulk as well as a full line of merchandise.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?