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Union Cafe

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1725 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6221
+1 518-280-1600
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Schenectady, New York
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch with "the girls" today. It would have been nice to sit outside but the weather did not cooperate. It was noisy inside (my only complaint) but the food was wonderful. I ordered a chicken salad wrap with chips. Very tasty. Big pickle. Mary had a club sandwich which was everything that you would expect. She said the potato... More 

Thank Tricia S
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I eat lunch here every couple of weeks. He likes breakfast, I like the chef salad. The food is delicious, and the servers are very friendly and attentive. The owners greet you with a hearty smile and handshake, and always thank us for stopping in. There's​ a nice outdoor patio for al fresco dining, but the weather... More 

Thank Shirley D
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome service, welcoming with coffee offered while you wait for a table. Cozy but not crowded, fantastic breakfast offerings, diner sandwiches and grilled items plus authentic Greek fare. I recommend the eggplant fries with tziziki sauce--fresh and creamy.

Thank christine h
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Union Cafe is a very nice breakfast and lunch restaurant. The servers are very friendly and attentive. The menu has a variety of American and Greek items and is reasonably priced. The portions are good-sized, and often large enough to take home. There is usually plenty of seating, but can get busy. There is outdoor seating in good weather, but... More 

Thank Shirley D
Haverhill, MA
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Picked it off another review, Greek food, can't go wrong, right? Right! Fantastic Greek Salad, very tasty kebab chicken, fresh olives, 2 huge slabs of feta cheese, and 2 delicious stuffed grape leaves. It's a big one, you better be hungry! Super staff too, owner made sure, twice, that we were happy. This place is a KEEPER.

Thank mscott006
Potsdam, New York
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341 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have been by this place many times, but not during lunch time. So we took the opportunity to check it out. Nice, clean, open eating area. We were greeted promptly and seated. The staff were very friendly throughout our visit. We seldom visit Greek restaurants only because there are usually none near us. When I saw the gyros on... More 

Thank BenGruda
Upstate NY
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We went on a very busy late Saturday morning. Had to wait for approximately 15 minutes and the next table was almost given to people who had arrived after us but luckily they informed the host of the mistake. After that it was smooth sailing. Our waitress was super friendly and efficient. Our kids' chocolate chip pancakes looked better than... More 

Thank KristinL70
Jessica H, Owner at Union Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kristin, Thank you very much for your review and I apologize for the seating mistake. I am concerned that you would not order the steak sandwich again because it was dry. That should not be the case and I wish you had said something to your server, We would have been more than happy to remake it for you... More 

Albany, New York, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Union Cafe regularly for the last few years because of the excellent staff and consistently good food. Today, had the spinach, ham and potato scramble for the third time. Always a great place to start your day

Thank Steve S
Rome, New York
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were delighted to find this unknown gem on upper union street - soft music, plenty of sunshine and cafe umbrellas if you desire shade. For less than $12.00 (inc tip) per person, we had drinks, hot and cold sandwiches, french fries smothered in gravy onion soup and more. We sat for over an hour enjoying the day - the... More 

Thank Jack B
Upstate NY
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185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went here on a whim as we were in the area. It was 40 minutes before closing, but you would never know it. The waiter said that they had to be there to clean up, so people are not rushed out the door. I love that they serve breakfast all day, so I had an omelette, which came with... More 

Thank hitthehighway

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1725 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6221
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-280-1600
This cafe opened in 2012

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