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Flying Star Cafe

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3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Huevos Rancheros and she would get blueberry pancakes or french toast, and sometimes at dinner... More 

Thank Alex W
Kuna, Idaho
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a great place to have breakfast or lunch.

Thank Crista2010
Mustang, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 food. So come hungry. Their desserts are also delicious, so be sure to leave a... More 

Thank Steven C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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206 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Nice fast casual with a good patio. Had friends bring us here. They have a broad menu, very nice looking salads and NM dishes. I had the fish tacos. They were excellent, with cod. They can do several gluten-free options.

Thank Swwalton
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

It's hard to come to Flying Star and not have one of their great desserts but needed a quick lunch. The smaller size burger cooked to order was great and the French fries fresh and salty, sad I had leave most of them! They need more smaller sized meals and goodies, then they would be perfect!

Thank PJ G
Salt Lake City, Utah
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Title says it. Last weekend in ABQ for business. On my way to the airport stopped at Flying Star for a very late breakfast (2:00 p.m.) of excellent green huevos rancheros. Love that they serve breakfast all day plus pretty much anything cafe style you may want. Of course their baked goods are to die for. Lively atmosphere, always, crowded.... More 

Thank travelaround48
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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538 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Absolutely loved the Southwest Benie with just the right amount of tasty green chiles, perfectly cooked eggs and a cheesy mushroom sauce. Best breakfast I've had in a long time. The all-you-can-drink coffee was also very, very good (a Nicaraguan blend on that day). Service was excellent, but there weren't many people there that early either. My friend had an... More 

Thank SCalCanz
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We walked in and immediately loved the decorative millennial vibe and wide food selection. However, we were served by a really unapproachable, irritable server. His name is Hawk. He rolled his eyes and did not smile. He was impatient and unattentive. When we asked "could we add another slice of cake to our order" he did not make eye contact... More 

Thank Garrett S
FlyingStarCafe, Owner at Flying Star Cafe, responded to this review

Hello Garrett, Thank you for the review and for bringing the service you received to our attention. We will address your comments with our staff right away. Our goal is to always give our customers friendly, welcoming, and attentive service - no matter which location you visit. We really appreciate your feedback and would like to make things right with... More 

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449 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Colorful coffeeshop, young audience. The espresso coffee was very good, not top, but above average. We tried the Chocolate-Orange-Muffin – yummy!

Thank cibiem
New Mexico
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We met some friends here to visit and chat, and this is a really good place for that. We were all able to order at the counter and pay separately, and there was plenty of room to find seats together. The food as usual was very good, and their desserts are excellent. They have a big selection of different things... More 

Thank Sarah A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3416 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: 5052551128
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?