Phila and Putnam streets, Saratoga Springs, 583-6060. A fun
and friendly café located in a historic Saratoga landmark.
Early-morning fare includes gourmet coffee and espresso, fresh-baked
goods and breakfast sandwiches. Award-winning soups, creative
salads, sandwiches, sushi rolls and daily specials are offered.
Also, a full bar, coffee cocktails, espresso, lattes and cappuccino
and tantalizing desserts. Fun foods including fondues and
s’mores—toast your own marshmallows tableside.
& Noble Café
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 20 Wolf Road, Colonie, 459-8183.
A sunny browsing café that features Starbucks coffee, as well
as espresso and cappuccino, chai and other teas. Also, a variety
of cold beverages including Italian sodas, and a selection
of sweet baked treats. Everyone’s welcome to bring books into
Borders Books & Music, 59 Wolf Road, Colonie, 482-5800;
395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1200. You’re always welcome
to bring books along for browsing while you enjoy coffees,
teas, cold beverages and a selection of pastries, desserts
Peter Harris Plaza, Route 7, Latham, 783-6880. Scores of different
coffees, flavored and regular, as well as granitas (frozen
flavored drinks), and espresso and cappuccino. Besides the
regular lunchables, there are munchies such as bagels, croissants,
muffins and desserts.
Shaker Pine Plaza, Shaker Road, Colonie, 869-3277. Fresh-roasted
coffee. Espresso bar. Light fare including breakfast sandwiches,
fresh-baked pastries and muffins. Coffee available by the
pound. All coffee roasted on premises.
Coffee Beanery Ltd.
Crossgates Mall, 869-3039; Colonie Center, 438-1637; Albany
International Airport, 242-4303. The Coffee Beanery’s emphasis
is on creating the “right roast,” roasting each different
gourmet bean to ensure the perfect roast for optimum flavor.
New flavors are served along with traditional favorites, specialty
coffee drinks and gourmet pastries.
100 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 884-9913. This cozy coffeehouse,
which just opened in the rustic village of Ballston Spa, features
a full espresso bar, fresh-baked scones, muffins, croissants,
cookies, soups, sandwiches and occasional entertainment.
Stuyvesant Plaza, 458-2771. Enjoy daily coffee specials, biscotti,
scones, breads, cakes, chocolates, muffins, lunch items and
much more at this gourmet food emporium. Sit inside or venture
outside to the café-style patio, when weather permits.
204 Lark St., Albany, 427-0464; 258 Broadway, Troy, 272-8658.
At the Troy location, a true coffee bar with several tables,
offering coffee-of-the-day, espresso, cappuccino, steamers,
latte and such munchies as biscotti and muffins. Select teas,
too. At the Lark Street location, you’ll find more than coffee:
Upstairs there’s a retail store specializing in fresh-roasted
coffee beans, and downstairs there’s a European-style café
offering an eclectic variety of light fare.
Jazz Café and Bakery
Main Square Shoppes, 318 Delaware Ave., Delmar, 439-1727.
(Shares space with Seattle Sub & Pita Co.) Substantial
line of gourmet coffees available, as well as espresso drinks.
Special coffee flavors served daily, along with fresh muffins,
scones and cookies.
Java’s Coffee Sanctuary
217 Wolf Road, Colonie, 435-0843. A light menu features sandwiches,
salads, quiches, stuffed breads, croissants, bagels, pastries.
Large selection of iced teas, coffees, fruit frappes, etc.
It’s all served in an eclectic, comfy atmosphere.
Hill Bakehouse & Café
Diamond Plaza Mall, Glens Falls, 743-1660. Rock Hill’s bread-based
café menu makes for uniquely satisfying breakfast and lunch
fare. Try the paisano or jalapeño chedder bread. Organic coffee
and delicous scones and biscotti make it worth the trip.
90 State St., Albany, 436-7233; 54 James St., Albany, 434-6255.
An extensive beverage list, including latte, Italian sodas,
specialty drinks and 35 different types of whole-bean coffees.
Fresh baked goods, including scones, croissants and danishes,
plus soups, sandwiches and salads. The newer Stagecoach at
on James Street specializes in breakfast sandwiches.
Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany, 489-1064; 321 Broadway, Saratoga
Springs, 581-9498; St. James Square, Niskayuna, 381-9340;
Newton Plaza, Loudonville, 783-4544; 18 Wolf Road, Colonie,
435-9280; Hannaford Plaza, Clifton Park, 373-5794. Contemporary
Seattle-based coffee chain specializing in gourmet coffee
drinks including cappuccino, latte, “frappuccino” and espresso,
plus pastries, cookies and bagels.
1225 Western Ave., Albany, 453-5649; 402 Broadway, Saratoga
Springs, 581-0656. Wide selection of aromatic, freshly roasted
and freshly brewed coffees, teas of all kinds and obscenely
wonderful desserts. Great bagels and muffins, too.
Metroland's Dining Guide 2001