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217 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1114
+1 518-435-0843
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Today
06:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Parma, Ohio
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only got an espresso and a chai latte when we visited but they serve smoothies and sandwiches and baked goods as well.

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Thank Laurie K
Upstate NY
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at a gathering recently held at Professor Java's and decided to have a bite to eat since we gathered at dinner time. The menu offered a long list of wraps, panini, sandwiches, soups and salads. We decided on a couple of panini, the Space Monkey billed as Ham, Turkey, roasted peppers, cheese, Thousand Island dressing on white (I... More 

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Thank CGBT
USA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place is what a franchised coffee house should strive to become when they grow up. The place offers great staff, awesome coffee (good price too) and wifi. Also, their muffins are freshly made there. When I arrived the barista was actually making them at the bar.

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1 Thank grouparroyo
Clifton Park, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to study on weekends after libraries have closed. Food is okay. Prices are low. Electrical outlets are plentiful. Tables are small. Art exhibited on walls for sale.

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Thank 26andresh
Georgetown, Texas
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192 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

IT was apparent from the moment we walked in that we were not "locals". We said this was our first visit and needed a little help but that was the beginning of more poor service. The young lady that helped us could of "cared less" and got our order incorrect. very disappointing...

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Thank Douglas L
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I spent the night at an airport hotel, and wanted some good coffee in the morning before heading to the Adirondacks. It did not disappoint--great coffee, friendly ambience, and helpful staff. Great stop near the airport!

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1 Thank Katie S
Albany, New York
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Overal this is one of the 'hot spots' in Colonie, NY to have a meeting. Overall, great place. Wonderful selection of items to drink and eat. However, it's big downfall is it does get a bit loud at peak times. Additionally, the quality of service varies. Sometimes they can all be on the ball, get your order right away and... More 

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Thank Rachel S
New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were in Albany to celebrate our anniversary. It was raining and we wanted something hot to drink and a snack. This place was near to our hotel. The atmosphere was welcoming but the coffee and food left much to be desired. To top it all, I looked over to find flies in the cakes, etc. There were also opened... More 

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Thank Pollygirl01
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The coffee and the chocolate milk were very good. The eggs were not freshly cracked. They were the frozen egg patties they use at Panera. Not bad, but disappointing. The quesadilla was not grilled, just a folded over tortilla with unmelted chunks of cheese. The service was inexperienced and not personable although the manager was all of those. It was... More 

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Thank Carlene P
Ballston Lake, New York
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I always get a cup of coffee there and a confection. Their specialty coffees are good too. This last time I had a macaroon and got my daughter a piece of chocolate cake which was pretty amazing

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1 Thank Ian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205-1114
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-435-0843

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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?