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The Whistling Kettle

24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
+1 518-884-2664
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (66 reviews)
“quiche” (28 reviews)
“scones” (41 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter loves going to The Whistling Kettle and choosing her green tea with honey. Indoor and outdoor seating (weather permitting) is available. Recommend the turkey sandwich - she has brie and I have avocado - and then we each get a berry scone. Delicious....More

Thank ReadingWriter
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind review Trish! We're glad that you and your daughter get to spend some quality time together with us! See you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m been coming here for about 10 years, the experience is consistently good. I’m a Brit and I love a good cup of tea, and a good scone. A great lunch, incredible tea selection, love the sandwiches and scones. Now I’m a vegetarian, great veggie...More

Thank Chris P
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for being a great customer Chris, we're pleased that you like the tea and scones! See you soon.

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

the Whistling Kettle, in Ballston Spa (near Saratoga) provided one of the best lunches I've ever had. This restaurant is very unpretentious; my friend and I sat at one of the little outdoor (porch) tables and enjoyed early spring sunshine. I ate a crepe filled...More

Thank Karen C
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for this kind review Karen! We're glad to hear you enjoyed, come back when you're in town!

Reviewed 4 May 2018

I had an early dinner at this restaurant. I ordered English breakfast tea and they brought a whole pot to the table. They have a special where they bring out a 3-tier tray with goodies that you select. I had the roasted red pepper gouda...More

1  Thank SS107
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thanks for coming in, glad you liked our "afternoon tea" platter!

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

A popular location for lunch or afternoon tea with a comfortable, informal cafe feel to it. There’s a wide variety of loose-leaf tea, which comes to the table brewed in an effective, functional, insulated stainless-steel teapot. Soups, salads, sandwiches, & sweets can be ordered separately...More

Thank Freespirit134
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

We're glad you and your family stopped in, and we're glad to hear we were able to have a little something for everyone! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 April 2018

There is usually a wait here, both to be seated and to get your food, but you get nice choice of soups, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Phenomenal tea selection to enjoy with your meal or to take leaves/accessories home to brew.

Thank KKW_from_NY
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thanks for coming in, and enjoying the tea! Hope you'll stop in again soon.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Our first visit here. My wife ordered the maple walnut tea. It was very good. And I ordered the "Sinful Delight" coffee.....yummy! For food we shared an Asian chicken salad. It was so flavorful! I ordered the afternoon tea which is where you order a...More

Thank Tileman1213
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thanks for coming in! So glad to hear you enjoyed everything, and we do hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Spring is just breaking and time to get out of the house. The Whistling Kettle was busy, but we found a table and hubby enjoyed a sausage/pepper panini and I had dessert crepe of berries and cream. A specialty tea topped off my decadent sweet...More

Thank Lil C
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you for coming in and for this review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed and we do hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 23 March 2018

Today, I chose to have a pot of tea and the three-tiered luncheon special. Everything tasted excellent and I would gladly go again. I also bought some tea.

Thank UpstateNYer_10
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Thanks for coming in! Glad you enjoyed your lunch and for buying some tea to take home, see you soon!

Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Get the tiered lunch, it's so much fun! The ratatouille sandwich is great, as are the scones and the lavender tea! Mom had soup and salad which she said both were awesome. One of my new favorite spots!

1  Thank QH G
kettle2, Public Relations Manager at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Glad to hear you and your mom liked lunch! Hope to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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