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The Whistling Kettle

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24 Front St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020-1776
+1 518-884-2664
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whistling kettle is fantastic! Discovered this cute cafe while walking downtown and because of our love of tea decided to give it a try. This cafe has a nice selection of grilled sandwiches, salads, and crepes. It not only has a wide selection of tea it also has coffee, beer,and wine. They have a nice outside eating area as... More 

Thank rachelwats
Northampton, Massachusetts
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229 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Some items on the menu are good, others fall flat. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the restaurant appears to attract regulars. Not bad, just okay.

Thank Mike L
Saratoga Springs, New York
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Whenever my friends want to meet for lunch, I always suggest the whistling kettle. Such a cozy place where you can actually talk and hear each other. As a bonus the food is super good and they have the best staff ever. It's my absolute favorite lunch spot.

Thank newyorker1781
Tempe, Arizona
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I was visiting a friend and she wanted to try this restaurant. What a delight! Their menu of teas and coffees is a delight! I decided on a butterscotch white tea. They serve it in a small personal pot. They have a menu of the day featuring special teas, soups, quiches, sandwiches and desserts. So many choices! Since it was... More 

Thank 204nancys
New York
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you enjoy tea, this is your kind of place. The Whistling Kettle offers an endless array of teas to suit your taste buds. Pair this with one of their sweet or savory crepes for an enjoyable lunch. They also offer salads and sandwiches. It is a popular place with the locals and their cozy booths often fill up fast.

Thank littleoneinsaratoga
Guilderland, New York
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

What a wonderfully relaxing, yummy lunch! Our girls' day antiquing in the area ended with a fresh tasting lunch in this charming restaurant. We dined on homemade roasted red pepper soup, crepes, and a freshly baked individual quiche. We all loved our lunch and the freshness of the ingredients which were made to order. This was not fast food; it... More 

Thank Susan C
Glenmont, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Delicious crepes with attentive service and warm , cozy atmosphere. Can't wait to visit again soon. The place filled up fast once it opened at 11.

Thank mjat4ww
Saratoga Springs, New York
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239 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wellman was my waiter, lovely place, lovely service. Pros--nice decor, gluten free choices, great lunch specials Con--maybe a little pricier, but the food was delicious, fresh, no additives and took home the leftovers.

1 Thank Holly V
Round Lake, New York
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I have been going to this location since it first opened. I love the tea and the selection to teas. But the food has often been just a little short in one way or another. For the second tie, today was a big disappointment in the way of crepes. First, the selection of savory crepes is not what I would... More 

Thank yogaroom
Tucson, Arizona
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The Whistling Kettle has some tasty items on its menu, but you need to be selective. The scones and crepes look good, but Kettle's chichi reputation is now resting on its laurels. I had decaf coffee and quiche. The coffee comes in its own brewing pot, chichi, but it was really a poor weak cup and a half of coffee.... More 

Thank STX_M3
kettle2, Owner at The Whistling Kettle, responded to this review

NOTE: We tried to contact this customer who isn't accepting messages. Dear Sir, I am sorry you were not satisfied. We make our coffee to order in 16 ounce french presses so we can provide great coffee, freshly made. If you felt it was weak our server would have been happy to make you another pot and to your desired... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
American, Cafe, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 18:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?