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40 W Market St, Red Hook, NY 12571-1511
+1 845-758-6500
07:00 - 21:00
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Red Hook, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We come here often, breakfasts are great! The kids love it, their specials are wonderful. The service can be good or indifferent/mediocre and when busy it's slow. So pick up a book or magazine and people-watch 😉. It's a Red Hook institution.

Thank lariyatou
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Treat yourself to a cozy breakfast at Taste Budd's. The friendliest spacious lounging area in central Red Hook. Meet your friends, make new acquaintances or enjoy your tea quietly, the staff will always welcome you warmly. And don't miss the super reward program! You will get free treats on a regular basis when you enroll.

Thank Emmanuelle L
chefbudd, Owner at Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Emmanuelle, Thank you for the five star review! It really means a lot to us. Happy New Year! We look forward to serving you, Sincerely, Dan More 

New York City
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My High School has begun to ask to go here to focus on work while grabbing lunch or a snack. He's taken after my habit of heading there for a working/study/writing lunch. THe environment is a happy medium between a cafe with just about the right amount of noise that you can listen to your music while working and eating,... More 

New York City, New York
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863 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Relaxing little place with outside eating and a creative spin on ordinary foods. I definately recommend.

Thank Mike N
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The fall is the best time to enjoy the food and drink at Taste Budd's. You can eat on the front porch or large front lawn under umbrellas. Order inside and your food will be served at your table. It is relaxed, calm, great place to meet friends for coffee and Morning Glory muffin, my favorite. Or try the curried... More 

Thank Karmanyc
chefbudd, Owner at Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Karmanyc, Thanks so much for the 4 star review! You are really helping the small family biz in Red Hook. We'll keep the muffins baking for you! Sincerely, Dan More 

1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great food, awesome smoothies, and even better chocolate! The atmosphere was calm and relaxed, and the service was excellent.

Thank Christopher D
chefbudd, Owner at Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Chris, 5 stars! We are so grateful for folks like you. This helps the small family biz a bunch! We'll try our best to keep it up. Hope to see you at TBC, Sincerely, Dan More 

Red Hook, New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Taste Budds is a unique place to eat in Red Hook N.Y. The food is outstanding. i often get a bagel with cream cheese eggs and pesto or Jalapenos The staff is friendly They often have some great specials so always check those out first. Their lattes are excellent. The chocolates woow be careful they are addictive.

Thank dlmac4612
chefbudd, Owner at Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Hi dimac4612, WOW we really appreciate your 5 star review. I guess you know how much this helps small family businesses. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Enjoy your day and we hope to continue serving you. Sincerely, Dan More 

Red Hook, New York
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Most recently there for lunch. Have always had excellent food and good service. You may have a wait if it is busy but well worth waiting. They have outside seating in summer and that is good as inside can be a bit crowded.

Thank barbara m
chefbudd, Owner at Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Barbara, Thanks for stopping in in July, and for the nice review. I should be faster to say thanks, but missed this one when you published it. We hope to serve you again. Sincerely, Dan More 

Red Hook, New York
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Great mac n cheese. Generous juice. Delish desserts. Cozy atmosphere. Live music. Good coffee. Nice outdoor patio dining

Thank Craig R
chefbudd, Owner at Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thanks a bunch for the 4 star review! It means a lot to us, we hope to serve you again. Best! Dan More 

Overland Park, Kansas
Level Contributor
151 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Someone recommended this place to me as a coffee house experience plus. The inside was like a cool coffeehouse. For wifi users, you get the access code at the counter. The chocolates look delightful - ranged from the simple to the fancy. I settled on a coconut-chocolate chip bar that was rich, crumbly but not messy and yummy. If I... More 

Thank Maureen P
chefbudd, Owner at Taste Budd's Chocolate Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Maureen, Wow thanks so much for the 5 star review. We can't say enough how much that means to us. Glad you liked the magic bar, its hard for us not to eat those up too! Please do stop in for lunch, we look forward to serve you. Sincerely, Chef Budd More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 W Market St, Red Hook, NY 12571-1511
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Red Hook
  • Phone Number: +1 845-758-6500
Welcome to Taste Budd's Cafe, a community coffee house and local den featuring fair trade organic coffees, handmade chocolates and pastries, house baked bread, panini sandwiches, soups and salads, visual art shows every month and live music three times a week! Our great coffee and free wifi means you can come enjoy a fresh brewed cup while working, reading, or lounging. We are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We also host art shows, live music, and offer catering and gifts for special occasions. Dine in, take out, or delivery options are available along with online ordering! Come enjoy your community cafe in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Taste Budd's Cafe: it's all about community!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?