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Cafe 157

157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
+1 704-844-8686
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (7 reviews)
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157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The atmosphere of the exterior was Jeffersonian, it looks like a former library. The interior was simple but the execution of our choices was very good. My friend stated his hamburger was excellent and prepared just as ordered. My cheese steak was a surprise because...More

Thank tderham2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a frequent flyer, the atmosphere and acoustics are perfect for a business or romantic lunch, very quiet and tranquil. The food is very good and consistent, the owner George is always close by to ensure this! The servers are very attentive and refill...More

Thank Lucien7212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is so good no matter what you order. Salmon is soon good and service is good. Drinks are strong and outdoor patio gives you a great view of downtown Matthews. Arugula salad is to die for! Never disappointed

Thank marylacey216
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious, wait staff was professional and courteous, prices were reasonable. The chocolate mousse cake dessert was divine!

Thank packgirl77
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My in-laws and my husband and I went to Cafe 157 for my birthday celebration on August 10, 2017. They have a short menu that changes by the season but I love the specials. I had the rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes and asparagus....More

Thank ak7rjb
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We have been twice and just not impressed. Food fair at best although some dishes are pretty exotic . Service was very slow an inattentive both times . We won't go back. They have been open for years so maybe we just were an isolated...More

Thank jowilliamsons
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The food was fabulous! The owner George had wonderful suggestions and did not steer us wrong! I had the best scallops of my life! My husband had the rack of lamb paired with a recommended glass of wine that was fabulous! Highly recommend!!!

Thank Chantal W
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Food and Service was great! We had a huge party of adults (9) and kids (6). The hostesses were absolute angels. Especially the young lady dealing with the kids. We were there to decide on the exact date and place for our couples trip next...More

Thank 4Cocoa
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We went for restaurant week for the first time! What a wonderful restaurant! I had the scallops and my husband had a steak. My Scallop were to die for, perfectly cooked as was the steak. I highly recommended Cafe 157!

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Cafe 157 is in the heart of old "Stump Town", it is unique due to being in a building that was formerly a bank. The owner George is always around to make sure everything is good, the staff is friendly and professional. The decor is...More

Thank Lucien7212
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Nona K
2 April 2017|
Response from ak7rjb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just lunch and dinner. Check ouut their hours of operation for when lunch starts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 N Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105-1712
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 704-844-8686
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"American Bistro, dine- in and a very beautiful patio. Serving lunch & dinner, good food (fine dining flair)".
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