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Caffe Lena

47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3264
+1 518-583-0022
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Best in US

Caffe Lena is the absolute most authentic and thriving "coffee house/music venue" in the U.S. Not... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
William L
Historic venue a must-see for any music fan

I have been here numerous times over the years to enjoy live music, primarily blues and folk, and... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
bluesmama11
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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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Dating back to 1960, this now smoke- and drink-free coffeehouse, internationally known for its acoustic music, has been graced by notables like Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie in the early years and recently by annual regulars like Odetta and Dave Van Ronk. This popular spot features folk, blues, traditional and jazz music, as well as storytelling, poetry and theater.
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47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3264
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Caffe Lena is the absolute most authentic and thriving "coffee house/music venue" in the U.S. Not does it have a folk tradition that goes back to 1960 it continues to provide outstanding musicians from all musical genres (the venue has recently added classical quartets) at...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I have been here numerous times over the years to enjoy live music, primarily blues and folk, and also some klezmer I decided to write this review after visiting their newly expanded and renovated space. It's still a lovely venue to experience live music, with...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The venue was under construction so the night's perfomance was being held at The Grove which was really beautiful! It had been an old seminary or something and the historical renovation was impressive. I was sad I did not get to see the real Caffe...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Coffee bar/jazz club situated in an historic building currently under much-needed renovations to modernize the location and bring it up to building code. Currently open in The Grove on Lake St while the renovations are underway. In the old venue, it was strictly no alcohol,...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Rosin the Beaux folks went out to Caffe Lena to go and see Steve and Cindy perform music for an audience. The music was very good, and I had a very good frozen iced tea.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stopped at Lena’s in March for a show. Also been here for two other shows. What an outstanding venue to see local and national acts up close and personal! There is no bad seat in the place. Rather small, Lena's seats maybe 80 people. Most...More

Thank Long_time_local
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I have been here in August and Dec of 2015. Both times were great. The place is small, which I like. The first time I had a table right next to the stage. Ticket prices are very reasonable. The Christmas show was $20 (Sat. night)...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Great intimate show by Griffin House May 3rd. Such a small venue with great sound ... not a bad seat in the house.

Thank GRMWesterlo
Reviewed 18 March 2015

The snacks they serve are fresh and the hot beverages are delicious. You should take some time to sit and relax as you enjoy a bite out of your pastry while taking it all in.

Thank ConundrumKnight
Reviewed 28 February 2015

It was back to the 60s for me!! I loved going to Caffe Lena with its excellent acoustics and an authentic 1960s atmosphere, apparently unchanged for decades. The brochure states "Good Folk since 1960" and we really enjoyed our evening in this intimate space along...More

Thank TravelFan48105
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