What is Caffè Lena like?
How do I make reservations?
Do I have to have a reservation?
When should I make a reservation?
To find out if a show has sold out you can check the calendar listings or call our office voicemail at 518-583-0022. We announce sold out shows online & in the outgoing message. If the message does not say the show is sold out, there will be tickets available when doors open a 1/2 hour before showtime.
Why are there two prices for tickets?
Where is Caffè Lena and how do I get there?
When are you open?
Are children allowed?
What kind of food do you serve?
Can we bring a bottle of wine?
Can you recommend any hotels or restaurants?
Our favorite place to stay overnight is:
For casual accommodations we recommend the Saratoga Downtowner, located at 413 Broadway, about 3 blocks from Caffè Lena. Call 518-584-6160 for information.
For a true Victorian Saratoga experience try the Union Gables and mention Caffè Lena to get their corporate discount rate.
Our favorite neighborhood restaurants are:
Four Seasons – a unique vegan buffet located one block west of Caffè Lena at 33 Phila Street. For information call 518-584-4670.
Ravenous – offering European street fare including sweet and savory crepes and Belgian french fries. 1.5 blocks west of Caffe Lena at 21 Phila Street.
Sushi Thai Garden – Award-winning Japanese and Thai cuisine right across the street from Caffe Lena. Surprisingly inexpensive. Call 518-580-0900 for reservations.
Hattie’s – A Saratoga landmark located downstairs from Caffè Lena. Hattie’s has offered Southern and Louisiana-style cooking since 1938. Call 518-584-4790 for reservations.
Is Caffè Lena really the longest-running coffeehouse in the country?
In the ensuing years, Lena created a legend. Our remarkable roster of artists includes Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, Nanci Griffith, Dave Van Ronk, Odetta, Rev. Gary Davis, Utah Phillips, Ani DiFranco, G.Love, and hundreds upon hundreds of others. For a more complete history of Caffè Lena, please visit our special history website at www.caffelenahistory.org.