Second Cafe Madison set to open this fall

Cafe Madison raspberry pancakes

Three words: oatmeal raspberry pancakes.

BMT Hospitality is planning to a open second Cafe Madison location at Loudon Plaza on Northern Boulevard in Albany, the developers of the plaza announced Tuesday. Press release blurbage:

Construction has started on the 3,000-square-foot space which will include dining for 80 people with additional seating at the bar and flexible indoor/outdoor dining during the warmer months. Off the bar, windows will open to the outside for ease of food pick up or for guests grabbing a coffee-on-the go. ...
Café Madison is scheduled to open in late fall and will be open daily for dining from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Space is available at night for private events such as bridal parties, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, birthday parties and more.

Loudon Plaza is the strip located where Northern Boulevard intersects with Route 9/Loudon Road, across the street from Albany Memorial Hospital. It had been in foreclosure until a development company called DF Acquisitions took over the property last year -- it's been working on a total makeover of the plaza. [Biz Review]

Cafe Madison is, of course, a mainstay of Albany's Pine Hills neighborhood, frequently with long waits for breakfast on the weekend. BMT owns a bunch of establishments along that strip of Madison Ave, including Junior's, The Point, and the Madison Pour House. The company's become an Albany restaurant empire -- it also owns Ama Cocina, Albany Ale and Oyster, Spinner's, and The Pub. It opened a second Junior's in North Greenbush last year.

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Cafe Madison
350 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204

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Café Madison with parking?! This may be the best bit of news I have gotten in a while.

How about another location at 423 Madison (aka the Larson aka the empty storefront at Lark & Madison).

During the pitch of the Larson, I was promised 24/7 breakfast at this location and it has not been delivered!! ;)

Good news for the city, but would have been nice to have it more centralized and on a transit line :)

I don't understand why parking is such a big draw for most people. Are we as a society really too lazy to walk a block or two from a parking spot? There's plenty of parking near the current Cafe Madison. I would know, I live (and park!) right by there.

@Parking -- Agreed. I have never failed to find parking on S. Allen within a couple of blocks of Madison.

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