Monday, January 16, 2012

Casual Dining – Cooperstown NY

Still in Cooperstown…continuing with our late summer/early fall road trip to upper New York State and Pennsylvania…

Another day and this time we’re ready for a casual dinner.  Our destination was right across the street from Nicoletta’s Italian Café, our dining experience from the previous evening.

This is the Doubleday Café located in the heart of downtown Cooperstown… This café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. 

As anyone will note, the interior is very casual and as we were there a little after the prime tourist season, most of the clientele appeared to be locals.

I had a bowl of clam chowder to start ($3.75). It was pretty good with lots of clam bits… If you are wondering about the reddish tint, it’s all about my daily ration of Tabasco!

The Doubleday Café has a decent breakfast menu too.  It includes a homemade muffin, oatmeal, a breakfast sandwich, eggs Benedict or Florentine, huevos rancheros, French toast, waffles, omelet’s and a gaggle of breakfast combinations.  The most expensive item on the breakfast menu was the #5 Combination with 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, French toast, home fried potatoes and coffee for only $8.25.

Laurie chose the Quesadilla filled with seasoned ground beef, salsa and jack cheese with a side of sour cream. ($10.95) All of the Mexican entrees at the Doubleday Café are accompanied by refried beans and Spanish rice.

In addition to the selection of Mexican offerings, the café has sandwiches and wraps, salads, burgers, hot sandwiches, a quiche of the day and, for dinner there is a selection of appetizers plus dessert.  It would be a challenge to spend more than $15.00 per person unless one was to order an alcoholic beverage or two…

I followed up the chowder with a Roast Beef sandwich on rye with lettuce, tomato and mayonaise. ($7.95) I chose the apple sauce over my other side options, which included cole slaw, macaroni salad or French fries.  The sandwich was enhanced by the fact that the roast beef was roasted in-house… It had more flavor as it wasn’t just prepackaged and thrown on the sandwich…

Service was decent and pleasant.  The food was flavorful with no disappointments.  While the Doubleday Café certainly isn’t a gormet dining establishment, it is a good place to fuel up with competently prepared food at a fair price…
The Doubleday Café is located at 93 Main Street in Cooperstown.  Phone: 607-547-5468.  Trip Advisor gives this restaurant 4 out of 5 possible points based on 98 reviews.  There were a couple of reviewers who just didn’t like this restaurant but we didn’t encounter any issues at all...  Check it out at
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Dear Dave, This cafe seems like it has good wholesome food at decent prices. The portions look hearty also. Thank you for your good wishes. I am feeling a little better. I forgot how aggravating a cold can be!! Blessings to you and Laurie, Catherine

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