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Listen to world-class artists at the United States' oldest operating coffeehouse.
47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 |
exterior of Caffe Lena
Photo of Sawyer Fredericks at Caffe Lena More recently, Caffe Lena has launched current folk artists into stardom, such as Sawyer Fredericks.
Cookies & Coffee, a Caffe Lena classic
Enjoying a show
Band on stage with drums and guitar
A full house in our intimate listening room
Our kitchen is run by volunteers each and every night
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, July 2019
Judy Collins, August 2019
There's nothing like the magic of a live show
Picture of the Freedom Singers, a popular 1960's band. The coffeehouse dates back to the 1960's, and has hosted talented artists like the Freedom Singers and Bob Dylan.


Caffe Lena has been a Saratoga treasure since 1960. Diverse programming sets the stage for musical discovery and is presented in an intimate listening room where your faith in the power of music will be renewed.

Visit Caffe Lena for the most intimate music experience of your life. Committed to art over profit, Caffe Lena keeps the heart and soul of music alive.

A History of Good Music

Home of good folk music since the 1960’s, Caffe Lena has a strong legacy of supporting up-and-coming artists. This small, intimate setting has helped grow famous artists from Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie to Ani DiFranco and Darlingside.

An Intimate Venue

Slip back in time at Caffe Lena’s historic venue. The small, relaxed setting seats up to 110 attendees and allows music lovers to sit just steps away from world-class performers. At Caffe Lena, you’ll see every foot tap, finger strum, and arm movement of these talented performers. Caffe Lena is 100% handicap accessible and opens its arms to all music fans.

A Scrumptious Food & Beverage Menu

Caffe Lena offers a menu that includes a sampling of wines, beers, savory snacks, and desserts sourced from local businesses. Stop by for fabulous food, melodious music, and an unforgettable evening. 

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