617 Historic Lower Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518-357-8628

Tues., Wed. 11a.m. - 9p.m.
Thurs.-Sat. 11a.m. - 11p.m.
Sun. 11a.m. - 9p.m.
Closed on Mondays


Parking available in rear of building.

Proud member of the Chamber of Schenectady County.

Café NOLA is haunted! Read the Northeast Paranormal Society's Investigation Report of Café NOLA.
View the Evidence Page.

Café NOLA offers a full line of Abita Beer and we also serve Dixie Beer.

Café NOLA now offers delicious vegan and gluten free items!

One of a kind jazzy, team-building experience at Café NOLA: Business on the Bayou.

Plan your catered party with us: Café NOLA Catering. Call us today at 357-8628.

Entertainment & Events

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Shop Small Business Saturday, November 29

It's that time of Year! Please take the time to vote and visit Capital Region Living.
Tis the season for the "Best of" awards. If you would like to vote for Café NOLA in any of the categories we would appreciate your vote! Categories include Best Cajun, burger, live music venue, best kept secret, mac & cheese, comfort food, fish & chips, french fries, chicken wings and several others.

Café NOLA-NOLA representing New Orleans, Louisiana-serves a variety of Cajun specialties and other American favorites including Po' boys, Etouffee, Fried Chicken, Crabcake, Jambalaya, Shrimp and Grits, Pulled Pork, Smoked Ribs and Chicken, Dirty Rice, Vegan options, Gumbo and Alligator Bites.
Owner Kevin Brown insists that his traditional Cajun fare is not all about being spicy. "Louisiana cooking has the unfortunate reputation that it has to be hot and spicy. This is simply not true. The true art of Cajun cooking is the unique blend of herbs and spices that serve to enhance the flavor of vegetables, seafood, meat, poultry and wild game. In addition, the chef must know how to blend the ingredients together."

Our second floor can be used for private parties for birthdays, showers, holidays, graduations and other celebrations for up to 30 people. We also cater off-premises for as many guests as desired. The full menu is available for take-out.

Visit our booth at the Farmer's Market
Sundays: 10-2 Schenectady Greenmarket

About Chef Brown

For more information, contact us at 518-357-8628 or kbrown@cafenolany.com