All About: Virgil’s House, Saratoga


Virgil’s House is a place we’ve been many times; with friends, with family, for meetings, and even for a baby food making class with BabySmartees owner/mama Paula Tancredi-Penman.  There’s a lot to like about Virgil’s.  Most recently, the kids and I went to VH after a trip to the Saratoga Children’s Museum and it was a great place to unwind and have a snack.  It’s located on 86 Henry Street, across from Parting Glass.  Easily walkable from the Children’s Museum or the Saratoga Library.  I like VH because there are no cell phones or laptops allowed.  It is extremely kid-friendly with a back room that has board books, puzzles, cars, and other miscellaneous toys for kids to play with.

My usually hard to keep in one place children were well entertained while I enjoyed a delicious cup of chai tea.  We split a yogurt & granola parfait and a cherry-lime Italian soda which were all good.

The vibe is beatnik and homey with an eclectic mix of furniture and seating arrangements.  Saratoga natives, remember Madeline’s coffee shop on Broadway back in the day?  Virgil’s House reminds me of that.  I love places that make it easy (and even fun) to bring children.  The back room can get busy during the week with other mama’s and kids wanting in on the action.  We’ve always gone during the week though so I don’t know what it’s like on the weekends.

Virgil’s Coffee House
86 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs NY 12866
(518) 587-2949

What’s your favorite spot for java in Saratoga?  Have you been to Virgil’s House?

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