Cafe 1500

4.7
180 Reviews
$30 and under
Café
Café 1500 in Harrisburg is an award-winning restaurant with plenty of delectable dishes and an incredible atmosphere for you to enjoy. The interior combines the appearance of modern day chic and industrialism for a truly unique dining experience. Bring your friends and family and come see why Café 1500 has earned so much praise over the years.

With foods like smoked pork belly bánh mì bowl, blackened shrimp and grits, and korean fried chicken wrap, you are sure to satisfy young hunger. Plus you can enjoy the beloved all-day menu. There are both small and large dinner options alike for you to choose from the mouthwatering menu. Visit Café 1500 the next time you are in Harrisburg so you can enjoy one of the many great dishes the restaurant has to offer.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 180 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lynn
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Regrettably my husband and I had the worst service we may have possibly ever had while out this past Sunday at brunch. The drinks and food were delicious (they always are), but the service was so terrible it really made for an overall poor experience. It took more than 10 minutes for our server to come over to our table after the host seated us to bring us water and take our drink order. Then once they took the food order, another person brought over our meals. The server came back once, immediately after we had received the food, to ask how it was. After that, the server never came over to check on us, nor did they ask if we needed refills or anything else. I had to put my credit card on the table for them to realize we wanted our check. We were there at a relatively slow time, only to leave 1.5 hours later and not because it was our choice. It was my husband's first time there and he does not want to give it a second try. I will try to convince him otherwise, as I know Cafe 1500 is generally very good and they have a great Happy Hour, but this experience can be summed up simply - first impressions matter.

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zabla24
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and service. I'd heard great things about brunch at Cafe 1500, and it did not disappoint.

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Michelle
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! Big bottom mimosas is the way to go.

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JasonY
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious brunch...reservation required. Service was great and food was outstanding

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TraceyF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Neat littke place, good food, needs a better wine selection.

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vipOldTownGuy
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice airy space. Very attentive server who was nice and friendly. Food was excellent, I had the pork belly benedict, my wife had the California omelette. Both were delicious. I also had a Bloody Mary with a little extra spicy. It was exceptionally good. We would gladly go again if back in Harrisburg.

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WendyO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick is amazing! The restaurant is well managed The service staff is well educated. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday brunch. Excellent Bloody Mary!

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vipSallyBVkram
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunch options in town! Atmosphere is great, love the arts vibe.

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Sarahmuseme
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was excellent, from apps, entrees, drinks & dessert. Great spot for brunch!

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They aren’t kidding when they say Big Bottom Mimosas! You certainly get your money out of it. The food was tasty & the service was great! We had a great time!

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AnnaB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! The mimosas were perfect. We had a great time just sitting in Cafe 1500. Will definitely be back.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe 1500 for something different for either brunch or dinner. The staff is always friendly and the food is always good.

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StacyP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Everything was delicious!

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BeckyS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully plated food that tasted devine! Chef Ethan knows his stuff. Staff was so kind and attentive. Highly recommend Cafe 1500!

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Brunch place for special occasions.

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Shirley
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at Cafe 1500 for the first time on Mother's Day for brunch. All of the wait staff were great, but I have to a shout out to my server ISABELLE. She was warm, friendly, attentive, and efficient. I would have to give her two thumbs up in a circle. Fabulous!

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Frankie
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service food and atmosphere were excellent Bloody Mary was off the hook

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CatalinaP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in a beautiful setting. We like the atmosphere, the friendly wait staff, and the food never disappoints.

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SydneyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service even though it was busy, food and drinks were delicious.

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TinaN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice to be out

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BettyJane
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad we arrived early as the restaurant filled up quickly after 6 p.m. Not enough wait staff for the evening crowd. Good margaritas, delicious orange and avocado salad. Very nice wait staff who hustled through the crowd. Would go back again, although not on May 5 despite reservations.

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JoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We heard great reviews of both the food and drinks and it definitely lived up to the expectations. Will be going back for sure!

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Judie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Exceptional special event. We had 4 courses of great food with wine pairings " Off the Beaten Path". The kale and chorizo soup was my favorite meal but the others did not disappoint.
The executive chef and manager is friendly and knowledgeable. This was my 6th time, second dinner, and I will be back again!
Thanks for a great time!

JR
JoeRoB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was insane like sooooo good, every special event they have I always pull the trigger on. It's always an amazing experience, the pairing of gourmet food with incredible wine and cocktails is sooo much fun. They really have an amazing staff!

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Samyo44
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Husband's 1st time here and my 2nd time. I should have followed my gut and dined elsewhere. The first visit here on Mother's Day 2019 was horrid as far as the meal goes. This visit was exactly the same as for the food. We ordered the french toast bites for the appetizer and they were extremely hard and crunchy. We both ordered the shrimp and grits for our brunch meal. Omgoodness it was absolutely dreadful. The shrimp were actually tasty but the grits..yikes! They were not creamy but more of a thick oatmeal texture and reddish colored I'm assuming from the sun dried tomatoes. The portion was very small. The appearance of the dish was blah and just not appealing. We gave this feedback to the manager (owner?) and he simply responded "yes, the grits are different than normal grits ".

The service was really good which led to at least a 1 star ratings versus zero stars for the food.

We will not return....thanks but no thanks.

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JennaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding! Best crabcakes I've ever had.

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KortnyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick and the team always deliver a fantastic dining experience. One of my favorite places to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

They had no Vegan and were not conducive to assist.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious food. Service was great. Always enjoy the atmosphere. The smoked salmon benedict is my favorite with the potato cake. I had a reservation for 10am, unable to make it so I requested a later time, we arrived earlier than a later time and they were able to seat us right away.

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EmilyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Quick service, amazing food! Great spot for brunch.

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LindaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for the Pinot Wine Dinner and everything was amazing. The food/wine pairings could not have been better. The wine was explained by someone who must know everything about wine so it was a great learning experience. Food was even more amazing than usual which is saying something because the food here is always incredibly good. Presentation is important to me and they hit that in a five-star way as well. Thanks again for a great night!! Linda Donnelly

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SimplyMe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Brunch was ok. But is was better the last time we went. The French Toast bites were extremely disappointing. They were so good the last times there.

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Trish
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was just ok. Cheddar grits were not hot when they came out and had a LOT of black pepper in them which overpowered any other flavor. They don't have non dairy creamer which was ok but the coffee was really acidic and not enjoyable. Atmosphere is always cool but the brunch options have been scaled back and it's pricy.

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Katrina
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good!!!! Love this place and the service is always outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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HaleighB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing and service was outstanding, I'll definitely be returning

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Monique
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I did not get what I ordered. The waiter did not check back with us. The heat wasn’t working.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place!!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for brunch in a safe and socially distant place. The restaurant is very large and open and the food is incredible. Definitely one of the best places for brunch in Harrisburg

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe 1500 using the Order Online button. Cafe 1500 also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cafe 1500 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 831-8322.

Cafe 1500 is rated 4.7 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.