Cafe 1500

4.8
136 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 136 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EdwinG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for the re-opening/ZeroDay beer dinner. The food was great and the beer was as well. Everuone on the staff was great. We had a great time and loved the whole experience. Highly recommended.

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JANETP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, good safety/mask measures, space. Our waitress was outstanding.

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BarbaraG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was swift, friendly and professional. Menu is creative with something for everyone.
Staff was cheerful and welcoming even though Covid restrictions keep it from being the bustling, rocking restaurant it used to be. But still worth it on all levels!!

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere! first time having brunch there and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Love love love this place, I’m a regular here and everyone is always so great. Although I noticed a completely new waiting staff. One of us accidentally knocked a mimosa glass over and it broke, so we started to clean it up and

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vipCharles
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a gym! It was our first time but it won’t be our last time. The staff was super enjoyable. With so many restaurants closed for lunch due to the current distress, this place should be packed. You should check it out! By the way, I am not an employee just a new delighted fan

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful wine dinner. The wine and food were both excellent and complemented each other very well

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WendyO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ethan and manager Patrick work very well together to allow for a completely wonderful gastronomic experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good loved the food and atmosphere staff was very nice

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WesleyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service! Our waitress was super friendly and helped me choose the pork belly Benedict, which is to die for!

She also was able to combine OJ with cranberry in our mimosas (all her idea) — super happy with going there for brunch!

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MelissaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we got French toast bites and two different benedicts and both were delicious
It was a little noisy but otherwise great!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe 1500 never disappoints! This was our first time attending brunch and it couldn’t have been a better meal! Thanks for making our anniversary that much more special!

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nicolef
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, exceptional meal, and awesome drinks! If you go - you MUST try their Bloody Mary special!

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Emily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. Mimosa was great. Food was great- especially the donut french toast. Service was good as well. Tables were spread out well enough and the place was very clean.

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Ash12345
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Best mimosas and breakfast for brunch. One of my favorite places!

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anonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came for Sunday brunch. Good experience. Mimosas great. Will definitely return.

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Judie
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch with my daughter! She loved her French toast because of the soft taste. I love my shrimp and gritts because it was savory and filling!

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CarissaM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food and service was great. I really wanted lunch and they were only serving brunch. The one brunch item I was looking forward to trying was sold out. Otherwise, an enjoyable experience.

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QuinellaX
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic! It was our first time but we will be back. Appreciated the adherence to social distancing guidelines. Felt very safe. Staff there are wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the mimosas and bloody Mary’s

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DeannaC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and great service. First time here and will definitely be back again!

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NicoleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sam, was fantastic. I took my parents here for their 40th anniversary and Sam was so kind to them and accommodating and attentive. We had a great time. The food was wonderful and the service was lovely.

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MorganM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The brunch menu is very limited and what is posted on open table is not accurate.

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Kady
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsey was our waiter. She was awesome, Friendly and checked on us often. The food was excellent. There was good social distancing. It was quiet in there. We loved the atmosphere. We definitely will be back.

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NikkiB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend was in from Pittsburgh and wanted a low key brunch outside...1500 did not disappoint! Our server Kelsey was outstanding, as usual! And Justin always makes the best drinks! Keep up the great work 🙌

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PamC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. The Blackened shrimp and grits was a great combination of flavors.

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TulaTula2
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and it was amazing!!!

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AshleyDD
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With everything that is going on right now, its become necessary to find safe restaurants to eat and escape. You also want those restaurants to be GOOD. We have always loved Cafe 1500 since we first ate here 4 years ago for a wedding anniversary. When they re-opened after restrictions were lifted, we knew we had to get back in for brunch. It was delicious as always, comforting, an oasis and the staff is always on top of things and masters of their craft. We will be back soon for dinner because great places that care about the food and service, as well as safety right now are few and far between! Thank you C1500!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!! Great brunch experience during these odd times, still wonderful team working there and the food delicious! Always recommend and finally got to share with out of town family.

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Tirsch
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Usually the food is spot on but that's when there's not a pandemic so I would give it another try in about six months or so. Potato pancakes were bland, eggs were not seasoned, and online menu did not match what was available. Salmon royale was spot on though just bummed the Zero Day burger was not available and on the opposite end of the spectrum vegan options were not that prevalent. Service was excellent though!

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stwsam
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

hands down our favorite down town eatery! Never a let down whether dinner or brunch.

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JohnRambo
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was a delight. Our food was perfect, and the drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! They took a lot of precautions with covid. The food was amazing as always! The best brunch spot in Harrisburg!

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ReneeD
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service as always! The shrimp and grits were delicious, the baked brie was so good. We also loved the donut bites and caramel crusted french toast. Drinks were very good - orange juice, mimosas, bloody mary, and another (cant remember the name).

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kelrose6
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Good social distance observation. Accommodating service, great waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was great aside from the 2 men screaming at the top of their lungs by our table which was quite frightening and the waiter had to intervene more than once.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Huevos Rancheros was so good my son ordered TWO!!! Service always great!!

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SeanH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time we were there. The food is always excellent. The Bloody Mary's are wonderful.

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industrygang
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pretty satisfied with our experience. Our server, a young man, was super personable and funny. The food was pretty good, I got the 1500 Benedict and I felt it was a little under seasoned. The speed of service during busy brunch was pretty great. Mimosas were good and reasonably priced, I do wish the cooks looked like they were enjoying themselves a bit more, as the kitchen is slightly open. A special thanks to all wait staff and FOH manager for making us feel cared for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server. Hostess needs a crash course in politeness, and then need some soft surfaces to trap some of the noise as it was very loud tot he point of not hearing other at the same small 4 top table. However the food and drinks well made up for that will be back again!!

FAQs

Cafe 1500 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 831-8322.

Cafe 1500 is rated 4.8 stars by 136 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.