You Snooze, You Lose

Steak and Eggs, an American classic.

We start with a beautiful cut of filet mignon, and add a generous helping of Carmen’s garlic mashed potatoes. Grace it with a side of grilled vegetables and mushroom jus, and top it with two eggs cooked your style. A delightful breakfast, dancing on the palate and wonderfully filling.

We only have a few, and they are going fast.

A Flight Of Soups

Nothing picks you up when you’re chilled like soup— and what’s tastier than a flight of three classics:

Chicken Soup with cilantro. Plenty of chicken in a rich broth, with all the right veggies

Vegetable Stew, heavy on the squashes and potatoes for natural sweetness and belly appeal, topped w/ fresh grated ginger

Tomato Soup with a generous dollop of sour cream— the tang sets off the tomato sweetness, and opens the door for the ultimate companion:

Grilled Ham And Cheddar, with fine aged cheese tickling your tongue and warming your tummy

Huevos Rancheros

Eggs over medium. Mashed Black Beans. Ranchero Sauce and Lime Crema, with Texas Toast. And the star of the show, your choice of Chorizo, Veggie Chorizo, or Turkey Sausage.

Sticks to your ribs and a cold fall day!

Huevos Tostados

Layers of flavors in this tasty Cuban influenced dish.

Eggs on a crispy-fried tortilla, with home fries, chorizo or veggie chorizo, manchego cheese, ranchero sauce and avocado— all topped with lime crema.

Takes The Chill Off

Nothing like the classics on a chilly morning— Cuban Eggs and Spanish Hot Chocolate.

Fresh & piping hot at Carmen’s

Empty Bowls

Carmen’s is at Empty Bowls, at the ICC on 5th Ave south of Ferry, starting at noon. Come early for our Veggie Flamenco and Sopa de Gallina, and dozens of other fine soups from other Troy restaurants!

Ramble Tours

The Collar City Ramble bike tour just took off.

Suzanne Spellen is getting ready to lead her historic/ architectural tour of lower River Street

Tortilla Español

Onions and garlic, sweet and hot peppers, cheddar cheese.

What we call and omelette, the Spanish call a tortilla. It is different from the Mexican tortilla in that it does not have a wheat shell, but is eggs and potatoes with other ingredients.

Unlike the Spanish, we don’t blend the potatoes with the egg, but fold them inside. The result is just as tasty!

Spanish Omelet

Three eggs stuffed with onions, garlic, sweet peppers, jalapeño and cheddar. Served with home fries, toast & ranchero sauce

Welcome Back, Students!

As a special for returning students, Carmen’s Café is happy to announce that they will discount our Ice Cream Floats by $2 for all students wearing a Farmer’s Market Student Discount wristband. #welcomeback

We start with our own sodas— Limonada or Lime Cream— made with real fruit juice, no added sugar, just plenty of wholesome flavor. We add a heaping scoop of Battenkill Creamery’s fresh-made vanilla ice cream, for a taste treat that’s just incredible. Try one today!

Carmen’s Café

–9-4 Saturday & Sunday for Breakfast-Lunch

198 First Street (Corner of Adams)
Troy, NY 12180

(518) 326-2064