Carmen’s Annual Holiday Potluck: Thu. Dec 24th from 5–10PM

–Where the Sweet and Neat Meet and Greet since 2004

A Troy tradition, like Romeo and Juliet, Ham and Eggs, Oil and Water- Carmen’s and the Holiday Potluck.

We put out the basics— rice and beans, plantains and salad, picadillo and flan, sangria and Jim-Gerale. You bring a drink or dish to share (with label, sil vous plait!) and friends to share it with. We all have a grand time!

We start early: 5pm, so you can nip in for a quick hello if you are on to somewhere else. And we are here all night, so you can make this your destination. It’s always interesting, always new faces, always a great crew. Our way of saying thanks for the great times and we are glad to know you!

Special New Year’s Day Hours

—Join us as we try something new!

This year, we’ll be open from 9-2 on Friday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day- and 10-4 on Saturday & Sunday. We will have some amazing specials, like Orange Pecan Pancakes, Carmen’s Hearty Chicken Soup, and Paula’s Special Hangover Elixir! Recover from your holiday parties with some real food, from the only joint in town that’s open.

From then it’s on to the new year, and, unlike other times, we are staying open all winter. That’s right, you heard it here first: Carmen’s all winter long, for your brunching pleasure: 10-4 Saturdays and Sundays, with tasty food cooked fresh, and some of the finest specials you’ve ever tucked in to.

Welcome to Carmen's Cafe!

Annual Christmas Eve Potluck

Yes, Carmen will host her annual Dec. 24 potluck from 5-10 on Christmas Eve

We put out rice & beans, picadillo, plantains, salad, flan and goodness knows what else, topped with sangria and iced tea. You bring a dish to share and all the friends you can find.

We all go home with a lot more friends than we had before.

Holiday Potluck at Carmen's Cafe