274 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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(516) 752 - 7678

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Library Cafe


The Library Cafe is located at 275 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY. Parking must be found on the street (check time limits), or in the municipal lot, one block east of Main Street. The street-level, double-door entrance leads to a foyer and another set of double-doors.

The bar is to the left of the entrance, at street-level.  The dining area, to the right, requires two steps up.  There are also two steps at the back end of the dining area. I was told that the have a specially made ramp which can be easily placed to accommodate wheelchair users and anyone who cannot manage the steps.

The second- level party space is accessible only by a full flight of stairs. Once up the two steps to the dining area there is ample room to navigate between the booths, tables and chairs.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are located on the bar level, by walking to the hallway past the bar.


    Doors:  street-level, double-doors
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  none
    Ramps:  can be added for dining
    Steps and staircases:  two steps to dining area,full flight to ssecond floor
    Width of aisles:  ample
    Places to sit:  booths, chairs & tables
    Location of restrooms:  in hallway past the bar
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped-accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Friendliness of staff:  friendly & informative
    Notes:  * Parking can be found on the street (check time limit) or in municipal parking lot one block east.

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I had been to a lovely bridal shower at the LIbrary Cafe some years ago (long before Destination:Accessible was ever in my mind) and remembered it as being an interesting place.  The site of this cafe/pub was once the Farmingdale Public Library.  The beautiful wood carvings, very high ceiling and appealing decor make for a unique restaurant setting.  The wall behind the bar is two stories high, with books and other items gracing the glass shelves. A small sailboat is hung near the entrance.  A vintage carousel horse and rooster are part of the decor separating the dining and bar areas.  Much to look at and talk about ! Parking has to be found on the street (check the signs for time limits).  If you cannot find a spot, there is municipal parking one block east.

Beautiful, street-level, double-doors lead to a small entryway.  Another set of double-doors get you to the bar and dining areas. An extensive bar is to the left.  There are no steps required to get to the bar.  Dining is to the right and requires two steps up to this area.  There are two steps at the back of the dining area as well.  When we asked, we were told that they have a specially made ramp for the back steps that enables one to reach the booths, tables and chairs easily.  Once up the steps or ramp, there is ample room to navigate between tables. The only route to the party space on the second level is up a full flight of stairs.

The multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are easily reached  by walking past the bar to the hallway where the restrooms are located.

After all of our questions, we finally got settled in and ordered lunch.  Both the manager and our server were gracious.  They seem to want to please patrons as best they can.  The turkey burger and cobb salad were great.  The waffle fries were done to perfection. It was nice to enjoy a leisurely lunch in an usual setting.

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website,, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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