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High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge
  • Address:
    322 South High Street
    West Chester, PA 19382
    Neighborhood:
    West Chester
  • Cuisine:
    Creole / Cajun / Southern
    Price: $30 and under

High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.highstreetcaffe.com
  • Phone: (610) 696-7435
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jay Wenner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We can arrange the room for special events.
  • Private Party Contact: Don Syracuse (610) 696-7435
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz-the finest players the Philly scene has to offer featuring Dave Manley, Frank Gatas, Paul Kleinfelter and Jason Long. Every Wednesday is open Jazz Jam -so bring your axe and enjoy world class Jazz at its finest!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dean Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have 2 parking lots in the rear as well as off street parking.
A word from High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge
High Street Caffe, located at 322 S. High Street in historical West Chester, Pennsylvania, is best recognized for its Cajun, Creole and Exotic cuisine. With a Funky-Eclectic atmosphere and a "staff you will want to take home with you”, the High Street Caffé has long been a favorite of Chester County.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I wish I could say I tried something new but the allure of Fried Shrimp Wenner and shrimp/crawfish etoufee gets me every time. Cocktails were delicious and the service was excellent as well."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food is consistently great and the servers are attentive and friendly. The seasonings are a culinary mastery and the combinations of flavors explode in your mouth. My husband had the crab cakes with an artichokes cream sauce and I had their famous jambalaya with chicken that is just spicy enough to enjoy the mix of flavors. The portions are generous but don't forget to leave room for dessert. The homemade confections are to die for. This is the only place we will ask for doggie bags to bring home leftovers."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great cajun food. Never had a bad meal. It's just a little tight which makes it difficult for the wait staff to get to the tables!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had not been to High Street Caffe since before the major renovation that happened several years ago, but I recall it feeling like more of a high-end place than the restaurant my wife and I visited for her birthday. The new bar feels like the bar at any West Chester restaurant, and the overall ambiance feels like an attempt to meld a college bar - complete with strings of lights - with a fancy restaurant. The restaurant was pretty loud, and the service was pretty slow for a Friday night. Having said that, the food was as good as I remember. The blackened alligator appetizer was tasty, as was the shrimp and crawfish jambalaya. I would recommend it for some tasty food, but not for a fancy date."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Étouffée was very tasty, and the crab and watermelon salad was fresh and eclectic. However, you gotta judge the food by its price, and at $37 for the two dishes....in Westchester, I'd say it wasn't quite the value for money I've enjoyed elsewhere locally. However, if you've got deeper pockets, it's definitely a taste treat to take advantage of often."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite spots. Haven't had a bad meal yet. Owner Don is very kind and generous! We be back many times this summer!!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and I used to live walking distance to High Street Caffe and visited it several times for special occasions like Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, etc. and always found the food and atmosphere to be awesome. They make upscale Cajun food, but still keep it pretty simple rather than trying to compete to see who has the most obscure ingredients like a lot of "foodie friendly" places these days. High Street takes ingredients like their "Holy Trinity" of peppers, onions and celery and puts together just outstanding, perfectly cooked dishes that are amazing. I had blackened chicken, shrimp and scallops over dirty rice with a bit of Cajun mustard sauce and it was divine. Great and helpful service as well and great beer selection."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The High Street Cafe is one of my favorite places to take friends, business partners and client to. It has great food and a unique "feel at home" atmosphere. The service is attentive and the patrons are both local and from far away places. It is a fun place."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My wife and I had dinner at the Vudu Lounge on 6/21/14 and had a great time. Excellent food and service. Extensive beer and wine list. Would highly recommend the place to my friends. We will be returning."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food ALL THE TIME! High Street Cafe NEVER disappoints! The food is excellent and everyone there is SUPER!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always enjoy getting a group of friends together for a night out for food, drinks, and music. Love the band The Sermon! high energy and perfect cool the room."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere are outstanding. I've been here plenty of times but it was my fiancès first time and I was literally waiting for him to pick up his plate and like the remaining food up. The service never disappoints despite the small space and busy area."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is incredible. We never leave disappointed. It is a very small place so make reservations."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "High Street Caffe continues to reinvent itself--always in a purple and black hue. On this occasion, four of us had lunch. It was pleasant, but we commented that the menu had less options than before and there were no specials to augment the offerings. Lots of meat and seafood--not much else."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "If you enjoy New Orleans style food, you will enjoy High Street Cafe."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend for a last minute dinner date, we sat down and had our drinks and bread brought out right away. We put our order in and it took about 30-40 minutes for our good to come out. The food was awesome as far as taste. And they gave us complimentary desert to make up for the wait. I thought that was awesome. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Decor was eclectic and classy. Food was New Orleans based, very good. Service was attentive. Prices were a bit high is my only fault w the experience. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I brought a group of colleagues from China and India for dinner since they had never explored Cajun/Creole food. We had everything from alligator to shrimp to gumbo for appetizers and then the real spicy food arrived. From the jambalaya to the Étouffée, the food was awesome with just the right amount of spice. My friends left with a great impression of the Cajun food style. Plus the hurricanes are to die for!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The High Street has always been a favorite of mine; it's even better with the (relatively) new bar. The Voodoo crawfish is still delicious (but not for the faint of heart). And the tuna is among the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Weather you are going for a happy hour beverage, beverages and wonderful appetizer's or a great meal with family and friends this is always a special place to go in West Chester, Pa. Thanks as always to Donnie and his professional team at High Street!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "have been to the high street cafe many times, if you rajin for cajun, its the place, many other cajun have burgers and finger food but if you want cajun entrees this is the place, a little small and noisy but the food makes up for it "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Unique menu choices and great service. Fresh baked, warm bread loaf was a real treat too. Dinner was delicious and pleniful and served quickly by a very pleasant waitress. Chocolate mousse is out of this world! I love this restaurant!! Our children showed us this restaurant, and we have been a few times with them, but this time my husband and I went alone! Always a good time, good service, and GREAT food. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Been here many times - food was excellent, as well as the Hurricane(s). They just need a little more help - service friendly but sporadic."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband & I have been going to High Street Caffe since it opened. The food continues to be the best around. The blackened ahi tuna is always cooked to perfection. The only down side is the noise level if you want a quiet romantic setting. But the quality of the food overrides that for us. If you haven't tried this place yet you are missing some unbelievable food."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We have been going to the High Street Caffe for years. Every time we go, the food is delicious and the service is excellent! We are West Chester residents and the High Street is our go to place!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I just love this place. Consistently good service and food in a festive environment. Big city dining right in my own neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I would recommend this place to anyone in the area who hasn't tried it! The food is incredible the drinks are delicious! Coming back Friday!!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I ordered one of their signature Jambalaya dish. Found it had little flavor and spices."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "This was my first time at High Street. We got there before our reservation time. The bar was packed, but my date gave up his seat for me. The bartender was very nice. I suggested we move because we were in front of the service bar. The bartender was more concerned that my date did not have a seat than inconviencing the wait staff. We were seated minutes after our reservation time. Navigating between tables was not so graceful. Very tight. Our app was fantastic. (Cajun pierogies) My dates dish (Crawfish and shrimp etouffee) was delicious. My dish (Country Jambalaya) was not as good. The brisket and pulled pork were cold. Nothing as bad a cold pork fat. Our server was very attentive. I would come back again, but not on a busy night."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food is always great and their specials are generally very good to excellent. The beer and wine selections are always awesome. The seating is a pretty tight, as the restraunt is on the smaller side, but that is the ONLY issue with this place. The variety of dishes makes for a great opportunity to share with two or three couples. You likely wont' be able to eat the dessert (you'll be too full) in the restaurant so get something to go! I would never try to go without reservations as you will either be waiting or walking to a different restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have been going there for 15 years and always have a great meal! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "From the Pear Salad to the Chicken Jambalaya...this place is amazing! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience! The food is divine, the service is top notch and the atmosphere & decor entices me to linger at the bar after dinner. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We traveled from Newtown Square to West Chester to try a recommended local restaurant. Parking can be a challenge but it is worth the search. We had a reservation and were seated promptly with a choice of high tables near window or regular table on floor. I recommend the window seating for two people as it is not a large place. The service was pleasant and welcoming even though they had a full restaurant to handle. Service time was reasonable. Each serving was more than adequate as we took some food home. My only semi-negative remark is that "highly seasoned" means a bit too much salt, as in the Jambalaya! If salt is a concern......be aware. We would recommend and will return."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood restaurant in West Chester. Parking appears to be primarily on the street. The bar was appealing, and glasses of champagne were reasonably priced. Seating was fast, but service was somewhat slow given there were few diners (early in the evening). The food was good, but I make a better etoufee at home (perhaps an unfair comparison). The alligator sausage appetizer was excellent. All-in-all, I would go there again, but I think you can get more bang-for-the-buck elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We took advantage of High Streets prefix menu during our first walk in meal. We enjoyed ourselves so much we could not wait to return and bring our young adult children to share the experience. A special favorite is the ahi tuna with wasabi sauce and their flourless chocolate cake dessert. Excellent selection of beers and wine by the glass. This time we also tried their fried calamari which was light and tasty, in addition to being extremely tender."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We were out to celebrate and wanted a vibrant place with great food and got it! The service was wonderful too. The place has great energy and we enjoyed ourselves with a much needed night out."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I have been going here for well over 10 years and it's consistently fantastic. It is one of my go to places if I'm looking for a special night out! You will not be disappointed. You can bring your own wine S - T for a $5 corkage fee which is great as well!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great Cajun food and a delightful place for a BYOB wine luncheon on a Tuesday. Very friendly and accommodating wait staff."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I went with two friends and we went with the intention of Leaving with leftovers. We ordered four Appetizers, we loved them all the special of the day was a home made dumpling which was a group favorite. The menu was a bit daunting especially for the less decisive among us. We took most of our entrees home with us and even got dessert to go. While not an inexpensive meal it is worth treating yourself to a nice night out."
    Dined on 4/5/2014