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High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge

4.5
4.5
977 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 696-7435

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jay Wenner

  • Private party facilities

    We can arrange the room for special events.

  • Private party contact

    Don Syracuse: (610) 696-7435

  • Neighborhood

    West Chester

  • Cross street

    Dean Street

  • Parking details

    We have 2 parking lots in the rear as well as off street parking.

  • 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!!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 977 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. PF

    PierreF

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Reviewed on December 28, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Good food and atmosphere, but a bit too pricey.......
  2. PF

    PatrickF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on September 1, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Best food, best bartenders in West Chester.....and...they have Chopin......
  3. AW

    AyanaW

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Reviewed on August 25, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Dont let the look of this place turn you off. The food was very good
  4. S

    Shorty

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Reviewed on August 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Our favorite West Chester restaurant! The Cajun/Creole menu is unique in the area. We've been dining here for years and have never been disappointed.
  5. RK

    RyKe

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on August 11, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    This is one of my Fav locations in all of Chester Co.
  6. EW

    EdWan

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on July 25, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    One of my favorite restaurants! I have never been disappointed with their exceptional food & great Martinis.
  7. JC

    JeffC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on July 5, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    one of the best meals, i have ever had. cocunut chicken is amazing. huge portion. Never had anything close to this. would go back just for that entree.
  8. LD

    LaurenceD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Reviewed on June 14, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Great food...interesting ambiance..friendly waiters
  9. DS

    DeniseS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Reviewed on June 4, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    The food is why you come here. The interior is quite cramped and get loud, and sometimes hot in the heat of summer, but oh...the food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Greatest catfish & salad anywhere.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating out 5th anniversary here. The calamari was amazing. My husband had the jambalaya with seafood and I had the short rib. Both dishes were absolutely delicious!
  12. H

    Heather

    Philadelphia

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was the first time my friends had High Street Caffe and they were super excited when we invited them here. I got the crayfish, shrimp, and scallop jambalaya, my husband and friend's husband both got the red snapper and jambalaya, and my friend got a salad. My husband and I noticed that the jambalaya was a little different but that didn't take away from how good it was. The bananas foster was good but I think it may have been made with less ice cream. It definitely was a great night and I know we will all be back. We did get the seat I requested, Table 8 in the window. There is just more room there because everywhere else it is very packed.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful so attentive. We come every year for Fat Tuesday and the restaurant and service are wonderful. Great experience as always!
  14. A

    Allyt

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The owner decided to close despite that we had a reservation for 7 people for my birthday dinner. No one from the restaurant bothered to call or let us know. We showed up to a dark and locked place. Every other restaurant, shop, pizza place was open except High Street. This is unacceptable and shows a total disregard for the customer. If I could give it zero stars, I would. Horrible way to treat people.
  15. SS

    ScottS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place, period! Food is always great, drinks are a great value as you get an honest pour always. Service is always friendly and on top of their game. The ambiance is perfectly lit not too loud or quiet and the room set up is great. My only critique is the TV. I think it's unnecessary to have the TV on unless there is an important sporting event on (which there is more than not). This is very minor but I prefer no TV at a restaurant unless it is a sports bar. But a better place to take a date or dine with friends does not exist especially in Chester County (and we've done the research).
  16. GK

    GinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived on time for an early reservation for dinner. Host was pleasant and our waitress was terrific throughout the evening. My Moscow mule was perfection and my husband ordered a beer, which they comped because they tapped it and the serving was just under a full glass.. very nice! My husband and I shared the spinach salad, plenty for both of us. He ordered the pork chop, which was the best I've ever tasted and was done perfectly! I had the blackened chicken, shrimp and scallops over dirty rice, which was probably the best meal I've ever had. We've been coming to High Street Caffe for almost as long as it's been opened and with the excellent dining experience we had this past Saturday, we'll continue to patronize this very wonderful restaurant. Cheers to the Chef!
  17. DG

    DawnG

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The etouffee and jambalaya were delicious, nice and spicy. The kimchi rice was very good too. The service was outstanding-Marni was great!
  18. YW

    YvonneW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always terrific food and service. Best Cajun in Philly area
  19. MS

    MarcS

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I have eaten here a few times over the last 15 years. Food is always exceptional. I'm not a big fan of super spicy and you can find items on the menu that aren't spicy at all. The portion sizes are pretty big so its best to go with half portions unless you want to bring home what you didn't finish and have it the next day because its still great. I am always impressed!
  20. BG

    BillG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food. Tight seating but worth it. One of best places in West Chester.
  21. CB

    CBell45

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dads 65th birthday. Such a great time!!!
  22. LH

    LaurieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love High Street and have been coming here for special occasions for years. We came the Sat. after Valentine's Day because we enjoy the full menu options available on weekends. Always a good time and great food.
  23. KJ

    KatJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out. Fantastic food. Great cocktails and very good service. Will go back again soon.
  24. JS

    JenS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been patrons of High St. for 18 years. Over the years we have grown to love this restaurant and go every chance we get. For us it is our place to celebrate milestones and special occasions. I’ve traveled far and wide and have not had better food than this restaurant turns out every time. Every time we visit we start with at least the blackened alligator and end with the bananas foster. We usually try the specials as there is always something exciting and new. We have never had a bad experience and love the staff. We have gotten used to the fun vibe and tight seating. It’s all part of the experience that transports you for an hour or two to another level of dining that is rare in Chester County.
  25. CL

    CarolynL

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remains one of my favorite restaurants in Chester County. The staff is attentive and friendly and the food is fresh and delicious every time!
  26. SZ

    SimonZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went to Vudu Lounge before a show at WCU theater. We had blackened chicken, scallops, and shrimp on dirty rice. It was excellent. Service was friendly. One downside, parking is really tough in the whole area. Looked for nearly half an hour finally got lucky in a construction zone. Next time in the area will definitely go again.
  27. L

    Lindsay

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I can count on Vudu for a delicious, fun date night consistently. The fun yet nice ambiance make the any meal feel like a special occasion. Of course, we can never turn down the jambalaya. The jambalaya is ridiculously good, the cocktails are creative, the wine and beer list is great, and service and the overall vibe are really what pulls it all together. Love coming to Vudu, we always leave saying "we need to come more often!!"
  28. RW

    ReginaldW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THe food, service and atmosphere is always great when we dine here.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was great but they could have seated us in a better location since we were the second people there.
  30. RS

    RichardS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great unique experience. The food is different and great. Always take folks who are visiting the area here.
  31. BD

    BigDaddy

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 4 different entrees. Each was outstanding
  32. S

    Sharon

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every thing is delicious! I have never tasted anything here that I did not love. Great that it is byo on Sunday thru Tuesday’s and that they have half portions. I cannot wait to go back!
  33. AL

    ALANL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the most wonderful restaurant. We celebrate our birthdays and anniversary there, always with the blackened tuna.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for an early Valentine's celebration. Was our first time at this restaurant. The food and service was great! No complaints! I'm not good with spicy foods so I was happy the menu had plenty of options for me. Forewarning that the tables are pretty packed in there, so if you want a romantic evening with some privacy and to not really hear the convo at the next table, choose a different spot. But this place is awesome for good food and great service! We will come back for sure! So many awesome dishes to try!
  35. DL

    DavidL

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food here is outstanding and book early or you will not get a seat. Tight seating and a bit loud but it’s all part of the atmosphere.
  36. J

    Jmpugmom

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant, love the good here! Don’t hesitate to get the banana’s foster. Best thing you will ever put in your mouth
  37. P

    Pampered

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!
  38. D

    Donnie27

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met Jay the chef and the owner. Very nice people. Food was excellent and can not wait to go back!! Service was great
  39. JL

    JeffL

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just a great time overall. Fiod
  40. ST

    SharonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great service! It was a great experience and will definitely be back!

FAQs

High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 696-7435.

High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 977 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dean Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Chester

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have 2 parking lots in the rear as well as off street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jay Wenner

  • 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!!

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 696-7435

  • Private party facilities

    We can arrange the room for special events.

  • Private party contact

    Don Syracuse: (610) 696-7435

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