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About 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.

322 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
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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

Cross Street:
Dean Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 696-7435

Website:
http://www.highstreetcaffe.com/

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!!

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

Executive Chef:
Jay Wenner

Private Party Facilities:
We can arrange the room for special events.

Private Party Contact:
Don Syracuse: (610) 696-7435

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

High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great Beer (8)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Business Meals (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Disappointed no short ribs but bourbon cashew chicken was amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

High Street Caffe never disappoints! The food is always outstanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Great time with my girlfriend for her birthday, she loves the spot. Alligator was good could be better chunks of it then again we're not in Florida so I can't complain. Server was awesome I think its marnie or mardy I forget but she was great! Entrees were perfect, short rib portion was unreal seemed like it was close to 14oz perfect presentation looking like a savory piece of chocolate cake that just damn near melted apart. NY strip steak rare, awesome. Tip my hat to the Chef. Def get the cheesecake and habinero crembrule. I work in the service industry and I had the best experience being served here. Thankyou.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Resident of the boro for several years. We used to go to High Street Café several times a year now only once or twice mainly because of price for value. Food is good Cajun food but entre prices are high for what you get as compared to other hot spots like Limoncello.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Didn’t get seated until 15-30 minutes past our reservation time and we weren’t the only ones with that problem. The place is cramped. I feel bad for the servers having to navigate the small space. Food was awesome, though.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ambience was good. Cool vibe. The wait for table was 25 mins even though we had reservations via Open Table. Food took another 45-50 mins to get appetizers. When apps did arrive they were over-cooked and dried out. Very disappointing as we typically have a good experience at this venue. Not this time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went on a Sunday night with several friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
TI love the food and variety they offer and it's easy to share an entree if you are not big eaters. One of the few authentic New Orleans restaurants in the burbs. Always have to finish the meal of with banana's foster :) Will be back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and service. Big portions. A little pricey, but very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The food is excellent. Great service and funky atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding restaurant that delivers amazing cuisine, good value, and incredible service at a convenient location. Only challenge was parking.

Thanks for making the scheduling so simple and easy to facilitate.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was amazing as usual, the only thing that could make the meal better would be if they started offering just puppies on the menu! The cashew chicken and shrimp is my go to and is always as good as the last time!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This was not our best time at High Street Caffe. The service was very slow - it took over 20 minutes to get our drinks and the waitress never even offered to open let alone pour our wine. I got my standard cashew chicken/bourbon shrimp entree but it was much spicier than usual. I hardly ate any and when I told the waitress, she offered nothing to try to resolve it. Very disappointing. On a positive note, our soup and chocolate mousse were fabulous as is the norm. Overall though the meal was disappointing. Maybe they've got someone new in the kitchen and/or managing the place, but it was not up to its usual great experience!

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

always a great meal, the short rib was awesome. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (東京)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great authentic Cajun restaurant with a very nice beer selection. Space is tight but wasn’t too loud.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fantastic Cajun cuisine with huge portions. Their signature gumbo soup is one the tastiest dishes in the area. A meal in itself for many.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious and neat atmosphere - the fried alligator app was incredible! Will absolutely go back

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always reliably wonderful!! We've been customers since 1998. Wish we could visit even more often!

Tags: Romantic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

High Street Caffe continues to be one of my favorite restaurants. Fantastic food, cozy but lively atmosphere and just an all around great experience here every time I go. Try the coconut shrimp and the bananas foster! But everything I’ve ever had here has been excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My wife and I have frequented This place numerous times, this time as a "Date Night" and have never been disappointed. The level of spice in the dishes is spot on but if you wish they have siracha sauce or their own secret blend called Vudu sauce if you want to kick it up a notch. I like Tabasco but they do not carry it. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food here is outstanding.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Lovely lunch with s friend. Delicious eggplant salad and perfectly cooked and seasoned shrimp po boy.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

IF You are looking for Cajun/Creole New Orleans style meals, YOU do not have to go any further. This is the best place in the area and has been here over 20 years as I remember.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is amazing. Great atmosphere

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

High Street has been a family favorite restaurant for many years. It is always my son's choice for his birthday dinner. The food is unique and delicious. The servers are informative, knowledgeable about the dishes and extremely friendly. High Street never disappoints us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

High street cafe never disappoints! We went for my husband's birthday. The food is outstanding and there is something on the menu for everyone. The service is great. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing and there are servers filling up your water and removing dirty plates promptly. The only downside is lack of parking but you can find a spot 2-3 blocks away in the surrounding neighborhood.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Cajun, Creole food at its best in West Chester is still alive after all these years!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Healthy, Bar Seating, Cozy, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Kevin was our server. We asked him to go ahead and pick our appetizers. Smart move. Simply outstanding. Meal was incredibly good as well. This is the best food in WC.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Just a great Cajun place!!! The food is over the top and fun!

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Cool tasty menu and exciting atmosphere. Server and hostess very nice, barmaids seemed disinterested in what they where doing...

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

My friend had the curry chicken over rice and I had shrimp with grits. I liked my dish very much but I took my friend leftovers home it was so good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We love the High Street Cafe and it did not disappoint. Great specials as well as old favorites. Would recommend to anyone that enjoys cajun cuisine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

In an lived in West Chester for 14 years years. It is this my favorite. The food is always great and Kevin, our waiter is always a joy!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Had lunch, everything was incredible. The gumbo and the voodoo fries wer incrdible. Really, really enjoyed everything and wish it was up by me in north jersey.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My husband and I had a great date night on Saturday evening. Our waiter, Kevin was great and on point. He was very attentive and pleasant. We were glad tgat we found this spot because we were looking for the old New Orleans Cafe in Ridley, Pa. and found out the same chef was here. Loved his food then and love it now and will be back with friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Every meal at the High Street Cafe is a great meal. I have never been disappointed and always left happy! There something for everyone, from VERY spicy to quite American tastes. They have a very good, very large, selection of beers. The service is excellent. The inside has a nice ambience and it is not too loud. The outside is nice in good weather but it is on a busy West Chester street so the ambience is just what it is.

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was great. Love the fresh baked bread and gazpacho soup outstanding. They've got a good choice of beers at a very reasonable price. This was the first time we've dined outside and was quite nice.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

High Street is the best restaurant in WC... Donny and team always do an awesome job! Ashley great waitress!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were seated outside and it was very pleasant. Two children with us reacted well to being outside and caused no problems.

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Very crowded and dark.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

It's great when a longstanding favorite can stay so reliably good over many years. I spent my Friday at work looking forward to my favorite crawfish and shrimp jambalaya, and it was as flavorful as ever. I enjoy a side of vudu sauce for extra kick. The alligator sausage appetizer also was delicious: served atop some rice and topped with a little goat cheese, it's a nice balance of flavors. High Street Caffe has a nice selection of beers and wine, and a full bar, so they're fully equipped for a festive Cajun dinner in West Chester.

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