Roasted Coffee Beans, Photo Credit: Daten Hamster
Located near the Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse, Bohemian Bean has been making coffee lovers happy since 2005. Bohemian Bean’s mission is to support other local businesses in their effort by doing their part and purchasing their products locally. All of their coffee is locally roasted fair trade/organic from around the world.
Bohemian Bean is known for hosting creative events and having an over all fun atmosphere. Their walls are continuously being updated and decorated with talented artwork of local students and adults from around the area. The artsy decorations and their peculiar cups and teapots definitely give it its different community feel and bohemian vibe.
Right Outside of Phoebe’s, Photo Credit: Jorden Meltz
For a gourmet cup of coffee make your way to Phoebe’s on East Genesee. This restaurant has a small lounge that provides a coffee experience like no other. Their comfy couches make it easy for customers to grab a book and spend the day with just that and a cup of coffee. The fancy seating arrangement, warm shades of burgundy, and lounge decorations give it a welcoming vintage look and feel. They also provide free wifi and have even set up tables for group work or discussions. Phoebe’s is a great place to do some quiet reading and relaxing all over a delicious cup of coffee.
An Assortment of Gelato, Photo Credit: Ian Ransley
Tyme-Out Café is a gluten-free cafe located inside Natur-Tyme grocery market. It is especially known for being vegan friendly. They offer a variety of beverages including smoothies, fruit juices, organic tea, milkshakes, and coffee. Their food menu essentially consists of 3 daily soup options, chili, and a few flavors of gelato. Some of their soup options include zucchini curry or lentil spinach and they offer turkey chili as well as vegetable chili. For vegans, the gelato options are raspberry and blood orange.
A Fresh Cappucino, Photo Credit: Cluri Chaun
If you’re looking to support a local coffee shop, Freedom of Espresso is the place to go. For both long or short coffee breaks, Freedom of Espresso’s friendly customer service and its a relaxing laid back feel to it begs customers to just take a moment and have a seat. While the service is prompt and quick Freedom of Espresso offers a slower paced vibe for when you just need some time off and a place to unwind.
Provisions Bakery is a small, friendly bakery that creates an atmosphere great for a quick stop or a break away from a busy day. It is located at 216 Walton Street and is open 7:30 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday and serves breakfast from 7:30 – 11:30 am and lunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm. Provisions Bakery has been at the same location since 1988 and takes pride in its made-from-scratch, day-to-day recipes at sweet prices. A neat part of this bakery is its changing artwork created by local artists that is switched every few months. The selection of goodies ranges from oversized cookies, bar cookies, breads, muffins, scones, danish, and samplings of desserts. During the holidays Provisions offers a special selection of added cookies and desserts. The bakery also has a special each day consisting of 2 eggs, toast, homefries and coffee, as well as an omelet of the day, whole wheat pancakes and other baked breakfast goods. For lunch there is something new everyday but includes a set menus of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizza. The best touch is the sandwiches are all made using fresh bread baked fresh each day right on premise.
Freedom of Espresso in Armory Square is a quaint and clean coffee shop located at 144 Walton St. The gold-ish bright walls and interesting bright artwork make for a relaxing but upbeat café, perfect for the college student. Freedom of Espresso has small tables and chairs along with a bar by the window. The stainless-steel touches of appliances add for a modern look. Its menu consists of a large variety of coffee, espresso and tea-related beverages including, lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and more. With many options of specific coffees, each cup is made perfectly for your individual want by their team of trained baristas. The beans Freedom of Espresso uses for its drinks are locally roasted and at the height of fresh flavor. The hours are Monday thru Friday 6 am – 7 pm, Saturday 7 am – 7 pm and Sunday 8 am – 6 pm. For that rare Syracuse sun, it also has outdoor seating on the front patio! Freedom of Espresso has 3 other locations around the Syracuse area including 403 First Street in Liverpool, 128 West Genesee Street in Fayetteville and 115 Solar Street in Franklin Square.
This wall of Funk n’ Waffles is a great representation of the groovy and funky atmosphere.
Photo Credit: Steven Ransel
Starbucks Coffee, Photo Credit Ivana Di Carlo
With perhaps one of the most extensive coffee menus on the Syracuse campus, you can be sure to find a blend of coffee just right for you at Starbucks. Starbucks offers a variety of different types of coffee including hot, cold, espresso beverages, frappuccino blended, and freshly brewed. They also offer an assortment of bottled drinks, smoothies, and Tazo teas. Pay attention for their seasonal drinks and promotions!
Recess Coffee roast their coffee in house and uses organically grown coffee beans to support their business and provide for their customers. The inside offers a significant amount of space and is decorated with art work to give it a traditional coffee house feel. There is a front room filled with tables and chairs, and a back room with comfy chairs and couches for more conversation and fun. Since they offer free wifi, many students can be found here.
Locations and Hours:
Recess Coffee has two locations, one on Harvard Place and one on Tully Street. The Harvard Place location is the closest to campus, it is on the corner of Wescott.
Dunkin’ Donuts, Photo Credit Gaurav T.
At Dunkin’ Donuts you can expect to find a variety of baked goods and assorted donuts along with a range of breakfast meals. Dunkin’ Donuts offers a variation of breakfast sandwiches on Texas toast, English muffins, croissants, and more. Oatmeal and hash browns are also available and franchise locations even offer bakery sandwiches like ham and cheese; turkey, cheddar and bacon; and Texas toast grilled cheese.
Dunkin’ Donuts, a very well-known franchise in the North East, can be found around the Syracuse University campus at two locations.