Category Archives: Coffee

321. Julie’s Diner

Sunday. Brunch.

Yes, please!

I recently saw Julie’s Diner out in North Syracuse and knew that it was somewhere I needed to try.

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This is definitely one of those places that you’ve got to try on a sunday morning with friends and family.

It’s quaint and has a lot of options on the menu.

Tip: Check out their facebook page for more information

Location: 3800 Brewerton Road North Syracuse

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301. Cafe Kubal

The support local initiative is really gaining speed.  A lot of people are boycotting the traditional Starbucks and going to local places like Freedom of Espresso, Recess, Kind Coffee or Cafe Kubal. …are we hooked on caffeine here??

Cafe Kubal is located in a few spots around the city. Have you seen the stand at the airport?!

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They’ve got variety on variety on variety. Serving tons of drinks and tasty treats!

My favorite thing to get at Cafe Kubal is the mystic mint tea. It is delicious!

Now that we’ve basically deemed it winter already, stop over to Cafe Kubal to warm up!

Tip: The hot chocolate is DELICIOUS

locations: Eastwood  Downtown   SU Campus

259. Strong Hearts Cafe

This suggestion comes by way of a reader, who sent me the nicest email giving praise and thanks for 365 Things Syracuse. It was so incredibly comforting to know that I’ve got some really awesome followers to my blog!

Strong Hearts Cafe is awesome.

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Hands down, there’s no other way to describe this place.

The ambiance is awesome, the food is awesome, the choices are awesome, it’s just plain awesome.

And did I mention it’s completely vegan? Yep, that’s right! Here in our small city we’ve got a fully vegan cafe, and it serves food to die for!

The about page on their website says it all, No plastic products, no styrofoam, no meat, no dairy, and all comes from local sources. Thats the true definition of local food, and that’s what I love about it so much!

Their menu also has some really awesome treats on it, like ….pizza! A Vegan pizza! I’d love to try one of those! I tried the Tofu Scramble for breakfast and you would have never known the difference. Whether you’ve never tried vegan food or you have, this place is seriously somewhere to check out! They’re open late, mostly between midnight & 1am during the week. This makes it a perfect place to study or read a book well into the evening.

Tip: Follow them on facebook for specials and awesome up to the minute events!

location: 719 E Genesee Street

252. Roji Tea Lounge

Did you know there’s a tea lounge in Syracuse?

I seriously learn something new about this city each and every day.

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The Roji tea lounge combines the east and the west with this laid back comfortable lounge. It’s great for getting out of the hustle and bustle of everyday craziness and relaxing with an exotic drink and small plate.

It’s located right downtown too, so if you’re looking for a real city feel, this is the place to go!

They even have events throughout the week like live music, art, etc.. It’s great!

Tip: Check out their facebook page for more information on events and specials!

location: 108 E Washington Street

188. Marcellus Open Air Market

The Marcellus Open Air Market, or creatively referred to as MOAM is a small farmers market every Thursday in June-August at Marcellus Park from 3:30-7:30pm.

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This is one of those awesome little gems. If you can’t make it to the Regional Market on the weekend, or the Downtown Farmers Market on Tuesday, why not head to the MOAM on Thursday? It’s got everything you need.

They have vendors that sell fruits & veggies, meats, wines and cheeses, and so much more! They’ve also got some live music too, because what is a Syracuse summer w/o live music everywhere, right?! This is a really great family treat, and I highly recommend it.

Tip: They’re constantly adding new vendors, follow them on facebook for more information!

location: 2443 Platt Road, Marcellus NY

187. Recess Mobile

mobile eats weekRemember when I told you that the best coffee in town can be found at Recess?

Well…now it can be found at a mobile Recess.

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How awesome, a mobile coffee truck for those on the go. It’s quite brilliant if you ask me!

The greatest thing about a mobile coffee truck is that it is so accommodating. If it’s hot, they’re serving the coldest cold brew coffee you’ve ever tasted (and also the best most life changing as well). If it’s cold, they’re serving the hottest most enjoyable cup of joe around.

They’re all over the place, so make sure to follow their social media for some locations!

Tip: Follow recess on facebook & twitter to learn about their locations and event’s they’ll be at!

174. Mother’s Cupboard

When it comes to the small ‘mom & pop’ diners, I feel like we’ve got the best selection. My friends who have never been to Syracuse are always asking about all these diners. “What do you mean you guys eat at diners?? I thought that was just in the movies.” No, no…this is real life.

Mothers Cupboard comes in on our list of brunches towards the top. Although I feel like they’re all basically tied for the top spots. But, this spot is unique. It is so small, so definitively hometown and so creatively Syracuse. So much so that they were on an episode of Man vs. Food

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It’s small. There’s only about 3 seats, but that helps enhance the dining experience. You will not be disappointed by the meal, they’re all about the food at Mothers.

If its one of those mornings where you need a hot cup of coffee, some eggs and hash browns or if you wanted one of the best pancakes you’ve ever had…check out mothers cupboard. Hours are 6:30am-1:30pm daily…they’re strictly breakfast & lunch.

Tip: this place gets packed, especially on the weekends. Go early before the wait gets too long!

Location: 3709 James Street