Five Syracuse Coffee Shops to Get Cozy In

Five Syracuse Coffee Shops to Get Cozy In

Five Syracuse Coffee Shops to Get Cozy In

 

Syracuse isn’t lacking in the coffee shop department. Sure, it may not have as many as larger cities, but there’s quite a few considering its size. Whether you like a laid back, Central Perk-y coffee shop, or you into a more modern aesthetic, one thing’s for sure: these spots listed below have great tasting coffee, among other options. On top of that, they’re all fantastic for studying purposes. So, if you’re finding yourself with a homework overload, sequester yourself in one of these coffee shops–because coffee makes everything better, right?

 

    1. Recess Coffee: A Syracuse coffee shop list wouldn’t be complete, or valid, without mentioning Recess. It’s nestled in the heart of the Westcott neighborhood, about a 20 minute walk and five minute drive from campus. Recess has been a beloved Syracuse staple for years, attracting many students due to its proximity from campus. The interior is cozy–you expect Phoebe Buffay gearing up to play her guitar at any moment–complete with many comfy seating options. You’ll often see people deep in study here, typing away on laptops or immersed in a book. Aside from coffee options, the shop offers a huge array of drinks and sandwiches, from comforting milk steamers to rich hot chocolate to savory bagel sandwiches.
    2. Peaks Coffee Company: One of the newer coffee shops in the area, Peaks is on campus at the base of The 505 on Walnut building on East Genesee Street. Inside Peaks, you can choose to sit at one of the tables or the bar right by the huge wall of windows. The interior is modern yet cozy, and perfect for hanging out with friends or studying. Choose a savory breakfast burrito to go with your coffee, or opt for the classic avocado toast with various toppings. The coffee at peaks has a distinct, bold flavor with sweet undertones–delicious black or in latte form.
    3. Mello Velo Cafe: One part restaurant, one part cafe and one part bike shop (yes, you read that correctly), Mello Velo Cafe sits at the base of Canal St, close to campus. Chances are you’ve seen it–the brightly painted red and green building right next to the highway is hard to miss. Inside this artsy cafe, you can sit at the bar or a number of table options. Aside from great coffee, the cafe has a full menu with tasty options that go from breakfast to dinner. Settle down with one of their comforting london fog lattes, or give the cafe’s fresh smoothies a try.
    4. Soleil Cafe: This bright (pun intended) and peppy cafe is located in the town of Fayetteville, about a 15 minute drive from campus. The interior is minimalistic yet cozy, and the perfect place to hunker down to get some work done. If you want to get out of the city for a bit, this is the perfect place to come and get your caffeine fix. Serving Peaks coffee, Soleil is also known for it’s simple yet delicious fresh waffles sprinkled with juicy strawberry slices. Not in the mood for coffee? Soleil also serves creamy matcha lattes that will also give you the needed boost. Not to mention, they have super comfy store merch like sweatshirts and T shirts.
    5. Tous Les Jours: Part bakery, part cafe and part bubble tea spot, Tous Les Jours is a fun option if you’re looking for something a little different. Located on Eerie Boulevard, about a 10 minute drive from campus, Tous Les Jours has loads of options in the food and drink department. It’s bakery-inspired interior is visually appealing, with plenty of space to hang out with friends or study. You can go classic and get a frothy latte with a chocolate croissant, or get a heaping serving of mango shaved ice (among many other flavors). It’s hard to resist the display of baked treats-both sweet and savory–in the middle of the store.

 

 

 

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