It happened at four o’clock on a sunny afternoon. Two young women were sipping coffee under fluffy clouds and a startlingly blue sky. Café Kubal was nearly empty when David and Lonnie Chu, a fifty-ish couple from the historic Eastwood neighborhood in Syracuse, NY, walked in and saw it waiting for them: The Black Beast.
Syracuse suffered a terrible loss upon the sudden passing of Linda “Sparky” Mortimer, owner of Sparky Town cafe and restaurant. But her legacy lives on in the wonderful people who continue to serve some of the best food and coffee in town.
Left Eastwood this morning, bypassing nearby Cafe Kubal, in order to check out their new location at 601 Tully. What a fascinating mix that neighborhood is now! Building by building, things are changing for the better, and having coffee this good and a space this much fun is a great sign for the Near West [Read More…]
My wife and I are huge fans of going to cafes in any city we visit. But there are exceptions. We were enjoying a sunny day off last Monday in Rochester and were heading out for breakfast at the popular Highland Diner, but had talked about trying to find locally roasted coffee. Purely by chance, [Read More…]
Sparky Town restaurant just makes me so happy!!! First of all, it’s yet another great reason to visit the Hawley-Green neighborhood (we love Sugar Pearl, too). Secondly, it has a warm, inviting ambiance that starts from the bare brick walls and gently envelopes everything and everyone inside. Folks are so danged friendly without reverting to [Read More…]
While on vacation our habit of eating at late, Spain-like mealtimes becomes even more entrenched. So we didn’t hit the New Delhi Indian Restaurant until after 3:00 p.m. Thank goodness they were still serving the lunch buffet. The restaurant had a steady stream of customers, including one table of over a dozen people, so the [Read More…]
L V Cafe Sport: 941 N Salina St, Syracuse, (315) 423-0805
Laci’s Cafe at the Palace: 2382 James St, Syracuse, (315) 463-2627
Freedom of Espresso: 424 Pearl Street, Syracuse, (315) 472-0705
Biscotti: 741 N Salina St, Syracuse, (315) 478-9583
Cafe Kubal: 3501 James St, Syracuse, (315) 278-2812. Coffee roasted by Syracuse’s own Matt Godard – in our opinion the best coffee available in the area.