Category Archives: Coffee & Tea

Roasted Coffee Beans, Photo Credit: Daten Hamster

Bohemian Beans Café

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.

Their menu consists of a diversity of coffee, teas, chai, and fresh fruit smoothies. Their breakfast options include waffles and breakfast sandwiches on a range of breads. All of their pastries are homemade and you also have the option of ordering a fresh made-to-order grilled panini. Customers appreciate the free parking and its central location. They also enjoy that on sunny or warm occasions Bohemian Bean offers outside seating in the back!

Address: 2100 Park St, Syracuse, NY 13208

Phone: (315) 412-7074

2100 Park St Regional Market Commons Syracuse, NY 132082100 Park St
Regional Market Commons
Syracuse, NY 13208

Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge

Right Outside of Phoebe’s, Photo Credit: Jorden Meltz

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.

Phoebe’s house blend of coffee seems to be a customer favorite while they offer your regular cappuccino, latte, mocha, and espresso. All of their coffee beans are freshly roasted from Creekside Books and Coffee in Skaneateles, NY. Their menu also includes homemade soups, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goods.

In addition to all of the made-to-order coffee and espresso drinks, the Coffee Lounge serves as a take-out window as well for whenever you’re on the go. Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge is located on East Genesee Street across from Syracuse Stage. It continues to be an establishment dear to the Syracuse city history and will continue to perpetuate its old world charm.

On Sundays Phoebe’s is closed for private parties.

Address: 900 East Genesee St, Syracuse NY 13210

Phone: (315) 475-5154

Prices: $$$


Tyme-Out Café


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.

If you are interested in their juices they offer beet, wheatgrass, and ginger shots and many of their smoothies have flax seed in it. Their coffee drinks options include your regular cappuccinos, mochas, lattes, and iced coffees as well as chai and iced tea beverages.

Although Tyme-Out Cafe does not provide the typical café experience because it is located in the grocery store, Tyme-Out’s all-encompassing beverage options seems to be making up for it. This café is fairly brand new and really prides itself in its uniqueness in offering gluten-free and vegan options.

Address: 3160 Erie Blvd. E, Syracuse NY 13214

Phone: (315) 488-6300

Prices: $$

Dunkin’ Donuts

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.

The first of the two is on the Syracuse University campus in the Student Schine Center. Although much smaller than franchise locations, customers can expect to find essentially the same menu you would find at any other Dunkin’ Donuts with the exception of seasonal promotions and limited time offers. This Dunkin’ Donuts is particularly popular amongst students for its convenient location right on campus. Considering it is in a dining hall, SU Super Card is accepted. This location is especially busy on Monday through Thursday before noon.

The actual franchise restaurant is located in the Marshall Street area. Like any other location it offers a variety of hot, iced, and frozen beverages. And aside from a multitude of baked goods and breakfast sandwiches, this Dunkin’ Donuts also offers their classic bakery sandwiches. This location also participates in limited time offers, specials, and seasonal promotions.

Address: Syracuse University – 303 University Ave, Syracuse, NY 13244

Phone: (315) 443-9886

Prices: $$ (Accepts SU Super Card)

Address: 746 S Crouse Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone:(315) 385-4002

Prices: $$



Boba Suite Tea House

The Boba Suite Tea House located in the Marshall Street area prides itself in having a Taiwanese influence. While the “bubble tea” originated in Taiwan in the 1980’s, the popular drink has successfully made its way to the states. Syracuse University Alum, Glenda Nuñez, opened the tea house in March of 2012 in hopes of connecting more with the campus. “I want students to have a place to showcase their work and for kids to think of this place as a home base to chill. I want to create a more ‘homey’ feel,” she says.

The ambiance is definitely on its way. At almost any given time students stop by to hang out in small groups of friends or just to enjoy the relaxing music and environment. As far as what type of tea you can expect, the possibilities seem endless. While their seasonal drinks include milk tea, smoothies, nectar, green tea, and brewed tea they also offer a series of yogurt drinks and different flavored lemonades. Despite the extensive number of flavors they offer perhaps the most fun part is choosing your favorite topping. The original “big boba” tapioca, which includes sweet potato, cassava root and brown sugar, remains quite popular. However, Boba Suite offers a variety of toppings which include: egg pudding, coffee jelly, golden jade jelly, lychee jelly, konjac jelly, aloe, strawberry pop boba, lychee pop boba, mango pop, and whipped cream.

Nuñez plans to nurture the growth of the tea house and expand what it has to offer. Although the menu is currently limited to beverages, we can expect to see food on the menu in the future. It’ll be something small, not a sit-down dinner place but more so pastries and baked goods. Nuñez also wants to expand to parfaits and yogurts with a wide variety of toppings. For long-term, Boba Suite is experimenting with a Boba late-night menu in which we can expect drinks such as a Baileys mint chocolate chip milkshake.

The Boba Suite Tea House delivers in a 3 mile radius and if you order 10 drinks, you get one (16 oz.) free or no delivery charge.

Address: 713 S Crouse Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210

Phone:(315) 299-5084

Prices: $$


Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge

Phoebe’s front door. Photo cred Jorden Meltz.


Originally known as Phoebe’s Garden Cafe, the restaurant has been around for quite some time. In the past, local lore claims the location to once be a brothel, and Phoebe was its Madam. William Eberhardt opened the Cafe in December of 1976. The design was ornate, with deep colors as its theme and carved wood for accents. The cafe has had two makeovers; one in 1985, opening the space, and one in 2004, in which renovations and a coat of fresh paint brightened the cafe. With these changes, the name changed too, to Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge.

Location and Hours:

There is only one location, the original, found across from Syracuse Stage, on 900 East Genesee Street.

Specific hours for this cafe can be found

Phoebe’s in not open on Sundays, but Private Parties can reserve the space.


Phoebe’s menu changes seasonally, with a few staple favorite always available, such as their famous Phoebe’s Salad, or their Chai Tea Lattes. They offer coffee, tea, and other morning beverages.  There is a coffee lounge, full dining, or a take-out window to serve all of your dining needs. you can find a complete, and updated list of all that Phoebe’s offers.


900 East Genesse Street, Syracuse, NY 13210


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Goldstein Student Center

This is Goldstein Student Center, photo credit Gabrielle Beaudry, Creative Commons licensed.

Goldstein Student Center is the central location on south campus. It is a 3700 square foot building. Goldstein provides students and faculty with many vital services, which includes South Campus Express grocery store, Fitness Center, Laundry Services, Dining Center, conference rooms, an ATM, and a quiet study lounge. Office of Residence Life as well as the Department of Public Safety have offices in this center.  Although the Goldstein Student Center is primarily used by students, it is also open to the public. Visitors are welcome at the student center to eat, shop, or just check out student life on campus. Hours for Goldstein Student Center can be found at

South Campus Express

South Campus Express is a grocery store that takes SUper Food money, cash, debit, and credit. The food available in this grocery store include frozen dinners, frozen desserts, snack foods, fresh produce and seasonal local produce, dairy products, and convince food. Non-food products include shampoo, conditioner, and other health products, over the counter medicine, school supplies, cleaning supplies, laundry products, and cleaning products. The hours of South Campus Express can be found at .

Fitness Center

Only open to Syracuse University students and faculty, the Goldstein Fitness Center has cardio and weight lifting machines. The fitness center has treadmills, stair masters, elliptical, stationary bikes, and a rowing machine. While the equipment in the Fitness Center is not as new as other campus locations, there are a several weight lifting machines and the added convenience of being adjacent to the Laundry Services.

Laundry Services

The Laundry Service in Goldstein accepts both SUper Card Food Plus and quarters. Prices are $1.50 for washing machines and $1.25 for dryers. Laundry Service hours are the same as the hours for Goldstein Student Center, however the last load of laundry must be in two hours before close of facility. You must bring your own laundry basket and detergent is available for sale in South Campus Express. The Laundry room includes 35 washers, 44 dryers, and two change machines. The availability of open washers and dryers can be seen online at

Dining Center

This dining facility is located on South Campus in the downstairs part of the Goldstein Student Center. This clean and comfortable dining center offers Freshens Smoothie Company, Jump Asian Express Cuisine, Burger King, Sal’s Bird Land, a hot food line, a deli, and a salad soup bar. This facility accepts cash, SUper Food, and Skyhall residents can use their meal plans.


Freshens is a smoothie and ice cream vender that uses yogurt in the vast majority of their products. Some of the available smoothies include Berry Breeze, Caribbean Craze, Citrus Mango and Orange Sunrise. All smoothies come with the option of adding protein supplements. Freshens also sells vanilla and chocolate ice cream made with yogurt instead of milk.  Freshens does make all peanut butter shakes in separate blenders; however Goldstein is unable to subtract or substitute any ingredients because of allergies.

Jump Asian Express:

Jump Asian Express has a stir fry line where you have your choice of sauce, vegetables, chicken, pork, or beef. There is also the option of white rice, brown rice, or noodles. ‘Jump’ also has two daily specials and ready to order egg rolls.

Sal’s Bird Land

Sal’s offers breaded chicken wings, potato wedges, steak, and chicken . To order from Sal’s you put your order in on a computer located between the salad bar and Sbarro. When the order is finished the kitchen staff bring it to the cashier, who will bring it to you in the main dining room. Sal’s Bird Land is open during the dinner serving time.


Sbarro is an Italian fast food chain with pizza, pasta, vegetables, strombolis, bread sticks, and meatball sandwiches. Pizza type includes cheese, pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, spinach and mushroom, supreme, Hawaiian, spinach and broccoli and many more.  The strombolis include peperoni and cheese and spinach and cheese. Goldstein serves the pastas on a rotation, which includes lasagna, baked ziti, and spaghetti.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts offers an abbreviated menu from the original fast food chain. Drink items include hot coffee, cappuccino, espresso, hot chocolate, hot tea, iced coffee, ice tea, ice latte, coolattas and decaf. Bakery items include a selection of donuts, munchkins, brownies, croissant, hash browns, muffins, and danishes. There are also breakfast sandwiches including bacon/ ham/ turkey with egg and cheese, Angus stake, and big n’ toasted.

Burger King

Burger King also has a limited menu. Available in Goldstein are chicken, fish, and beef burgers, wraps, chicken nuggets, chicken strips, French fries, onion rings, and combo meals. Burger King is opens at the lunch serving time every day. For combo meals, the fries and burger are ordered at the counter and fountain drinks from the counter in the front of the cafeteria.

Goldstein Student Center’s official website:

Important Goldstein Student Center Phone Numbers:

443-1514 Goldstein Dining

443-1990 Goldstein Information Center

443-2224 Public Safety

443-3893 Residence Life

443-2567 South Campus Housing


“Goldstein Student Center”. Student Centers and Program Service. December, 9 2009