Recess Coffee House & Roastery

Recess Coffee House & Roastery

Coffee Shop$$$$
  • Ranked #2 for coffee shops in Syracuse
  • Jeffrey C.
    "my favorite espresso place in Syracuse"(17 Tips)
    "We love #LocalRoasters and we Love Recess."(2 Tips)
    Robert M.
    "CRAZY SHAWN"(2 Tips)
    Pritika S.
    "My recommendation is york style hot chocolate with extra mocha!"(9 Tips)
68 Tips and reviews
  • hot chocolate
  • lattes
  • vegan food
  • trendy
  • casual
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  • Bridget B.
    Bridget BadoreJanuary 28
    My favorite place in Syracuse - I always make sure to stop in and get their coffee whenever I'm in town. So many delicious drinks and so so so many good vegan options. Tasty vegan baked goods too!
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Holly D.
    Holly DengMay 30, 2016
    nutella latte, or try one of the smoothies
  • Toni C.
    Toni CurtMay 24, 2016
  • Gaby G.
    Gaby GingolaMarch 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the cold brew with coffee ice cubes!!
  • Rebecca
    RebeccaFebruary 12, 2016
    i had a peanut butter latte, it was surprisingly delicious.
  • Mohit
    MohitDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Peppermint mocha and nutella hot chocolate are the best 😄
  • Chris B.
    Chris BlastingAugust 19, 2015
    Lavender latte!!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KimAugust 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Whoa their cream puffs are SO GOOD
  • Sara A.
    Sara AmesJune 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great local spot. Food is ok. Coffee better.
  • Meagan L.
    Meagan LooJune 1, 2015
    Nutella latte!!!! Sweet but not too sweet
  • Meryl F.
    Meryl FernandesMay 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    They know coffee. The ambience is great for work or play. Good service. Don't forget to write something in their scrapbook. ✏
  • Sara R.
    Sara RothenburgOctober 31, 2014
    I always get the Breve Mocha and it is always good.
  • Jill C.
    Jill C.August 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere, and the iced rolo latte is incredible
  • Russ W.
    Russ WakelinAugust 12, 2014
    The coffee and hot chocolate are both fantastic. Can get crowded, there is not always space to sit.
  • James C.
    James ColvinJuly 21, 2014
    That triple decker PB with strawberry jelly though
  • Bhanu R.
    Bhanu ReddyJune 5, 2014
    It's more than coffee, you have to try Avocado shake! You will be in love with that, I bet you !!
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda LeeMay 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome cold brew and a great place to hang out!
  • Brown
    BrownApril 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No longer cash only
  • Aarti S.
    Aarti ShenoyFebruary 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent place to cosy up with a book and a hot cuppa coffee. Especially love their specialty lattes
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BrownellFebruary 2, 2014
    Mocha latte with soy is EXCELLENT
  • Jisu P.
    Jisu PJanuary 17, 2014
    Try the chocolate cake! Only 3.50 and it's AMAZING!!
  • Aarti S.
    Aarti ShenoyNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Most drinks here are perfect. Especially loved the homemade chai and !eggnog latte... Best coffee in Syracuse
  • SyracuseFirst
    SyracuseFirstNovember 24, 2013
    We love #LocalRoasters and we Love Recess. In the #westcottNation. the crazy shawn is a popular item. I love the coffee and oatmeal raison cookies.
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BianchiNovember 10, 2013
    Try the peanut butter hot chocolate
  • Colin P.
    Colin PughNovember 3, 2013
    been going here since 2007, how the coffee shop has evolved into Syracuse's best has been enjoyable to witness =)
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CoutoOctober 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Want to confirm that they DO take credit cards now using Square. This is my favorite espresso place in Syracuse definitely recommend it.
  • Melinda R.
    Melinda ReinerSeptember 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great place to hang out! Then, bring a bag of freshly roasted, organic, free trade coffee beans home...Westcott Blend is awesome!
  • Kristy B.
    Kristy BlakelyAugust 25, 2013
    Love the iced mocha with a shot of cherry...get it with coffee ice cubes!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FowlerAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Stop in and see the makeover. New paint, some new furniture. Same cheer, love and good coffee
  • Sam E.
    Sam EdelsteinJune 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The hot chocolates are absolutely amazing here! For a warm day, get the cold brewed coffee and a cookie (all the pastries are vegan, too!)
  • Presha S.
    Presha ShahMay 26, 2013
    Hot chocolate wid scoop of ice cream works well for sunny evenings:)
  • iSchoolSU
    iSchoolSUApril 16, 2013
    At night, this place is hoppin'! Head over in the early evening to snag a table and some caffeine and settle in to get some work done for a few hours.
  • Pritika S.
    Pritika SawantMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You get excellent hot chocolate! My recommendation is york style hot chocolate with extra mocha!
  • Kristin E.
    Kristin EarleFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Love it. Mexican cherry bomb is the bomb
  • Josh H.
    Josh HaymanFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best coffee around! Is a little hidden, but is a great find. Plenty of varieties of coffee to try like the York or Nutella coffee.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MolkeFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
  • Err S.
    Err ScottFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The red eye is delicious and packs a serious punch.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    You can sit here all day. Also, there's sometimes no place to sit – because other people can sit here all day.
  • Karen O.
    Karen OliverFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The vegan sugar cookies are amazing!
  • Shareef B.
    Shareef BadawyFebruary 2, 2013
    Black tea latte with vanilla is my favorite
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin SchechterJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    In the summertime, the porch here is my favorite place to read & work
  • Heather M.
    Heather McCoyJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the mexican!
  • Ethan L.
    Ethan LewisDecember 11, 2012
    No gluten free goodies
  • Chris F.
    Chris FowlerSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you love Recess. Try Recess West. 601 Tully St.
  • Ray F.
    Ray FossJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of vegan baked goods, and a surprisingly delicious and filling Tofurky sandwich with veganaise, avocado and mustard. Very nice place to chill if you are in Westcott.
  • SyracuseFirst
    SyracuseFirstJuly 7, 2012
    Adam and Jesse shoot lightening! Drink their incredible coffee, enjoy a delectable baked good, stay a while! (they've got free wi-fi, too)
  • Gaurav T.
    Gaurav TiwariMay 2, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Guacamole Sandwich!
  • Julie M.
    Julie McMahonApril 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The s'mores cupcake might be the best cupcake I've ever eaten.
  • jjeff r.
    jjeff regeiringerMarch 22, 2012
  • Chris F.
    Chris FowlerMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Oatmeal Raisin cookies! introduce yourself to Adam, Jesse, Graham, or Jay. Really nice people. Voted #2 college coffee shop in America.
  • Ray F.
    Ray FossFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tofurky sandwiches with veganaise pretty much sums it all up. A nice affordable place to sit though.
  • Burbs
    BurbsFebruary 12, 2012
    Good coffee and atmosphere. Great cookies.
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon ScullyFebruary 10, 2012
    Peanut Butter Hot Chocoloate- WIN!
  • Sunny
    SunnyJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Elvis hot cocoa (the peanut butter one) is omg amazing.
  • Jackie
    JackieSeptember 18, 2011
    The Nutella cappuccino is AMAZING.
  • Kelsie T.
    Kelsie TestaSeptember 18, 2011
    Try a pumpkin pie latte: just as good (maybe better) as Starbucks, but half the price!
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron StuppleSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Open on Mondays now!
  • Barrie C.
    Barrie CohnSeptember 8, 2011
    Always try and make a stop here when I'm up in Syracuse. BEST coffee I have ever had.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron StuppleAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Outlet on porch, just under awning, in the middle.
  • Alejandro F.
    Alejandro Fernandez-LovoJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Dirty Chai. It's a little peace of heaven
  • M.T. E.
    M.T. ElliottJuly 2, 2011
    Closed on Mondays.
  • Carolyn G.
    Carolyn GressmanMay 3, 2011
    nutella hot chocolate need I say more?
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TroianoFebruary 2, 2011
    Mocha Java Breve = a little piece of Heaven.
  • Alejandro F.
    Alejandro Fernandez-LovoNovember 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Awesome vegan baked goods!
  • maren g.
    maren guseOctober 27, 2010
    Check out the board game selection!
  • Michele M.
    Michele MaciejewskiOctober 14, 2010
    Awesome front porch and they have free wifi.... Makes up for so-so coffee
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CialfiJune 16, 2010
    Excellent coffee and lattes
  • Tiago M.
    Tiago MouraFebruary 16, 2010
    Open your mind....
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