About

Recess Coffee has been locally roasting coffee since 2007, making us a staple of the Syracuse, NY, community. With our flagship café located in the heart of the Westcott Neighborhood (pictured above), Recess has been a hub for students, scholars, artists, musicians, families, and everyone in between. In 2015, Recess Coffee expanded with a second location in the Historic Courier Building in Downtown Syracuse, located next to City Hall.

We strive to serve our community on a local and global scale, and offer support to those who support us. We source all of our fairly traded beans direct from farms with missions of sustainability and ethical practices. We do this because we care about the global environment and the community of farmers, families, and entrepreneurs who provide us with great, quality beans.

Roasting in our custom production facility, our team of dedicated roasters test every batch to assure consistency and quality with each cup, so that you can enjoy a great tasting coffee not just from our café, but from the comfort of your home.


Community Involvement

Recess is proud to be a part of the local community. We would not exist without the support of so many loyal customers, inspiring business partners, city associations, and neighborhood committees. Thanks for supporting small business.