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Top Coffee Shops Depending on Your Destination


We could all use a pick-me-up to get through the day, especially when your day involves checking out all the places Upstate New York has to offer. Here are our top picks for coffee shops located near some of our area’s most popular destinations!

It’s worth the walk...

Destination: The Strong Museum / Coffee Shop: Java's Cafe

Java’s Cafe has a variety of speciality drinks from caramel cascata to chocolate sitch with the perfect pastries to go along. Serving as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 1 a.m., this stop will give you the energy you need to last throughout the day or a nice drink before heading to bed. / Distance: .6 miles

Destination: George Eastman House / Coffee Shop: Cafe Sasso

Cafe Sasso is located right on Park Ave and known not only for their coffee and cocktails, but the beautiful, unique artwork that covers their walls. Stop in for a quick cup to go or stay and drink out of their mason jars. / Distance: .5 miles

Destination: Corning Museum of Glass / Coffee Shop: Soul Full Cup

Soul Full Cup has a large variety of coffees to choose with a mission to educate any customer that comes in the door about how their coffee is made. With exceptional latte art, it is an experience that doesn’t only taste good, but has you leaving with a smile. / Distance: .7 miles

It’s worth the drive...

Destination: Darien Lake / Coffee Shop: Parkside Cupcakes

From weekly cupcakes to personalized cupcakes and everything in between, Parkside Cupcakes is the go-to place when you have a sweet tooth. Each week there are six flavors of cupcakes to choose from along with an endless amount of coffee, tea, milkshakes and smoothies. / Distance: 7.4 miles

Destination: Turning Stone Casino / Coffee Shop: HipStir Cafe

With fresh menu items and signature pastries, HipStir Cafe has a large variety of food and beverages to choose from. If you’re in town to celebrate, stop by and see what kind of decorative cake they can make for you! / Distance: 4.3 miles


Coffee is definitely a necessity and on vacation you need all the energy you can get. Make sure to try out these coffee shops when you cross the border so you are ready to take on the day!