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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“Great breads and treats, but also a hot bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), salad bar, creative sandwiches, soups — each person can get what they want here. Several locations in Ithaca but Meadow Street is the mother ship.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Café
“Fall Creek location. Local coffee roaster with delish blends and pastries. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Delicious brunch - get the pastrami-style SLT (salmon, lettuce, tomato) sandwich. The brie-stuffed French toast is also delicious. They also have an upstairs bar at night.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Start your day with some caffeine at Ithaca's favorite gourmet coffee shop. Cool off with an iced coffee, or try their seasonal specialty drink. This is a great place to catch up on email, meet up with friends, or do a little trip planning. A great spot to pick up unique gifts for the coffee aficionados in your life.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Vineyard
“They have a great wine list as well as a great cafe to eat at. Music on Sunday afternoons in the summer. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Same owners as Ithaca Bakery. Same delicious coffee, snacks, baked goods and sandwiches.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“We love this place for brunch. I like my unending cup of coffee and stuffed French toast. Also cool eclectic stores next door. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“A staple in Ithaca. Search there multiple locations for a wide selection of sandwiches, bagels, and baked goods. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Gimme! is the go-to coffee shop in the Ithaca area, and we are lucky to have one in T'burg. Coffee is the main thing here, of course, but they also serve some pastries. Great for people-watching on Main Street!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Hands down the BEST homemade ice cream in the area. They also have a storefront at the Ithaca Mall. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“open for breakfast and lunch and dinners on friday and saturday thursday and friday 8-2 saturday 8-12 sunday brunch 9-1”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“Just off the Commons! Grab a locally roasted coffee, loose leaf tea, or a beer!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Small spot near Cornell with a great selection of breakfast and lunch items. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bakery with hot breakfast options and also serves lunch. Breakfast, try the bear claw. Lunch, amazing sandwiches. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Great locally roasted coffee and cheese shop. Also lots of kitchen and food accessories store.”
  • 7 locals recommend