IBM proposal work leads me to Café Kubal in a historic hotel in Downtown Syracuse!

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Café Kubal

Downtown Syracuse - Est. 2004

Date of Trial March 10, 2019

Purchased Medium Cappuccino with Soy Milk

Strong, pungent, small cup, not as milky, almost espresso-like

The Ratings

Overall - B

Items below are rated on a scale from 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest)

  • Presentation - 3 (the heart was cute)

  • Boldness - 3

  • Sweetness - 2

  • Price - $4.05 (8 oz)

The cafe shop’s art deco interior was exquisite and the cappuccino didn’t disappoint but didn’t awe me

Three Fun Facts

  1. Café Kubal that I visited was located in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and is the 6th Kubal location in Syracuse!

  2. The Hotel Syracuse originally opened in 1924, in the heart of the art deco period. Developer Ed Riley reopened it in 2016 as the Marriott Syracuse Downtown after it sat dormant for more than a decade.

  3. Kubal owner, Matt Godard, spent a lot of time in coffee shops when he was in college. As an English major, he read and studied in cafes and worked part time at one near his campus. After graduating, he started his own coffee bean roasting business.


Nancy “Brew” Geronian