After high school and college, students and young people in the Syracuse area tend to leave the city. Despite this, a new coffee shop in Armory Square just might change that dynamic.
Located in the basement of the Wildflowers building, Nectar Espresso Bar & Vintages sells exactly what you’d expect: coffee and vintage products. Co-owners and sisters Kayla and Nicole Guindon run the shop.
Nicole has a degree in hotel management, and Kayla has been working as a barista for the past couple of years. Nicole’s influence on the shop has led the space into the realm of “everything vintage.” Kayla says,
“Nicole and I have always been into thrifting, and we go to a lot of auctions, which our dad always took us to, and so this is really what our house looks like, this is our personal style, and then we just emulated that.”
The menu includes lattes, espresso, french press coffee, macchiatos, tea, and much more. Everything (including some of the other additives) are made in-house. There are also bakery items sold. Find the menu here: https://nectarespressobar.squarespace.com/menu
Upon walking in, it is clear who the target audience is. Kayla described the customers that they attract as,
“Millenials who are into thrifting, and appreciate vintage stuff but also like really good espresso.”
Whether you go for the coffee, or just the vibes, it is well worth the visit.
How do I get there?
Nectar is located in the bottom floor of the Wildflowers (McCarthy) Building, located at 217 South Salina St., Syracuse. When you get there, walk around the corner to the entrance on Fayette Street.
When should I get there?
The hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed on Mondays.