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Tramontane Cafe

1105 Lincoln Ave, 1104 Hart Street, Utica, NY 13502-4511
+1 315-732-8257
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1105 Lincoln Ave, 1104 Hart Street, Utica, NY 13502-4511
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

It has a cool vibe and super friendly owner and staff. I like to meet colleagues there for lunch, you can eat and meet and linger over a great cup of tea or coffee. They have an extensive assortment of teas. The soup and sandwiches...More

Thank catheb20
Reviewed 28 January 2017

"The Tram," as the locals call it, is a great place for a cup of coffee, or tea and or lunch. It's a perfect place to meet friends to chat or that casual business one-on-one. The welcoming atmosphere and the friendly staff are what make...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My girlfriend and I have visited theTram a number a times, always enjoying our experience. Rather its been to grab a bite to eat, or have coffee and enjoy an evening of local musical talents, we've not left without a good time being had on...More

Thank CoffeeBlackasmySoul
Reviewed 18 October 2016

fresh coffee, cocoa, sandwiches, and snacks Check the schedule - they have a poetry slam night that can be boisterous, and if you are not prepared to hear some raw stuff, it might surprise you. There are a good number of regulars that read and...More

Thank hilwoman
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came in on a poetry reading night and it was phenomenal. The food was good, I ordered a turkey sandwich. Their hot cocoa coffee is to die for! Will be back again.

Thank ToriLyu101
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have been here numerous times and it seems the food gets better and better. I usually order their salads and the freshness and dressings and generous portions always makes for a tremendous meal. Their bake goods are always frest and tasty and their drink...More

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a small, retro cafe with simple food - vegetarian and vegan included. The atmosphere is relaxed, it's a good place for a lunch meeting. There are open mic nights, poetry reading nights and other evening entertainment. Great fun!

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Really nice people, great vegetarian and vegan food, including delicious baked goods! Love the music, the atmosphere and the qi, in general!

Thank MarquisDPearls
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Kind of a hidden gem for folks not from the area They treat you like family. The food is good. Vegan, Vegi or meat eater / omnivore The coffee is excellent The atmosphere is quite eclectic. Sort of 60's - love peace and mellow atmosphere....More

Thank fireinjunjoe
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Nothing to see outside the building but inside it's a cool place with great soups, interesting vegetarian options, superb coffee. Music and poetry some nights. Robin did a great job creating the place with her friends & it's still the idiosyncratic home away from home...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Lincoln Ave, 1104 Hart Street, Utica, NY 13502-4511
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-732-8257
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Opened in 2008, the "Tram" has secured a stellar reputation as a one of a kind community meeting space, coffeehouse, and cafe. Offering exceptional salads, homemade soups, and fresh in-house baked goods with a full-service espresso bar, always served with style by their knowledgeable and friendly crew in a diverse, all-ages friendly, warm, inviting and eclectic environment. The Tram regularly features phenomenal local & regional performers, a small art gallery & meeting room, a poetry open mic and our infamous extremely popular weekly Sunday Night Open Mic. Located in a funky old repurposed building on the edge of Utica Ny's Arts District, the Tram is with easy walking distance of the FX Matt/Saranac Brewery, Player's Theater, Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Museum and Art School, and the Stanley Theater. The Tramontane Cafe is a favorite "Uniquely Utica" destination for discerning local folks & a multitude of adventurous out-of-towners who appreciate the charm & distinction of non-chain, independently owned and operated small businesses where the owners are working every day and care about what they do and what they strive for in their community.