Familiar baristas Ian Abernathy, right, and Olivia Boise take a moment to smile for a “before” picture. Harrison Bakery of Syracuse, will have traditional bakery breads, pies and sweet treats available at Dave’s Diner as of Thursday, Aug. 9.
Cazenovia It’s been 16 months since Dave’s Diner owner Bill Tilison officially took over the space at 35 Albany St.
It has remained the “cheers” of Cazenovia, providing locals and visitor’s with a comfortable break from the cold and snow with their crackling fire, or a refreshing air conditioned spot to escape the heat and sip on an iced chai (brewed in house using fresh ginger root).
The space is unique in and of itself, serving so many purposes. It is home to Project Café, an informal gallery for Cazenovia artists and of course, home to Dave’s Diner.
Thursday, Aug. 9 marks an exciting addition to the Dave’s Diner menu, as Tilison proudly pairs up with Mike Rothfeld, Cazenovia resident and owner of Harrison Bakery of Syracuse, bringing traditional bakery breads, pies and sweet treats to Cazenovia.
All of the restaurant’s signature sandwiches will be prepared on the fresh bakery breads. Customers can also order loaves and fresh homemade pies to enjoy at home, with next day delivery right to Dave’s Diner.
“I strongly believe that providing my customers with the very best is essential. We take pride in the food we are serving, knowing that we always use fresh ingredients, and when possible, buy local. You can taste the difference in every bite,” said Tilison. “It’s certainly not the easy way, but it is our way. We have really listened to our customers and the community and felt bringing the ‘bakery’ to Dave’s Diner would fill a void that existed. In fact, we have already received orders for Thanksgiving pies. We just couldn’t be happier.”