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1105 Lincoln Ave, 1104 Hart Street, Utica, NY 13502-4511
+1 315-732-8257
09:00 - 23:00
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Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri 09:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Utica, New York
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 are filling or I love the hummus plate to snack on while meeting. If you... More 

Thank catheb20
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 this place shine. The wonderful home-made soups, sandwiches and baked goods are their specialty. If... More 

Thank Jerry R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 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 our visit. Eon Tide, Ophelia's Looking Glass, Auld Lang Syne, Korisoron are bands seen and... More 

Thank CoffeeBlackasmySoul
Utica, New York
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 many are quite good. They have other events too, and a quieter set of rooms... More 

Thank hilwoman
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 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
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 selections are plentiful...We always look forward to going...

Thank Rick D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 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
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134 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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. I would definitely go back.

Thank fireinjunjoe
Utica, New York
Level Contributor
1,783 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
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 that it was intended to be. Perfect place to enjoy coffee & a book.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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
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.

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