Bailiwick: realm of interest; geographical area.
Bailiwick Market & Cafe is a community gathering space. It is a place for people to connect with their friends and loved ones through our realm of interest: the beautiful CNY landscape. The vision for Bailiwick Market & Cafe is to bring together food, art, and events that connect us to the land, and to each other.
We have built our business around the core values of community, sustainability, safety, efficiency, integrity, and fun.
- Community. We are a safe, friendly, welcoming atmosphere for every one of our customers, employees and business partners.
- Destination. Our business is a year-round place of discovery.
- Land stewardship. We are good stewards of the land. We will always consider the effect of our decisions on the local, regional and global environment. We will protect the land that we own and use.
- Local economic growth. We provide economic growth by sourcing local food, art, and employees. When making purchases or hiring decisions, we will always seek Central New York options first.
We offer home made "Field of Creams" ice cream, made on the premises of fresh, quality ingredients. Our home made ice cream contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and no high fructose corn syrup. We also offer World Famous Bassett's hard ice cream and have soft serve available seasonally. You may pre-order ice cream cakes.
What to Expect
Watch for specialty drinks, pastries, breakfast, lunch and dinners, plus daily specials made from fresh, locally inspired ingredients at Bailiwick Market & Cafe. View our menu to see what else we're currently offering.
Meet the Team
Meet Helen Harris! Helen grew up in the small town of Skaneateles. As far back as Helen can remember she has always enjoyed working with food, picking fruits and vegetables in the family garden to snack on or in the kitchen mixing a batch of cookies up with her mom. As a child Helen enjoyed spending time at Cutie's, a small garden market in Otisco where she learned how to grow different fruits, berries and vegetables that were sold and began to appreciate the quality of local produce. "One of my first jobs was as a dishwasher at Sherwood Inn, barely old enough to drive," Helen says. "I was privileged to be able to work with talented, knowledgeable chefs from the beginning of what became my culinary career." With her love of food, she quickly advanced through the kitchen with her creativity and attention to detail. Helen has a strong background in Italian-American foods from her work at Sherwood Inn, Phoebe's and Kelley's but says she enjoys making soups most, using anything and everything to create a perfect balance of various flavors.
Helen's dream job would be a travel host, showcasing great restaurants and vacation destinations around the world. Helen jumped at the opportunity to join the Bailiwick Market & Cafe family and is now the head chef! In Helen's free time she enjoys going on motorcycle rides with her husband discovering new ice cream stands and traveling the state participating in competition pistol shoots.
Bailiwick's Head Barista, Miss Molly Melfi:
Molly, a native of Cato, NY stopped by our café one day to see what it was all about. She was excited to see what we have to offer and ended up applying for a job. Prior to working at Bailiwick, she was exclusively a tea drinker. Discovering our coffee selections (from our local Syracuse, NY roaster, Café Kubal) opened a creative and artistic outlet for Molly. After training with Bailiwick's Head Barista, JoAnn Schneider, she went for additional training under the direction of Matt Nesbitt of Café Kubal, where she learned proper, step by step procedures and latte art. Molly has developed confidence and poise as a barista and continues to hone her craft and customer service skills. She enjoys interacting with our customers and feels that each drink is a unique, personal expression of her creativity. She is exited to help Bailiwick Market & Café grow in its varied offerings and continued quality. We are proud of her hard work and creativity.
Molly's enjoys riding her motorcycle, with no set destination and has been known to stop at cafe's to discover new coffee blends and roasts.
What kind of food do you serve?
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus inspired by local foods are offered daily. Learn more about our cafe at About the Cafe. We have shelf-stable items available for purchase. Click to learn more about Bailiwick Marketplace
Do you have a drive-thru?
Yes! Coffee, pastries, and breakfast items are available quickly and conveniently at our drive-thru.
Will you host events?
Yes! Please call to find out more information.
Do you sell local art?
Yes! We cherish the beauty of CNY and are grateful for the artists and craftsmen who are inspired by it. We support local artists and have made it a core of our business to become a powerful outlet for artists and craftsmen to feature and sell their work.
How can I sell my art at your store?
We are actively seeking high quality wholesale artists to sell their wares at Bailiwick Market & Cafe. All artwork will be reviewed by an independent jury. Please complete an artist application and submit it to to email@example.com to have your work juried for our store.