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 Bekah Roppel Thorpe! We have been fortunate to have Bekah as a chef here at Bailiwick for the past two years. She is a Baldwinsville, NY native and graduate of Paul Smith's College, graduating as the valedictorian of her class with high honors, and recognized as the Most Outstanding Culinary Arts Student in her class. Since graduating, she has gained twenty years of valuable experience locally, working a the Bluewater Grill, the Inn Between, Elderberry Pond, Rosalie's and the Springside Inn. She credits Chris Cesta and Randy Colman of the Inn Between as mentors and brings experience, creativity, talent and a great sense of humor to our kitchen.
Bekah enjoys the friendly, family atmosphere at Bailiwick Market & Café and likes to interact with our customers. She is firmly in sync with the cafe's local, farm to table approach, and enjoys the creative process of helping to come up with menu items and incorporating local products.
Bekah lives in Elbridge with her teenage son. She enjoys reading, gardening, and is a die-hard fan of the NY Mets and the Buffalo Bills!
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 excited 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to have your work juried for our store.