Mello Velo Bicycle Shop & Cafe is where all the cool people hang out.
Formerly part of the Westcott Nation, it is now located at 790 Canal Street, Syracuse, New York 13210, right off Erie Blvd. Proprietors Steve and Sara Morris are exuberant business professionals with a strong vision to create a friendly and honest bike repair shoppe in the area and to create a community of kindness within the bike-riding sub-culture. This idea grew to include a café where customers can enjoy great food and a “mellow” atmosphere infused with love.
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Ultimately, we want to build a Syracuse bicycle culture, and will strive to educate and inspire our customers. Whether it’s advocating for more bike lanes, going for a fun ride, cleaning up the trails, or organizing one of our many educational efforts and repair clinics, our goal is to share our sales, service, and general bicycle expertise and passion.
I had been hearing the buzz about this place – posts on Facebook kept popping up. You can see the colorful façade of the building from the bridge while driving on Rt. 690E. It just seemed like the kind of creative vibe I wanted to experience, and it really delivered.
I had lunch there today. Kim and I met there around 1:00pm and street parking was a bit tight because it was clearly the place to be. The entrance is on Canal across from Tobin’s Refinishing. There is a ramp that can take you to the outdoor seating area or you can get to the restaurant through the bicycle shop.
We decided to eat first then shop the bi-level store.
Everyone was amazing. Service, the food – so good. I had breakfast for lunch. They do breakfast foods all day, which is awesome!
We met owner Steve Morris and he chatted with us for a bit. It was such an uplifting experience – a lot of positive energy in this place! It’s one of those lovely success stories where good people share their talents and help to make our city come alive. Syracuse, you are in good hands. 🙂
Bike Shop Hours
Monday – Thursday: 10ish – 6:30pm
Friday: 10ish – 6pm
Saturday: 10ish – 5pm
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
*Kitchen Closes 1/2 hour before bar
Mello Velo is CLOSED on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Check our Social Media for any other closures.
Contact & Address
Mello Velo Bicycle Shop
790 Canal St. Syracuse, NY 13210