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Friends of Strong, Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters Open New Cafe at URMC

Join the Grand Opening celebration of Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters' newest URMC location, Monday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 30, adjacent to Flaum Atrium at the SMD (G-8445). Check out the newly remodeled space (formerly Au Bon Pain), participate in prize sweepstakes and taste free samples of some special new menu items—including cold brew, Joe Nitro coffee and Gifford's ice cream.

whole-bean coffeeThroughout their first 11 years at the Med Center, Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters (FLCR) have proudly collaborated to bring locally roasted, fair trade coffees, teas, and other drinks, along with tasty snacks and baked goods, to serve our community—all while supporting our patients and families by giving generously to the Friends of Strong Patient Care Fund, which provides annual allocations to patient-centric programs and initiatives across Strong Memorial Hospital.

In those 11 years as part of our hospital, they've given approximately $4 million to fund patient- and family-centered care, enabling the Friends of Strong to purchase hundreds of items like wheelchairs, infant warmers, lifts, and much, much more.

ice cream conesWith the opening of this new location, FLCR expands it's offerings with items exclusive to the new space, including the aforementioned cold brew and nitro coffee—both served from a tap—as well as real, creamy, delicious ice cream fresh from Gifford's Famous Ice Cream, of Maine. "More than just a dessert, each of the eight rich, creamy flavors in rotation at the new FLCR is crafted the old-fashioned way, at Gifford's family-owned creamery in Skowhegan, Maine, using only premium ingredients! Stop in for a taste. You deserve it.

The new FLCR cafe also now offers select Grab-n-Go salads and sandwiches from Metro Deli.

Grand Opening Specials

  • Free samples from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day
  • BOGO Exclusive for University students (with student ID)—valid on all frozen drinks
  • Stop by the Friends of Strong Gift Shop to pick up a Grand Opening coupon good toward more delicious offers.

For questions, please contact Katie Murphy at, or (585) 273-4169. To keep up-to-date on all Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters (FLCR) news, visit their Facebook page or sign up for the FLCR e-mail newsletter