What we believe
We believe the world is moving. Women’s rights has come a long way since the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls in 1848. Such change would have never occurred if it was not for those that committed their lives to fighting for equality.
At Café 19 we believe that the passion, determination and devotion women’s rights activists exhibited in their fight for equality has set a precedent for our product and service. In homage to these great leaders, we strive for excellence, whether it be our fresh ingredients, our local coffees or our friendly staff.
What we offer
Our products and services are abundant. We offer breakfast, lunch, pastries, celebratory cakes, pies and catering. We also have an assortment of beverages including, tea, coffee and espresso drinks. Our high quality products are guaranteed fresh and always local. Our menu is accommodating to those with dietary restrictions, such as, our gluten free options, as well as, our vegetarian and vegan items. Our menu is accustomed to change with the seasons, to assure a refreshing experience. With so many ways to enjoy, there is only one word to describe it; revolutionary.
As a constant reminder to our standard of excellence, we have adorned the walls with modern, chic portraits of influential women’s suffrage activists. Our portraits include those of Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Bloomer, Carrie Chapman Catt, Julia Ward Howe, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman and Martha C. Wright.
Like the suffragists, our café is sophisticated, yet bold and powerfully unique. Seating includes both indoor and outdoor. We are located next to the Generations Bank headquarters.
During the construction of the Generations Bank Headquarters, CEO, Menzo Case, thought it fitting to attach a privately owned cafe with a female owner that recognized our towns significant history, for locals and tourists to enjoy. Seneca Falls native and chef, Casey Galloway, took upon the task of implementing such a café. In December of 2012, owner, Casey Galloway opened Café 19. The name of which pays tribute to the 19th Amendment; women’s right to vote.
Our owner, Casey attended Paul Smith’s College for Culinary Arts. Her experience includes over twenty years in the culinary industry, including a line cook at the restaurant at Mackenzie-Childs, the dining hall manager at Wells College, sous chef at Aurora Inn and owner/partner at Zuzu’s Café. Her experience has made her a highly qualified, detail oriented, hardworking baker, chef, and owner. Casey is passionate about our town’s history and is socially involved in the local community.
Our Supervisor, Tanya also has over twenty years of experience in hospitality services. She worked the front desk at the Inns of Aurora and has worked at the Fargo Bar and Grill, just to name a few. She has worked at Cafe 19 for 8 years. Her attention to detail, fervor for cleanliness and creativity in crafting coffee drinks makes her the perfect fit.
Our kitchen manager, JJ has over 30 years in the culinary industry. He attended the Rochester Business Institute and the American Culinary Academy. He was the general manager of an Applebee’s for twelve years and worked at The Deluxe, in Geneva, NY for eight years. He brings a strong passion for food and leadership to our team. He has been cooking up tasty food at Cafe 19 for 8 years.
Our pastry chef, Lauren is our newest addition to the team. She attended Alfred State University for Culinary Arts and Baking. She was bakery manager at TOPS in Waterloo, NY for eight years. She also worked at Skaneateles Bakery and Blue Water Grill. She has an exuberance for life, an amazing work ethic and loves learning.
At Café 19 not only is our staff eager to serve you but we are also excited to build a long lasting relationship with you!