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Gatherings at the Depot

Bakery, Cafe or Coffee Shop, Breakfast, Lunch

Located in a historic train depot just 5 minutes from Letchworth State Park's North Entrance, Gatherings at the Depot is a unique cafe and artisan gallery offering a full espresso bar, specialty coffees, teas, smoothies, homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and pastries.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 7 am - 3 pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed

About the Cafe
Located in the Village of Leicester in a historic train depot, Gatherings at the Depot is a quaint cafe and artisan gallery...a place where the community can "gather" to enjoy good coffee, homemade food and unique works of art handrafted by local artisans.

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About the Leicester Depot

The Leicester Train Depot circa 1920
The Leicester Train Depot circa 1920

In 1915, DL&W buit an Arts & Crafts styled brick depot with three interior sections for passengers, ticket office and freight room. The Leicester depot had several years of prosperity as a passenger and freight station. It was even noted as a stop for the infamous "Phoebe Snow" passenger line. There was increased activity during the 1940's war era but by 1960 the DL&W ceased operations in Leicester. The Depot was listed in the national Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Felix Valentino, a lifelong Leicester resident and train enthusiast, purchased the depot envisioning a time when the building would reopen to serve the community once again. Sadly, Felix passed away in 2009. That same year his daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Vince Santucci, set out to fufill Felix’s vision and opened Gatherings at the Depot - a place where the community can “gather” and enjoy each other's company.

Today the original ticket office serves as the central part of the Depot with a full espresso bar and prep area. The one-time passenger waiting room is now occupied by the original waiting room benches, cafe tables and chairs along with a warm, radiant gas fireplace that creates a cozy atmosphere. The historic freight room now hosts the artisan gallery and gift shop.


Public bathroom available for customers
Local artisan gallery and gift shop
Wheelchair accessible
Good for groups
Free WiFi
Gift certificates available

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