Family Ties Run Deep at Sydlee Coffee

Family Ties Run Deep at Sydlee Coffee

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Aberdeen’s newest coffee shop, Sydlee, isn’t just serving up delicious beverages. The new business is also a testament to a family’s strong bond.

“My mom, Cindy Kirschman, passed away last May,” said owner Danae Kirschman. “She loved socializing and she loved coffee shops. We wanted to find a way to remember her and honor her.”

Danae will be working with her son, Lee, and his fiance, Sydni Rux.

“They’re great with coffee. We also have the help of our family and friends,” said Danae.

Sydlee, which is named after Lee and Sydni, will serve coffee from Kool Beans Coffee and Roastery in Brookings, SD. They are also working with Mohr Honey from Columbia, SD.

“We want to emphasize consistency and quality,” said Lee. “We will be using organic syrups from Holy Kakow and alternatives to dairy milk.”Img 0973 Large 1

In addition to coffee, Sydlee will be serving boba tea, matcha drinks, and other vegan and diabetic friendly options. Patrons can also order from their dessert menu, which includes brownies, cookies, muffins, donuts, and bagels. In the future, they would like to offer more breakfast options.

“Being creative is a big focus for us,” said Sydni. Works from local artists will be displayed in their shop, and some of Cindy’s pieces are prominently featured as well. Special events are going to be planned, and they are looking to collaborate with other agencies in the community. //

Sydlee coffee is open from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day. They are located at 816 6th Ave SE, and can be contacted at 605-262-0152.