UpStream Café is conveniently located in the heart of the City of Poughkeepsie at 368 Main Street.
While dining at our family friendly facility you’ll have access to: Free Wifi and Convenient USB Outlets for Fast Charging of Phones, Computers and Tablets.
We are a Wheel Chair Accessible Facility. We also have infant seating and a changing table.
For your safety and ours- contactless payments only. Tap and Go.  


UpStream Café is a family run Café and catering company centrally located on Main Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, New York. The Café is managed by Chef Owner Garfield Salmon. Chef Garfield has over 20 years of culinary experience working in a variety of food service businesses. Educated in New York City at the Institute of Culinary Education, Chef Garfield graduated with honors as he showed mastery of the French and Italian cuisine. After formal education, Chef Garfield trailed at some of the most notable four-star French restaurants in New York City as a line cook, namely Jean George, Grammercy Tavern, and La Bernadine where he mastered sauces and stocks that blends the chemistry of cooking while accentuating the flavors in every bite. Chef Garfield later worked for Eleven Madison and Park where he mastered the vegetable, meat, and fish stations.

Prior to his launch in entrepreneurship, Chef Garfield also worked in a few Westchester Hotels. While Chef Garfield’s roots began in the sunny Island of Jamaica, his vision for UpStream Café is to have a savory blend of the Island favorites with flavors from around the world.

Our slogan “Journeying Together” simplifies our efforts to grow and give back to our community while embracing our customers. We believe that we are in Poughkeepsie for such a time as this, therefore we intend to be a beacon of hope as we partner with our local schools and residents one meal at a time. Our first responders and the value of their service to our local community will never be forgotten – hence our 10% discount to first responders for anything purchased at the Café. We will also have evenings in the winter season where our Café will transform into a soup kitchen – serving up something warm for those in need.

These are just a few ways of how we intend to “Journey Together” in partnership with you, our customers. We intend to take every opportunity given to serve you to the best of our ability.

Chef Garfield Salmon prepares Salmon for lunch!