A coffee and ice cream shop with a mission!
Inclusion. Jobs. Dignity.


At Rise & Nye's, we provide secure, successful jobs which in turn help our employees form meaningful friendships with their peers; live independently; improve their public speaking, develop self-advocacy and communication skills; and feel valued and included by society. We celebrate and honor their special abilities!

It's an Inclusion Revolution!

Integrated employment,
front and center

For too long, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been kept in the shadows. Rise & Nye's is about inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for all. Visit us in our awesome flagship shop, right in the middle of downtown Sarasota, Florida.

Dignity and Respect


Great coffee and ice cream in an inspiring environment

Slow down, enjoy delicious coffee and gourmet ice cream treats while you spend time with our amazing Rise & Nye's team members.

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Inclusion Revolution

It took a vision and a village to establish and cultivate our coffee and ice cream shop, Rise & Nye's. Many thanks to our generous partners.

  • Jobs
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Acceptance

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Nick and Vaughn heard that today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, so they whipped up a batch! Swing by to grab some chocolate chippers and maybe a nitro cold brew to celebrate. #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #sarasota #abilities #chocolatechipcookieday #whoknew ...

Well, well, well. We've done it again! Rise & Nye's has been named #16 on Yelp's list of top ice cream shops in all of Florida. Pretty big stuff and a tribute to co-founder Chef Christian Nye and our amazing team members who make it happen. Swing by to try our made-fresh-everyday-inhouse dairy and vegan ice creams.


Nick “Super Scooper” is one of our amazing Rise & Nye’s team members. He always has a smile and a laugh and a hug (and a thumbs up!) ready to go. Nick is a rockstar. #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #sarasota #abilities #dignity #nickisarockstar #superscooper ...

New nitro coldbrews at Rise & Nye's! This stuff is so tasty. Stout, Blueberry Basil, and Horchata to get things started. Swing by to try a sample or three. You'll be happy and will surely give it two thumbs up (like Kristi!). #sarasotacoffee #sarasota #inclusion #InclusionRevolution #WeChooseToInclude #coldbrew ...

Natalie and Mercedes are rockin’ it on Tuesdays and Thursdays as they travel around downtown Sarasota to spread the word about Rise & Nye’s. Look for them as they ride our tricked out tricycle (Miss Maxine) and give away free samples. #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #sarasota #abilities #guerillamarketing #missmaxine ...

Students from The Haven Academy toured our shop last week to see that there’s hope that they too could have a job one day. 80% of people with a disability are unemployed - that’s just unacceptable. We choose to include and let abilities shine. #sarasota #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #choosetoinclude #abilities ...