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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
“ Great coffee shop. I love their iced green tea and avocado & toast. Brad loves their chocolate chip cookies.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Iconic coffeeshop in Buffalo right in the heart of Elmwood. A great place to stop for coffee, lunch, or a snack while shopping on Elmwood.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great breakfast option on the West Side. Order one of their toasts and enjoy on their large outdoor patio.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
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“There are coffee houses and then there are truly authentic, original feel, coffee houses. Sweetness 7 is living the coffee house scene, Buffalo style. Wonderful place to get the vibe of Buffalo's renaissance. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Restored hardware store turned funky Cafe, thriving late night scene with live music and DJs on the weekends.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“A space so stylish it received a mention in Architectural Digest, the coffee, drinks, and menu at this small cafe are out of this world. The pastries are provided by Butter Block, an absolutely unmatched local pop up that has been making its mark in the city. Watch out trying one of their delicious chocolate croissants- they're so good you'll be ruined for any others forever.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Ashker's is a great funky little place where you can grab any kind of fresh press juice imaginable. Sit outside during the gorgeous summer weather and relax with healthy food in a casual atmosphere. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Great outdoor seating in the summer right on Bidwell Parkway, also serving beer and wine.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“BEST BREAKFAST SANDWICH- The Mike sandwich is simple but very delicious. A egg and cheese sandwich on a bagel (or any other bread you choose) with cream cheese. Don't knock it until you try it!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“Hip local cafe chain serving coffee drinks, breakfast & desserts, plus sandwiches, salads & pizza.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Food truck Tuesdays - April 11th 2017 - October 3rd 2017 from 5pm - 8pm. Live at Larkin - Wednesdays from 5pm - 8:30pm. Live bands, some food trucks. Free parking and admission. Website - larkinsquare.com”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Housemade baked goods (like poptarts and vegan donuts) plus a great coffee program.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“So when a local funeral home came up for sale, the trio leapt from their graves to buy the property and awaken plans to create a once in a lifetime experience .... every time! This is entirely possible, of course, when you’re as close to heaven’s gate as Undergrounds Coffee House & Roastery intends to be. So ready your coffee cups, dear readers, the dead are coming to life, thanks to the flavorful cups of caffeine we will brew for you!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Great live music by the bar. Very old school Buffalo. Pricey. But burger and glass of wine while listening to three-piece live jazz with piano, drums and bass player can feel like a bargain. Relatively close to house.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Richardson Olmsted Campus is one Buffalo's most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark. The restaurant is inside the remodeled towers and in addition to great food, it's an interesting space to explore. The menu changes frequently but has been great every time we've gone. It makes for a great date night option. ”
  • 3 locals recommend