17 Main Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 8am: – 11pm, Sunday: 9am – 9pm
Price: $, $$ / Cuisine: Coffee Shop, American
The Comfort Zone is a locally owned and operated cafe in the Village of Hamburg that’s been around since the late 90’s. The menu is crazy long, the place is small but always busy, and while it’s evolved over the years (RIP the front patio where all the cool kids used to hang out after school), by no means have they gone to great lengths to update the look and feel. It’s a bit like walking into your crazy aunt’s house who likes to collect things. Whether that’s your thing or not, it makes for plenty of stuff to look at while you’re waiting on your food and a last minute gift shopping option. Which we can appreciate.
If you’re looking for a local spot (not to be confused with Spot Coffee across the street) to grab coffee or tea, meet up with a friend for light fare in a welcoming, quiet space, or a quick lunch in the Village of Hamburg, The Comfort Zone is here for you. Tucked away in plain sight on Main Street, it offers an original hipster vibe compared to The Grange’s modern hipster vibe and Spot’s wannabe hipster vibe (no judgement here – we go to all of these places all the time). There’s always plenty of parking behind the storefront in the public lot, there are two entrances – one in the front and one out back, and they have an absolutely fantastic rotation of soups, to eat there or frozen and ready to take home. Kids are welcome, and you will find people of all ages in here, but mostly original hipsters.
There’s always plenty of parking behind the storefront in the public lot and there are two entrances – one in the front and one out back. They also have an absolutely fantastic rotation of soups, to eat there or frozen and ready to take home, kids (minus unsupervised, moody teens) are welcome, and you will find people of all ages in here, but mostly original hipsters…. if you know what I mean.
This Comfort Zone is perfect for anyone who doesn’t love to go so far off the beaten path when it comes to breakfast and lunch menus. Nothing crazy, just good solid options. They’re also super accommodating and are up for pretty much any challenge – ask and you shall receive. Plus, they have tons of gluten-free options if you’re off the wheat.
My personal favorite time to grab lunch at Comfort Zone is during fall and winter months because of my CZ soup addiction. Not that you can’t eat soup any time of the year, but let’s face it no one is craving a steamy bowl of broth on a hot day in July. On a rare occasion during an unseasonably warm day in February however, we were ready to shed our soup comfort blanket and try something new.
- Roasted Red Sunrise Breakfast Sandwich, made with egg whites
A light breakfast sandwich on an English Muffin with ham, swiss cheese, red onions, and fluffy egg whites. The roasted red peppers added just the right amount of variety in terms of texture and richness, making the sandwich a hit.
- Greek Breakfast Sandwich, made with egg whites
Another simple yet satisfying breakfast sammy, this one had wilted spinach, a slice of tomato, and feta cheese making it stand apart from it’s sunrise cousin.
- Greek Yogurt Bowl
This baby was surprisingly large and in charge, topped with sliced almonds, cinnamon, and honey, adding just the right amount ofsweetness.
- Green Power Smoothie (16 oz.)
Another healthy hit, packed full of green stuff that’s good for you. TBH we have no idea what was in it but I THINK I tasted some apples? Just get it and thank us later.
What is Healthy Options Buffalo?
Comfort Zone Cafe is a member of the Independent Health Foundation’s Healthy Options Buffalo program. The Healthy Options program was designed to help our community make informed decisions about healthy eating, and as a result, help address the high rates of stroke and heart disease prevalent in Western New York. Through this program, the Foundation works with area restaurants to offer heart-healthy food options that are considered lower in fat, saturated fat cholesterol, and sodium. To learn more about the Healthy Options program and to check out more great participating Healthy Options restaurants visithealthyoptionsbuffalo.com.