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The Best Coffee Shops in WNY According to Our Readers

City Guide, Coffee / Tea, Food & Drink, Food & Drink Guides

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Written by EvelynEzquerro

Published on September 1, 2022
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Photo courtesy of Steamworks Coffee


In case you didn’t know, Buffalo and Western New York has plenty of great locally owned coffee shops. In fact, Buffalo Is Officially One Of The Best Cities In America For Coffee Lovers.

So we asked you on social media about your favorite places to grab a cup of coffee in WNY and you delivered! Whether you’re team iced coffee or hot coffee, latte or espresso, here are some of the best coffee shop recommendations from our readers, listed alphabetically.


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Cafe / Coffee Shop

Craft Coffee House

6612 Campbell Blvd. Pendleton, NY 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

The best coffee anywhere near Pendleton, NY. Also serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner along with beer & wine. ...

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Order Online
  • Patio
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Foibles Coffee & Pie

172 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • Bakery

Foibles Coffee & Pie is a cafe nestled in the Westside of Buffalo, NY. They serve locally roasted coffee and seasonal pie by the slice. ...

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Great Lakes Coffee Roasters

123 Stutzman Rd Bowmansville, New York 14026 • $$$$$

Cheektowaga and East

  • Cafe-Coffee

Great Lakes Coffee Roasters is located near the shores of Lake Erie in Western New York. We roast in small batches to ensure quality and consistency. ...

Cafe / Coffee Shop

JAM Parkside

301 Parkside Ave Buffalo, New York 14214 • $$$$$

North Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

JAM Parkside is about coffee $ community. JAM is set up in the Parkside community as a benefit corporation cafe, aiming to operate in a way that gives ...

  • Breakfast
  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Orange Cat Coffee Co.

703 Center St Lewiston , New York 14092 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Deli-Sandwiches
  • Cafe-Coffee

Serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Patio
  • Take-out

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Cafe / Coffee Shop

Overwinter Coffee – Elmwood

814 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

We'll keep things short and sweet: we decided to roast coffee because we didn't feel like there was enough good coffee being roasted locally and well, ...

Cafe / Coffee Shop

Overwinter Coffee – Williamsville

5548 Main St Williamsville, NY 14221 • $$$$$

North Towns

  • Cafe-Coffee

We will be open 8am-4pm everyday. We’ll keep things short and sweet: we decided to roast coffee because we didn’t feel like there was enough good ...

  • Order Online
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Platter’s Chocolate Factory & Cafe

908 Niagara Falls Blvd North Tonawanda,, New York 14120 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • Ice Cream

Platter's Chocolates is a family owned and operated chocolate manufacturer located in North Tonawanda, New York. While we make many fine chocolates, we ...

  • Family Friendly
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Public Espresso + Coffee – Seneca St.

2178 Seneca St Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • American
  • Bakery

Our 2nd location is in another massive restoration project, this time the Shea's Seneca building on Seneca Street in South Buffalo. The project is the ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Public Espresso + Coffee @ Hotel Lafayette

391 Washington St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • Bakery

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  • Breakfast
  • Family Friendly

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Cafe / Coffee Shop

Remedy House

429 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

Inside, you'll find a hand-painted drink menu with all the beverages you need for a caffeine fix. This shop is serving coffee from Propeller Coffee aka ...

  • Patio
Full Service

Scripts Cafe

12 East Ave Lockport, New York 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Cafe-Coffee

Creative cafe with quality food properly prepared.Scripts Cafe is right next door to the Historic Palace Theater. Making us the perfect stop before or ...

  • Patio
  • Handicap Access
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Steamworks Coffee Roasters

51 Steamworks Coffee, 51, Canal Street, Lockport Town Lockport, New York 14094 • $$$$$

Niagara County

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • Deli-Sandwiches

We at Steamworks feel that coffee is much more than just your momentary jolt of caffeine. We start by obtaining some of the best green beans from around ...

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop

The Bean Bastard

448 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

An independent roaster based out of Buffalo, NY that produces a variety of tasty coffee that will crank your dial up to 11. You don't have to be in Buffalo ...

  • Breakfast
  • Take-out
  • Patio
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Three Stories Coffee Co.

1021 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14212 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

Three Stories Coffee Co. is a small batch coffee roastery in Buffalo, NY. Our passion for great coffee and intentional economics led us to start Three ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Tipico Coffee

1084 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, New York 14222 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • American

Tipico Coffee is a renowned cafe and roastery in sunny Buffalo, NY. Wide open spaces filled with light and the perfect coffee. We are creators. Come create ...

  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
  • Patio
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Unapologetic Coffee

1375 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14209 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee

At Unapologetic Coffee Co. we aim to provide small batch, roasted quality coffee direct to consumers as well as small businesses. Specifically, looking ...

  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Undergrounds Coffee House & Roastery – Seneca One

1 Seneca St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • Deli-Sandwiches

Undergrounds Coffee is opening its second location in downtown Buffalo in the Seneca One building. Renovations are still in the making but the new location ...

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop

Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery

580 South Park Ave Buffalo, New York 14210 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • Deli-Sandwiches

A Word from Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery Bill Metzger has been brewing something for more years than he's willing to admit. Starting with ...

  • Patio
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take-out
Cafe / Coffee Shop
Temporarily Closed

Wonder Coffeehouse

323 Ganson St Buffalo, New York 14203 • $$$$$

Buffalo

  • Cafe-Coffee
  • American

We are Buffalonians! Born and raised! We are gritty, we don't give up and we live up to our 'City of Good Neighbors' name! Wonder Coffeehouse is located ...

  • Patio
  • Breakfast

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/evelynezquerro/" target="_self">EvelynEzquerro</a>

Written by EvelynEzquerro

Evelyn is currently pursuing her M.S in Public Relations from SUNY Buffalo State. She has her B.A in Public Relations from Suffolk University. Fun fact: She lived in Madrid, Spain for two years during her undergraduate education!

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