7 Trendy Coffee Shops & Cafes with Student Discounts

Photo courtesy of Public Espresso

A college budget can seem pretty restrictive- and there are many of us that can attest to that. Which is why we figured we’d pull together this quick guide to share some  amazing – mostly caffeine related – student discounts with you from around town. It’s bad enough you have tuition and bills to pay, why not save where you can and explore Buffalo’s good eats. We’ve secured some of the locally owned coffee shops and cafes that want you to save, and all you need is a valid school ID.


Photo courtesy of O3 Cafe

1. O3 Cafe

4446 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226


This spot is nestled in the heart of Snyder and offers a 10% discount to students on their healthy and super delicious options. You can also go next door and shop at Everything Elmwood while you are waiting for your order.


Photo courtesy of Perk’s Cafe

2. Perks

448 Elmwood Avenue 346 Connecticut Street 617 Main Street

Buffalo, NY 14222 Buffalo, NY 14213 Buffalo, NY 14203


Perks is a cafe with 3 locations in Buffalo. They offer a 10% discount on ONE item per person per day with a valid Student ID. Stop by this adorable cafe to get your fill on what they have to offer.


Photo courtesy of Squeeze

3. Squeeze

770 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

5419 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221

This isn’t exactly a coffee shop, but we can assure you, you will find plenty of beverages to choose from. With a renovated location in Williamsville and a great location on Elmwood,  Squeeze Juice Bar has all of your cleanse and healthy eating needs any college student needs. Here at Squeeze they have juices, smoothie bowls, salads, and much more.


Photo courtesy of Steamworks Coffee

4. Steamworks Coffee

51 Canal St, Lockport, NY 14094


Steamworks Coffee is a super trendy and cure place to get some of the best coffee in WNY. Not only are their products to die for but if you’re a student they have a 10% discount with a valid Student ID. This coffee shop is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and makes your tastebuds jump for joy.


Photo courtesy of Public Espresso

5. Public Espresso


391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203

One of the most adorable Downtown Buffalo coffee shops located within Hotel Lafayette with a full food menu and fresh baked goods, these guys offer a 10% discount with a valid student ID and vibes for days.


6. Spot Coffee


6519 East Quaker, Orchard Park, NY 14127

Hit up this OP Spot location for 10% off your order with a valid student ID.


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7. Tipico


128 Fargo Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201

Tipico offers a commuter special, if you come in before 9am they have $1 off espresso shots, $1 off egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches, and $2.18 coffee any size.

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