You go to a cafe to hang out with friends, get away from the office, curl up with a good read or for some peace and quiet in a warm, inviting atmosphere. All those reasons, plus local art, great-tasting breakfast and lunch specials, a friendly staff and the freshest, locally sourced coffee is why you head to PERKS Cafe.
We respect our neighborhood and those who call it home, which is why we source only the freshest locally roasted coffee beans for our signature house blends, lattes, espresso and other specialty coffee beverages. Our beans are roasted weekly by our friends at Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters to ensure the very best cup. Fresh coffee leads to a fresh day, so PERKS gets it from the place that feels right: Here. Pair any coffee with a delicious Vegan Baked Good from Fairy Cakes Cupcakery, a Gluten-Free treat from Two Wheels Bakery, or a Fresh Biscotti from Biscotti for Everybotti; all based in Buffalo, NY.
Whether you’re beginning your day or taking a hard-earned lunch break, PERKS has the perfect dish to fuel and replenish. There are sizzling breakfast sandwiches and burritos, tasty made-to-order wraps, nutritious salads, hearty soups, farm-fresh fruit, decadent baked goods and a variety of VEGAN & Gluten-Free options, all prepared fresh daily. We work with local vendors to acquire quality products to prepare in house just for you and are always expanding our menu to suit our customer's tastes.
The Village of Elmwood has been a creative hub for local artists and musicians for over a century. PERKS continues to foster this aspirational creative spirit by showcasing the work of local artists and allowing a creative outlet for guests. Enjoy your morning or mid-day coffee surrounded by modern tunes, stirring photography, seductive sculptures and thought-provoking paintings. We're always looking to feature local artists, inquire within!
The taste of PERKS makes any event extra special. We cater to your private breakfast and lunch. And with varying size platters, you’ll have the perfect amount to treat your guests. You can order from an array of breakfast and lunch sandwich platters, fresh fruit and salad trays, coffee or tea totes and fresh baked goods.
Julie has been a part of the Perks Family since 2013. She's helped Perks get on the map and has now opened both their Elmwood Ave and Main Street Cafes. Her passion and creativity for the arts, community, and great customer service drive her staff to keep Perks Cafe a Cozy, Positive & Fresh space for all. Julie oversees both Cafe operations and manages all Social Media, Marketing & Events.
Emily has been a part of the Perks Family since 2015. As a proud Vegan, Emily has helped the cafe really dive into new and exciting recipes for both their Food and Beverage Menu. Emily will be managing the Main St. Cafe. She will also be Catering Coordinator, so she is your go-to for your Catering needs!
Yas has been a part of the Perks Family since 2016. She's hardworking and is always innovating new ways to make Perks a better place. Yas will be managing the Elmwood Cafe.
Tay has been a part of the Perks Family since 2016. She's crazy about Coffee and loves coming up with new creations for our Seasonal Beverage Menus. Taylor will continue training all new and current staff on the Coffee Bar & Espresso Machine.