First Things First

Stimulate Your Senses

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, a friendly staff, and the freshest, locally sourced coffee is why you head to PERKS Cafe.

Our Coffee

See What’s Brewing

Our Coffee Causes Quite A Stir

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. Our Espresso blend is supplied by Overwinter Coffee. 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.

Coffee & More

Or Cooking For That Matter

Our Food's Prepared To Perfection

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.

Our Neighborhood

Wake Up The Neighborhood

Support The Local Creative Scene

Buffalo 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 and musicians, e-mail us at EVENTS@PERKSBUFFALO.COM


Be The Life Of The Party

Rise To The Occasion And Let PERKS Cater

The taste of PERKS makes any event extra special. We cater to your private breakfast and lunch. 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.

Perks Does Catering!

E-Mail us with Catering Inquiries - CATERING@PERKSBUFFALO.COM

or call our 346 Connecticut St. Location 716 725 0081

24 Hour Advance Notice Preferred - Delivery Available for orders over $200/ $10 Fee

Our Staff

Julie Leone

Julie Leone

Vice President

Julie has been a part of Perks since 2013. She's helped Perks get on the map and has now opened the Elmwood Ave, Connecticut Street, and the newest Expo Market Locations. She has a passion for the Arts, the Buffalo Community, and her team offering great customer service to all. She oversees all cafe Operations, Manages Social Media + Marketing, Organizes Events, Catering Coordinator... and just about any other random thing you can think of. JLEONE@PERKSBUFFALO.COM

Catherine Prince

Catherine Prince

Director of Operations - Multi-Site

Catherine has been part of the Perks Family since 2017. She assisted in opening the Main St. Location, but had bigger dreams of running the Elmwood Cafe! She is a genuine soul who cares deeply about her team and customers! She loves to Paint in her free time. Catherine monitors operations at all 3 locations. CPRINCE@PERKSBUFFALO.COM

Taylor Boyer

Taylor Boyer

Shift Supervisor - Horsefeathers


Christina Riccio

Christina Riccio

Manager in Training - Elmwood

A creative lady, Christina has been with Perks since 2016. She works several jobs in the Arts and goes to Buffalo State for Ceramics and Art Education. She is a very important part of our team and pushes everyone to do their best. CRICCIO@PERKSBUFFALO.COM

Olivia Vega

Olivia Vega

Asst. Manager - Elmwood

Olivia joined the Perks team in 2018 and is Co Asst. Manager at Elmwood Avenue. OVEGA@PERKSBUFFALO.COM

Anna Kobis

Anna Kobis

Shift Supervisor - Elmwood

Anna joined our team in Early 2018 and has already made a big impact! She is attending Culinary School and plans to use her knowledge to help grow our menus as we expand! AKOBIS@PERKSBUFFALO.COM

Our Locations

Stop in and say hello. We look forward to seeing you soon!

448 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

716 856 0709
  • Monday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sunday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Check our Instagram or Facebook for Holiday Hours

346 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

716 725 0081
  • Monday7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Wednesday7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Thursday - Geeks Who Drink Trivia 7p-9p7:00AM-9:00PM
  • Friday7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Saturday - Horsefeathers Market 10-4 / Oct 26 - Dec 217:00AM-4:00PM
  • Sunday - Bills Brunch 10-4 / Sept 8 - Dec 297:00AM-4:00PM
  • Check our Instagram or Facebook for Events, Extended Hours, Special Events + Holiday Hours.

Expo Market - 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

  • Monday8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Tuesday8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Friday8:00AM-7:00PM
  • Saturday10:00AM-7:00PM
  • SundayCLOSED