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 specials, 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. 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.


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

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 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. 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.

Perks Does Catering!

Our Staff



Director of Operations, Social Media & Marketing

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 Comfortable, Positive & Fresh space for all. Julie oversees both Cafe operations and Manages all Social Media, Marketing & Events.



Elmwood Avenue Store Manager

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.



Elmwood Avenue Assistant Manager

A creative lady, Christina has been with Perks Part-time 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 be excellent!



Head Barista Extraordinaire

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. Currently she is exploring in the Adirondacks and will be on hiatus until November!



Catering Assistant

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!

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-7:00PM
  • Tuesday7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesday7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Thursday7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Friday7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Saturday7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Sunday7:00AM-7:00PM
  • Check our Instagram or Facebook for Holiday Hours

346 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213

  • MondayTemporarily Closed
  • TuesdayTemporarily Closed
  • WednesdayTemporarily Closed
  • ThursdayTemporarily Closed
  • FridayTemporarily Closed
  • SaturdayTemporarily Closed
  • SundayTemporarily Closed
  • Check our Instagram or Facebook for Holiday Hours