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