Breakfast/Brunch in Buffalo, NY
Panos’ cozy and intimate setting in the art district of Elmwood Village is the perfect start to your day. Panos has been offering delicious yet inexpensive breakfast for over 30 years. Before you begin shopping on the Elmwood Village strip or walking the halls of the Albright Knox Museum start your morning at Panos. Sip a cup of steaming coffee and order the famous Panos steak and eggs—a marinated juicy sirloin accompanied by perfectly made-to-order eggs and chunky seasoned potato home fries. Don’t worry, if you can’t meet up at Panos in the morning, you can still order breakfast for dinner for the same low price and great atmosphere.
Pearl Street is known for their apps and brew for lunchtime break from the office. Nestled in downtown Buffalo along Lake Erie and the First Niagara Center, where you can catch an NHL hockey game or Trans Siberian Orchestra performance. While touring the city, stop in for hot banana peppers with a six cheese blend to tantalize your taste buds.If you need a milder option, potato pancakes or the smoked chicken quesadilla are the chef’s choice. Turn the page and order a locally brewed beer to enjoy your Buffaloian experience. Lake Effect is a term synonymous with Buffalo—usually referencing the feet of snow accumulation every winter as a result of the cooler air temperatures moving across the warm Great Lakes. The amount of snowfall is nothing short of miraculous. Same goes with the Lake Effect Pale Ale from Pearl Street Brewery. Try this medium bodied, rich malt with your appetizer.
The Towne is conveniently located in historic Allentown district in downtown Buffalo. It is first-class without the price. The best time to go to The Towne is for breakfast on the first Friday of the month during the spring or summer. Catch the early special…stuffed French toast topped with fresh seasonal berries and creamy Greek yogurt. The thick golden brown toast with a delicate egg glaze is light yet substantial to get you started for a day full of festivities. First Friday in Allentown is one of the many opportunities to meet local artists, taste authentic Buffaloian cuisine and enjoy live music from native bands.
Betty’s Restaurant is hidden away in a corner of Buffalo’s downtown neighborhoods out of sight from the everyday busy bustle. Betty’s is the perfect respite to a hectic morning at the office or rendezvous for lunch with good friends. The eclectic and friendly flare is just the first impression. The menu seems ordinary until you see and taste the extraordinary culinary creations! The chicken sandwich is anything but ordinary. The chicken is grilled to a moist savory excellence and topped with sautéed artichoke and spinach served on a crusty Kaiser roll. The real masterpiece is in the homemade secret garlic spread!
The one and only, the home of the buffalo wing. Anchor Bar is the originator of the American hot wing. I would tell you to try the pesto-filled ravioli but who am I kidding. You only go to Fred and Teressa’s Anchor Bar for one thing—wings! Get’em mild, spicy Bar-B-Que or even Suicidal. No matter your style of wing sauce, they are proclaimed as the “Best Wings in the World”. The atmosphere is similar to a backyard weekend Bar-B-Que surrounded by family and friends. Flat screen televisions keep you plugged into the local and national sports while you sip on a refreshing beverage.