Working the overnight shift, I've taken a much new appreciation for a delicious cup of coffee! If you're like me, not having a caffeine boost at least once during the day is just scary for everyone around! It doesn't matter if I'm in the studio downtown or heading back home to the southtown's, I'm always looking for a cool place to grab a cup of my favorite "instant human remedy", aka coffee!!  Coffee shops are a great place to catch up with an old friend, get some reading or studying done or even a fun place to have a date night with that special someone. Whether you go for a light roast, dark roast, latte or an iced caramel macchiato skim milk with two extra pumps of caramel, Make sure check out the full list here from StepOutBuffalo of all the coffee hotspots in WNY and give them all a try.. just maybe not all at once!

Here's a couple of my favorite places complete with a brief description written by StepOutBuffalo.. ENJOY!

Undergrounds Coffee House and Roastery

580 South Park Ave in Buffalo  //  undergroundscoffeebuffalo.com

This coffee shop is rocking a killer funeral-esque theme. Why, you ask? The space used to be a funeral home. Duh.  One wall features a mural of skeleton musicians and menu items are named after famous dead people in Buffalo’s history.. Sip on one of their flavored lattes ($2.95-$4.45) like the brown sugar cinnamon latte (in a mug with a dead person’s face on it) and nosh on The Rick James B**** sandwich ($11) which is a rye club stuffed with turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, swiss, crumbled, chips, housemade spicy honey coleslaw and 1,000 island dressing. The shop is cute and always lively.

Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe

9475 Clarence Center Rd in Clarence  //  clarencecentercoffee.com

Clarence Center serves way more than just coffee, including beer and wine specials FTW. Enjoy a free cup with the purchase of any breakfast sandwich or wrap. They have a jam packed menu with breakfast, sandwiches, paninis, salads, wraps, and even gluten free options. Try The Flossy ($8.29) made with grilled portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, zucchini, red onions, tomatoes & fresh basil with pesto and fresh mozzarella & greens to go with your cup a joe!

Dessert Cafe

4500 N French Rd in East Amherst  // dessertcafe.com

The name of this place speaks for itself. There’s an entire menu full of hand crafted, tricked out French dessert crêpes ($12) and Belgian waffles ($13), plus cakes, brownies, cookies, and ice cream! Basically, if you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be in heaven here. What pairs great with desserts?  You guessed it – coffee!

Taste

634 Main St #3 in East Aurora  //  tasteofea.com

When you’re weaving in and out of the Main Street shops, fuel is a necessity.  Look for the cute coffee cup decorating the outside of this cozy café. Grab a Vidler on the Roof sandwich ($10.95) with roasted red peppers, onions, spinach, asiago and feta cheese, and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette to go with the ET mocha (stands for Exquisite Taste aka their old name – who knew!).  The ET mocha ($3.80-$4.50) is a secret recipe that’s super creamy and chocolaty with a little coffee in it.  If you need an extra kick, get the Mudslide ($4-$4.75), the ET mocha with a shot of espresso.