Espresso, Coffee, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Soup, Sandwiches and Salads on Allen St


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162 Allen Street Buffalo NY 14201

Our Hours:
Sunday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Monday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Owl Eyes Café, located in the heart of the historic Allentown district of Buffalo, has been serving the neighborhood since October of 2022. Our kitchen offers fresh baked goods, sandwiches, and salads Our baristas can make hot cocoa, hot teas & a full line of espresso drinks including lattes, cappuccinos, mochas, Americanos & more made with Rochester based Finger Lakes Coffee! All available regular or decaf, hot or iced. Speaking of iced drinks, we also offer cold brew Nitro Coffee and Nitro Iced Tea.

Here at Owl Eyes Café, we serve breakfast and lunch, all day and offer a large compliment of vegetarian and vegan options we have something for everyone. Gluten Free bread from local Gluten Free Vin-Chet Bakery in Snyder, NY, Sweet & Smokey Tofu, Impossible ™ Sausage Patties and plant-based cheddar are the basis of vegan breakfasts, try our garbanzo salad wrap for a hearty lunchtime meal.

Conveniently located on the corner of Allen St and Park St we are near NFTA Bus Lines, the Metro Rail and just a few blocks from the Medical Campus. Easy to find and handicap accessible Owl Eyes Café will satisfy all your cravings quickly and deliciously whether you need to visit Roswell Park, Buffalo General, or Women & Children’s Hospital, Owl Eyes Café is nearby and will have you on your way quickly.

The brick building at 162 Allen St was built in 1880, designed by one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s contemporaries, still stands almost 150 years later. The building was here before the Pan-American Exposition and was here when the 25th President of the United States of America, William McKinley was assassinated. The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural site is right around the corner from Owl Eyes Café.

We got our name from The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Owl Eyes was an eccentric, bespectacled drunk whom Nick Carraway meets at the first party he attends at Gatsby’s Mansion. He is a symbol of insight and perception as he sheds light upon the character of Jay Gatsby. At the end of the novel, he is the only character to attend Gatsby’s funeral besides the narrator. F. Scott Fitzgerald spent part of his childhood living in the Lennox Hotel on North Street before his parents bought a house in Allentown. He attended both Holy Angels and Nardin Academy before his family moved to the Midwest.

Owl Eyes Café is quickly becoming the go-to spot for coffee, tea, baked goods, and sandwiches for one and all. Stop by and hoot at us!

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