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The Why Coffee Shop

1319 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1117
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“home fries” (6 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
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LOCATION
1319 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1117
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1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not a place to eat - it’s a place to experience what the real Niagara Falls, N.Y. Is all about. This place is frozen in time from at least the 1950’s, if not earlier. And not by design. It’s not one of those...More

Thank aim19862016
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We were a group of friends stopping by for a quick breakfast on our way out of town and all four of us agreed that it was the best breakfast food we had in a long time. Great coffee, and eggs. The service was great,...More

Thank Sofie H
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The best breakfast place in Niagara! Stopped in on Sunday morning and had a great breakfast as usual when we are in the area. What a value for great food and service. Love the diner feel , makes everyone feel welcome here!

Thank osudan87
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We staid around the corner of the Why, so the coffee shop was convenient for us. The choice is very simple, but is served fast and in good portions. I can honestly say the prices are ridiculously low. The place is small, so there is...More

1  Thank Fawkes66
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Are you looking for old school neighborhood greasy spoon diner food? This is the place to be! A couple blocks away from the falls, you will wait a few minutes because the locals eat here and it is busy. Def worth the wait!

Thank ChefMark617
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Was told about "The Why" by a local. Was not disappointed. Knew what we were getting into and got exactly that - good food at good prices without distractions. We have a very similar place near home and these home grown cafe's are something to...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Cool small hole in the wall. Always busy, throw back to 60's diner type. Great food and excellent prices.

Thank cubagirl87
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place has been a restaurant for at least 40 years, probably more. Cheap eats but be ready for it. You could be sitting next to a homeless person or the Mayor. No worries though you can sit, be served and out in less than...More

Thank tkasper3
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Found this cafe by chance and glad we went. Food was great. enviroment was welcoming, not crowded wait isn't bad. There's single and group meeting. Cafe is small but thas what makes it better.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is the second establishment I walked out of during my stay in Niagra on two separate days. This place was recommended by a local who kept raving about the prices and stated its very well known and well liked. Well, we walked in for...More

1  Thank bboughter830
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1319 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1117
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
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