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Sunshine Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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8649 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4367
+1 716-236-0051
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Bayside, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Tell you what... I didn't really love the place, but it was kind of quaint, with a small # of tables, and they pride themselves on home-cooking style food. Many of the reviews you'll read include mention of Linda, the owner, host of hostesses. While I was there, a regular came in and immediately slapped Linda on the tuchus, and... More 

Thank Scotty9500
Brandon, FL
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You always find the best gems by visiting Mom & Pop places. The Sunshine Cafe is a case in point. The breakfasts are large, yummy, satisfying and affordable. The service is extremely friendly. You almost feel like a family member by the time you leave. Great food, great prices, great service. Can't do better than that!

Thank Ben C
Saranac Lake, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were in town for the day and stopped in for breakfast. We loved everything. The owner was a joy to talk to, and the food was good. We would highly recommend stopping here. I loved the homey feel of the place.

Thank Kristie S
Beavercreek, Ohio
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We like to support local businesses and stay away from chains during our travels. This was a small family dinner with breakfast like your grandma might serve. Reasonable prices, not a good option for special diets though. Friendly service.

Thank Buckeye05
Omaha, Nebraska
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Classic small diner with very friendly staff. Family oriented with a typical but clever menu. Hardy breakfast with homemade bread makes the typical breakfast a tad bit better. A locals haunt makes for a back home feel. Great prices and even better service.

Thank RJQcrew
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick breakfast. Great food, reasonable prices, great server and unique atmosphere. They actually had strawberry jelly on the table. So many places that is hard to find.

Thank Daryl B
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We were heading out of Niagara Falls and wanted coffee and breakfast. We prefer to eat at local owned places. This was exactly what we wanted. Great food, owner was there and talked to us, waitress was super friendly, customers all knew each other. A must do!!!

Thank Tennismel57
Cape Coral, Florida
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Just flew in from Florida on an early morning flight. This was a perfect spot for brunch! BLTs, omelettes and a large Taco. Great food and some pleasant down home folks!

Thank drtraiger
Salem, Indiana
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

My wife, my 13 year old niece and I were on a road trip through NY state. We drove by The Sunshine Cafe on our way back from another breakfast restaurant and decided to try it the next morning. We were glad we did. Very nice breakfast and amazingly nice owner and employees. The Sunshine is obviously a regulars place... More 

Thank Mark B
Lockport, New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

While in Niagara Falls if you're looking for a neighborhood diner with good food and quick service, this is a good spot. Over on Buffalo Avenue in the LaSalle District of the city it features a great menu and reasonably priced food. There isn't a lot of parking and seating is limited but neither should discourage you from checking it... More 

Thank John B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8649 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4367
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 716-236-0051

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?