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Sunshine Cafe

Cafe, Diner
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8649 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4367
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Needed a place for a quick breakfast before heading to the airport. This was a great place, very friendly and the food was really good... Especially the home fries!! The locals eating there were so friendly as well. Would definitely go back to this place!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Niagara Falls, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Currently my favorite breakfast spot in Niagara Falls. Last Monday I stopped there on my way to work - I knew starting my week at Sunshine Cafe would get the week started on the right foot. Ordered a pancake, sausage links and eggs breakfast from "the bar". The pancakes that come out of that place are fantastic! They are tasty... More 

Thank Sarah H
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Happened upon this place with a Google maps search coming back from Niagara for the weekend. Since it had great reviews, we gave it shot and are glad we did. The facade might look unassuming, but once inside you can tell this place is a town favourite and it is likely going to be packed. They served traditional American breakfasts,... More 

Thank Daniel M
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

How much small-town diner are we talking? We're talking Disney coffee cups at every table, and a register that only takes cash. Sunshine is charming, cozy, and everything you want to find when looking for Ma and Pop restaurants. The menu is simple, but you go to places like this to find a home away from home. They sold us... More 

Thank Nigel D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8649 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4367
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: 716-236-0051

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