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Sunshine Cafe

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8649 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4367
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Salem, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 18 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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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Home cooked food , nothing fancy but great selection and very reasonable prices . Good biscuits and gravy! It took a little while to get our food but on a busy morning with only one cook it wasn't bad. Would recommend!

Thank TheImprobable P
Niagara Falls, New York
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

I went here for my first breakfast when moving to this town and loved it! Staff was very friendly, the service was quick and all the other guests were very nice as well. Their French toast I ordered was very good. I would order that again!

Thank RhodieMom
Halifax, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a small friendly place. The food is okay and the prices good. If you're looking for cheap eats, this is the place.

Thank LiciaW
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, mediocre food at best. Bagel over toasted. Breakfast burrito was scrambled eggs and a link sausage cut up in a cold tortilla.

Thank Longgm

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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
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
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?