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The Why Coffee Shop

1319 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1117
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“home fries” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
1319 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1117
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like another person said don’t judge a book by its cover. Very small cozy restaurant. Kinda gives the vibe of a Waffle House. Staff was very friendly and service was great. We had no trouble getting a table but I could see as it gets...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Xraykittykat
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I love these kind of places..now I thought about getting the Frankie special 2 eggs, home fries, toast, and 2 hot dogs with cheese and onions for 4.50, but I got the omelet and French toast .. great food and cheap.. now look it aint...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Toby F
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a small local shop when you walk in you can tell regulars from the tourists. This is a small diner, there was 1 cook and servers when we got there and maybe 10 tables max and seating at the counter. The meal for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank businesstraveler3280
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Ok well rude slow no service.went in for breakfast but waited so long it went into lunch.1 hour for a simple breakfast.staff rude if you ask how long they yell.family took me in said been going down hill.waited for coffee refills never got are whole...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank garry f
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Food is so good, all the staff is friendly. The food is cooked right in front of you so you know it is super clean . Prices are amazing.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kendall912
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Just like going back in time, 2 of us ate a wonderful fresh breakfast for $9.40. Service was great...just like the old days they called everyone Honey!!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank 371fran
Reviewed 22 April 2018

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

Date of visit: April 2018
1  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

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Sofie H
Reviewed 13 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!

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: November 2017
2  Thank Fawkes66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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