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What better list to ask Prish for than her favorite brunch spots!  Below are Prish’s top 10 places to grab an awesome brunch spot here in Buffalo, in no particular order.

Ashkers on Elmwood

1002 Elmwood Ave.

Monday-Saturday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Try the cinnamon french toast or the Sunrise Quesadilla.

Coco Bistro

888 Main St.

Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch)

While technically not a brunch spot, try some delicious lunch here.  I suggest the Pear Chicken Salad or the Prosciutto Baguette.

Acropolis

708 Elmwood Ave.

Monday-Tuesday:  9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Wed-Fri: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sign me up for the Souvlaki/Gyro Breakfast and the Bananas Foster!  

Press Food & Juice

416-426 Rhode Island St.

Every day: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Between the juices, smoothies, and salads, I honestly can’t pick!

Lait Cru Brasserie

346 Connecticut St.

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday: Breakfast & Lunch – 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dinner: – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

I’d give the Lentils & Eggs or Cured Salmon Tartine a try.

Black Sheep                                                           

367 Connecticut St.

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Thursday: 5 – 10 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 5 – 11 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

GAME OF SCONES or Scotch Eggs, anyone?!

Sophia’s

749 Military Rd.

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Breakfast Skillet and Bloody Mary are on my list for the next trip.

Amy’s

3234 Main St.

Every day: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

I have never made it to their early bird breakfast, but would love to try the Lentils w/Broccoli, Homefries & Toast if I ever manage to get there before 9!

Elm St Bakery

72 Elm St., East Aurora

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday-Friday:  7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday:  8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday:  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

While in East Aurora and technically not in Buffalo, this is worth it. All I can say is – BREAD!!!  Have all the breads – they are incredible!  Then also eat whatever you get for brunch.

Sweet_ness 7 Cafe (of course!)

220 Grant St.

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Prish is famous for her pancakes, so whatever you get, be sure to have one of her pancake dishes at Sweet_ness!

All photos lifted from the Internet