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The Why Coffee Shop

1319 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1117
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“home fries” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
“hash” (2 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

Are you looking for old school neighborhood greasy spoon diner food? This is the place to be! A couple blocks away from the falls, you will wait a few minutes because the locals eat here and it is busy. Def worth the wait!

Thank ChefMark617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was told about "The Why" by a local. Was not disappointed. Knew what we were getting into and got exactly that - good food at good prices without distractions. We have a very similar place near home and these home grown cafe's are something to...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Cool small hole in the wall. Always busy, throw back to 60's diner type. Great food and excellent prices.

Thank cubagirl87
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place has been a restaurant for at least 40 years, probably more. Cheap eats but be ready for it. You could be sitting next to a homeless person or the Mayor. No worries though you can sit, be served and out in less than...More

Thank tkasper3
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Found this cafe by chance and glad we went. Food was great. enviroment was welcoming, not crowded wait isn't bad. There's single and group meeting. Cafe is small but thas what makes it better.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is the second establishment I walked out of during my stay in Niagra on two separate days. This place was recommended by a local who kept raving about the prices and stated its very well known and well liked. Well, we walked in for...More

Thank bboughter830
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This place is so good, we make an effort to go there every time we go golfing and we don't golf nearby either....so we drive out of our way to visit WHY. Served quickly with great staff. Feels like home!

Thank Bake69
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

When we travel we like to avoid chains, and instead, search out local spots. After reading the reviews on The Why I knew it had to be our breakfast choice in Niagara. We were not disappointed! The place is small...seriously only 6 booths and about...More

Thank aksunrae
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Seriously!! I can not say enough great things about this place. Prices are amazing,,,. Potatoes are AMAZING! Service is AMAZING. We live in Michigan and our daughter goes to college at NCCC... We go to the WHY EVERY time we are here. Go early and...More

Thank Tekkshel
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Outstanding food and service. The past two times we have visited Niagara Falls, we made sure to stop here. Great omelettes, toast, pancakes and other breakfast food. Friendly wait staff. Three of us left full for $13.44. Not sure how this is possible.

Thank Upstatewolfe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 13:00
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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