Food Porn: The 2nd Cup

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(picture from Buffalo Rising)

I found out about The 2nd Cup because of an article I read in the Buffalo Spree.  The pictures alone made the cafe look amazing and when I finally went inside it looked just as great in person.  You can tell that Kat Tyler (of EM Tea Coffee Cup Tea fame) and co. have put in a considerable amount of money into turning this building into a great coffee house/cafe.  Little did I know that the downtown people were literally lining the streets waiting for this to open, but when we visited this week the place was empty for lunch.

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The menu was primarily filled with various sandwiches and coffee treats.  In addition they had a good selection of desserts (apparently their sweet potato pie is amazing, I didn’t try it).  Among other things (and this is sad that this really got me excited), they had 3 different types (Strawberry, Grape and Orange) of Crush IN BOTTLES.  Really though, where else can you find Orange Crush in a glass bottle?

As far as the food, Alli and I both went for panini’s.  I ordered the Buffalo Chicken Panini (roughly 7 dollars) and Alli ordered the Pizza Panini (roughly 6 dollars).  The ingredients weren’t what you would normally expect from a cafe style panini, but we tried them anyways.

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Buffalo Chicken Panini …. hot sauce, blue cheese, chicken and scallions

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Pizza Panini with side salad

I won’t lie, the food wasn’t the best I’ve ever had.  It wasn’t amazing and it wasn’t horrible, it was just a lunch.  Would I drive there for another lunch? Probably not.  The service was a little slow considering there wasn’t anyone in there except for us, but the staff was friendly and patient while we waited to order.  The food didn’t wow me but the location is gorgeous.  If you’re in the downtown area, give Spot Coffee a rest and try this new location.  I am 100% for the advancement of the general downtown area and suggest everyone check out this place and prevent another new place from being a temporary location.

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4 thoughts on “Food Porn: The 2nd Cup

  1. Don, you’re welcome to grab any of the pics off my blog. Just look under Restaurants. In fact when I get back down there I mat do some more serious shooting. I like the premises a lot there.

  2. dino

    grape crush? SOLD!

  3. since this place doesn’t have a website currently, the combination of this page and http://buffalofood.blogspot.com/2009/02/2nd-cup-is-quite-possibly-2nd-life.html works well

  4. Don Burtless

    thanks libby, i appreciate it.

    and yes grape crush.

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