62 ALLEN ST., BUFFALO OR 883-1880 OR CAFE59.COM
Let me put it this way: the day before my husband and I moved away, we bellied up to the bar at Cafe 59 for a chicken finger
sub. Ask any Buffalonian, and they will have an opinion on where to get a sub roll slathered with blue cheese, and filled with lettuce, tomato, and saucy fingers. Cafe 59’s has long been an insider secret—until now. At $9.95, the sandwich is reasonable enough
for a solo weekday lunch, and there is usually a seat at the sunny bar inside. Not a fan of chicken finger subs? Just about the entire
sandwich menu is the same price. The cafe especially shines for vegetarian diners. Try the eggplant and artichoke, grilled portobello mushroom, hummus and zucchini, or the apple and brie for classy, filling, meat-free options. The hearty black bean burger or
falafel burger are also solid choices. Because it still lies a bit off the beaten path for downtown office workers, Cafe 59 makes a great
weekday lunch stop.