Tomorrow marks the first day that restaurateur Mike Andrzejewski will open the doors to his latest foray into the world of Buffalo establishments. Great City Coffee will be the operating business inside the Hotel @ The Lafayette, providing a caffeinated buzz to a space that needed a little bit of an energized boost.
The lobby was designed as a place for people to gather while checking into the hotel, but it was soon clear that visitors to the building were looking for more. “This will now be a place where people can come to hang out, read the paper, relax, use the WiFi and get a cup of coffee,” said Mike. “We’re going to be featuring “illy” coffee, which I’m personally very excited about. I’ve been trying to get that Italian brand to Buffalo for some time now. I talked to McCullagh Coffee and they agreed to work with “illy” as a distributor – a coffee that up until now was not available west of Syracuse (in NYS). You will find “illy” in some of the best restaurants and hotels in NYC, Chicago etc., and it’s the perfect choice for what we’re doing downtown. The lobby of the hotel is already designed as a beautiful café with a full service bar, and soon we’re going to be adding pastries and other things that go great with coffee to the menu (open Mon-Fri for now). Great City Coffee will be a full line coffee shop with espresso, cappuccino, etc.”
A café of this type is needed to create a lively atmosphere for visitors, guests and people who aren’t necessarily looking for the full dining experience but still want to enjoy the beautiful surroundings that the building offers.
Great City Coffee | 391 Washington St, Lafayette Hotel | Buffalo, New York 14203 | (716) 253-6453