Buffalo Gets Sweeter with Foibles Coffee & Pie

By Bernice Radle

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Foibles Coffee & Pie is just what it sounds like – delicious coffee and scrumptious pies.

Located in a cute little shopfront at 172 Rhode Island Street, it’s a short walk down from the Five Points business district and less than a mile from downtown. If you’re traveling through Buffalo by bus, the #3 or #40 will get you close enough to smell the pies!

So what is Foibles’ secret? I’d say, the owner – Sadie Mathers. Sadie is a ray of sunshine! When you walk in, you know this is her dream and you can’t help but want to help support her in her baking journey. Sadie, who set out on a quest to make a delicious vegan pie crust, is using inspiration from her grandma’s pie recipe, with vegan-friendly substitutes, paired with her decade of experience working at Tipico Coffee, Buckminster’s Cat Cafe, & Root & Bloom to make this happen.

Sadie says the drive behind Foibles is to be inclusive not exclusive, and to keep it “foibulous”! Foibles will be open regularly with hot and cold brew coffee and espresso drinks (now made with her own custom roast by Anodyne Coffee), quiche, and pies. While every item will be vegetarian-friendly, Sadie aims to always have vegan options on the menu. She has pie slices, mini pies and whole pies, too. A 72-hour notice is requested for whole pie orders. The pies are typically based on what’s in season as Foibles tries to incorporate local, homegrown food wherever possible.

In the sweet category, there’s currently Key Lime, Honey Custard, Blueberry Lemon (v), Chocolate Silk (v), Raspberry N’ Cream (v), and Strawberry Crumb (v) on the menu. A rotating selection of quiches rounds out the savory category.

So, head to the West Side, stop in and say “hi” to Sadie, and grab a slice while the pie is still warm.

Follow Foibles on social media for special updates and rotating seasonal offerings.

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Foibles Coffee & Pie | 172 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo | Facebook | Instagram | Wednesday to Sunday, 9AM-3PM

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Bernice Radle

Bernice Radle is the owner of Buffalove Development and Little Wheel Restoration Co. She loves Buffalo with all her heart and renovates vacant buildings around the city.