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 (now Big Mood) 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 apple cinnamon swirl, pumpkin, chai custard with apple chutney, and various fruit pies on the menu. A stuffing pie with cranberry relish is currently on deck in 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.
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