East Aurora Quaint Americana

Explore the charm

The village where America’s Arts and Crafts movement began over a century ago continues to embrace a creative vibe today. Located 20 minutes from downtown Buffalo, East Aurora is full of distinctive attractions, from the only house built by a U.S. president with his own hands to the National Historic Landmark Roycroft Inn and Campus to a historic, family-owned 5 & 10 store and a variety of cafes, boutiques and restaurants, a craft brewery and Knox Farm State Park. With so much to do, it’s easy to see why so many visitors stay an entire day or a weekend in East Aurora.

At a Glance

A walk through one of Buffalo’s many neighborhoods can be stimulating, entertaining and a chance to see how the locals live. For most travelers, shopping is near the top of the list of things to do while away from home, and everyone is always looking for the next spot to relax and re-energize after getting in some serious steps. With that in mind, here are some suggestions about where to sip, shop and savor while in the BUF.


42 North Brewing

The 42nd parallel is making history once again as it blossoms with flavorsome hops and an abundance of other craft brews.

The General Riley Speakeasy

A flickering gas light leads the way to this casual Speakeasy, where you’ll find fantastic cocktails and a slew of other refreshments.

Aurora Brew Works

 Part craft beer store, part bar, and just waiting for you to crack one open.


Vidler’s 5 & 10

From the classic candy store counter to toys, retro gifts and holiday specials, this real deal 5 & 10 has been delighting visitors for 82 years.


With airy studio spaces, welcoming workshops, and art supplies galore, there’s no better place to find your MUSE.

The Dress Shop

Explore a fascinating sea of dresses and other creative clothing at this classic retail boutique.


Elm Street Bakery

A favorite for foodies, this bakery is renowned for some of the best baked goods and pizza in Western New York.

Roycroft Inn

One of the region’s most popular Sunday brunches can be found at the inn, which has been restored to its original turn-of-the-century grandeur. Summertime lunches and dinners on the inn’s open-air peristyle area mirrors a return to an unhurried and gracious way of life.


An East Aurora institution since 1882, this old school tavern serves a fish fry that never disappoints.

Local Businesses

189 Burger

189 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-8189

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42 North Brewing Company

25 Pine Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 805-7500

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7901 Seneca Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

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Arriba Tortilla

40 Riley Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 714-9176

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August Market

650 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 432-7661

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Aurora Art Glass

16 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-2443

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Aurora Brew Works

191 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-2337

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Aurora History Museum

575 Oakwood Avenue
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-7944

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Aurora Outfitters

594 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 655-3419

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Aurora Players

166 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 687-6727

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Aurora Sewing Center

659 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-2811

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Aurora Theatre and Popcorn Shop

673 Main Street
East Aurora, NY 14052

(716) 652-1660

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