Five Points Warm & Toasty

Explore Five Points

While the Five Points neighborhood may appear to have sprang to life – and in popularity – overnight, it’s been well over a decade since Urban Roots, Five Points Bakery, Essex Street Pub and Left Bank began the grassroots effort to establish this West Side community.


Today, a diverse range of small businesses, restaurants and artisans call Five Points home. Among the dozen or so businesses there’s a cafe that would be at home on the streets of Paris, a traditional African clothing maker, a yoga studio, a frame shop, a well-stocked wine retailer, an artisan chocolate maker, a couple places to get plants for the vase or the garden, a James Beard-nominated chef, and some of the best baked goods you’ll find anywhere – all owned and operated by a colorful cast of people that live and play in the neighborhood.


Just like the streets that join together to create the neighborhood’s namesake, the Five Points is the perfect union of diversity and culture that you could only find on the West Side.

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.


Las Puertas Buffalo

Led by a seasoned team of inventive chefs who blend Mexican food with classic French techniques.

Essex St. Pub

An unpretentious corner tavern serving some of the best pub grub in the city.

Remedy House

Equipped with a delicious coffee and espresso bar, tasty sandwiches, and the perfect vantage to appreciate all that Five Points has to offer.


Black Monarchy

Featuring vivid clothing, jewelry, and other materials authentically made from India, Africa, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand and more.

Paradise Wine

Serving delicious wine and whiskey from small family wineries using traditional methods.

Blue Table Chocolates

Specializing in artfully crafted collections of distinct chocolate, ranging in flavor from maple-sunflower to peanut butter & jelly and much more.


Five Points Bakery

A warm space that blends fresh, locally sourced ingredients with a welcoming atmosphere.

Butter Block

Serving some of the most delicious pastries you’ll ever taste. The almond croissant is to die for!

Mister Sizzle’s

Exceeding all of your wildest burger and milkshake expectations, one packed plate at a time.