It’s been three weeks since Tim Hortons opened its doors on Niagara Street. The space looks a bit more up to date than what I was expecting. I figured that there was going to be a counter, a few chairs, and the regular Tim Hortons fixins. Inside, however, there’s a lounging area with a faux fireplace (almost looks like a fish tank), a massive array of colorful donuts, a menu board loaded with breakfast sandwiches, modern pendant lighting, and best of all, it’s all in a building that actually fits design-wise with the rest of the street.
I was surprised to see so much activity earlier this morning when I stopped in to grab a breakfast sandwich. This section of Niagara Street is a great location for a Tim Hortons. There’s plenty of space to park in back for those who have a few extra minutes to kill before work. There’s also the handy dandy 24-hour drive-thru window that is a key component for any new chain coffee shop opening. This location even has a small patio out in front.
Tim Hortons fans are some of the most dedicated people on the planet. There’s something about the coffee that they go crazy for. It’s almost cultish. That’s not a bad thing – it just means that more people making a pilgrimage to Niagara Street, and that bodes well for a part of the city that is starting to get its act together and could use the foot traffic.
Tim Hortons | 1088 Niagara Street | Buffalo NY