Clarence Center Coffee is a relaxing respite for a drink, meal

(Photo credit: James P. McCoy / The Buffalo News)

(This was originally published in The Buffalo News on 6/18/18)

It wouldn’t be hard to spend a morning that turns into an afternoon and even spills into an evening at the Clarence Center Coffee Co. & Cafe.

There is so much to try – and do – at this Clarence mainstay. Welcoming tiki torches and fresh flowers greet you on the way into the brick cafe where two chalkboard signs advertise hours and events in bubbly letters.

Open Mic Night is every Tuesday (on the patio in warmer weather), Wine Night every Wednesday and Psychic Night the last Wednesday of each month. Live music is at the cafe, too, sometimes several times a week.

Inside, there’s a relaxed, bohemian feel. Eclectic artwork, mirrors and tapestries with cultural nods to several parts of the world, cover the mostly red walls. Twinkle lights and trinkets add ambiance and a coziness to the darker room.