Spillin' the Beans - Comfort Zone Blog

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Menu Mayhem

At a recent business review with one of our providers the account manager said something that really stood out in my mind. He told us that in reviewing our menu we should consider whether or not we are proud each and every time an item is served. I know, it seems like common sense, but all too often we find ourselves saying things like "people order it all the time, they must like it!" While the fact that something sells sure seems like a good way to gauge if it's good or not, it doesn't always paint the whole picture.

So we started thinking, what if we could tweak some of these items so that instead of just liking them, the customers would LOVE them? What if we added a sauce to that sandwich, would it be even better?

Beef on Weck Soup

beef-on-weckAfter years of people asking, "when are you going to have the Roast Beef soup again?" We've decided to make a set day for Beef on Weck soup each month!

From now on you will find Beef on Weck soup on our menu the 1st Thursday of every month. It will be available by the cup or bowl to eat in house or by the Quart ($10.20) to take home while supplies last. We

Kona, Hawaii - America's Coffee Destination

This post is LONG overdue, because, well, I've been busy!

Back in April my husband, Zach, and I took our belated Honeymoon to Hawaii. The first leg of our trip took us to a little area on the Island of Hawai'i (the Big Island) that many coffee drinkers may have heard of before, Kona. We hadn't planned anything for our trip except where we would be staying and we had a short list of things we definitely wanted to do - take surf lessons, go deep sea fishing, and visit a coffee plantation. Little did I know how much more there was to do, and how spectacular of a trip it would be.

Coffee vs. Espresso

I've noticed over the years that there is a lot of confusion around these two terms. A lot of people seem to think that they are the same thing, when the truth is their relationship is kind of like the square and the rectangle. While all espresso is coffee, not all coffee is espresso.

So what's the difference?

The Times They Are A-Changin'

If you've ventured down the streets of Hamburg lately you may have noticed some changes. Many of our Village storefronts have changed, some have closed, some have moved, some have re-invented themselves, but there is no questioning, Hamburg is getting a facelift this season!

Over the last few months we have had a lot of customers concerned about the Comfort Zone in light of news that a new competitor was moving in to town. As their opening date approaches I thought I should broach the subject here. 

Winter Update

Wow, it's been a LONG time since I've updated you on anything around the Comfort Zone - Sorry!

We are just returning to normal after almost a week of being shutdown due to snow here in WNY. This was the first time we've been closed two days in a row since we opened almost exactly 17 years ago. Believe it or not, we didn't like it!

So this week is Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Hamburg Holidays Parade week, meaning we'll be running like maniacs - I guess it's a good thing we had a week to rest up for it! We are currently taking orders for Thanksgiving pies and other baked goods, we will accept orders until around noon on 11-25-14 and you can call 716-648-5779 to place your order, obviously, the sooner you let us know, the better.

This year's Green Friday special at the cafe:

Why Should I!?

Ya know, for years we've been looking for a good slogan for the Comfort Zone and it really irks me that the Comfort Zone gets such a bad rap.

4d9ec8635631bce106d71cfcec1afdce"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

"The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity;"

“Dare to learn, to be different, to set your goals, to move out of your comfort zone, to be persistent.”

What do all these people have against the Comfort Zone? I mean come on, the pajama industry is a multi-BILLION dollar industry, and what's it all about? Being COMFORTABLE! How about Dr. Scholl's shoe inserts? Remotes, blankets, hoodies, hot chocolate, mac and cheese, pillows, what about pillows, like really people, PILLOWS!

Comfort Zone Cafe, Hamburg, NY