Spillin' the Beans - Comfort Zone Blog

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What, No Coffee?!

coffee jokeThat's right, I have no coffee here at home. No real coffee I should say - I have coarse ground decaf (only in my home in case of guests), best for use in a French Press, which I also don't have access to. How does this happen to a girl who was raised in a coffee shop for the last 16 years, you may ask? I'm asking the same thing right now.

As I sit here with my weak, caffeine-free, sad cup o' joe on a Monday morning, I realize there are many ways this post could be titled. The Best Alternatives for Coffee in the Morning, Where to go for Coffee in South Buffalo When You Have None, How Coffee Makes Me Feel, An Ode to Coffee, My Not-so-Strange Addiction: Coffee, and the list goes on...

Bloomin' Breakfast

Sometimes the same-old, same-old just gets so, well, old...

If you've ever been into the cafe, you've probably noticed that we have a specials menu each day for lunch, offering something a little different for our customers to enjoy, on top of our everyday menu. Whether it's soup, sandwiches, or "dinner-type" meals, we like to mix it up so that you can come in multiple times a week and not get bored. And, let's face it, so we don't get bored either!

What the Heck is a Macchiato

As some of you may have noticed, we recently got a spiffy new drink menu at the cafe. When we made the new menu we thought long and hard about some of the most frequently ordered things that weren't actually on the menu, as well as the things that we got the most questions about. We addressed those items by adding and removing some drinks.

Two of the new items that have made an appearance on our menu include the word macchiato. So what does is it mean?

Did you ever wonder?

Have you ever wondered where some of the ideas we have at the Comfort Zone come from? Whether it's the soup of the day, the desserts in the case, or the seasonal beverages we promote, it's a team of us that are constantly working to find new and exciting things to serve to our customers.

NEW Reward Program

Become a CZC Member: Get Rewarded!

five-stars-logoA couple of weeks ago on Facebook I eluded to something new and exciting coming to the Comfort Zone. I didn't want to give to much away until we knew exactly how it was going to work out, but now we're rolling with our new program and I am happy to finally be able to officially announce it!

Comfort Zone has signed up with a company called FiveStars which is a customer reward company that specializes in celebrating customer loyalty, particularly for local businesses. The program is a simple concept, reward your best customers, make them happy, have fun, and everyone wins. So what's that mean in Comfort Zone terms??? Let me outline it for you Laughing

Must Try Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Coffee and Soup seem to be getting all the attention on here lately, so today I thought I'd share my thoughts (and the closest thing I have to recipes) on the BEST grilled cheeses I've had over the years.

Now, to be honest, I'm slightly obsessed with cheese, so there is no such thing as a "bad" grilled cheese as far as I'm concerned, but there are some that are better than others...

So, my top three are as follows: (and please don't ask me to put them in an order because I just don't think I can do it, they each have their own special place in my heart!)

Soup's On

I am writing from the warmth of my couch, looking out at WNY's "Polar Vortex", and enjoying my first ever "Blizzard Day" off of work. It seemed like a good time to talk about soup.

Calling all CZ Friends!

As some of you may have noticed, making healthy choices is not always the easiest (or most fun) thing to do. For some strange reason it seems that the most delicious things in life are the ones that pack the least amount of nutrients and impressive levels of fat, calories, sugar, salt...you know, all that stuff your doctors keep warning you about.

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