For a wonderful and inexpensive brunch in Buffalo, New York I recommend Italian restaurant, Cecelia’s Ristorante. My sister and I went one summery day and loved everything about it.

Cecelia’s is located in the popular Elmwood Village and can be quite busy at times. It tops our list for 10 Best Cocktail Bars in Buffalo.

Cecelia’s Ristorante

We sat at the bar initially while waiting for a table outside on their spacious patio facing the street. The bar area was fine with an extensive list of cocktails to choose from. I got a super girly cocktail, the June Bug Martini, for $8. All the cocktails were reasonably priced, but if we had know about the drink deals on the patio we would have waited to order drinks.

June Bug Martini

Once seated outside on the patio we were given brunch menus. Every item came with a complimentary mimosa, including the raspberry mimosa! For $5 you could get bottomless mimosas.  If only we had known sooner! We had the fresh fruit crepes and eggs benedict. Both were excellent.

Raspberry Mimosa
I decided I had to know how to make these delicious drinks at home and they were kind enough to tell me! Anytime I’m taking a picture of the drink and not the food, you know the drink must be really good!
Raspberry Mimosa
1 part champagne
1 part Chambord (black raspberry liquor)
June Bug Martini
1 oz Coconut rum
1 oz melon liqueur
1/2 oz crème de banana liqueur
2 oz pineapple juice
1 oz sweet & sour
cherry garnish

Since our initial visit here for Sunday brunch we’ve been back many times for dinner. Their dinner is just as good as brunch.

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Cecelia’s Ristorante Happy Hour

Monday from 4 – 8 PM is Martini Mania with 1/2 priced martinis and appetizers.

Tuesday – Friday from 4 -6 PM  they offer 1/2 priced martinis and $4 draft beers.