Grandpaws Pet Emporium has opened a Village of Lewiston café that benefits your sweet tooth and someone's future furry best friend.
Grandpaws Café for Good hosted a grand opening Saturday at 402 Center St. - just steps from the pet store. The corner eatery offers an assortment of coffees, specialty teas, gourmet cheeses, soups, sandwiches and baked goods. It also sells a dozen rotating Lake Effect ice cream flavors.
Some of the dishes Saturday included a breakfast sandwich made with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon on a toasted English muffin ($6) or grilled panini-style on ciabatta bread ($7); smoked salmon with artisan cream cheese on a toasted bagel ($7); and gourmet macaroni and cheese ($5).
Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday. Ice cream will be served year-round.
Café profits will go to local animal rescue groups working to find forever homes for abandoned and unwanted cats and dogs.
The grand opening continues Sunday. Customers can enjoy a free small cup of coffee with a coupon printed in Saturday's Sentinel.
The McGuire family from Williamsville (seated) enjoys Grandpaws Café for Good ice cream, coffee and San Pellegrino as owner Andrew Bell looks on. Pictured, from left, are Noreen, Lauren, Brooke and Terry.
The Grandpaws Café for Good big board of menu items.