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New Moon Cafe brings breakfast burritos, lunch to Hertel Avenue

New Moon Café started offering its breakfast and lunch lineup to North Buffalo on Aug. 8.

The restaurant, 1685 Hertel Ave., is located across the street from the new Lexington Co-op. Owner Barbara Blanchard returned to Buffalo after operating a similar, successful restaurant in the ski resort town of Keystone, Colo.

The menu has a touch of Mexican, with breakfast burritos ($7.95-$9.95) and quesadillas ($8.95-$10.95), and green chili in addition to the usual red beef chili. There's also panini-style sandwiches, and an assortment of salads.

Breakfast offerings include croissant french toast, Belgian waffles and eggs. A "tea bar" features an array of hot and cold teas.

Blanchard grew up in the Town of Tonawanda and attended Kenmore East High School. In Colorado, she operated the seasonal restaurant for nine years, during ski season.

She decided to return because her family is here, she said, and because of changes she saw in the community. "I got excited about the resurgence that's going on in Buffalo, especially on Hertel, and I wanted to be a part of it."

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday. Phone: 481-8397.

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