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Kaydara to move as new Perks Cafe joins Medical Campus lineup

Perks Café is opening a second, larger branch near the Medical Campus and Theater District.

The location will be 777 Main St., the corner of Goodell Street, currently occupied by Kaydara Noodle Bar.

Perks Café offers coffee and espresso, fresh baked goods, egg sandwiches and avocado toast, plus soups, salads and wraps. The Main Street restaurant will keep Perks' fan favorites, and expand its "contemporary health-conscious menu with a focus on vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options," said Julie Leone, marketing director.

The new restaurant, expected to open in December or January, is significantly larger than Perks Café's present spot at 448 Elmwood Ave. The new place should seat about 70, Leone said. Perks started at Broadway and Ellicott and 523 Main St. before moving to Elmwood at Bryant.

That means more room for its catering business, and events, the release said. Perks aims to add beer and wine at the Main Street store after it gets its license.

The restaurants are owned by the Wainfleet Companies.

Kaydara will be moving to another location, said owner Jennifer Laban. Chef Vathanathavone Inthalasy's pork, bamboo shoot and dill stew was featured in a Buffalo News centerfold.

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