Allegany, NY 14706
About Linger Longer Cafe
Jeff and Kristin Colburn celebrated their first year owning and operating the Linger Longer Café in Allegany in early September of 2012. Jeff had wanted to start him own business for a very long time.
According to Kristin, “Jeff started cooking with his father when he was a young kid. He went into the Navy to further his cooking skills and graduated top of his class.”
Jeff always wanted to start his own business, especially a restaurant, to incorporate his skills as a cook. He and Kristin had been actively seeking an opportunity to do so recently, and they finally found their opportunity with Linger Longer Café.
“Since we are from Allegany, this seemed like the perfect opportunity, so we jumped in head-first,” Kristin said. “The place had been here before we bought it and we have kept some of the menu items, but added our own flare to it. Jeff now puts his dedication and skills to the test at the café.”
Jeff said he initially wanted to own a restaurant so he could work as a full-time cook there. He has found that, since purchasing Linger Longer Café, he now keeps busy with taking care of the business side of the restaurant and leaves most of the actual cooking to his employees. During their lunch rushes, that burden has fallen on the capable shoulders of their cook Sue Quigley.
Kristin had this to say about Sue, “She is a hard worker and very customer oriented.”
The Colburns also incorporate a large variety of local artists into their business and they feature many different forms of entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. They have recently started a Lady’s Night, trying to run it once a month on a Thursday usually from 5:30pm–7:30pm. In addition to all this, they incorporate local vendors, offer in-house entertainment and they offer both wine and beer specials. Sometimes, they even offer-up their beautiful restaurant for photo sessions with Julie’s Studio.
Linger Longer Café offers an assortment of fine foods for patrons to select from their menu. Kristin said one of their staple dishes is their RBC Panini, which contains roasted red peppers, black olives, spinach, chicken and mozzarella cheese all placed together in a glorious Panini. They also serve an extraordinary Steak, Egg and Cheese Bagel and you can order either one of these dishes or one of their many offerings alongside one of their specialty coffees or smoothies.
Kristin said she feels that their specialty items, like their sandwiches, Paninis, wraps, coffees and smoothies, really set them apart from other restaurants.
“We also offer Wi-Fi in a relaxing atmosphere where you can come to hang out with friends, do homework or work and have a few laughs. We are a one of a kind coffee shop and we have great food to please the palate.”
If what you’ve heard so far hasn’t enticed enough to stop on down and give the Linger Longer Café a try, you should know that, along with the drink specials, they also offer a wide variety of bottled and draft beers and wines. They also serve breakfast items all day and, in Kristin’s words, “We have something for everyone.”
Jeff wanted to thank all of his customers for a great opening year, and he and Kristin invite everyone to stop down and share life with them. While you’re here, be sure to check out their offerings and find out how to get to Linger Longer Café if you don’t already know.
Linger Longer Café offers a wide variety of:
-Sandwiches- -Wraps- -Coffees- -Smoothies-
-Bottled Beers- -Draft Beers- -Wines-
-Live Entertainment- -Photo Sessions-
-Relaxing Atmosphere- -Private Areas-
-Desk Seating For Students/Professionals-
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