The Hardware Café & General Store is a unique historic building located ininside 2    the heart of downtown Fair Haven, just off Lake Ontario. Breakfast and lunch are served daily and specials dinners are served on Friday and Saturday night.  Gourmet coffees, teas, ice cream, smoothies and other specialty drinks are always available. We feature a variety of local products including books by local authors, crafts by local artisans, as well as seasonal apparel, jewelry, gifts, toys, antiques and uniques. Additionally, for your convenience, we offer free Wi-Fi. The special building, unique products, friendly atmosphere and good food make the Hardware Café a place you’ll want to experience!

We are open every day*

Mon -Thurs from 8am-3pm  and Fri-Sat from 8am – 7 pm

*Please note that we will be closed on Christmas Day*



Special Events
 December 8, 2017 – Holiday Concert with Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn
This year we are once again privileged to host a Holiday Concert with award winning musicians and songwriters Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn.  Dan & Peggy have delighted audiences from Maine to Florida with their unique Holiday programs.  Together they combine instrumental and vocal renditions of both original and seasonal pieces featuring dulcimer, concertina, guitar and piano.  They are known for their unique arrangements of seasonal songs and masterful harmonies.
Their performance will start at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 8 at the café.  We are again offering a special Holiday Dinner preceding the concert, served from 5:30 – 6:30 (your choice of Beef Bourguignon or Vegetable Stew and salad).  Reservations are required and can be made for Dinner and Concert ($25) or concert only ($15). Reservations required by December 6 and can be made by calling us at 315 947-6700 or stopping by the café.  Come join us to celebrate this wonderful season!
August 5, 2017 –  Patchouli & Terra Guitarra
National touring guitar duo Patchouli & Terra Guitarra are returning to Fair Haven on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Hardware Cafe & General Store. Their soulful fusion of blazing Spanish and world guitar instrumentals and spine tingling vocal harmonies, along with their amazing onstage chemistry make this a concert you will not want to miss. Patchouli & Terra Guitarra represent the very top echelon off today’s acoustic performers, bringing the highest level of skill together with the passion, experience and joy that are a very rare combination indeed.
After seeing these multi-talented musicians perform live in concert, we were inspired to invite the duo to come play at the Hardware Café last summer while on their tour thru NY. Their performance was so well received that we are very excited to have them back again this year!
This unique concert offers a blends of folk meets flamenco with their blazing guitars and heartstring tugging lyrics, Patchouli’s energy and chemistry guarantees to make the night an uplifting one of music and art that will leave you uniquely inspired and excited to pick that old guitar back up.
This year we will offer a package of dinner and concert for $30 (includes tax & tip) or an option of concert only for $15.  Seating is limited so reservations are required.  We will start taking reservations on June 5, 2017. Call 315-947-6700 or email hardware_café@aol.com  or stop by the Café at 566 Main St., Fair Haven.
See and hear the music now at www.patchouli.net and terraguitarra.com


Patchouli & Terra Guitarra Multimedia Concert
“Patchouli live is amazing.  I compare it to taking a yoga class in a field of running mustangs.” –City Pages 

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