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Suburb Spotlight: Mayer Brothers Cider Mill

By Hannah Iqbal, Assistant Features Editor

Mayer Brothers Cider Mill is a popular eatery and shop located at 1540 Seneca Creek Rd. in West Seneca, NY that sells fresh-pressed apple cider, donuts and specialty apple pies. The mill is in operation seven days a week from 6 a.m.-7 p.m through Thanksgiving.

This cider mill was first founded in 1852 with the intention to service local farmers and families who could bring apples to be pressed into apple cider. Every year, locals anticipate the opening of the mill for its well-known cider (which they make into slushies) and apple dough donuts. Their particularly popular flavors of cider include caramel, pumpkin spice, cinnamon-spice and just classic apple cider. Mayer Brothers also offers apple juice that is 100% fresh pressed from the freshest New York State apples around. A great thing about their apple juice is that it is gluten-free and does not include any preservatives. The cider mill also offers a variety of delicious donut flavors. A few of their most popular doughnut flavors include cinnamon powder, vanilla dip, glazed and cream cheese.

As the years have passed, Mayer Brothers Cider Mill has decided to expand its offerings to include maple syrup, jams, baked treats and other food items. These extra snacks can be found while waiting in line to pay for your food. If you make a visit to the cider mill, I definitely suggest trying the maple sugar candy. Sweet and melt-in-your-mouth, this candy is extraordinarily tasty.

When I visited the cider mill, I ordered a box of six donuts and a pint of apple cider. The donut box included three vanilla frosted sprinkle donuts, two cinnamon powdered donuts and one powdered sugar donut. They were delicious with a soft, pillowy texture; the cider was the perfect way to wash them down.

The busiest times are typically between the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekends and between 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays. Even though the mill can get busy, the line always moves quite fast. In fact, even with a line going out the door, you won’t find yourself waiting too long, thanks to the employees efficiently working to make sure everyone is promptly taken care of.

In addition to good service, employees also work hard to create a friendly atmosphere for customers. From the moment you walk in, you feel welcome and comfortable. It is a great place to go with friends, family or even by yourself. Because Mayer Brothers Cider Mill is not a chain, people get the added benefit of seeing familiar faces each time they visit. This is a huge advantage when it comes to their employees fostering such a warm and hospitable environment.

Mayer Brothers Cider Mill is a wonderful place to visit during the fall months because of the various fall-themed flavors, in addition to the overall cozy ambience. Additionally, there are pumpkins for sale right across from the mill in case any customers are interested in purchasing them as a great way to decorate their home and get into the fall spirit.

The mill’s deliciously appetizing food items and welcoming feeling are something you just can’t find anywhere else. It is a great way to taste a wide variety of food options that represent the delicious treats found in Buffalo, NY.

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