BITES & SIPS ||
It wasn't too long ago that we had written our first post about the progress coming along at George Traikos' beautiful and historic Academy Building in Center City. Now, the apartments have been built, residents have been filling up the loft spaces, and our city keeps getting more vibrant, day by day. But admittedly, we were mistaken about one major detail in our previous post - there will not be a Yogen Fruz store that occupies a good amount of first floor space in the building. Instead, welcome to Founders Cafe!
Come inside for a sneak peek into this newly opened cafe that pays tribute to the man who's namesake has given us an identity for the past 200 years or so -
- and to the ones who have made their mark throughout our city's history.
You can't miss the digital reproduction of Nathaniel Rochester overlooking the main seating area, and, if you compare closely to the original picture (Google it!), you'll notice that the owners have given Mr. Rochester a much needed face-lift so he looks a tad bit younger and not-so-grumpy in this space.
Founders offers plenty of seating and table space to sit with a lunch, a good latte, or even with all of that work you've been meaning to tackle.
There is also bar-style seating to keep more private -
- and a room full of decor that adds to the sense of pride and patriotism for Rochester - fireworks anyone?
But what it really comes down to is - is it any good? With light-fare offerings that includes sandwiches, paninis, soup, salads, and wraps -
- don't forget the coffees, lattes, espressos, and even smoothies...
…this just might be the next place you try for your lunch hour or break so YOU can make that call.
BONUS: Take advantage of the warm weather by enjoying the city at the Founders' urban patio at the front entrance of the Academy Building. During lunchtime on a beautiful day, there are so many professional and corporate types hustling about that you forget you're in little ol' Rochester…and the people-watchin' comes at no charge.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am - 7pm Sat: 9am - 4pm