15 Places You Should Be Thinking of for Brunch

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Rochester's brunch game is strong.

There are a lot of the great diners and restaurants for breakfast, like neighbors, Jine's and The Frog Pond, but do you know about these 15 great places? If not, you should be thinking about them for brunch (p.s. we revised our post from 10 to 15, because ROC is so great).


1. Blu Wolf Bistro

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While you may think of stopping here for a burger and drink after work, don't miss out on Blu Wolf's brunch offerings like their Hangover Bowls and Chicken n'Waffles.

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2. Brown Hound Downtown

Brown Hound has been located in the Memorial Art Gallery for a year now. With the bakery and the restaurant you'll find many offerings including lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekend.

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3. Cure

Cure, located at the Public Market, focuses on seasonal menus from locally sourced products. And in case you didn't know it, Sunday is brunch day. Check it out.

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4. The Frog Pond

Another longtime breakfast staple in the city is The Frog Pond. Open for breakfast and lunch daily, they offer a menu full of omelets, eggs benedict and more.

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5. Glen Edith Coffee

Glen Edith Coffee on Somerton St. off Park Ave. has been serving up waffles, breakfast sandwiches and more since the beginning. Who doesn't love breakfast all day, everyday?

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6. Lento

Lento does not offer brunch every week, so you have to keep your eyes on their social media accounts for upcoming brunch days!

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7. Locals Only

Breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, cocktails… Locals Only is more than just a coffee shop. Check out their menu to see what they’re all about.

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8. Marty's on Park

From food truck, to brick and mortor, to brunch! Marty's is a new addition to our list, just launching brunch on February 18th.

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9. McCann's Local Meats

Breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and so much goodness from one of our favorite local meat establishments. And now, thanks to their new espresso machine, you can get a latte, cappuccino, cortado and more.

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10. Nosh

The newest of all of these restaurants, Nosh, has recently announced on Instagram that brunch is finally here. Need we say more?

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11. The Owl House

The Owl House has great options for not only the meat-eaters, but also vegans, vegetarians and people who are dining gluten free. Enjoy the Chicken N Waffles or even the Tofu N Waffles (and don't miss the brunch cocktails).

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12. Radio Social

With their Middle Eastern cuisine, Radio Social’s brunch runs from 11am-3pm on Sundays. Their menu changes seasonally so follow along on social media or check out their website for the latest menu.

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13. The Revelry

While The Revelry is open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner, they also feature a great Sunday brunch. Check out specialties like The Sangwich or the Short Rib Pastrami Hash.

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14. ROUX

The kitchen at Roux is putting out classic French cuisine and the brunch is top-notch from the Waffle Sammy and Smoked Salmon to the simpler Brûléed Grapefruit.

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15. TRATA

In case you didn't know, not only does TRATA have great lunch and dinner options (plus all the cocktails, beer & wine), but brunch ALL DAY on Sundays.

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This post was originally written January 2017 and was updated on 1/25/19!


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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat. She is a big fan of all breakfast foods from the sweet to the savory and can't pass up a great brunch. Join the conversation on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Top 5 Posts of 2017

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Before we dash into some new content for the year we thought it would be fun to look back at our most popular posts of this past year. We were surprised to see what content brought the most viewers, so without further ado here are our top 5 posts of 2017:

#5 - 2017 Holiday Guide: Shop LOCAL!

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Our 5th most popular post of 2017 just so happened to be our Holiday Shop Local Guide. Loaded with ideas of places to shop, we're happy this made the list, because it works all year round - Valentine's, birthdays, anniversaries - you name it! Check out the post here: 2017 Holiday Guide: Shop LOCAL!

In early 2017, the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation announced The Commissary would be coming to the basement of The Metropolitan in early 2018. We can't wait, read about it here: A Kitchen Incubator is Coming to Downtown Rochester

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#2 - 9 Things You'll Want to Know About Nagle's Observance

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Nagle's Observance, a new neighborhood bar to the midtown area opened in August of 2017. We took a peek inside just before they opened, read the post here: 9 Things You'll Want to Know About Nagle's Observance

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Our original list started with 10 places, but quickly expanded to 15. Rochester has a lot of great brunch places and even still, there are more than we have listed! Clearly, we love brunch since it became our most viewed post! Read our top post: 15 Places You Should Be Thinking of for Brunch

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