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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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.

Rochester Cocktail Revival Returns - 2015


If you haven't noticed yet, all of the social media accounts for Rochester Cocktail Revival have recently come alive with the buzz of this year's event in May. It's hard to sum up something that spans 4 days with over 40 events and seminars, across 17 locations - but that's what Rochester Cocktail Revival is.

Our city is a place of many great things: artisanal foods, beer, cuisines to whet any appetite, incredible music, museums, culture and more... and craft cocktails. Despite what some people may think, cocktails are more than pink cosmos and apple martini's. Head to some of the bars hosting these events and you'll soon have your mind changed. There's truly and art and science behind a great drink.

Rochester Cocktail Revival looks to educate and celebrate. Check out this promo created by Rochester's very own Fish & Crown Creative:

Stefanie is co-Founder and Editor of the Rochesteriat. She may only have a drink every other month or so, but much prefers a good cocktail to any wine or beer, especially beer... ugh. Find her with a camera & phone in hand, taking photos for @theRochesteriat on Instagram and Twitter.

RCR: artful libations


What do you get when you combine a handful of the city's best eateries and watering holes, a ton of local bar talent, and a burgeoning Craft Cocktail Movement in our area? Well, simply put, you get the Rochester Cocktail Revival!

Rochester Cocktail Revival (RCR) organizers are creating a program that will span three days, involve at least 7 of the best bars in the city, and include over 20 events geared towards education, exposure, and fun. Check out their schedule to get in on the action!

From its creators, "The Rochester Cocktail Revival is intended to showcase the talent of our city’s professional mixologists, unite the craft bartending community, and to educate consumers and developing professionals.  Further, it is intended to provide a platform for spirits brands to expose themselves to interested consumers."

Check out this video courtesy of Fish & Crown: