Breakfast & Brunch
Whether your ideal morning involves grabbing a breakfast sandwich as you peruse the Public Market, sitting countertop-style at a retro diner, or treating yourself to a nice weekend brunch, there’s no shortage of breakfast options in Rochester!
A classic go-to Park Ave brunch destination, Jines is the perfect place to bring friends and family. The upscale Greek diner offers brunch specials galore, including apple cider mimosas, pumpkin pancakes, breakfast poutine, and more!
Highland Park Diner
he Highland Park Diner is recognized by the Rochester Landmark Society as a building of significant architectural interest, being one of a few retro diners still in operation. Serving breakfast-goers since 1948, the diner offers all the classics.
The Original Steve’s Diner
Have a hankering for pancakes? Steve’s Diner’s pancakes, or “Love Cakes” as they call them, are huge and can be topped with almost anything! Local favorites include The Elvis topped with peanut butter, banana, and bacon, and The Potato Pancake served with applesauce and sour cream.
Jim’s on Main
If you’re looking for a hometown, family-style diner that won’t disappoint, be sure to check out Jim’s on Main. Jim’s serves over 20 types of omelets, a large variety of breakfast sandwiches, and breakfast platters piled high with all the staples.
Bar Bantam’s breakfast choices range from the classic egg sandwich and a breakfast burrito to more specialized “chef’s choice” offerings. The cafe also has specialty coffee offerings. Be sure to try the “Orange Nitro,” or the “Honey ‘n Oats” lattes on your next stop in!
Brown Hound Downtown
Located inside Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, the Brown Hound is the perfect destination to pair with an early afternoon museum visit.
The Cub Room
The Cub Room offers a unique mix of shared and large plates for visitors to enjoy brunch. Specials vary per week. Try their house-made donuts to share with the table!
Morgan’s Cereal Bar
The cure for your morning sweet tooth, Morgan’s Cereal Bar offers classic cereals and cereal-infused breakfast foods. Try the cereal-infused waffles, savory Louisiana or Carolina combos, or stop by for (cereal-infused) french toast Fridays!
Try the Middle Eastern-inspired brunch at Radio Social’s Ophira kitchen. With specials offered each week, a fruit fusion mimosa with passionfruit and mango, and unique twists on old classics like the pop tart, there’s something for everyone here.
With a savory-focused menu, the Revelry’s breakfast offerings are nothing but simple. Try their biscuits and gravy, avocado toast, or deviled eggs on your next visit. Plus, get a breakfast cocktail crafted by the restaurant’s expert bartenders.
Explore French cuisine at Simply Crepes in Pittsford. Simply Crepes offers sweet and savory breakfast crepes, along with more Americanized items like chicken and waffles and a breakfast sandwich.
Busy morning planned and no time for a sit-down breakfast? Not a problem in Rochester. You can find plenty of delicious grab-and-go options throughout the city like breakfast sandwiches and wraps, freshly fried donuts, and even breakfast pizzas!
Ridge Donuts | Donuts Delite | Boxcar Donuts | Schutt’s Apple Mill | Duke’s Donuts | Scratch Bake Shop
Stromboli's Restaurant | Linda’s New York Pizzeria | Pontillo’s Pizzeria | Brandani’s Pizza | Clawson's Deli | Joes Brooklyn Pizza
Palermo’s Market | Founder’s Café | Flour City Bread Co. | McCann’s Local Meats