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13 South Fitzhugh St, Rochester, NY 14614
+1 585-770-1721
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Founders Cafe offers freshly made sandwiches, panini and salads, and home...
Founders Cafe offers freshly made sandwiches, panini and salads, and home style soups made from locally grown and sourced ingredients. We serve locally roasted espresso coffees and an outstanding house blend drip coffee. We also serveseveral modes of pourover coffee. Founders Cafe is located downtown, in the government center and within walking distance of the Convention Center.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch spot

Great little cafe with soups, salads, paninis, wraps, etc. Nice modern interior. Has outdoor seating during warm weather too. The Cajun Chicken & Blue Cheese Panini is amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Tom K
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great little cafe with soups, salads, paninis, wraps, etc. Nice modern interior. Has outdoor seating during warm weather too. The Cajun Chicken & Blue Cheese Panini is amazing!

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George T, Owner at Founders Cafe, responded to this review

Tom, Thank you for reviewing Founders Cafe. I am so glad that you liked the Cajun Chicken & Blue Cheese panini. If you like spicy and flavorful, may I also suggest the Chipotle Turkey Avocado panini? I hope you will continue to visit our cafe. Best regards, George Traikos More 

Easton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I decided to give this place a try for a late lunch, and I'm glad I did! There aren't many decent places near the hotel I stay in here, so I'm quite happy I found this place. I had a very good panini, soup and coffee, and it's a nice quiet place in a cool old building. I'll be back... More 

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George T, Owner at Founders Cafe, responded to this review

Dear FlyinFoodieGuy, Thank you very much for coming to Founders Café at The Academy Building. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and the ambiance, and I appreciate your sharing it on TripAdvisor. Next time you are in town and come to visit, please ask for me. It will be my pleasure to meet you in person. I hope that, as... More 

Rochester, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've had the chili, grilled sandwiches and salads. All are well composed of tasty ingredients, served hot and fresh. you get to sit in the enclosed courtyard area of the historic Powers Building, which is a definite plus. I think the prices are right in-line with other similar downtown lunch joints. A solid choice if you need to get out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 South Fitzhugh St, Rochester, NY 14614
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-770-1721

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Soups

Description

Founders Cafe offers freshly made sandwiches, panini and salads, and home style soups made from locally grown and sourced ingredients. We serve locally roasted espresso coffees and an outstanding house blend drip coffee. We also serveseveral modes of pourover coffee. Founders Cafe is located downtown, in the government center and within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?