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696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1233
585-271-2630
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Great Meet Up, Catch Up place!

Light food fare including great soups, baked goods, and all types of beverages, not just coffee! It's a cozy, pretty little place with outdoor seating and some nights they have music. Always enjoyable!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jazzana
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Rochester, New York
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Oneonta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We capped off an anniversary celebration with coffee and SN's famous bon-bons...worth the stop for just those, but they offer plenty of other delights!!

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Light food fare including great soups, baked goods, and all types of beverages, not just coffee! It's a cozy, pretty little place with outdoor seating and some nights they have music. Always enjoyable!!

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Starry Nites is a quirky little place built in a triangle between University and Atlantic Avenues. It's front yard is a huge spot between the two roads with lots of tables and chairs and some umbrellas. Many evenings, there's someone playing an instrument for tips. People come and go, chat with friends and go inside for good stuff coming out... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have lunch at Starry Nites when we visit Rochester, and it's always delicious and very reasonably priced. But their setup is a slow process to getting what amounts to a quick bite. And as often happens, one of our friends' order was forgotten. But we persevere, as it's always so tatty and within walking distance of George Eastman House.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A classic coffeehouse, with lovely tables outside and yummy nibbles to go with the selection of coffees and teas.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Heard about this place from a few people so decided to stop in last night. It was a Friday night & they had a band playing. Cool place to hang out, get a cup of coffee & listen to the band. It was around 9 pm & packed. Surprisingly with a lot of families. So many children there that there... More 

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Depew, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stopped for a Smoothie while Geocaching around Rochester. A lil busy but worth the wait. Lots of people sitting outside and ordering food as well as drinks. Everything looked good and people seem pleased to be here.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I've often stopped in to Starry Nites (despite the misspelling of their name) for a breakfast sandwich (on Rochester's best bagels: Brownstein's) or soup, a salad, or a wrap on occasion. The other day, I was there for brunch (not having had breakfast and not having time for lunch), so I ordered my favorite breakfast sandwich along with the day's... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I love Starry Nites Cafe! It's cozy and the employees are friendly. Great coffee (Finger Lakes Roasters) and tea. They sell beer and wine too! Gluten free cupcakes rock!! Interesting local art work displayed on the walls along with a big mural of Van Gogh's Starry Night. In the nicer months they have a great patio to sit at and... More 

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place could be awesome. They have arguably the coolest space in Rochester, right at the tip of the Flatiron building in the Neighborhood of the Arts with great outdoor seating, exposed brick and huge windows. Where they fail is with their coffee and food, often snotty service, and obnoxious signs that say if you arent buying something and using... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1233
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-2630

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?