We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Downtown Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
606 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1454
+1 248-652-6680
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 137: English reviews
Birmingham, Michigan
Level Contributor
52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a hidden gem in the city of Rochester. This establishment offers breakfast and lunch only. In the summer/early fall, you can dine alfresco. Offerings include breakfast staples like oatmeal and French Toast. They also offer unique delights like Michigan Cherry Pancakes. Portions are very generous. You will not leave hungry.

Thank Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser
Rochester, Michigan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Excellent place for a delicious homemade breakfast!! One of few places that our whole family enjoy eating breakfast! I have 3 picky boys (one being my husband)...ha! A little tight inside if you have a party for more than 2, but if it's a nice morning I suggest eating outside. The boys love the waffles and breakfast sandwiches. I love... More 

Thank Christie_Holzer
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
115 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We sat outside for breakfast on a nice morning. We waited no time for service from a very very nice young man and ordered eggs Florentine and eggs Benedict. The food was perfectly prepared, Tea and coffee served hot and on time. All in all it was the perfect start for our day.

Thank William D
Midland, Michigan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Met a friend here, it's a small establishment with some outdoor seating. Prices are rather decent, considering this is in downtown Rochester. Situated right in the central outskirts of the downtown area, there the option to go and walk the walking paths over in the park a couple blocks down. Food was amazing, waitress was very nice and patient. Didn't... More 

Thank theRareTraveler
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Love this place for its good breakfasts and lunches. They never disappoint...the owner and staff are all so very nice. It's a mainstay in Rochester.

Thank Dianne J
Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I've never been disappointed here! Breakfasts, including the homemade corned beef hash, is wonderful! Lunches are equally excellent with great salads and sandwiches made to order. Portions are large so no one could leave hungry. Expect to wait a while since the place is small and there is usually a crowd. A true gem with a lot of regulars coming... More 

Thank Cssymonds
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

So small, you have to wait in line. But the food is well worth it. I highly recommend this restaurant. They have outdoor seating in the summer, which is fun.

Thank Nancyw99
Level Contributor
122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice quaint place. Very packed! Little wait for a table especially early brunch. Good, healthy options and some not so healthy but amazing ones too. Looks like they have expanded outdoor seating are so may not be as much of a wait in nicer weather.

Thank Kelley L
Level Contributor
102 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Went for breakfast on a Thursday morning. Was the Corned Beef hash excellent. I had mine with 2 eggs over medium and rye toast. So So Good. The wife had the OJ and I tried it, WOW I live in Florida and I never had juice this good. Keep up the good work guys.

Thank jpb56
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Downtown cafe has it all - creative breakfast and lunch entrees as well as basics Owner and wait staff are professional, friendly, and attentive. Everyone is welcomed as though you are a regular (and many are) Cozy indoor dining - lovely cove-like setting outdoors Everything on menu is delicious Well worth the wait 5 stars - best breakfast in Rochester... More 

Thank Angie P

Travelers who viewed Downtown Cafe also viewed


Been to Downtown Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 606 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1454
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-652-6680

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Downtown Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?