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696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1233
+1 585-271-2630
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All 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
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great coffee and light lunch fare, can be busy, we are regular visitors and staff always friendly, can get busy at times.

Thank Paul D
Lyons, New York
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We were able to take am early lunch and have our choice of seating. The chicken salad croissant was tasty. The chocolate chip cookies are fabulous. This is definitely a place where a person can sit and relax with a pastry and favorite beverage for a bit.

Thank Melanie S
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! I visited thid place with my boyfriend while pokemon hunting one Saturday afternoon. Neither one of use tried their baked goods, but my boyfriend had an Americano and I had a blueberry-pomegranate tea smoothie. Very delicious, and the barista gave great suggestions and was very pleasent! The place is decorated very well, and would be a... More 

Thank Winry526
Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Great location, walking distance to various venues. Tables outside are great to enjoy a great tasting coffee and sweets. Service is wonderful! Baristas are ready to server, some great snacks too, like wraps made to order. Always enjoy great coffee and tea with music (not all the times, but when I was there)

Thank Sirpinky
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Been a regular since high school. Still come back with friends during breaks from college. Just look how cute it is. Also the late night playlists are 🔥

Thank Marcella R
Rochester, New York
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

In the small triangular space of a flatiron shaped building, Starry Nites Cafe is an eclectic space with excellent coffees and pastries. They also make excellent wonderful smoothies. Outdoor seating is available in season watching the people who populate the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA).

Thank L F
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

I love the original Starry Nights. Tried out the new extension at the public library today and was gravely disappointed. Very mediocre for too high a price. I hope they fix it.

Thank Melissa B
Rochester, NY
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275 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

From coffee with friends to studying for school, this establishment is the best! Fun to hang out and fun to watch out the window!

Thank Moondanced
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

The food and drinks are good, including a selection of beers and wine. The ambience is often very metro. A great place to hang out if the wifi is working. Free musical fare can range from "OMG I can't believe how good this is," to "Help Get me Out of this open mic night." There are food options not printed... More 

Thank alantrip a
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

I often enjoy a sandwich and a skim chai latte here. It's a regular stop, and the food is dependable. It's not special, or spectacular, but it has a good, cool vibe in the neighborhood of the arts. One would wish that they left the wilted lettuce off the plate. Old, soggy lettuce is never appetizing. That's my biggest gripe.

Thank Josh547

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1233
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-2630

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