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.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Starry Nites Cafe

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1233
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Open 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 41: English reviews
Lyons, New York
Level Contributor
57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Level Contributor
86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
256 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Level Contributor
104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Oneonta, New York
Level Contributor
266 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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!!

Thank RLAMyers

Travelers who viewed Starry Nites Cafe also viewed

Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes
Rochester, Finger Lakes

Been to Starry Nites 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
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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: 585-271-2630

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Starry Nites 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?