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Downtown Cafe

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606 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1454
+1 248-652-6680
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07:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is worth the wait! This is a quaint place to enjoy a meal before 3pm. Everything was freshly made and the staff was very attentive. The food was delicious. Suitable for families.

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Thank Jan R
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very small quaint restaurant. Great food for breakfast or lunch. The prices are great and very enjoyable

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Thank cjmdett
Farwell, Michigan
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Obviously a small place, and if you have to wait for a table it is worth it. We were seated right away. I had the Chorizo hash, which was excellent and my wife had the eggs florentine which was also excellent. Service was quick, the food was quick and prepared well. I can guarantee that when we are in the... More 

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Thank roughneck942003
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I've had breakfast here a couple of times and have been pleased both times. This last visit I had the Michigan pancakes. The dried cherries were in the batter and were really nice that way. The coffee is good and the service too. It is a tiny place so there may be a wait, but worth it. Be sure to... More 

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Thank jantalking
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

In an old Studebaker showroom, the Downtown Cafe is worth a visit. Breakfast/brunch/lunch are the target meals; the menu has a tasteful and healthy selection. Can't wait to return!

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Thank AnnDG_12
Houston, Texas
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Don't tell anyone, but we walked from our stay at the Royal Park Hotel to have breakfast here! And the next day we came for lunch! There isn't a lot of seating, but I can tell you it's worth waiting to get a seat. Our breakfasts were terrific and inspired... we came more than once over the week we visited.... More 

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Thank CaspianCC
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Where everybody knows your name! Like having breakfast in a friend's kitchen because that is how the staff and owner treat you. Everything on the menu is delicious for lunch or breakfast. Nothing is spared on the serving size. Expect a wait on Sundays, but it a wait that is worth it. The outdoor patio right off Main Street is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Very good! Friendly staff! I was having surgery so I could only have broth so they separated all the chicken and vegetables for me!

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Clarkston, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A small restaurant, but the breakfast is amazing. I normally have an omelet that has dill, Havarti cheese, tomatoes in it that is my staple. It's not always advertised on the daily specials, but ask for it. Most of the time they can make it. Fresh squeezed orange juice, great hash browns (not the frozen shredded kind), and very courteous... More 

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Thank Ken D
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Take out here is a family tradition for us on Mother's Day and Father's Day. The creme brulee french toast weighs about 5 pounds on the plate and you WILL eat every last bite. Totally worth it! This is a tiny place so expect a wait if you want to eat in. They do have a nice little patio open... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
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

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