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Starry Nites Cafe

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696 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-1233
+1 585-271-2630
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:00
Fri 07:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent! The white hot chocolate that another reviewer mentioned was AMAZING. Definitely try! The pastries were fresh. The sandwiches were excellent. The Tuna sandwich was perfect. The salad and the artichoke dip were filling and easily shared. The staff was very friendly and the interior was clean and gave a comforting vibe. Thank you to the two... More 

Thank argentine57
Rochester, New York
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to get a cup of coffee and sit and talk. We go on Saturday evenings and listen to local live music. Great time. Food is real good. On the lite side. Coffee is awesome. Atmosphere is perfect!!!

Thank mike_brookshire
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I split the turkey avocado wrap and turkey artichoke wrap. The avocado one was good, but not that exciting. The artichoke one on the other hand was AH-Mazing! Delicious grilled perfection. I also got a biscotti which was scrumptious. And despite being a small spot with only two people working they were super quick and when one... More 

Thank RedCycle
Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Starry Nites offers wonderful food and drinks, and is one of my favorite places for lunch or a light dinner! I've never been disappointed in the food, and can never decide what coffee concoction to try because they all sound so good! They also have a nice selection of wine and beer, and a mouth-watering dessert case. A couple of... More 

Thank cissychik
Rochester, New York
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2,936 reviews
1,945 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I had never visited this cafe before, but was asked to come to a meeting inside the back room/dining room. I was very impressed as soon as I walked in the door. It is much bigger than it looks from the street, and very "artsy" inside. The clientele are mostly younger, kids gathering to collaborate on projects, etc., and everyone... More 

Thank Larry W
Rochester,New York
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A great place to sit outside when it is warm enough to feel the vibe of the NOTA neighborhood. The Neighborhood Of The Arts is where its happening in Rochester.

Thank MJLRochester_NewYork
Penfield, New York
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The espresso based drinks and coffee here is great. Featured are espresso based drinks with locally named themes. The sandwiches are generous with thoughtful l combinations not commonly found.

Thank Jackie777777
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 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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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 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 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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?