Going out to breakfast just hits differently because there is something special about waking up and not having to cook and mess up a clean kitchen. If you're in Rochester, NY, you probably already know that it's not a big city, but there sure are hidden gems that are great for breakfast! The list below includes options for everyone and I hope you find it helpful and find it in your heart to check them out and support local restaurant owners.
1. Jines, located on Park Ave in downtown Rochester, has a menu that will have you drooling. If you can't decided what it is that you want for brunch, Jines certainly has all the options. Their menu includes over 20 omelettes, "eggs with style," bagels, croissants, muffins, eggs from the grill dishes, and so much more. If you have a sweet tooth, you are also not at a loss. They have waffles, hot cakes, pancakes, french toast and all of these come in countless ways and flavors. From their Banana Walnut Bread French Toast, to their Belgian Waffles with Ice cream, the only downfall from it all would be feeling overwhelmed by the number of options. Jines is a great place for those that love to have many options.
2. The Gate House, located on Goodman St N, is another great option for those that don't like to be overwhelmed by the menu options but do enjoy a specialty chef inspired plate. If you have had their amazing burger, then you know this place holds their standards high. The Gate House serves brunch from 11am-2pm, but their dinner menu is also available at that time and they also serve Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Some of their well known options include:
- Avocado Toast
- Chicken and Biscuits
- Crab Cakes Benedict.
The Gate House is very welcoming and has both indoor and outdoor dining. Their outdoor patio is lovely and perfect for a sunny day outside.
3. Cure, located in Rochester's Public Market, is a unique French restaurant with a limited menu but a unique one to say the least. I recommend this local for those that don't like being overwhelmed by too many choices and those that are not looking for a typical eggs and french toast brunch. Cure is an incredible spot after a morning spent at the Public Market. Some of their menu options include:
- Buckwheat crepes with sweet cream, strawberries, and mint
- Bagel and lox
- Royale with cheese
What are your favorite places to have breakfast in Rochester, NY?