Rochester offers a delightful array of cozy brunch spots that are sure to awaken your taste buds and provide a warm, inviting atmosphere. Whether you're a local looking for a weekend retreat or a visitor eager to explore the culinary scene, these six brunch destinations stand out for their comforting ambiance and delectable offerings.

Benedict's donutsBendict's | Photo courtesy Benedict's


Rise and shine with new spins on familiar breakfast, brunch, and lunchtime favorites including inventive pancakes, decadent sandwiches, tater-tot hashes, and 7 varieties of Eggs Benedict. Morning-time meets happy hour with an assortment of fresh morning cocktails featuring a collection of Bloody Marys and Mimosas and, of course, a great cup of coffee to start the day.

The Tap House West EndTap House West End | AB-Photography.US

Tap House West End

Tap House West End serves breakfast on Sundays from 9am-noon with a menu featuring omelets, pancakes, breakfast pizzas, French toast, breakfast sandwiches and more. Don’t forget a breakfast cocktail, or even a mimosa flight with a variety of fruity flavors!

Breakfast Burrito and Cocktail from Red Cow BrunchRed Cow brunch

Red Cow

Brunch at Red Cow is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-2pm with something for everyone on its menu. Breakfast burritos, burgers and sandwiches, avocado toast and berry French toast are just a few examples from the menu. Don't forget an eye-catching breakfast cocktail!

Hollandberry Pannekoeken

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Hollandberry Pannekoeken

Hollandberry Pannekoeken has been in downtown Rochester for nearly four decades, and perhaps is best known for the pannekoeken, an oven baked souffled pancake from Dutch ancestry. Choose from a wide variety of flavors and fillings! Be sure to also grab one of 20 varieties of Magnificent Muffins, baked fresh daily.

Canadian Honker

Canadian Honker | photo credit Alicia Hazen / @MadtownMomma

Canadian Honker

Canadian Honker is a family-owned restaurant with made-from-scratch recipes, with favorites including the Honker Breakfast Feast. Needing some caffeine to kick-start the day? The espresso bar offers a variety of unique coffee and espresso drinks, including the turtle latte, mocha joy and mounds latte.

Five West Brunch

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Five West Kitchen and Bar

Brunch at Five West is served Saturdays and Sundays from 7am-1:30pm. On weekdays, breakfast is served Monday-Friday from 7am-11am. A wide variety of omelets and skillets, as well as favorites from the griddle, are available. When weather permits, Five West’s patio offers a cozy a serene atmosphere to dine al fresco.

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