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Downtown Cafe

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606 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307-1454
+1 248-652-6680
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very intimate place to relax for breakfast and lunch. Outside seating fills up quickly most days but it is well worth waiting for a table. Wonderful Michigan pancakes!

Thank Pam M
Rochester, Michigan
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Downtown Cafe in Rochester, MI, is already something of a fixture. A very popular place for breakfast and lunch (closes at 3PM weekdays and Sat; 2PM on Sun), the restaurant attracts people from the Rochester area and beyond. There are a few standard offerings, but most of the menu is interstingly creative without going overboard. There is something for... More 

Thank GerryC1234
Birmingham, Michigan
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a hidden gem in the city of Rochester. This establishment offers breakfast and lunch only. In the summer/early fall, you can dine alfresco. Offerings include breakfast staples like oatmeal and French Toast. They also offer unique delights like Michigan Cherry Pancakes. Portions are very generous. You will not leave hungry.

Thank Perfect_Fan_Food_Ser
Rochester, Michigan
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Excellent place for a delicious homemade breakfast!! One of few places that our whole family enjoy eating breakfast! I have 3 picky boys (one being my husband)...ha! A little tight inside if you have a party for more than 2, but if it's a nice morning I suggest eating outside. The boys love the waffles and breakfast sandwiches. I love... More 

Thank Christie_Holzer
Arlington, Virginia
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147 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We sat outside for breakfast on a nice morning. We waited no time for service from a very very nice young man and ordered eggs Florentine and eggs Benedict. The food was perfectly prepared, Tea and coffee served hot and on time. All in all it was the perfect start for our day.

Thank William D
Midland, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Met a friend here, it's a small establishment with some outdoor seating. Prices are rather decent, considering this is in downtown Rochester. Situated right in the central outskirts of the downtown area, there the option to go and walk the walking paths over in the park a couple blocks down. Food was amazing, waitress was very nice and patient. Didn't... More 

Thank theRareTraveler
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Love this place for its good breakfasts and lunches. They never disappoint...the owner and staff are all so very nice. It's a mainstay in Rochester.

Thank Dianne J
Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've never been disappointed here! Breakfasts, including the homemade corned beef hash, is wonderful! Lunches are equally excellent with great salads and sandwiches made to order. Portions are large so no one could leave hungry. Expect to wait a while since the place is small and there is usually a crowd. A true gem with a lot of regulars coming... More 

Thank Cssymonds
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016

So small, you have to wait in line. But the food is well worth it. I highly recommend this restaurant. They have outdoor seating in the summer, which is fun.

Thank Nancyw99
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice quaint place. Very packed! Little wait for a table especially early brunch. Good, healthy options and some not so healthy but amazing ones too. Looks like they have expanded outdoor seating are so may not be as much of a wait in nicer weather.

Thank Kelley L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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?