Cafes in Swillburg

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The bean blazers at Boulder Coffee Company flame-roast their coffee before brewing signature coffees and espressos. Sink into a comfy couch or float lazily on the aromatic wafts of fresh coffee while sipping on the caramel macchiato, a vanilla latte topped with caramel sauce, or a spiced chai. An artful atmosphere beckons the caffeinated critic with walls lined with paintings and negative space for seeing what's going on outside. Boulder Coffee Company’s open-mic night allows anyone to sign up to deliver comedy or perform espresso spit takes; check the calendar for an idea of upcoming acts.

100 Alexander Street
Rochester,
NY
US

A cozy, chic space, Veritas Wine Bar feels less like walking into a bar and more like walking into a fashionable friend's apartment—albeit, a friend with a nice wine collection. Even the Rochester City Newspaper took notice, saying of proprietor Paul Powers and his wife, Amy: "they've parlayed their passion for the grape into a charming spot for both hardcore oenophiles and aspiring aficionados." Having previously worked at wine shops and as distributors, the two have curated a constantly changing selection of vinos from around the world. A quaint menu of a wine-friendly sampler plate pairs with the vintages, making Veritas a charming spot for a date, a casual meeting, or a cutthroat game of Chinese Checkers.

217 Alexander St
Rochester,
NY
US

Pinch hunger in the sciatic nerve with the colorful menu at Open Face, boasting sandwiches of all shapes, sizes, and astrological signs. Try the Open Face sandwich ($9.95)—freshly roasted beef or turkey topped with the soup of the day, parmesan wafer, and French-fried onions over toasted wheat, sourdough, rye, or mixed greens for grain-haters—or quell cravings for cured cuisine with the Genoa salami sandwich ($8.25), with roasted red pepper and mixed greens, topped with a parmesan wafer and drizzles of olive oil on a baguette. Venn diagram–doters can opt for a sandwich tasting ($8.50), which provides two sandwich halves (additional $0.50 for Open Face sandwich half), offering selecting sandwichers the best of multiple breaded worlds. All sandwiches are served with ginger carrots, baguette chips, or a simple salad. For dry-mouthed diners and cotton-mouthed culinarians, Open Face offers a distinctive bottled beverage selection that includes the joy of a cool, bottled Moxie ($1.85). A selection of fresh-baked sweets and treats are prepared and priced daily.

651 South Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Strings of twinkling lights glow above Roam Cafe’s cozy tables and pale-green walls, illuminating guests as they dig into fresh, crisp salads, pizza tossed from hand-made dough, and paleo diet-friendly options. The long bar gleams in the sunlight streaming in from a wall-sized window, and patrons sip espresso and munch on Sunday brunch. Brick arches lend the interior a hint of roman architecture, an outdoor patio welcomes alfresco merriment during warming months, and diners wash down house-made meatballs with cold beer or warm tomato sauce.

262 Park Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Just a few steps down a walkway lined with flowers and lush foliage brings them to the doorway of a Victorian building—hard to miss, in its brilliant shade of violet. Once inside, one may be excused for thinking that one has stepped into a time warp. Pastel-colored tables surround an elegant couch in a parlor decorated with a hodgepodge of porcelain sculptures and decorative plates that evokes an era long past.

With their easygoing demeanor and willingness to strike up a conversation on the spot, the parlor’s friendly staff members are also an anachronism of sorts. Their menu includes selections for brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea, from bite-size pastries to hearty slices of quiche. Steamy brews such as earl grey, peach rooibos, and Japanese sencha tea pour forth from teakettles emblazoned with polka dots or cast in the shapes of plump bunnies and perky frogs. Children play-act in the parlor during tea parties, pulling on sequined dress-up clothes and communicating through vocoders that embellish their voices with British accents.

258 Alexander St
Rochester,
NY
US

We are a local coffee shop that features local bakers and coffee roaster's. All our Coffee is Fair-trade and Organic. We are trying to create an environment that is friendly and comfortable. We are a small store with only 14 seats so we encourage customers to talk with one another much like you would in your own living room

1118 Monroe Ave
Rochester,
NY
US