Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown Rochester
By: Scott Davis
April 23, 2018
Sometimes the best plans for a spring or summer day is to just hit the town for a daytime getaway. Downtown Rochester is the perfect place to spend a beautiful spring afternoon or pleasant summer evening walking through shops and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for some shoe shops, a dinner spot, a coffee shop, or even some ice cream, check out these places next time you’re in downtown Rochester!
Before you begin your day of shopping and walking around downtown Rochester, start your day off right at the Rochester Brunch House. The quaint restaurant prides itself on providing customers with the freshest ingredients possible and unique dishes that will not only keep you satisfied, it will also get you ready to take on the day. From chicken and waffles, to turkey sandwiches, and even strawberry chicken salads, Rochester Brunch House has the meals to get your day started right.
Sole Sisters is an independently owned women’s shoe boutique that has any shoe you could possibly hope for. From flats, to platforms, wedges, and heels, it’s worth a drop-in during your shopping adventures in downtown Rochester. They also feature a large selection of jewelry and accessories to match perfectly with your new shoes.
The relatively new frozen yogurt shop, Sweet Island Yogurt, has quickly become a favorite in downtown Rochester. With over 50 toppings and numerous flavors to choose from, the tropical inspired destination makes for a tasty treat during a spring or summer afternoon. Sweet Island also offers fat free, sans gluten, sugar free, and dairy free options.
If you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a tasty treat to get you through the rest of your day, there’s no better stop than Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters in the heart of downtown Rochester. The family owned shop prides itself on roasting its own award-winning coffee and blends to create the perfect cup of coffee every single time. They also offer a wide selection of pastries, vegan options, and cheesecakes to go along with your cup of joe.
After a day of shopping and eating, you might need a place to unwind and there’s no better place to do that in downtown Rochester than Main Street Billiards. Complete with a wide menu of drinks, great food, live entertainment, and of course, billiard tables, Main Street Billiards will help you relax after a long day. Be sure to check out their fun DJ & Dancing nights every Friday and Saturday starting at 9 p.m.