Hi everyone! As promised more local posts! Today I'm going to be talking about one of my favorite things and that's coffee. Every weekend, my best friend and I are usually at a coffee shop and we've discovered that the local Rochester, NY coffee scene is pretty great (now if only the shopping scene improved...). One of the qualities that we look for when we check out a new coffee shop is if it's "Instagram-worthy" or not which basically means can we take a good picture in there? How's the aesthetic? Are there good vibes? haha. Don't lie, you look for those qualities too. That's why I thought I'd share my favorite spots to get some pretty amazing coffee and even more amazing pictures for Instagram. Here they are:
Located right next to the Eastman School of Music (another great place to take pics), there's Java's which looks small on the outside but has tons of seats on the inside! Plus they make the Chocolate Sitch which is a must if you're a chocolate fan! Just don't go to the bathroom cause it's downstairs in the basement and all my friends say it's a pretty creepy experience.
Whether I'm sitting indoors and outdoors, I love Starry Nights. Inside, they have the huge Starry Nights painting which makes for a great pic as well as a lot of healthy, gluten-free food options. Did I mention the street that it's on is also gorgeous? We shot this look during the fall on that street and this ended up becoming one of my most-viewed outfit posts!
Ugly Duck Coffee
If you're a fan of black and white and minimalism, then this place is for you. Also the baristas are super nice and there's no pretentious vibes here (can't say the same thing about Joe Bean! ugh). Unfortunately, they don't have a lot of seating so don't come here during the weekend.
99% of the time, I'm at Sasso. The walls are filled with interesting artwork, there's plenty of seating (I prefer the yellow couch or the window seats where you can take a nice pic of your coffee with tons of natural lighting), and most of all it feels cozy and just like home. Only bad thing I have to say is that I'm not too crazy about the food. It's not awful, but it's not great either.
Right behind Sasso, is Glen Edith and I'm pretty sure this is the most popular coffee shop in Rochester. They have amazing seasonal drinks and did I mention the waffles? So soft, filling, and they serve it all day! Also, the aesthetic. It's just perfect. The only bad thing I have to say about this place is that they're always crowded!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I had so much fun writing this and didn't know that I had so many coffee pics haha. Let me know what other local kinds of posts you would like to see on the blog by commenting down below.