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What's the Best Coffee Shop in Rochester?

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Every week, we'll focus on a different product or service. Last week we asked about . Today the hot topic is coffee shops.

Visit Rochester Patch Places to learn about local coffee shops and write reviews. Which coffee stop has been your favorite? Do you have a favorite barista?

Let us know by clicking through to the profile pages of these businesses and leaving your comments:

  • (across from Rochester High School)
  • (Walton and Adams)
  • (Adams Road)
  • (Rochester and Auburn)
  • (Walton and Livernois)
  • (Rochester and Tienken)
  • (Rochester and Auburn)
  • (Village of Rochester Hills)

Tell us, Rochester coffee-lovers, what's the best java in the area?

Jim Pafford January 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Bean & Leaf and Dessert Oasis are the top 2 in Rochester.
Janet January 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Caribou at Walton and Adams has lots of seating, a convenient "kids corner" and a really yummy tea latte. I also like Bean & Leaf because it has good atmosphere, is local (rather than a chain) and oh yeah, they make a good latte, too!
Rebecca Wright January 16, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Dessert Oasis has great coffee and great atmosphere!
Janice Caloia January 16, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Caribou at Walton & Rochdale. Always quick service and with a smile. Definitely a major member of our neighborhood.
Erin January 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Dessert Oasis - crazy-good coffee + desserts, great atmosphere.
Fred January 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM
And where is Knapps Donut Shop listed?
Christine Laikind January 17, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Hey - those mugs are from artist, Nancy Zito at Firebrick Gallery and Pottery Studio! ;-) I love Bean and Leaf.
Kristin Bull (Editor) January 17, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Of course, Fred ... how could we forget? We added Knapp's! Thanks!
Kristin Bull (Editor) January 17, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Yep; we thought they were a perfect "coffee illustration!"
Barbara Nelson January 18, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Well, actually, the best tasting coffee, if you really like the taste of coffee, that is with out a lot of extra stuff in it, is Paul's Restaurant on Main Street. But I don't think that you would have the atmosphere of staying there all day and using your computer and such.
Kristin Bull (Editor) January 19, 2012 at 12:59 AM
That's why I love asking questions like this. I would never before have thought of Paul's for coffee ... but I vow to check it out, Barbara.
Carol Jackson February 10, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Dessert Oasis. My favorite barista is Nate -- so far he's "drawn" a leaf, a bear, & a swan in my lattes. I like the fact that Nate is so into coffee that he goes to the trouble to learn about it & roast his own. I also like the music & the furniture & family atmosphere.

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