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“An amazing place for a supermarket cafe!”
Review of Cafe at Wegmans

Cafe at Wegmans
Ranked #61 of 1,280 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Asian, Indian
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Rochester, New York
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“An amazing place for a supermarket cafe!”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Eating at Wegmans, especially the cafe on Monroe Avenue (which is really in Pittsford) is an amazing experience. You can get almost anything you want from one of their many, many food bars, whether hot or cold or any ethnicity under the sun. For the most part, the food is laid out on hot and cold food bars, which may contain entrees and side dishes that are Chinese, Thai, Mexican, "American," or others. They have cold bars that have endless salads, with fruits and vegetables to suit any pallat.

Behind the food bars are seafood counters, sushi counters (where they make your sushi to order), specialty subs, and tons more. Want a fresh bowl of corn-crab chowder or a specialty Greeks salad prepared to your own personal taste? No problem...it's all there.

One of the only downfalls to this whole arrangement is the price...it is a bit on the costly side, with most of the food bars in the range of $9.99/pound. But in my opinion, it's well worth the price. If you eat here more than 3-4 times, you can expect to see Danny Wegman himself wandering the front of the store, as he keeps a pretty tight eye on the whole business.

This is a fun and VERY good place to eat. Be aware that the parking lot is huge and usually filled, so you may have to walk a way from your parking spot. But once again, it's all worth it!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Rochester, New York
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“New Pizza combo”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I always enjoy the pizza at Wegman's so the combo meals do not include the wings which is disappointing to say the lease as they charge by weight for wings.

Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, MN
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“I can't believe I am recommending a grocery store restaurant”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

while visiting the finger lakes, someone suggested we stop in for lunch at the Wegmans grocery it Pittsford (by Rochester). Not sure why we actually did, but it was amazing! I thought I had seen the biggest and best at Whole Foods in Austin, Tx, but the food bars this place had were unbelievable! Indian, Asian, Italian, Organic salad bar, fruit, sub shop, pizza, burgers, cheese, Mediterranian, bakery--honestly, if you can't find something you want here, then you are not hungry. You can eat at tables outside the store, or take it with you. They also have a restaurant, which we did not try. Even if you are not going to eat, stop by for a look--bet you will at least get a cookie! My only complaint is that most things are by the ounce . . . hate buying my meal that way!

  • Visited August 2013
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“How a supermarket should be”
Reviewed 17 July 2013

A great idea, to be able to buy your food in the supermarket & just sit & eat it in a cafe style enviroment. Great food, super fresh, made there on the premises. The smell of fresh bread & the asian deli is just wonderful.
Great salads & bakery.
Everything is sooo good.
I always visit Wegmans whenever I'm in the Rochester area.

  • Visited July 2013
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new york
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“Best Hours for Wegmans, Pittsford”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Wegman's Pittsford is of course absolutely amazing.
But there are "better" hours in which to visit.

These are: early in the morning, when the aroma of fresh baked goods wafts through the store, and there is every kind of goodie imagineable. There's also a coffee shop.

Also, during the lunch hour, where they have stations set up with chefs making all different kinds of delicacies, which you can sample and buy.
They have great buffets with fresh salads, Chinese, Indian, vegetarian, soups, etc.

Also, the unbelievable fruit&veggie dept. Also here, there are plenty of samples of fresh fruit, juice, and grilled veggies being made on the spot.

The store is an exotic adventure.
And their customer service is unequalled. You can return anything, and they will always make good.

  • Visited July 2013
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