Half-Day Cafe: lunch, brunch and art

Last week, I got lunch with my friend Lauren in one of Rochester’s cutest little restaurants— Half Day Cafe. Located in Rochester right across from Oakland University, this dining spot is a great place to meet up with an old friend and catch up over coffee and sandwiches.

The restaurant began as “Pic-A-Deli” cafe in 1989, and was purchased in 2010 by current owner Chris Heeder, and renamed “Half Day Cafe,” offering their own menu items as well as the specialties of the previous owner.


Half Day cafe may only be open til 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, but the restaurant’s menu has variety. From breakfast, to sandwiches, salads, soups and vegan choices, this lunch-brunch spot is a must-visit for anyone coming to Rochester, Michigan. I’ve had the restaurant’s omelette before (so good!) but this time I tried the Manhattan grilled sandwich, with potato and fruit salad sides, and I was not disappointed.

One of the other fun parts about Half Day Cafe is the interior decor. Dim lighting illuminates the art filled walls. Each original work hanging next to the table is available for purchase.








So next time you are searching for a fun breakfast, brunch or lunch place in Rochester, look no further than Half Day Cafe— where you can enjoy a bit of culture with your food.

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