Little Café


Friday: 5pm-9pm
Saturday: 5pm-9pm
Sunday: 5pm-9pm
Monday: 5pm-9pm
Tuesday: Cafe Closed
Wednesday: 5pm-9pm
Thursday: 5pm-9pm

The Little Cafe will be closed Sunday, April 17.


Located in Rochester, New York’s artsy, energetic East End, our Little Theatre Café has been a downtown destination since 1994. We provide affordable dishes, desserts, specialty drinks, and wine and beer in a comfortable, casual atmosphere, with live music whenever the pandemic allows.

cafe entrance

Music at the Little Café is made possible in part thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts

Little Theater Members receive 10% off.    Prices include sales tax for convenience.
Menu subject to change.

Quiche, Soup, and Appetizers

Antipasto Plate $12
Charcuterie, Marinated Artichokes, Giardiniera, and Toasted Pita Bread

Puff Pastry Quiche $8
rotating flavor selection
with cup of Soup Du Jour or Garden Side Salad $11

Toasted Cheese Ravioli $8
served with Basil Pesto and Parmesan Cheese

Bavarian Soft Pretzels (3) $8
served with choice of Beer Cheese or Honey Dijon

Soup Du Jour $4 Cup $5 Bowl



Garden Salad $5
Mixed Greens, Tomato, Onion, Cucumber, Chickpeas, Balsamic Dressing

Soup and Garden Salad $9

Greek Salad $10
Mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Chickpeas, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, Dressing
‘Big Fat Greek Salad’ with addition of Pita Bread, Chicken, and Dolmades $14

Nicoise Salad $15
Sliced Seared Rare Tuna*, Hardboiled Eggs, Capers, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Cucumber, Chickpeas, Roasted Red Peppers, Onion, Black Garlic Vinaigrette
*Consuming raw or undercooked seafood may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

Panini and Sandwiches

served on a Martusciello Italian Panini Roll with chips and a pickle

Black Bean Burger (vegan) $12
Black bean patty, with avocado, tomato, chipotle sauce, and vegan cheese

Grilled Cheese Panini (vegetarian) $8
Swiss, Provolone, Tomatoes

A Muffuletta Named Desire $13
Capicola, Salami, Mortadella with Pistachios, Prosciutto, Olive and Roasted Pepper Spread, Giardiniera, Provolone

Tuscan Sun Artichoke Panini (vegetarian) $12
Roasted Red Peppers, Onions, Kalamata Olives, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Provolone, Cheese Black Garlic Vinaigrette
Tuscan Sun without Cheese (vegan) $12

Tuscan Chicken Panini $11
Roasted Red Peppers, Onions, Basil Pesto, Chicken Breast, Provolone

The Goodfella’s Gabagool $11
Spicy Capicola, Provolone, Seasoned Olive Oil, Greens, Tomato, Onion

Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini $12
Roasted Sliced Chicken Breast, Prosciutto, Swiss Cheese, Honey-Dijon

Desserts and Drinks

The Little Café offers a rotating variety of cakes, pies and pastries, as well as tea, coffee, specialty espresso drinks, and local beer and wine.