A Taste of Italy

Country Village Plaza at the corner of Maiden and Long Pond Road, Greece, NY

Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm   Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-9pm.
*summer hours extended daily by 1 hour

Welcome to Oriens Café

Oriens Cafe is not your usual cafe. It's a unique and upscale cafe full of delicious Sicilian pastries, cookies and the best Gelato in town all under the same roof. Plus a gourmet restaurant where you will be entertained by a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. That's why at Oriens Cafe you simply order at our register and we deliver your freshly made food right to your table. This is the key concept developed by entrepreneur John Catalano, family owned and operated since May 2008.

At Oriens Cafe we are passionate about all we do. Our food is homemade using authentic recipes which are prepared with heart and feeling. Whether you are in the mood for a panini, salad or a cup of our homemade soup to tripe or a delicious dish of homemade gnocchi or risotto you will not be disappointed. We also offer 2 varieties of homemade arancini. Browse our extensive menu to view our entire selections.

Make sure to save room for one of our mouth watering desserts and specialty coffee drinks. At Oriens Cafe you will find authentic Sicilian pastries and 24 flavors of Gelato made fresh on site daily, using recipes designed by Italian Pastry Chef Master Salvatore Garofalo. Come see our grand display of delectable pastries, cookies or a piece of one of our many mousse cakes. Gluten free options are available. Accompany your dessert with a cappuccino or authentic espresso.

We also offer the following.

Oriens Cafe Party Room (20-50 people)

  • Live entertainment (weather permitting) Tuesday and Thursday evenings May-September (Reservations required for these events)
  • Variety of Beer and Wine
  • Dine in or Takeout
  • Large outdoor seating available (seasonal)
  • Wedding Cakes, Cookie and Pastry Platters
  • Panini Platters and Salad Bowls

Believe me... You'll love it!

When founder John Catalano decided he wanted to open a Oriens Cafe in Greece, he wanted to create a family run business that reflected the feel of Cafes from his homeland. He called a friend of his who operated the same kind of Cafe in Lercara Friddi Sicily Italy. That friend, Salvatore Garofalo, who is one of the best pastry chefs in Italy was asked if the same type of operation could be created in Rochester and he said "lets try". John brought Salvatore here to consult with him and opened Oriens Cafe 8 years ago.

Oriens is the latest in a line of several local business that John has created in Rochester, including a beauty salon in Mid-town Plaza, a Travel agency, and the local TV station, Rochester First International which runs on channel 17 on Time Warner. He has also been involved in local Italian festivals and sports events for many years. Recently John has published a book "Thoughts by Gianni Catalano" that is filled with musings about his faith and love of life.

We invite you to stop in for lunch or join us for dinner

Oriens Cafe
1100 Long Pond Road at Maiden Lane
Country Village Plaza
Rochester, New York 14626