Climbing Vines Cafe & Play

The imaginative indoor-play space for Rochester-area babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

 
 
 

Climbing Vines Cafe & Play

Our family-owned and operated 2,500 sq. foot space features a clean, imaginative play-area for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, as well as a barista-staffed gourmet coffee, tea, and espresso cafe for adults.

Our space is large enough for the children to run & play, yet intimate enough for adults and caregivers to relax, have a conversation, or catch-up on work.

While you’re welcome to sit in one of our cozy chairs and observe inside the play area, we also encourage adults to get in on the fun and play along!

We appreciate anyone & everyone that supports local, small businesses.

 

Open-Play Hours

 

Monday: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-1:30 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday: No Open Play

 

We charge $7.50 + tax per child. Each pass includes re-entry for the day. Siblings under 1 are free.

Plan your visit using our Frequently Asked Questions guide.

*WE REQUIRE SOCKS FOR ALL GUESTS. We recommend non-skip grip socks for inside our playhouses.

Play Area

Our play area specializes in imaginative play- featuring high-quality, fun toys and creative activities for your child.

Our cozy space allows for a truly unique play experience for the little ones and a truly enjoyable experience for parents. 

Take advantage of our intimate setting and enjoy some of our relaxing adult coloring books, spend time with a friend, or meet some new friends!

Socks are required in our play area! We have socks for sale should you or your child forget a pair.

Please note: Though we allow children up to 7 years- our play area focuses on imaginative play for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Depending on the type of play your child enjoys, we may not be best suited for their needs. Please take a look through the photos on our website or give us a call and we'd be happy to help! Our play-area capacity is 20 children.

DROP-IN RATE IS $7.50 PER CHILD OVER 6 MONTHS OF AGE.

CHILDREN UNDER 1 ARE FREE WITH A PAID SIBLING.

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  • We cater to restricted diets and most allergies. Please see our allergy-friendly snack menu!
    • Not sure if we can accommodate you or your child's needs? Call or e-mail at least 24 hours before your visit and we'll do our best to make it happen! Please note that we are a nut-free facility.
  • Have something you'd like us to carry? Let us know! E-mail michele@climbingvinescafe.com
    • We are proud to partner with local vendors to bring you the freshest, highest quality snack choice

Hot Drinks

Coffee Based Drinks (café au lait, regular coffee, Red Eye (aka "New Parent"), cafe & cocoa)

Espresso Based Drinks (latte, espresso, mochaccino, cappuccino, cafe breve, cafe mocha, cafe americano)

Flavored Milk Steamers (at kids temp for little ones!)

Chai Latte

Hot Tea (at least 10 varieties always available!)

Hot Chocolate

*We have all your favorite flavors, including mocha, pumpkin spice, mint, almond, and MORE!*

Cold drinks

Iced Tea

Lemonade

Honest Juice Boxes

Canned Soda & Bottled Water

Milk

Iced Coffee and Espresso Based Drinks (latte, espresso, mochaccino, cappuccino, cafe breve, cafe mocha, cafe americano)

 

Check out our mix n' match snack menu, which is in addition to our fresh grab n' go options That change daily! Stop in to see what's fresh and ready today.

 
 If you are in need of complete packaging and ingredients of our snacks, please ask a staff member- they're readily available!

If you are in need of complete packaging and ingredients of our snacks, please ask a staff member- they're readily available!

 

The Best Birthday Parties in Rochester

For a super-simple chart that breaks down the differences between each package- click HERE

About our Birthday Parties

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What makes our parties so special:

  • Every package includes a private rental- so it will JUST be you & your guests!

  • Our space is enjoyable for adults AND children

  • Each party is completely unique- you can get creative with decor if you’d like!

  • We allow you to bring in your own food & decor if you'd like-including balloons!

  • We can accommodate nearly any sized event! Choose any catered package and you can invite as many family & friends as you'd like! Our play-area capacity is 20 play-aged children.

 

All of our party packages include:

  • Our ENTIRE 2,500 square-foot facility for your guests to enjoy! All of our parties are private- we are closed to the public during ALL birthday parties

  • Dedicated party assistants to help make your event as stress-free as possible*

  • 2 hours of party time, PLUS a complimentary 30 minutes for set-up (or you can drop decor off ahead of time for us to set up before you arrive!)

  • Up to 20 printed invitations (fill-in-the-blank with your party info!)

  • Option to bring your own food/snack/ dessert/ décor

  • All clean-up (yay)!

Available Time Slots:

Weeknights: Any day, 5:30-7:30pm (call for M-Th availability)

Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm, 4:45-6:45pm

Sunday: 10:00am-12:00pm (our most popular!), 1:30-3:30pm, 4:45-6:45pm

 

Party Host Frequently Asked Questions

Party Packages

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Need help deciding between packages? See our simple chart!


Grow-your-Own $269

This package is a two-hour, private rental of our facility and includes all of our basic event offerings listed at the top of the page. You’ll provide all the food, drink, party supplies, decorations, and dessert. Up to 12 children (not including the birthday child) may be invited. Additional guests are $10/child. Additional adult guests are always welcome at no charge. All Guests entering the play area MUST wear socks. Click to read our Party Host Frequently Asked Questions


Garden-Variety $349

This package is a two-hour, private rental of our space.  In addition to our basic offerings, this package ALSO includes a large sheet Salvatore's pizza , fresh fruit or veggie platter, ice-water, organic juice for the children, and soda or iced tea for adults. We will also provide printed invitations (fill-in-the-blank with your party information!), tables and chairs, plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery, set-up and clean-up, as well as party assistants to ensure your event runs smoothly and to help serve your food and drinks. All food and drink in this package is intended to serve 20 people (children or adults). There is no charge for additional guests with this package, only additional food!. You're welcome to bring your own food OR order through us. Also refer to our add-on menu for dessert and entertainment add-ons. Ask us about gluten-free pizza options! Click to read our Party Host Frequently Asked Questions.


The Morning Glory $349

This package is a two-hour, private rental of our space, from 10:00am-12:00pm on Sunday.   This package offers a fresh breakfast meal including bagels with “fixings”, mini-muffins, fresh fruit, ice-water, orange juice, as well as unlimited hot coffee and tea for adults. We will also provide printed invitations (fill-in-the-blank with your party information!), tables and chairs, colored plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery, set-up and clean-up, as well as party assistants to ensure your event runs smoothly and to help serve your food and drinks. See our chart for below for exactly what’s included. All food and drink in this package is intended to serve 20 people (children or adults).There is NO charge for additional guests with this package, only additional food! A breakfast pizza is always a wonderful addition. Or, you’re welcome to bring your own. Also refer to our add-on menu for dessert and entertainment add-ons. Ask us about gluten-free pizza options! Click to read our Party Host Frequently Asked Questions.


The De-vine $499 and up

As simple as walking through the door!  In addition to a two-hour private rental of our entire space, with this package you will receive an all-inclusive, themed party (we can accommodate any theme!), for which we provide all set-up, clean-up, food, drink, dessert, invitations (fill-in-the-blank with your party information!), favors, and décor.  You can also add entertainment for an even more memorable experience.

You can even select ANY theme you like! Included is a fresh cheese sheet pizza (1 additional topping is complimentary, if desired), a 16-piece sub tray,  fresh fruit or veggie platter, and 20 cupcakes or a sheet cake for 30 (please inquire for gluten-free or dairy-free options, or specialty cakes).

Your guests will also walk away with fun goodie bags (up to 12 are included), each with a free play pass for future use (including the birthday child!). 

Click to read our Party Host Frequently Asked Questions.

You may add extra favors, dessert, food, invitations, or other supplies for an additional charge.

Please note that while parents are free to choose any theme, planning, choosing, and purchasing decorations and supplies are at the sole discretion of Climbing Vines, LLC, though we welcome input from parents! Climbing Vines LLC retains ownership of all supplies and décor (save for any extra décor the family brings) after the conclusion of the party. All themes must be decided in writing a minimum of 30 days in advance of the event.


The Moonflower $319

This package has identical offerings as the garden-variety package, but is hosted on a weekday evening, from 5:30-7:30pm. Click to read our Party Host Frequently Asked Questions.

 


 

THE PLAY-DATE $5+

If you are bringing your child for open-play on their birthday, we will make them feel like the star of the day! Starting at just $5, we can display a personalized, themed birthday message on our large flat-screen TVs, have a balloon and small gift waiting for them, or even a little sweet treat! Since we don't allow parties during open-play hours, this is a great, affordable alternative! Click on the special booking option below to learn more and book your day! All Guests entering the play area MUST wear socks.

Please note: we require 24 hours notice for this booking and recommend a minimum of 48 hours notice for any special requests.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This booking is for an intimate birthday play date with your child, We do NOT allow parties during open-hours. You may not bring in decor, food, dessert, presents, OR groups unless you book a private party rental.


Add-On Menu

Food, Drink, and Decor Add-Ons

  • Unlimited Coffee and Tea Service for Adults ($35.00)

  • Sub Tray (Serves 16) ($50.00)

  • Wrap Platter (Serves 16) ($55.00)

  • Extra Sheet Pizza (Cheese) ($25.00)

  • Extra Sheet Pizza (1 topping) ($28.00)

  • Sheet Breakfast Pizza ($30.00)

  • Additional Fruit OR Veggie Platter (Serves about 10) ($25.00)

  • 32 Chicken Fingers with French Fries & Ketchup ($65.00)

  • Medium Gluten-Free Cheese Pizza ($15.00)

  • 50 Wings (Choice of Sauce) with Blue Cheese ($50.00)

  • Colored Plates, Cups, Napkins, and Cutlery ($30.00)

  • Party Salad (serves 15) with Balsamic AND Ranch Dressing ($30.00)

  • Antipasto Salad (Serves 15) ($40.00)

  • Extra Drinks for up to 20 (Kids or Adults) ($20.00)

  • 12 colored latex balloons ($35.00)

  • 4 themed foil balloons ($35.00)

  • Cupcakes (Starting at $2 per person)

  • Themed cupcakes (starting at $4 per cupcake)

  • Personalized Sheet Cake (Starting at $50)

  • Specialty Cake (Starting at $65)

  • Personalized Favors/ Goodie Bags (Starting at $4 per bag)

 

Entertainment and Activity ADD-ONS

Please note: These can be changed up to 10 days prior to your event- but are subject to availability, so the earlier you book the better!

  • 30-Minute Story-time and Sing-a-long ($50)

  • Cupcake Decorating Activity- All Supplies Included (Starting at $40)

  • 1.5 hour Princess Visit with Playtime (Starting at $50)

  • Themed Game or Craft of your Choice- All Supplies Included (Starting at $30)

  • Tea Party Activity and Craft (Starting at $40)

  • 40-Minute Magician Visit ($150)

  • 1 Hour Professional Photography (Starting at $150)

  • 1 Hour Specialty Character Visit (Starting at $150)

  • Additional Birthday Child ($50)

  • Additional 30 minutes of party time (depending on availability): $50



Hear what a few of our happy customers have to say...

Or check out out 119+ 5-star reviews on social media!

"I wanted to thank you for everything that went into making Adriana's 2nd Birthday Party special. I think my daughter is addicted to the play area and will want to come back more and more, she had soo much fun! The Divine Package was the way to go because for once this momma was able to mingle with guests and enjoy the party as well!" - Angela

 

"I can't begin to tell you how much fun everyone had this morning! Everyone was just perfect and the assistants were such a great help!" -Melissa

 

"Just wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful party today. Halle enjoyed every minute and all or guests were really impressed with the place! Many had not been and as soon as they walked in they all commented on how cute it was! " -Julie

 


IMPORTANT NOTES

  • We REQUIRE SOCKS for all party guests entering the play area. You are welcome to bring socks to hand out to those that forget if you choose

  • A NON-REFUNDABLE, non-transferable deposit of $100 is required to reserve a date and time-slot. We would be happy to give you a free tour prior to booking- come during open hours or call to set up an appointment, we're flexible!

  • Party options are priced for one birthday child. If you're planning a joint party, please refer to our add-on menu while booking

  • Parties DO NOT INCLUDE tax or gratuity

  • PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ALLOW UNAPPROVED PARTIES OUTSIDE OF THESE TIME SLOTS. Hosting your own party during our normal business hours will result in your group being asked to kindly leave as it causes a disruption in the experiences of other guests. If you'd like to bring your child to play on their birthday and still want to make them feel special- check out our special birthday guest options under the "Play-Date" package!

  • Click to read our Party Host Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Our invitations can be viewed here

  • Please note we can NOT accept any bookings over the phone- all bookings must be made online or in-person ONLY. We can also NOT accept payments over the phone.

Climbing Vines Memberships

Become Part of the Climbing Vines Community

We have a limited number of unlimited open-play memberships available!

Save money and get awesome members-only perks!

Membership Perks:

  • Unlimited visits anytime we're open for open-play
  • 10% any birthday package that takes place during an active membership (for the cardholder only- discounts are not transferrable)
  • Priority registration for events, Kid's Night Out, and summer camps
  • Memberships are payable MONTHLY- perfect for any budget!
  • Note: ANY adult can bring a cardholding child to play!

Please note:

Beginning October 1, 2017, in order to activate a monthly unlimited membership we now REQUIRE a card on file. There are still plenty of "cancel anytime" options, but this step is now required. Memberships MUST be used within immediate families ONLY. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in the revokation of your membership.

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    How does Purchasing Online Work?

     

    -Your packages of 10 passes will be good for one calendar year from your purchase date

    -Bring your order number with you on your first visit to pick up your free, re-loadable membership card (or we can ship your card to you)

    -If you purchase a gift card, choose to pick it up or have it sent to you

    -Gift Cards can ONLY be used on in-store purchases

    -Please check our FAQ page before your visit so you know what to expect!

    -Please note we can NOT accept any payments over the phone- all purchases must be made online or in-person ONLY

    New Policy- Members must present Photo ID when using their membership card

     

    Unlimited Memberships

    he BEST value if you come about once a week or MORE!


    Packages of 10 Passes, Gift Cards, and other Play Options!

    Package of 10 Play Passes (1 Child)
    69.00
    Quantity:
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    Package of 10 Play Passes (2 Children)
    99.00
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    Package of 10 Play Passes (3 Children)
    149.00
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    Gift Cards are now available!


     

     

     

    Events

    In addition to open play, Climbing Vines also hosts a variety of fun events all year long!  Subscribe to our calendar here or on Facebook and check back often, we're always scheduling fun, new family fun! If using a gift-card, you must purchase tickets in-store. Please note we can NOT accept any payments over the phone- all purchases must be made online or in-person ONLY.

    Please note that all event and class ticket purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE. 

    EACH event requires advanced registration unless specifically otherwise noted. No need to print your tickets-we will have an electronic list of registered attendees at the door we will reference.

    Please note that all event and class ticket purchases are FINAL and NON-REFUNDABLE. EACH event requires advanced registration unless specifically otherwise noted. No need to print your tickets-we will have an electronic list of registered attendees at the door we will reference.

    Climbing Vines Mobile Event Planning Services

    No matter where your party takes place. No matter what type of event it is. No matter how much help you need. We have you covered!


    Want to Pick-Up a Party-Ready Pack?

    Do you love our creativity & attention-to-detail, BUT you'd like to host your party at your home or another venue?

    Choose from our 4 themes OR request a quote for a custom theme!

    Each Party-Ready Pack comes with:

    • Themed "Happy Birthday" Banner
    • Themed Favors for 12 children, personalized with the birthday child's name & ready-to-go
    • Themed craft or activity with all materials & instruction for 12 children (except for Mickey & Minnie which comes with mouse ears instead!)
    • 5 High-quality themed or color coordinated table coverings
    • Color Coordinated paper products, cups, & cutlery for approx. 30 
    • Detailed Party Planning Playbook with a checklist for pre-party planning AND day-of coordination 
    • This package does NOT come with set-up, clean-up, table/chair rentals, or party assistants. If you're interested in our full event planning services, pease refer to our mobile event division here: https://occ.sn/mqqttlw1

      Get $25 Off any ready-pack with code IMREADY !

    Just worry about supplying the guests, venue, & food!

     

     

    Partner with us!

    We love partnering with local businesses.

    View our sponsorship levels here- they start at just $30!

     

    This is your chance to get in front of dozens of families EACH day - just in time for the holiday season!  We have very limited spaces available for each level of sponsorship- so don't wait!

     

     

     

    Network Marketers: Please note we only allow ONE sponsor per level per company.

    Companies who are already represented:

    NONE- grab your spot now!

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are your open-play hours?

    Our hours may change seasonally, so be sure to visit our hours page for the most up-to-date open-play hours. If we are not open for open-play, check our events calendar, we may have something else happening! Be sure to register for events in advance.

    How much do I pay to play?

    We charge $7.50 plus tax per child, beginning at 6 months of age. Children under 1 are free WITH a paid sibling. Adults are always free! Each play pass includes re-entry for the entire day. We have plenty for even very young babies to do, even if they’re not yet crawling! Visit the photos on our play area page to see all there is to do!

    I have multiple children, do I Have to pay the same rate for all of them?

    You don’t need to! We have discounted rates for families with more than one child if you purchase a package. Our passes go up to 3 children- if you have more, please call for special pricing. Remember, adults are always FREE!

    I like the idea of the parents lounge, but what if I want to use the play area with my child?

    That's great! We encourage parents to play with their child as much as they like, and have full (socks-only) access to the play area. We even have café seating right inside of our play area for parents whose children prefer they stay close. We also have seating inside of our crawlers area. If your child is more independent, enjoy our comfy parents lounge where you'll still enjoy full view of the play area!

    At what age do you start charging children to play?

    Our rule is if your child is playing, we ask you to pay for them to do so. Children under 1 are free with a paid sibling- otherwise we begin charging at 6 months.  Our play area is geared towards babies, young toddlers, and preschool-aged children- which is why we charge for these age groups specifically.

    I have a child that's older than 6. can they come too?

    Of course!  We welcome children that are outside of our play area age group free-of-charge. While not permitted to use any of our play equipment themselves (no exceptions) they can help a younger friend or sibling play. If they use or abuse the play equipment, however, we will ask them to exit the play area and instead sit in the lounge.

    I have an infant, do we pay to play as well?

    If your infant will be using our play area (our sectioned-off crawler area recommended age is 6 months and up, but will have some toys for the younger babies to use as well!) we'll ask you to purchase a play pass for them. If they are tagging along while big brother or sister plays and the infant won't be playing, they can hang with their caregiver for free. We welcome and encourage baby-wearing here!

    will kids or parents have to take off their shoes?

    In our café and parents lounge, please feel free to wear your shoes.  Outside of our play area we have a convenient coat rack and cubbies for shoes. Our play area is strictly SOCKS ONLY. No shoes, no bare feet! If you forget your socks, don't worry!  We have socks to purchase and keep for adults and children for $2 per pair. We allow car seats and baby carriers in the play area but do NOT permit strollers. Feel free to leave strollers in the vestibule or by the coat racks and cubbies.

    Can we bring in our own snacks or food?

    Yes! We will have wholesome snacks and finger foods available for purchase (until they're gone!), but we are also parents and understand that our offerings won't work for everyone. We do ask that all beverages (other than bottles and such, of course!) consumed at our facility are purchased in our café. We will have complimentary water, and warm water for safely warming bottles. Just ask! We are a NUT-FREE facility, so please DO NOT bring in any food with nuts of traces of nuts for the safety of our other guests. You may NOT bring in a birthday cake or cupcakes during open-play hours.

    Is the play pass Good for the day?

    Yes, once you purchase a play-pass, you can stay and play as long as you like, during open hours.  ALSO INCLUDED is same day re-entry, because we understand that many little ones can only enjoy play in shorter intervals.  

    My child has allergies and/or food Sensitivities. What will you have for us?

    We are working with local vendors to provide as many options as possible, including for those with allergies.  In order to ensure we can accommodate you, please call at least 24 hours prior to your visit and we'll do our best to make it happen! We will pay attention to frequently requested items, and have them more readily available if needed. Please visit our cafe page for our allergy-friendly menu. We are a nut-free facility.

    I'm breastfeeding, will you have accommodations for me?

    We encourage you to feed your child wherever and however you feel comfortable, but please ask if you'd like more privacy. We are happy to announce that we're the FIRST business to partner with the Finger Lakes Breastfeeding Partnership to help support you in your breastfeeding journey.

    Can I use my friends membership card, or give mine to a friend to use ?

    No. Memberships MUST be used within an immediate family ONLY. You may not allow other families to use your passes at any time, even if they are visiting with you. They will need to fill out their own agreement and purchase whichever pass they like.

    Do you accept Cash & Cards?

    Yes, we accept cash and all major cards including American Express. We do not accept personal checks and we do NOT accept bills over $20.

    Can I have my child's birthday party during normal business hours at the cafe without going through the booking process?

    No. We do not allow parties of any kind during our normal business hours. We, of course, allow birthday "play-dates" where guests may bring in gifts, but we draw a strict line at bringing in any outside catering, decorations, or re-arranging tables in the cafe to accommodate your "party". Doing so may result in you being asked to leave. If you are bringing your child on their birthday, please instead consider our affordable options (starting at just $5) for making your child still feel like the star of the day! We can display a personalized birthday message on our TVs, and even have a balloon and a treat waiting for them!  Learn more and reserve your child's birth-date here!

    Does your facility enforce a play-area capacity?

    Yes! We make sure the play area is as comfortable as possible at all times. Our play-area capacity is 20 children. If we are on a wait, we will allow families to wait in the cafe-area until a family leaves. Please ask for coloring books or other activities to use if you have to wait! 

    Can you pay for classes or events at the door?

    All classes and events require online registration. Please see our events page for more details and registration information. This helps us plan ahead and make sure our events do not get too crowded!

    Climbing Vines Toy-Replacement Wish List

    We do our absolute best to keep all toys in tip-top shape at all times. However, sometimes we just can't replace items as often as we would like to, We are SO thankful to our wonderful customers & supporters who have purchased items off our wish list, even a $5 muffin tin is INCREDIBLY helpful.

    For every item purchased, we will send you one FREE play pass!  That's right- we will send you a FREE play pass ($7.50 value) for each $5 muffin tin you send us! We will also give you a shout-out on Facebook if you include your name in the note!

    In an ideal world we would never need to ask for help- but we also want to have the BEST condition facility possible.

    Thank you for your generosity.

     

    Herbie the Caterpillar- Generously donated by Janet McDaniel

    Thomas Train Table & dress up clothes- Generously donated by Janet McDaniel

    Green Toys Trucks- Generously donated by the Letson Family

    Green Toys Mini Trucks - Generously donated by the Giordono Family

    Counting Cookies & Play Good - Generously donated by the Morse Family

     

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