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Cafe Presto

1223 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
+1 507-289-2690
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (11 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
1223 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
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Reviewed 5 days ago

One step in and we could tell we were in a wonderful little diner. Good service, wide range of hours (awesome when you have someone in the hospital and have no set schedule). All the food was amazing. Wonderful homemade milk shakes.

Thank gerdfarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so grose to see the lady up front touching the computer mouse when paying for the order at the front desk, and packing my food. I was there only once because of dirt.

Thank DillDeal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Crepes were pretty good. Service was super fast and friendly. The restaurant seating area was tired. Tons of potential but I needed something more uplifting after leaving Mayo for a break. This place is right across the street from St. Mary’s.

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good food nothing outstanding. Local place catering to St Mary's employees. Had the chicken one night quite good and chili another Not very much meat but good flavor.

Thank bridge740
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

How did the place get 4.5 stars? Food is really not good, not even nearly good. Crepes are terrible. Fries were cold. Sandwich had burned pieces from previous sandwiches on. We stopped there on a Sunday afternoon, so probably not the best time to stop...More

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

My first time at Presto was a few years ago for lunch. I keep returning. Everything I've eaten here has been amazing. Nothing too fancy or formal just good food, friendly service, and reasonable prices.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, Cafe Presto is across the street,the food I ate was delicious ,my wife ate several more meals, said the food was very good, nothing fancy, but good.

Thank Johno1952
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We chose this cafe off a whim after driving by the Canadian Honker and seeing the line out the door. I checked Trip advisor quick, the food pics looked tasty, the first couple reviews were positive so we parked. Glad we found this little gem....More

Thank angelinmpls
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Coming from Michigan, it reminded me of a coney island with great fries and sandwiches that don't try to be anything other than simple, fast meals. The burgers aren't anything to rave about.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The seating is not too area is not too big or comfortable - definitely a place frequented by the locals and hospital staff. The service was pretty quick, especially the amount of time the food took. We had hummus with grilled pita appetizer, which was...More

Thank Noah G
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Response from peter p | Property representative |
There is free parking directly behind the restaurant outdoor patio in the back. You will have to enter from 1st Street SW, drive through the hotel parking lot, and then park at Cafe Prestos lot. There is also a pay lot next... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1223 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-2690
Our restaurant has been family run for 37 years at this same location in Rochester MN. We serve good food at an extremely fair price. We have a free, limited delivery service, for the St. Marys hospital campus and surrounding hotels (no minimum purchase is required).
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