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Cafe Presto

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1223 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
+1 507-289-2690
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

People were very friendly. Restaurant was clean. Unfortunately, the chicken I ordered for my Greek salad could have been listed as chicken jerky. Hummus and pita bread was very good.

Thank MamaTK
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302 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a quick supper and since we had eaten there before many years ago we decided to stop in.. dinner was nothing special and very basic had to ask for any extras.

Thank Jim C
Yorkville, Illinois
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all honesty, the daily special (advertised on a chalkboard out front) of a hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes drew us in. My dad had had surgery the day before and he said that sounded so good. So we went. There are lots of choices for food, from sandwiches, salads, to mexican dishes, etc. The food is very simple,... More 

Thank Anna H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped on way back to hotel from Mayo Clinic, we had the gyro and bacon cheeseburger. Classically cooked and side salad and frys were perfect also. Very good for the price.

Thank Constance M
Marietta, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was difficult to choose between Mexican, Greek, or American. We chose taco salad and a gyro. Great choices. A good place for a quick lunch. Family owned and operated for over 30 years Lots of locals eat here so you know its good.

Thank mirsy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is the third restaurant in Rochester that I have found that is suffering from an identity crisis. The layout, pricing, and atmosphere feels like a classic American diner, and yet the menu has items that are American, Mexican, Greek, and... unidentifiable. I ordered the special of the day and while it was passable, it was under seasoned and the... More 

Thank Robert D
Argyle, Mn
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Every time my husband comes to the Mayo Clinic we make it a point to eat here. I first discovered it while my husband was a patient at St. Mary's Hospital. It is right across the street. Was the first place I took him once he could go out of the hospital. They are so "hometown" it is a real... More 

Thank kathleensdolls
Aurora, Colorado
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Good food reasonable prices. Wife had chicken souvlaki, chicken was great and salad was salad. I had the burrito plate and it was really good.

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you love real old fashioned breakfast type food this is your place. Eggs were done to perfection, crisp bacon, and good size portions. You will not leave hungry. Staying in a hotel? Skip the hotel breakfast and go straight here. Mmmm wish I was there every week for yummy goodness.

Thank John R
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Just a small place but the service and food were great! We both had the enchiladas and they were very yummy!

Thank BreezeM0m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Mexican, American, Cafe, Greek
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?