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Alternative Fuel Coffee & Smoothies - Main Street Square

512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-5020
+1 605-791-3791
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“quiche” (9 reviews)
“coffee house” (9 reviews)
“great coffee” (8 reviews)
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Healthy, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-5020
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

All six of us enjoyed a terrific jolt of Joe at this shop near Main St. The bakery selection looked inviting and delicious. We found the brews better and more generous (less ice in ice coffee) vs the mega chain. Great staff to makes this...More

Thank ColoradoChilidog
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Love the smoothies. Love the mocha and Frappuccino type drinks. Quiche - do not let them microwave as it becomes a runny disgusting mess. We had it once on a past visit and it must have been hot out of the oven as it was...More

Thank FranceEnglandGreece
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a great centrally located coffee shop at Main Street Square. They offer excellent coffee, and lots of good healthy options for lunch and breakfast. The owner is a super sweet lady who is always very good to us when we stop in. Their...More

Thank Nichole N
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been going to Alternative Fuel for many years. The new location doesn't have the small private rooms we used for meetings, but there's still great tasting drinks, smoothies and baked goods. I had to choose only one reason to go, so I chose desserts,...More

Thank Sande57701
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed downtown in Rapid City for a few days and needed our coffee fix. This place was perfect. Like everywhere in the square it was busy but we weren't kept waiting long for our breakfast and coffee. We ordered two bacon egg bagels and a...More

Thank Rosie T
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My wife and I were walking Rapid City's historic down town and needed a quick coffee fix. Alternative Fuel was close at hand and we satisfied the needed fix with a cup of caramel machiatta and a cup of latte. Both drinks hit the spot...More

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Just visit this place last week. Got their salad and a mocha. Service was great, salad was tasty and the iced mocha pretty good. Prices were on the high side, but not too bad, as I think I will be back. Curious to try some...More

Thank CRW123
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I would have liked to have tried more of their stuff, but I was just grabbing a quick coffee to go, and it was local and convenient. I had the caramel latte, and it was up to par with other coffee shops. The aesthetic was...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I hate giving a negative review, but that's what this is. Everyone that works there is SUPER nice, but the products are below average. The coffee is not well done, I tried to order a traditional macchiato and the barista did not even know what...More

Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Discovered this by chance and came back happily the next two mornings.....delicious coffee, wonderful selection of pastries, quiche, smoothies and other breakfast fare. Nice ambience and very reasonably priced.

Thank Lisa K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-5020
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-791-3791
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