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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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Merritt Island, Florida
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119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the opportunity to eat here several times during my stay in town to visit the Mayo Clinic with my teen daughter. Every visit was nice and the food was great. The Owner even remembered me after my second visit and asked how my daugther was progressing. Very friendly staff. Nice selection of food to choose from on menu and... More 

Thank FloridaCracker8888
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in today and we all left full and happy. It was busy but we were able to get a seat right away. We noticed a lot of locals (which is always a good thing) and that there was a wide variety of foods being eaten. When we got our menus we saw what a wide variety they had.... More 

Thank Jeni H
New Hampton, Iowa
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch while family was in the hospital. Must get the chicken tenders. Would definitely visit again!

Thank KimBerns
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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268 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stopped in for lunch after an appt at St Marys. Steady crowd. Service as good and hamburger was also good, but not great. Staff seemed friendly. Reasonable prices.

Thank starbunker2016
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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305 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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20 reviews
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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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

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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
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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?