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Cafe Presto

1223 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
+1 507-289-2690
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“crepes” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
1223 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
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Reviews (137)
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great service, excellent breakfast, busy lunch, but was done in 25 minutes. Had enchiladas one night and they were great. Small and no frills, but the food was very good and staff very friendly.

Thank bobandruth19
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Not going to impress anyone bringing them here, but dang, that food was good! Staff are friendly and attentive. Cheap eats and satisfying.

Thank KellyP1962
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I ate at Cafe Pesto about 7 times while my husband was in St. Mary's Hospital. The hospital is right across the street from the Cafe. The help is very good, especially Peter. He and the other server were always to refill my iced tea....More

1  Thank Debby P
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We had several items from the menu and brought some of the food to our nearby hotel. We made it a point to go back a couple times for the Chocolate banana crepes, Nutella Crepes and Strawberry whip cream crepes.. We bought sandwiches as well...More

Thank Minnesotamadge
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Great little place, priced right and tidy to boot. The Greek vinegarette dressing with feta is perfect, and I think the pita is made right here. Their Vesuvio chicken is rotisseried, then finished on the grill. Perfect bite between hospital adventures, and right across the...More

1  Thank Thronetogether
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

What friendly people with great food. We had burgers, and after being here a week it was great. Right across the street from St Mary's Hospital.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

A friendly, warm, greeting as soon as you walk in. I had a breakfast sandwich with ham, egg and Swiss cheese. Absolutely delicious! Felt like home. Just feet away from the Aspen hotel. It's perfect.

Thank Mibbzy718
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant with good and friendly service. I had the Presto Breakfast consisting of two eggs, hash browns and toast for $3.25. Good food, reasonable prices and great service.

Thank Oktraveler83
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The Greek food is some of the best in town, I love the reasonable breakfast, the crepes are outstanding. You will be pleased. Private parking in back, and in the warm days you can sit in the back and enjoy the quietness with a glass...More

Thank happyc123
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I have to go to Mayo unfortunately for medical appointments. The highlight of my trip every time is going to this restaurant. I highly recommend the BBQ chicken and salad with Greek dressing. The waitress is always so nice and we go so much that...More

Thank Kim H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they take credit cards?
15 June 2016|
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Response from Tim L | Reviewed this property |
I've seen this restaurant when we've gone to Rochester and know that it is on a busy street - where do you park?
16 July 2015|
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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, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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).