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216 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-1949
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch during Mayo Visit

Lunch with my Wife, very good service, New Orleans style food was very good, interesting décor, would go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Long Beach, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lunch with my Wife, very good service, New Orleans style food was very good, interesting décor, would go back!

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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, good food, small portions, weren't offered refills, gorgeous outdoor setting with music and shade. Would try again.

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the atmosphere of the cafe and the staff was very accommodating. The blue cheese ball appetizer was delicious. The seafood appetizer was also great. My husband had the maple chicken entree that he said was amazing. This is a place we will come back to.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Nice after-work restaurant for a larger group. Food is very good, menu is a little limited, I was a little disapointed with the desserts but everything else was very good.

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A welcome oasis in downtown Rochester , we ate lunch outdoors and escaped our cares on the patio. Grilled tuna was outstanding. Lots of menu options for every taste, very fresh and healthful, ranging to decadent ( see chocolate cake).

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West Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Located on the first deck of an old brick building (Newt’s is on the second deck). Good American cuisine with several seafood choices.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This restaurant in downtown Rochester is unpretentious, yet the service was excellent and the food delicious. A very nice surprise.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The City Cafe is the sort of place you expect in a big city -- a varied menu in a casual but upscale setting. Our food was excellent and the prices are reasonable. If you are here in summer, they have a great outdoor patio that is tucked away from the sidewalk so you can enjoy the weather but not... More 

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Denison
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were in Rochester for my wife's knee surgery and as luck would have it, it was also my 70th birthday. My daughter came down from the twin cities and took us out for dinner. She had a friend from Rochester who gave us some recommendations. After looking over the Trip advisior reviews and her recommendations we chose the City... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It had been awhile since my wife and I had returned to City Cafe. Not because of anything bad but there had just been other good restaurants in Rochester opened so we had been hitting those for awhile. So for our anniversary we decided to return. As usual the food did not disappoint. I had the french onion soup and... More 

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Additional Information about City Cafe

Address: 216 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902
Phone Number: +1 507-289-1949
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 216 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-289-1949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?