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216 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN 55902
+1 507-289-1949
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Excellent service and food server ELLEN

What a great menu with lots of great choices to select. Their grouper with garlic mashed potatoes was excellent. Ahi tuna was super. Bread pudding with caramel sauce was very good. And not to mention that ELLEN was the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Ronald G
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Palm Bay, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What a great menu with lots of great choices to select. Their grouper with garlic mashed potatoes was excellent. Ahi tuna was super. Bread pudding with caramel sauce was very good. And not to mention that ELLEN was the best!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great menu, very nice service, and comfortable atmosphere. We initially sat outside in the alley, which is charmingly reminiscent of New Orleans. A pop-up rain storm sent us inside, so we were able to enjoy two different venues. The food was really good. I had the pecan crusted walleye, and my wife enjoyed the Thai curry mussels and noodles. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good selection. Friendly service. Kind of an odd host, but nice. Will come again when in Rochester. Cozy outside seating.

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We ordered two appetizers plus soup and salad and it was delicious. Came with fresh bread and a pesto dip.

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Illinois
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

They have a garden dining area which we love. This is the second time to Mayo Clinic in 3 weeks. We decided we needed to eat lunch at City Cafe, which is just down the street from Mayo. Our 14 year old son loves their Caesar salad, as do we.

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Cannon Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?