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Alternative Fuel Coffee House

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512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
6057913791
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
AWESOME!

love this place and the vibe it gives, positive friendly and all around enjoyable! the staff is warm and welcoming. The food is al homemade and scrumptious !!!!! highly recommend this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Whitney M
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

love this place and the vibe it gives, positive friendly and all around enjoyable! the staff is warm and welcoming. The food is al homemade and scrumptious !!!!! highly recommend this place!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My wife and I stumbled upon Alternative Fuel and we decided to stop. Excellent coffees, and my ginger tea was sharp and refreshing. We didn't try any foods (we had just eaten breakfast) but they looked good. This is worth a try again!

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This little coffee shop has a lot to offer. The Pumpkin Chai heavenly. The other drinks are blended wonderful as well. The food there is very tasty. The shop is located in the Main Street Square shopping center so it is very convenient when shopping downtown.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Alternative Fuel is located downtown in the Main Street Square. You'll always get great service at AF.

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Greeley, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Our coffee tasted as if they were not cleaning the machines properly and probably not using the correct pressure. We ordered several drinks for a group. When they brought the drinks out they were not labeled and they could not tell us which drinks they were. The lids did not fit the cups and they did not tell us this... More 

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Carmel, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were visiting RC and had no idea where to eat. Most of the places downtown seemed like chic bistros or bars. Finding Alternative Fuel tucked in to a building a block down from the Alex Johnson hotel was a great find. It smelled wonderfully of fresh coffee and they were doing a brisk business at 11AM on a Friday.... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a good place to get together with friends for an afternoon for coffee or a meal. The atmosphere is good, the food and drinks are good, the service is great, and the Baristas are friendly, and it is one of my favorite places to hang out with my friends.

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Minneapolis
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459 reviews 459 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food case has a lot of snacks which are healthy. The small bites such as the carrot cake looked enticing. We had coffee and boba tea and were tasty. Great location from the Square activities. They own the ice cream place next door as well.

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Red Deer, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The drinks were good (not great), but the food was just okay. When it says "on french bread" in the menu and has a big price tag on it, you would expect the bread to be fresh or from a bakery. This so-called "french bread" was just Texas Toast from a supermarket. I won't be going back here. It seems... More 

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Death Valley Junction, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wanted to find a local joint for breakfast, and I stopped in on a Tuesday morning. I got quick and friendly service from the staff. Breakfast bagel sandwich was good. The coffee shop has a nice ambiance and some outdoor seating on the edges of a downtown park.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: 6057913791

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm

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