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Alternative Fuel Coffee & Smoothies - Main Street Square

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512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701
16057913791
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Smoothies in the square

I regularly stay at The Alex Johnson hotel when i visit Rapid and have never been into this coffeehouse until this Summer and I fell in love! The best location - right on the main street square with beautiful patio seating. I enjoyed a 32 oz (Yes 32 oz) Nutella Smoothie which was basically liquid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Jey T
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I regularly stay at The Alex Johnson hotel when i visit Rapid and have never been into this coffeehouse until this Summer and I fell in love! The best location - right on the main street square with beautiful patio seating. I enjoyed a 32 oz (Yes 32 oz) Nutella Smoothie which was basically liquid nutella - I almost even... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We loved finding a place in downtown Rapid that offered some fresh and healthy options. Had a spinach green smoothie with chia seeds and protein added. Very good drink. Location is quite small (and busy) but we sat outside and enjoyed the square. Thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good coffee and nice people. My wife enjoys almond milk in her latte and she found it here. They also have a nice food selection to choose from.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Honestly I was driving through Rapid City on an epic road trip and just did not want fast food or anything remotely fried and bad for you. I cannot believe my good fortune in finding this place. It is well situated and had exactly what I was looking for...amazing coffee drinks, healthy smoothies, big salads and protein options like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great speciality coffee and farmer's quiche! Also enjoyed the smothered burrito. Would definitely go back.

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Eureka, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We didn't eat anything but the food looked good too. Would highly recommend this spot. Very convenient. Excellent quality!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were pointed in the direction of Alternative Fuel by a local shop owner we asked for quick eats for lunch. She was spot on in recommending it as we had an several excellent sandwiches partnered with quick and friendly service. The sandwiches are all custom made to order and were ready very quickly. We all enjoyed the food as... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

LOVED finding a great coffee house in the Black Hills - with almond milk and gluten free snacks. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

After going to two other establishments in search of a decent cup of coffee we stumbled on this great little coffee shop! While a tad hard to find at first (it's tucked back behind Ciao!) It has GREAT lattes, amazing quiche, good drip coffee and great service! The girls were quick, thorough & sweet! Not a lot of seating inside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I am currently obsessed with cold brew coffee, and alternative fuel has it down. I wish I could by it by the gallon in a big growler. They also have great breakfast burritos. There's nothing better than enjoying your coffee and breakfast in the outdoor eating area of main street square!

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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: 16057913791

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Healthy, Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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