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$$ - $$$, American, Cafe
1217 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
+1 507-258-5224
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“borscht” (14 reviews)
“kale chips” (14 reviews)
“bison burger” (4 reviews)
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Ukrainian, American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1217 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We sat at the bar and unfortunately saw them prepare the food. They used their hands to make salads, bowls etc and did not wash their hands in between handling food, tossing items in the trash and rubbing their pants. The woman waiting on us...More

Thank sbarbaro12
LadyHostess, Owner at Tonic, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am sorry to see you had an unpleasant experience. It is our practice to wash ALL of our fruits and vegetables. They are all washed in batches upon arrival before they are put into use, something you may not see on the spot. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stop in to get a juice everytime I drive through Town on business. there isn't a lot of healthy options other than this.

Thank shosten
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Well, we were at the Mayo Clinic and of course, all of the food at the clinic is not healthy, not organic and probably all comes from California. Anyway, it was a treat to stumble upon Tonic, and RIGHT ACROSS from the hospital! It has...More

4  Thank MariaMag
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I stopped by this place and got the perogi, borscht, and a salad. It was okay for the price. Being Russian, it makes me sad that they serve that borscht and call it authentic Ukranian, not close to the real deal at...More

Thank Mike O
LadyHostess, Owner at Tonic, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Mike, thank for stopping in our place! My ethnic background is Ukrainian, my Baba taught me to make borscht when I was little. The recipe is beets, carrots, onions, & cabbage in a tomato & citrus broth...no potatoes are involved. I'm sorry you didn't care...More

Reviewed April 18, 2018

So I was excited to try this spot. Lots of vegan options, and it looked so fresh! And mostly it WAS fresh - the Unchunky Monkey smoothie was delicious, if not a little pricey for what you got. The appetizers were tasty, too - the...More

Thank ed m
LadyHostess, Owner at Tonic, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our spot! I'm bummed about the black bean burger...we just changed it on the spring menu and I've been asking for feedback because I too feel it is missing the crunch factor which of course was not...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018

The Waitresses are very kind and are flexible with any of your orders. I ordered a turkey burger with gluten-free bread and barbecue sauce. It was delicious, and the taste was something I've never had before. We went to Minnesota for a road trip and...More

Thank Tristan S
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

My visits to Tonic are always a bit of a food adventure...the most common things are prepared with unique touches. Also appreciate that they use mostly locally produced items.

Thank Rochrunner
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The food was delicious and fresh. We had roasted kale for an app and it was delicious and perfectly cooked. The chicken was free range and the food was locally sourced. The wheat grass shot is worth skipping - it tasted like powdered greens with...More

Thank Sara J
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful dining experience all around. The staff is very friendly and informative. The feel of the place is inviting. And the food and juice were phenomenal. I had the blackbean burger with bbq sauce, a glass of Tone it Down and a...More

1  Thank WonderWanderer21
Reviewed February 7, 2018

omg - huevos rancheros was freaking delish! fresh and well presented. friendly service. juice is nice too!

Thank sdwk
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Questions & Answers
January 15, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from LadyHostess | Property representative |
Tonic absolutely has TONS of gluten free options. Visit their website to see for yourself tonicfreshjuice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1217 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-258-5224
  • E-mail
Tonic is a neighborhood gathering place. It’s the perfect place for meeting friends for a cup of tea, enjoying a smoothie made with locally sourced ingredients, or feeding your entire family. We know our community. We know our suppliers. And we know that our family recipes for borscht and pyrohi, our specialty bison entrees and fresh soups, juices and delicious bread, are the kinds of things you want to eat. From a comforting family meal to a beautiful and delicious catered array of appetizers for your home or office party, Tonic is prepared to deliver a one-of-a-kind dining experience that will appeal to everyone. We serve hearty breakfasts served all day, wraps, salads, and soups to fit your needs; gluten free, nut free or dairy free? We do it. The most delicious juices featuring fresh berries and veggies? We do it.
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