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$$ - $$$, American, Cafe
1217 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
+1 507-258-5224
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“borscht” (15 reviews)
“kale chips” (15 reviews)
“spicy peanut” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM Hours
Ukrainian, American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1217 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-1941
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

This small restaurant is great. Guality food that is interesting and fresh. No BS. Coffee is good. Juices that they produce are very good. The best I have tasted. The staff is very friendly. I would eat here over and over. It is across 2nd...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank norsktorsk1
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

I have visited Tonic twice. The first time I ordered the banana stuffed French toast with peanut butter. It was amazing! I've always enjoyed my grandmother's peanut butter pancakes, so this made me feel right at home. Today, I ordered the vegan hash. Omg! They...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WifeMommie
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Tonic is awesome! They have delicious, healthy, local, and fresh food. Not only is their food delicious but they also take food allergies very seriously; I have never had an issue while eating here. I have celiac disease (gluten free) and I'm dairy free. They...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sarahrs8
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Why not eat healthy within the Medical community? If you are a patient of the Mayo Clinic, here is a great start to your healing process when looking for something to eat. Can't imagine staff from Mayo Clinic not patronizing this place...if not for health,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MariaMag
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

The food is locally sourced, and they have vegan, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free options. Service is extremely friendly, and relatively quick for fresh-made. We were at the Mayo clinic St. Marys campus; and Tonic is located right across the street. If you're...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SteamboatL2S
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I was drawn in by the unique mix of Ukrainian and natural foods. A bit short on the ethnic side of the menu but once you start looking at the other offerings, it doesn’t seem to matter. Everything that I had was very good. Friendly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DowntownerLA
Reviewed August 9, 2018

I visited this restaurant many days during the week we visited Rochester because of the Mayo Clinic. I ate alone most of the time at the bar, where the servers were friendly and attentive. Everything I ate was delicious, and it was great to be...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank janetm646
Reviewed August 1, 2018

The juice was wonderfully fresh, the wrap excellent in quality but a bit bland for my preference. Rhubarb almond cake pleasant but the rhubarb tang was missing. Overall, excellent quality, good service but flavor and seasoning minimal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jodell L
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Great little gem in a city where healthy dining options are lacking, despite its medical focus. Menu changes seasonally, though many staples remain year-round. My favorite selection for this time of year is the Spicy Peanut Sauté. Location is perfect for visitors to St. Mary's...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MNstoryteller
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Ate here several times while staying at the Aspen Select. This was an amazing little restaurant with great food and great staff. I adored the adult grilled cheese sandwich!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Diana W
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Questions & Answers
Brenda M
October 4, 2018|
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Response from LadyHostess | Property representative |
Hello! The are meters out front, a parking lot on the corner of 2nd ST SW and 12th, and on Saturdays the neighborhood allows parking. Thank you!
Brenda M
October 4, 2018|
Response from LadyHostess | Property representative |
Hello! There is a parking lot on the corner of 2nd ST & 12th, meters out front, and Saturdays neighborhood parking is allowed. Thank you!
January 15, 2018|
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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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 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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