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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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“kale chips” (15 reviews)
“borscht” (13 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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank 781las
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

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

Thank Janet M
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.

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

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!

Thank Diana W
Reviewed June 18, 2018

When I visited Minnesota to take care of my sister, I got $150 worth of food and juice from Tonic. My favorites were all of the juices and the steel cut oatmeal, granola parfait, Rochester wrap, soups, and The Rachel. Everything I got was super...More

Thank Clopaboba
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I stopped here twice for dinner and was very pleasantly surprised. The staff was friendly and helpful with the menu. Both smoothie and juice that I tried were very good, and the kale chips were great as a side. It was not cheap, but felt...More

Thank Karl416
Reviewed June 15, 2018 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 June 17, 2018

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 May 14, 2018

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
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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
US$5 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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