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ZZest Lunch Counter

100 1st Ave SW Ste 203, Rochester, MN 55902-3159
+1 507-206-4560
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pear salad” (2 reviews)
“skordalia” (2 reviews)
“baguette” (2 reviews)
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Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
100 1st Ave SW Ste 203, Rochester, MN 55902-3159
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

First off, adjust your expectations: this is a lunch counter/mini-market/grocery, not an eat-in restaurant. Second, yes, it takes a little bit of time/patience to find as it's located in the byzantine skyway system. Despite these two caveats (drawbacks?), I think ZZest is worth seeking out....More

Thank JetSetLibrarian
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Best Prime rib sandwich in town. Very good portion. I also like their Skordalia. Service is quick and everything tastes fresh. they also have a small market selling cheese and some other goodies.

Thank Jyo G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Wife and I stopped here for lunch between Mayo Clinic appointments. Sandwiches were awesome. Nice selection of specialty cheese and other specialty items. Good friendly service and prices are reasonable.

Thank dakotapat2017
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I had their soup which was excellent but disappointed that they didn't have GF bread. My family said their sandwiches were great. I would have given an excellent rating but the lack of GF bread near a major medical center is somewhat inexcusable. I'm not...More

Thank Jimmy R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

They offer fun, fast, healthy and delicious lunches to go worth checking out! The flavors they put together are very unique and delightful

Thank Marla F
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very good salads, Gumbo, sandwiches. The selection of cheeses is varied. Service is fast and friendly. A bit pricey.

Thank stol77
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Soup was very fresh (definitely not from a jar or can!) and pear salad was really good. Prices are extremely reasonable! Convenient to Mayo Clinic, both by skyway and outdoors.

Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was my first time trying the ZZest Lunch Counter in the Eagle Drug building. I've been hesitant to try due to the high prices of their lunch items, but today I was wanting a salad and the more reasonable (and GOOD!) places nearer to...More

Thank newtonianlass
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went there on a Sunday. Private function so hard to comment about atmosphere since the place was empty except for our group of less than 20. Menu was good and tasty. Staff were very friendly. Would like to try it on a regular night.

Thank adelZman
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had their famous prime rib sandwich last week and it was AMAZING! Make sure to get extra horseradish sauce on the side if you like that sort of thing! A half a sandwich is plenty unless you are really hungry.

Thank Hans1730
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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 1st Ave SW Ste 203, Rochester, MN 55902-3159
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-206-4560
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