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Alternative Fuel Coffee & Smoothies - Main Street Square

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512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-5020
+1 605-791-3791
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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212 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All six of us enjoyed a terrific jolt of Joe at this shop near Main St. The bakery selection looked inviting and delicious. We found the brews better and more generous (less ice in ice coffee) vs the mega chain. Great staff to makes this a worthy stop of pick up.

Thank ColoradoChilidog
Denver, Colorado
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Love the smoothies. Love the mocha and Frappuccino type drinks. Quiche - do not let them microwave as it becomes a runny disgusting mess. We had it once on a past visit and it must have been hot out of the oven as it was great, but we were here on 9/30/16 & it was nuked and runny. :-(

Thank FranceEnglandGreece
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great centrally located coffee shop at Main Street Square. They offer excellent coffee, and lots of good healthy options for lunch and breakfast. The owner is a super sweet lady who is always very good to us when we stop in. Their coffee is one of my favorites in town!

Thank Nichole N
Rapid City, South Dakota
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been going to Alternative Fuel for many years. The new location doesn't have the small private rooms we used for meetings, but there's still great tasting drinks, smoothies and baked goods. I had to choose only one reason to go, so I chose desserts, but snacks, breakfast, lunches, light meals are all good. If you want a big meal,... More 

Thank Sande57701
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed downtown in Rapid City for a few days and needed our coffee fix. This place was perfect. Like everywhere in the square it was busy but we weren't kept waiting long for our breakfast and coffee. We ordered two bacon egg bagels and a blueberry smoothie with our coffees and it was all great. The place is a nice... More 

Thank Rosie T
Summerville, South Carolina
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245 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

My wife and I were walking Rapid City's historic down town and needed a quick coffee fix. Alternative Fuel was close at hand and we satisfied the needed fix with a cup of caramel machiatta and a cup of latte. Both drinks hit the spot as we relaxed outside on the square.

Thank Fred M
Hermosa, South Dakota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Just visit this place last week. Got their salad and a mocha. Service was great, salad was tasty and the iced mocha pretty good. Prices were on the high side, but not too bad, as I think I will be back. Curious to try some of their drinks they have listed.

Thank CRW123
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I would have liked to have tried more of their stuff, but I was just grabbing a quick coffee to go, and it was local and convenient. I had the caramel latte, and it was up to par with other coffee shops. The aesthetic was nice, but standard. The staff was very nice, and accommodating with our personal coffee cups... More 

Thank Rob C
Watertown, South Dakota, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I hate giving a negative review, but that's what this is. Everyone that works there is SUPER nice, but the products are below average. The coffee is not well done, I tried to order a traditional macchiato and the barista did not even know what that was. I don't even know if they have demitasse cups for shots? The food... More 

Thank Kyle K
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Discovered this by chance and came back happily the next two mornings.....delicious coffee, wonderful selection of pastries, quiche, smoothies and other breakfast fare. Nice ambience and very reasonably priced.

Thank Lisa K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Healthy, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 Main St, Rapid City, SD 57701-5020
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-791-3791
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