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“South African charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rooney's Cafe - CLOSED

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Rooney's Cafe
Cuisines: International
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STL
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“South African charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

This is a newer cafe in downtown Alton at Mineral Spring Mall. I've eaten there several times now and have enjoyed every single meal. I always leave feeling satisfied.. not stuffed. Exactly how lunch should be. The family is from South Africa, although I believe the husband is from Alton originally, and they couldn't be more hospitable and friendly. The offer a daily menu with meals under $10. The cheeza.. chicken salad.. the cheeseburger pie.. all SO good! I opt for a side salad instead of chips. It really is worth trying.. then trying again.. then realizing you want to continue returning to enjoy the food and the friendliness of everyone there.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank IL-STLtraveler
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English first
Alton, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing food and very friendly service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

I have eaten at Rooney's cafe on several occasions and have enjoyed the food and overall environment very much. The restaurant is decorated with bright and cheerful furniture and decorations with big windows all around. The owner (who is a very nice and funny lady) creates new and exciting menu choices daily, such as delicious meat pies, cheezas, soups, salads, sandwiches, and excellent desserts. I appreciate that the coffee is nice and strong the way I like it. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Rooney's Cafe for a pleasant and delicious lunch experience. BONUS: You can sit outside on the patio, which overlooks the Mississippi River! Beautiful!

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank ESH62002
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Alton, Illinois
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Unbelieveably Great Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

New restaurant in Alton. The owner is a delightful lady from South Africa, incredible chef, all her recipes, made fresh,new menu daily. I eat there a few X/week, can't get enough.Cuisine is international, varied, prices very reasonable, service great. Nothing like this in Alton or anywhere else I've been, except Europe. Amazing food! Full menu, soups, salads, "sammiches", pot pies, entrees, white chocolate cherry cheesecake, and the best bread pudding you could imagine. You'll come back again and again.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Vlad97
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