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Alternative Fuel Coffee & Smoothies - Main Street Square
Ranked #4 of 16 Coffee & Tea in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Healthy, American, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Rapid City
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“YUM”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Get coffee the way you want it, service is amazing, food prepared on site - truly nothing but great things to say!!

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cute place!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We walked down to the square on a nice day in Rapid City and got some coffee here. Cute place, good menu. Right next to an ice rink. Friendly staff, and great coffee!!!

Visited February 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“we really wanted to love it.”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

New to the area, we have been scouting out local alternatives to Starbucks in hopes of finding our "spot" here in Rapid City. Alternative Fuel is really average in terms of their coffee, tea, and snacks. I wanted to feel a much warmer vibe and welcome from the folks who work there (as one would expect from a local coffee house) but the service was mostly lukewarm. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad experience, just not what we are looking for in a favorite place. The view from the counter is wonderful, making it a cool spot to do some research or people watch- you look out at the main street square and can see a lively downtown scene. In that sense it is a cool spot. But as far as the actual ambiance and vibe, we found our home in Bully Blends...

  • Visited January 2014
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Tucker, Georgia
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Another favorite spot!”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

While wasting time downtown on a gorgeous day, I wanted something from Alternative Fuel. I enjoy their drinks, the atmosphere and service, and this time, I was with my son and wanted to try their food items for a small bit of lunch. My son wanted the mac n cheese - I wanted the bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel. Juice for him, hot drink for me. I think it was a chai? Been a while, and forgot to write a review. I enjoy the seating by the windows - cute and cozy. My son enjoys "making friends" - either with people in the coffee shop, or through the windows. My son wanted the bacon out of my sandwich but didn't want the bacon (I think that's what it was) in his mac n cheese. Picky little bugger, so don't worry about that. The bacon in the creamy mac n cheese was quite tasty. And I still like stopping here over anywhere else for a drink when I'm downtown for any reason, any time - if they are open.

  • Visited December 2013
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McCook Lake, SD
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good coffee and breakfast”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We stopped in for a quick breakfast and it was just the ticket. Good coffee, efficient service, and a tasty quiche. Yum!

Visited August 2013
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