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Cafe Diem

229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
+1 515-956-3556
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (6 reviews)
“smoothie” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I frequently choose this awesome coffee shop to work in the afternoons. Their new fall drink, Caramel Apple Cider, is the BEST!!!

Thank katherinewV3145TQ
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We love coffee, but are not big fans of "the big chain". This was an absolute find. We came here twice in one day and considered a 3rd trip. We returned the next day on our way out of town. Well done, Cafe Diem!!!

Thank anns6838
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A year round favorite of graduate students and professors, who come to study with a great cup of coffee and their laptop. Also enjoy a scone or piece of gourmet quality cake or cheesecake.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

I'm a coffee shop person, but with today's chains with their drive ups and generic furniture in small spaces, this kind of place is rare! Old well worn wood floors with a mix of tables, upholstered chairs and booths; even a really cool light fixture!...More

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We stop here, too often, because of the very convenient location (right on Main Street, near all the fun shops), nice staff and good coffee. If my kids are with, they always have questions about either the coffee, smoothies or pastries. Each and every visit,...More

Thank Victorious1203
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a road trip to Minneapolis. Had a great little lunch - soup and sandwich. The highlight is the cute, comfy atmosphere - one of those coffeehouses where you want to spend your entire afternoon. My only disappointment was my latte was...More

Thank ckreie
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The is an old commercial retail building with a long narrow layout. You can sit in booths along the East and small tables with chairs on West wall and small tables in front elevated display stages on both sides of front door. The brewed coffee...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great feel for a cafe. Wood floors, cool vibe. Great coffee. Food is really good, and I feel may get overlooked.

Thank grandski
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We only go occasionally to Cafe Diem but it is always a great experience. All the coffees are great and so are the pastries. We particularly like the chai latte and cappuccino. The staff is very friendly and it is a nice place to hang...More

Thank Tourvel_67
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I've been going to Cafe Diem for years, and it is always great coffee, great scones, and pretty good food. The ambiance is very modern and chic, it's always full of people, and I will always come back.

Thank Brooke K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3556
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