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The Cafe

2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA 50010-4059
+1 515-292-0100
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA 50010-4059
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Cafe twice in one week during our last visit to Ames. First for brunch: the peach french toast is amazing! The coffee is from a local Ames place and so good that we bought 3 bags of beans to bring home. The...More

Thank 335rosalindp
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with my husband and his sister . The service was slow but good. Good food but not a big menu. I ate salmon.

Thank maite b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their brunch menu was just changed the day before we got there. It had very appetizing seasonal selections. I had the shrimp and grits, and it was beyond wonderful. My husband had the classic breakfast of eggs and sausage and said it was prepared perfect....More

Thank Rgklever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here with my daughter while registering at ISU. Had the kale and quinoa sald with salmon and is was super.

Thank Saraj1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant atmosphere great service and really good food. Fresh ingredients and breads baked on site. Being from California this was the place to eat!

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is in the Somerset area of Ames. The food and coffee are excellent. Many choices. Cafe style dining or nice dining room. The desserts are fabulous...leave room for that!

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here many times, food is always fresh and delicious. Really good breakfasts! The wait can be long especially on busy football weekends but it is worth the wait.

Thank asmcj
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with a friend. I had a Somerset salad which was sort of a Cobb salad. Very tasty. Friend had grilled salmon and he ate every molecule. Service was slightly better than OK - a little slow and unenthusiastic.

Thank Marblehead750
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Last night 3 girlfriends and I went out to celebrate a birthday. The service was great. We weren't rushed at all, the food came out promptly. We started with delicious cucumber martinis and very tasty guacamole. Three of us ordered the salmon. OMG! It was...More

Thank nowdsm
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Hello travelers, The Cafe is an eatery that you must visit when you out here in the Ames, Iowa area. There are very good food choices, the food is tasty, and a nice atmosphere abounds. The Cafe also serves libations. Locally sourced food ingredients is...More

Thank Indiana J
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
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Response from ElliottThompson | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations and all people in the party must be present when you put your name in.
Judy H
12 October 2016|
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Response from Foxygurl23 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did (:
7 April 2015|
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Response from puma1954 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry took so long to answer. It is about 2 miles away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA 50010-4059
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-0100
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