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Leaf Kitchen

301 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-4722
+1 319-338-1909
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“ham” (4 reviews)
“moroccan eggs” (4 reviews)
“asiago cheese” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-4722
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Neat little place with good atmosphere and great food. A dozen tables and lots of organic foods. Had an omelette with ham, quiche and oatmeal. The large buttermilk pancakes with granola was also terrific. Not exceptionally fast but worth the wait. Not cheapest place but...More

Thank Cullen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this casual diner as one of the few places with some seating in Iowa City during parents' weekend. We arrived around 10.30am, with only about 6 people in front of us. We waited only about 15 minutes, with pleasant staff seating us....More

Thank Steve d
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious Saturday morning breakfast with a friend. Great food, friendly service in a comfortable, homey setting. Food was fresh and yummy!! We can't wait to come back for lunch sometime!!

Thank cpt126281
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Leaf Kitchen has very fresh food and I have never been disappointed. Although I've only been there for lunch, the breakfast menu looks marvelous. I'm so impressed that they use only fresh, local, and healthy ingredients. It's a special place in Iowa City.

Thank alfaiowa
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here, tho generally not open for dinner. Never disappointed and like that the menu changes with many healthy options. That said, the baked items are great!

1  Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Best breakfast in Iowa City, hands down. The offerings are unique and reliably tasty, with quick service and fresh, local ingredients. Don't go to Leaf Kitchen if you're hoping for a big, greasy Village Inn style meal! The restaurant is pretty small, so (like every...More

1  Thank fojane
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

At face value, Leaf should be just my kind of place. Great menu, good breakfast selections, funky real non-chain decor. Maybe they were just having an off morning (we arrived for breakfast about 9:30 on a Thursday). Whatever the reason, the "made to order" Asiago...More

1  Thank ScoutMidwest
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Small cafe with terrific organic food grown locally. Small menu but changing menu items. Responsive staff and cooks. Reasonably priced.

Thank Skypond3041
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I love this place! It has very unique interior decorating but if you appreciate antiques you will love it. My favorite is the crepes and egg in a basket. Only negative is that the restaurant is very hot in the summer months...no...More

Thank Bethany F
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Leaf Kitchen was my regular Saturday morning stop when I first moved to Iowa City. The staff is extraordinarily friendly and helpful and helped me to get my bearings in town when I was unfamiliar. Service can be a little slow sometimes if the place...More

Thank whoisthatguy
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Sarah B
31 October 2015|
Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
You can bike to within 2 blocks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-4722
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-1909
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