• Open:
    7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Cuisines:

    American North American

    American North American

  • Features:


  • Dietary:

    Vegetarian , Organic , Vegan

  • Known for:

    Cocktails, Great cocktails, Coffee, Great coffee, Great dessert, Vegan options, Cozy, Healthy options, Romantic, Upscale, Organic dishes, Kids menu, Small plates, Great tea selection, Vegetarian options, Wine, Great wine list, Good for kids, Casual, Quick bite, Comfort food, Beer, Great beer selection, Brunch, Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits, Dessert, Mask required, Dine-in, Accepts reservations, Dinner, Hard liquor, Lunch, Bar onsite, Popular Lunch, Catering, Curbside pickup, Fast service, High chairs, Restroom, Seating, Good for groups, Outdoor seating, Solo dining, Wheelchair accessible parking lot, Usually a wait, Wheelchair accessible restroom, Wheelchair accessible seating, NFC mobile payments, Delivery, College students, Takeaway, Popular with Tourists, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Alcohol, Dinner, Breakfast, Popular Breakfast,
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The Cafe in Ames, IA, is a American restaurant with an overall average rating of 4.7 stars. Check out what other diners have said about The Cafe. Make sure to visit The Cafe, where they will be open from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Don’t risk not having a table. Call ahead and reserve your table by calling (515) 292-0100.

From a variety of diet conscious menu items, The Cafe includes vegan dietary options.

Other attributes on top of the menu include: great cocktails.

Looking for different restaurants with a similar menu? You should check out El Azteca and Brick City Grill.

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Ryan Sherry 1 year ago

Nice place, had James Brown paying. That’s a plus. Food was good, nice clean place. Definitely not a small town old school... café. I am more modern café. Not a place to bring a date if you don’t plan on dating them long. They might get the wrongmessage. A little too nice for short term. Love Read more

Mark Haney 1 year ago

First time there. Am from out of town. Sat at the bar to get a quick seat. Kelsey was a great help with the menu and was... perfectly friendly. Korean steak and eggs was excellent. Steak was PERFECTLY on point. You could cut it with a fork it was sotender. The fried rice had a couple bites of strong salt as if someone dumped and didn't stir and it was a bit salty overall,but otherwise all the flavors combined well. Definitely worth having again. Read more

J K 1 year ago

The steak was amazing! Kimchi fried rice and egg was good too. However, all the foods are a little bit salty. (Especially on the... fries and eggs) Please use less salt! Your food itself is already good:)) Read more

Matt Sievers 2 years ago

Best place to eat in Ames Iowa as of today in my opinion. Menu changes with the seasons but they have some favorites for sure.... The deserts are amazing. Read more

Christian Jackson 2 years ago

The Cafe earns its rating of being the best restaurant in Ames. Unrivaled ambience, sharp service, and great food. We went for... dinner and the lighting/music was truly immaculate. The portion sizes are smaller than average - but are as satiating as ever.I recommend the Korean Steak & Eggs. The highlight of my visit was none other than the carrot cake. Quite possibly the bestI've ever had! The Cafe is fantastic, period. Couldn't recommend it more!! Read more

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When is The Cafe open?

The Cafe is open on the following days:
Monday: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday: 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM

What forms of payment are accepted at The Cafe?

They accept Apple Pay and Google Pay at The Cafe.

Does The Cafe offer delivery?

Yes, The Cafe offers delivery.

Does The Cafe offer reservations?

Yes, The Cafe accepts reservations.

Does The Cafe serve breakfast?

Yes, The Cafe serves breakfast, view their breakfast menu on Sirved.