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Cafe Diem

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229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
(515) 956-3556
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coffee break!

Cafe Diem is a wonderfully pleasant coffee shop to spend a few hours in, whether you're strolling through Main Street in Ames or looking for a place to study. The atmosphere is friendly and the coffee is hot and delicious. The staff friendly and the prices aren't too bad. Definitely one of my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cafe Diem is a wonderfully pleasant coffee shop to spend a few hours in, whether you're strolling through Main Street in Ames or looking for a place to study. The atmosphere is friendly and the coffee is hot and delicious. The staff friendly and the prices aren't too bad. Definitely one of my favorite places to spend some time when... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a wonderful place to meet up with friends. It's comfy and I just love the atmosphere! It's slightly pricey as are all coffee shops, but down home feel. And that's important to me. On main street in Ames. The Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

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Lamar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our party ordered one of their specialty breakfast and it was one of the best I have ever eaten. The quality of the food was outstanding as was the service. If you are in Ames I would suggest checking out this place.

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Boone, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Coffee and Chai are solid options, a good place to chill and write/study/work. Enjoy the causal atmosphere.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So many great drinks and menu options. Definitely appreciate having a place like this in Ames. Also has a great atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you're veg, a coffee lover or just want to be trendy, Cafe Diem is the place to be. Great coffee, good atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place has a great atmopshere as well as good coffee and baked goods. Their scones are to die for...especially the cranberry orange!!! YUMMY

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went here with some family for a snack and (high hopes) a delicious chai latte. I absolutely loved the interior decor - doors hanging everywhere. From what I saw, it looked like a great work-from-home environment with almost everyone on their laptops The sandwich I ate was just an average sandwich, nothing to get excited about. My disappointment was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Arrived in Ames too early for my hotel check-in but with a mountain of work to attack. Enjoyed a delicious cappuccino and Reuben accompanied with carrots (I appreciated the healthy alternative to chips), the friendly staff, and the reliable wifi... all without too much background noise.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An Americano and a cinnamon scone makes the perfect afternoon snack at this unique cafe on Main Street. Cafe Diem is by far my favorite place to grab a coffee in Ames. I try to go here at least once a week to meet friends, catch up on the newspaper, or just read my latest book. They have good lunches,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: (515) 956-3556
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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