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15950 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
515-987-1222
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6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue 6:00 am - 8:30 am
Wed - Fri 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Description: Great selection for everyone..open 7 days a week,all day long.All homemade...
Great selection for everyone..open 7 days a week,all day long.All homemade food right down to the breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Cozy mess for breakfast, tenderloin or chicken salad for lunch, cavatelli specials galore for dinner, or try their feta salmon salad with a citrus vinaigrette.Top it off with a special coffee from grounds for celebration that they specialize in and even a cappuccino smoothie. Take my advice and try it all, you won't be disappointed. i promise:-)
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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good place for a "cozy" breakfast, lunch, or dinner

My wife and I frequent this location often. We live close by and really enjoy the food and the staff. We primarily eat their breakfasts. Good portions and good value. Their homemade pancakes are excellent. I enjoy the omelettes, scrambles, biscuits and gravy, as well as the hasbrowns and marble... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Jay W
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I frequent this location often. We live close by and really enjoy the food and the staff. We primarily eat their breakfasts. Good portions and good value. Their homemade pancakes are excellent. I enjoy the omelettes, scrambles, biscuits and gravy, as well as the hasbrowns and marble rye toast. The lunches are good and quick and they... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The service and food was very good, but I ordered some onion rings with my sandwich and either the waitress didn't tell the cook or the cook forgot. We did get them eventually.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First time went it was pretty good. The 2nd time the cavatelli was horribly indescribably foul and the onion rings were cooked in funky oil that was long overdue to be changed. We wont go back Scary food safety practices suspected..

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Iowa
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have eaten here three times with my fiancée and various others. Twice for breakfast and once for supper. The breakfast is very good. Try the cozy mess it is a little of everything. The portion size was good and price was good. We ate at the SE 14th location I couldn't find a tripadvisor site for them. Supper was... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Recently went there to sample "The best chicken in Des Moines" as touted by the sign on an outside wall. If that is the best chickent the city has to offer, "Popeyes" must be close behind. Very similar with a heavy crust. By the way, I don't like "Popeyes". Ordered two sides of green beans and got one.....plus lumpy mashed... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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388 reviews 388 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

my wife and I stopped in for a quick breakfast this morning on the way out of town. first time here. nice selection of options on the menu. we stayed with pretty basic choices and everything was excellent. Quick and friendly service. Prices were very good... nice value. Seems like a nice chain around the Des Moines metro. Glad we... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Nothing about this place is outstanding. The food is edible, the prices are reasonable, the service is acceptable, the atmosphere is classic. It has a true diner feel.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I was in the Clive area and was quite hungry and was looking for something besides fast food and came upon the Cozy Cafe. It was quiet and slow inside and ended up having a very nice lunch. The service was very good and friendly. I had the BBQ pork sandwich with fries which were both very good and fresh.... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We initially went to Cozy Cafe because of a Groupon we had purchased. The food is tasty and the service is fast and friendly. The value is well worth it. We often return even with out a Groupon especially for breakfast.

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We have visited here multiple times because a new one showed up close to us last year. Breakfast is definitely the time to go, their breakfast is pretty good and just like everyone else's, except no waffles. The service is great in the mornings! We used to stop in for dinner now & then but stopped going back in July,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15950 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325-7948
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: 515-987-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Great selection for everyone..open 7 days a week,all day long.All homemade food right down to the breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Cozy mess for breakfast, tenderloin or chicken salad for lunch, cavatelli specials galore for dinner, or try their feta salmon salad with a citrus vinaigrette.Top it off with a special coffee from grounds for celebration that they specialize in and even a cappuccino smoothie. Take my advice and try it all, you won't be disappointed. i promise:-)
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:30 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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