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South Union Bread Cafe

1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
+1 515-248-1782
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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I absolutely LOVE this place. Usually go here 3 times a week for lunch as I work nearby. I order online, pickup is super easy and the guys that are at the checkout counter are seriously the nicest. Love the bread and their Caesar salad is phenomenal! Check this place out, you won't regret it.

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Des Moines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is truly the BEST bread in the world. It is so soft, and you can go up for endless pieces of bread and oil dip. The line can get very long during the lunch hour, so plan to go early. Everything about this place is fairly typical, except for the amazing bread. It is worth the trip just to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went during the downtown lunch rush so it was crowded but the line moved fast. Although the food was good, it is along the same lines as a Panera.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My boys and I walked over for lunch (we were staying at the Downtown Marriott). What a great place! Get there early because a line forms fast and long for lunch- but does seem to move quickly. Seating can fill up fast, though. My boys split the regular turkey sandwich. It can be a bit tricky to eat for kids-... More

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Columbus, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

South Union is owned by the same people that own Centro. I travel to Des Moines for business a few times a year and I always have lunch at least once at South Union. First, the bread is amazing. Soft and hearty at the same time. The meat is high quality. The soups are very good. After you pick up... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Cool atmosphere, very attentive and personable waiters/waitress. Delicious food.....Grazianno sausage sandwiches & gnocchi, excellent chicken sandwiches....ok haven't had anything bad!

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Davenport, Iowa
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115 reviews 115 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Got there early, line grew quickly, seats disappeared. We shared a large Cajun Tuna Melt. More than enough for both of us. Enjoyable, like nothing we have had before. Worth coming back to try other sandwiches.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Love the food here! I only get one of 3 things - all because they are so good I don't want to try anything else!!! The potato pepperjack soup, or a sandwich (only order half, trust me!), or a make-your-own salad. I've only tried a couple sandwiches - Turkey Pepperjack and the Cajun Tuna. Everything is just YUM! The atmosphere... More

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Des Moines, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This place is a great spot to get hot or cold sandwiches, but my all time favorite place for their Potato Pepperjack soup and salad bar. Delicious. I go almost once a week for lunch.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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321 reviews 321 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stopped for lunch and I had the salad bar bowl and my husband had their Union flatbread. The salad bar was outstanding. Fresh ingredients including many you wouldn't expect to see on a salad bar. For example, whole toasted pecans and chicken. I loved my salad. My husband's flatbread was tasty but extremely challenging to eat. There were no... More

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Additional Information about South Union Bread Cafe

Address: 1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: +1 515-248-1782
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Café, Sandwiches

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