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Reid's Beans

108 E. Main Street, West Branch, IA
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in West Branch
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Description: Phone: 319-643-3432
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Description: Phone: 319-643-3432
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Driving from Lincoln, Nebraska to Chicago very early one morning, I needed to get some coffee and stretch my legs. Always passing by the Herbert Hoover sign but never taking the time to stop, I figured I'd grab a quick coffee and walk around the grounds of the museum. Upon walking in to Reid's Beans I was greeted by the... More

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Ames, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

No greasy, low quality food here. I had poached eggs & smoked salmon on sourdough bread with herb cream cheese. This came with breakfast potatoes (white & sweet) and fresh fruit (portions of banana, apple, orange, grapes). Everything tasted high quality. All this for $9! I should have tried the espresso, but I went with regular brewed coffee (which was... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Was amazed this little town had such a gem! Grateful for the respite after the brick arch debacle!!!

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I have eaten here multiple times for their "Second Saturday" dinner and everything is always fantastic. Everything is home made and original. Husband/wife team run the whole thing...chef/waitress are a perfect team in sync with each other. They use local ingredients in season as much as possible and menu changes daily.

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Boulder, Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

What a lovely little place! We saw a sign on I-80 for a local coffee shop, and we took a risk. I am so glad we did! It was a little oasis in the middle of Iowa. When we were there, it was packed with a sweet, local coffee klatch as well as tourists. It is located next to a... More

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Princeton, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A few members of my family converged on this little place over a Saturday noon-hour. The lady that waited on us was very friendly and accommodating. The food was very fresh and very good. This little town is fortunate to have a compact little cafe like this for both locals and out-of-town visitors alike!

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Melbourne, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Hoover Presidential library for a HS field trip and after that we stopped for lunch at Reid's. What a pleasant surprise to have fresh cooked meal that was "planned" that day! The owners don't have a menu, instead they plan daily what they will offer Nd you can choose from a few dishes on a blackboard... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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168 reviews 168 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

After touring the Hoover historic site we decided to walk around the little town of West Branch. We walked past this local sandwich shop and decided to go in for coffee and look at their baked products. What a pleasant surprise. The little shop was clean and comfortable. The shop owner was extremely friendly to us tourist. We had a... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

After our tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library we wanted lunch! But, we were afraid we were going to be limited to the McDonald's at the exit from I-80. What a delight to find this shoppe on Main Street so close to the library. My husband had the roast beef and I had the chicken, both on flatbread. They... More

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Boonville, Missouri
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We were looking for a sandwich after visiting the Presidential Library and found this one. I cannot review their coffee, as none of us drank it, but the sandwiches were great. The people are very friendly, and service was prompt. The cafe is cute and well done.

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