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“Great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cafe

The Cafe
2616 Northridge Parkway, Ames, IA 50010
+1 515-292-0100
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Ranked #1 of 149 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
SAINT LOUIS
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

While traveling through Iowa every couple of months, I stop in Ames overnight and The Cafe is a godsend. I eat there for dinner, and then for breakfast the next day, and then I even take a sandwich for the road. Their turkey with sun-dried cherries is amazing. It's a very pleasant restaurant to eat at, the service is always good, and the quality of food is quite high. Breads from their bakery are also great -- try their sourdough. I only wish this place was in my hometown.

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English first
Ames, Iowa
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, interesting...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2008

Great food, interesting menu that changes monthly, great atmosphere

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Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“pricy and confusing food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2008

I once ordered a tuna rollup. But it turned out to be a spicy tuna sushi plate. The menu is very confusing to read, but alot of the food is okay. Pretty expensive food also.

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“always creative and fresh.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2008

always creative and fresh.

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“Pricey but really worth...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

Pricey but really worth it.

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