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.