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“Warning! Jimmy Dean Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches Served Here!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Diem

Cafe Diem
2005 S Ankeny Blvd Ste 800, Ankeny, IA 50021
(515) 964-7374
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Ranked #29 of 99 restaurants in Ankeny
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Warning! Jimmy Dean Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches Served Here!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Located across the street from Des Moines Area Community College, this is a cozy student hangout with all the coffee shop basics - free WiFi, lots of coffee and tea choices and the usual pastries. Staff is friendly. I particularly appreciated the server at the counter giving me the information that their breakfast sandwiches are those nasty little Jimmy Dean frozen sausage and egg things on a bun. I had a toasted bagel instead. Lunch is hit and miss. My wife loved the chicken salad sandwich, but my grilled cheese was not good. There is a drive-though window if you're in a hurry.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Neat little coffee shop with good pastries and nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

To sit out a bit of a thunderstorm my husband and I dropped in here for 45 mins or so late afternoon.

There was a good selection of coffees and hot drinks and the muffins were freshly made and warm when we arrived. There were also cookies and delicious scones.

The cafe has free wifi access and had a good atmosphere with quite a few students from the nearby campus.

The server was extremely friendly and pleasant and obviously enjoyed his job.

Good choice for a stop off and place to catch up with friends.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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