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South Union Bread Cafe

1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
+1 515-248-1782
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“focaccia” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
$$ - $$$
1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to work nearby and would order their yummy soup and enjoy the complimentary bread. Soooo good.

Thank TKta-IA
Reviewed May 22, 2017

If you live here or you are here for a visit this is a great place for lunch downtown. They are only open until 2:00pm so watch your time. A must have is the triple pepper turkey sandwich, oh my goodness the best sandwich you...More

Thank Mlg2
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

For me deli type places are usually the same wherever you go, but this place is very unique and creative with their ingredients. I really loved the various types of sandwiches they offered and they even had a soup/salad bar that I would love to...More

Thank Kcfe
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I have been to South Union Bread Cafe for lunch numerous times. They do a wide variety of sandwiches, all on Focaccia bread made by the restaurant. My favorite is the George's Special sandwich, which is served hot. The sandwich has the following ingredients: ham,...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Fantastic! Can't go the DSM without going to South Union! Sandwiches are great! Servers are friendly! The bread is complimentary and to die for!

Thank Philip N
Reviewed September 21, 2016

great place to eat and have a business lunch! the bread and food is always so good and so fresh. amazing flavors

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Sandwich I got was very good. Definitely recommend this place if you get there early enough. If you wait to long there will be a line out the door. Great bread!

1  Thank Hunter P
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

South Union is the deli offshoot of Orchestrate Mgmnt whose portfolio includes local favorites such as Centro, Zombie Burger, Malo, Django, etc. The help yourself garlic foccasia bread is a unique favorite.

1  Thank MastermindDSM
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Had the Sarah's Revenge - it's a quality sandwich. Great roast beef and focaccia. They also give you a side of bread too. Get the olive oil as it's of great quality too. All around, worth it for an $8 sandwich.

2  Thank johnlwood
Reviewed April 14, 2016

With so many delicious sounding sandwiches on the menu to choose from, I had to go with my first instinct and ordered the Sarah's Revenge. This was a great decision, as the rare roast beef and bacon(!) melded with the gooey mozzarella and soft sauteed...More

Thank Cyclone05
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Hello, I am looking at booking a one bedroom suite on Orbitz. Orbitz has the size of the one bedroom suite listed as 765 square feet and there is no mention of a Kitchenette. The Hotel website itself and other sites have the one bedroom suites listed at 1,100 square feet with a kitchenette. I see no mention anywhere else of a 765 square foot one bedroom suite. Does Orbitz have incorrect information or do they have an inferior room? Is there such thing as a 765 square foot 1 bedroom suite at the resort?
November 16, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-248-1782
  • E-mail
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