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Grounds For Celebration

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6601 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50324-1600
+1 515-271-5022
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice now, and it continues to be very middle of the road. The Flavor profiles of the coffee are decent, but the knowledge around them is seemingly non-existent. The service is quick and the employees are relatively courteous and friendly. The ambience is decent and it's a good choice to hang out, as the Starbucks that's roughly... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I like this place because they are quieter and local. Their coffee is not my favorite, but I like the scones a lot. I go their for the atmosphere to focus and do work, read, reflect, etc. It's also centrally located in Windsor Heights near the interstate. So meeting people there is just as easy as the starbucks nearby.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I'm a card carrying coffee snob and wouldn't think of drinking the acid at Starbucks. I get all my beans at GfC and have never been disappointed. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The food is very good too. Best coffee house in the metro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

My favorite coffee house in DM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6601 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50324-1600
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-271-5022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?