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Cafe Paradiso

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101 N Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2861
+1 641-472-0856
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Wonder espresso bar and the baristas are really good. Nice music venue on some weekends, rustic surrounding, small limited seating, but well worth the visit. Highly recommended.

Thank Ken43Fairfield
Burlington, Vermont
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263 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Background: While visiting our daughter in Iowa, she recommended we stop Cafe Paradiso for breakfast. Verdict: We're glad we ate/drank here! Mixing Old World Charm with Mid West Hospitality, everything we ate or drank was good to the last drop/crumb! Plus the ambiance was lovely; the tables were full of couples, families or friends enjoying each other. Eric, the Barista,... More 

Thank GlobalVillage
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. I used to stop in before every shift & get coffee to go. My friend & I stopped in for coffee & I tried not to get a cookie, but I caved because the are amazing. This is the only place besides the co-op where I buy cookies because I grew up with homemade ones and... More 

Thank Teresahandy
Zama, Japan
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Favorite place for coffee! The chocolate croissants are so yummy as well as the scones. Very laid back vibe!

Thank Soclwork
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of good espresso. Very popular local coffee shop. They roast their own beans. Radiance Dairy organic milk, great scones. Weekend music events.

Thank Doreen A
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Traveling through on hwy 34 wishing for a decent breakfast....I knew that Fairfield had great veggie restaurants for lunch and dinner, so I took a chance. Found his awesome coffee shop that serves the BEST vegetarian breakfast burritos in the universe! I got the one with egg cheese and veggie sausage. It was amazing! My iced latte was good, too.

Thank beanandzeus
Baerum Municipality, Norway
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

One of the more popular social cafes in Fairfield. Regular open mics with live music, poetry and other creative expressions. Chill, laid-back atmosphere. Friendly people.

Thank Christian A
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Cafe "P" as it is affectionately called by the many regulars that visit time and again for "the best coffee In Iowa". But I think it's excellence extends far beyond the boundaries of Iowa (voted best coffee). I've been to trendy and somewhat famous coffee shops in southern California and thought their best was not as delicious as Cafe P.... More 

Thank Gemjb
Keizer, Oregon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Had a coffee and locally crafted croissants one morning, beer and music one night! All was excellent! Highly recommended.

Thank Boomersku
Fairfield, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2016

Cafe Paradiso looks great on the outside with its fine storefront in its prominent location on the Fairfield Square. Though it seemingly never closes, the traffic inside is highest in the morning and during music concerts in the evening. Sitting outside is wonderful in the warmer months as you don't sacrifice the conversation opportunities and can avoid the crowded conditions... More 

Thank randyed

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Main St, Fairfield, IA 52556-2861
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 641-472-0856

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