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High Ground Cafe

301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
+1 319-338-5382
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“sandwich” (4 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We were hunting cupcakes at a nearby establishment and decided to jump in for a quick lunch. The panini was a nice surprise. I would definitely return!

Thank sjn66
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Last time we went here, it was not a great experience, but this time, better. Maybe the barista was having a better day! So, yes, we would go here again. Service was fine, customers looked happy.

Thank davidcD6303VO
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The best thing about this place is the WINDOWS!! Whether it be a cold rainy day or a bright sunny day, working in this coffee shop gives you all the right feels! Great coffee and food, wonderful staff, and fantastic coffee vibe. I go here...More

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Good location, for a sit in place to grab coffee, soup,sandwich, and drink. Convenient for students and a good meeting place for all.

Thank 307seascape
Reviewed May 11, 2018

I really come here for one sandwich, which might be the tastiest sandwich in Iowa City. The BLAT (Bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato) sandwich. The proportions are perfect, the bread is perfect. I get a half sandwich with the strawberry, walnut and spinach salad. The...More

Thank CaliTransplantinIA
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Stopped in on a whim and decided to get a coffee for the drive home. Great selection with helpful barista's.

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

I had a nice freshly brewed dark coffee....you have a choice from a nice variety of different coffee flavour from around the world from light to dark...I liked my dark coffee...nice atmosphere and setting...good music...excellent service...

Thank Issa M
Reviewed June 20, 2017

My daughter and I stopped in for snacks and drinks before a long car ride. The lemonade was delicious, fresh and refreshing on a HOT day. My daughter's smoothie and banana bread were great as well.

Thank 5schades
Reviewed March 14, 2017

#1 Fireplace #2 Late hours #3 Tons of tables #4 Patio space - I can't wait for spring, summer and fall to get here Have been coming here in mornings for coffee on the way into work and coming back in evenings to get some...More

Thank yl315
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Wow! The coffee here is outstanding! It's dramatic and smooth like a live action movie. The brew I had was bona fide to what quality coffee should taste like. After living in Iowa City for half a year, I can confidently say that this is...More

Thank Colin H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-5382
  • E-mail
About: Organic Coffee/Espresso Drinks! Organic tea. Fresh Fruit Smoothies! Fresh Squeezed Lemonade! Affordable lunch, gluten free options! BEER, WINE, PATIO! Description: The High Ground Cafe has a open, relaxed atmosphere were you can get some of the best coffee, always ground fresh to order. We have excellent all organic tea options which include loose leaf and flowering teas. Stop in for a fresh fruit smoothie made with no concentrates or frozen puree. Our lemonade is fresh squeezed and we do lunch too! Made to order sandwich, soups and salads. A light fair that's affordable and available gluten free!
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