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230 E Benton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4705
+1 319-351-0052
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stopped here as it was great restaurant when I was in PH.D. program to see that the Cottage as changed its focus to catering. The location makes it a good place for catering. Counter service person very friendly, talked about the Old Cottage that used to be the hot spot for students.

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Thank Shellqueen2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

I love the cottage bakery! They have great pastries, and although i've never tried their sandwhiches, i've heard those are wonderful as well. The women that own and work at the Cottage are very friendly.

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Thank Elizabeth H
Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

The pecan rolls are awesome. The breakfast burritos are awesome. They are stuffed with scrambled eggs, potatoes, and veggies and your choice of meat (or no meat): bacon, sausage, or bacon and sausage. Improvements: 1. More pecan rolls! I hate it when they run out on Saturday mornings. 2. More of the sausage only breakfast burritos. They always seem to... More 

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Thank Charles S
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2013

they abandoned their wonderful downtown digs, and now they live across from a jimmy john's. No one can bake real baguettes, but they try. Nice ooey gooey dessertie things. Buy a big old choc/mousse pie and rub it in grannie's face... that'll liven up the old broad.

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Thank Big-Steve-Smith
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Tasty pastry, cake, good coffee, nice folks. Sit and chat with a friend. Seems kid friendly.

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Thank franny60
Iowa
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Some of the best pastries, and cakes ever! And they have a great little room for hosting showers, or small parties.

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Thank bkkrogman
Iowa City, Iowa
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2008

Good coffee and pastry, good lunch food. I haven't been to their new location.

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 E Benton St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4705
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-0052

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?