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“Delightful”
Review of The Cafe

The Cafe
Ranked #2 of 194 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 28, 2011

The Cafe is wonderful restaurant far from the burger joint scene where any mediocre meal passes. Here you can get a unique, delicious meal with an intimate atmosphere all at a very good price. Their staple mac n cheese is fantastic, as well as the pad thai and chiliquiles. I haven't been there in a while, but plan to visit soooooon.

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Thank 3ternalist
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Good food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nice warm atmosphere and good place for relaxed meal with an atmosphere for conversation.

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Thank Renaissanceman58102
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Casual or special occasion. The Cafe does it all. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the service is excellent. The menu changes frequently - even the breakfast menu. I've dined here many times, and the food has always been great. If the restaurant is busy, you can wait in the cozy bar.

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Thank Keith032
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

I visited there with a client recently for lunch. I am told normally you will have to wait in line to get a seat. Though we had gone out for an early lunch, so we were okay (though there was still a line, but a short one).

Their lunch menu is fairly simple (one page), but good. They have daily specials which one of us had and was all praises for it. The one thing that you can order and is not on the menu are sandwiches from the neighboring Deli. You should ask for what the options are.

The setup is very nice and I enjoyed our meal out.

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1  Thank whoisvaibhav
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

We've been eating at this restaurant regularly since moving to Ames, perhaps 5-10 times a year for a few years now. It's the go-to place for taking out of town guests as well as a nice place to come as a family or on a date night. They are wonderfully accommodating when we bring our toddler (the toddler/kid meals are great for her age and reasonably priced especially at breakfast!). The specials are always interesting. The bar in the back is separate enough to not make the restaurant loud, but it's convenient place to wait for a table if there's a line.

The downside- no reservations. The wait can be long especially at prime dinner time and at brunch.

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Thank IowaExplorergirl
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