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“Unique place for lunch”
Review of Barn Happy

Barn Happy
Ranked #2 of 4 Dessert in Cedar Falls
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is located in a wonderful old barn, so it is a unique place for lunch or coffee and dessert. They are only open from morning until mid afternoon from March through December. The food is all homemade and delicious. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the lunch menu is limited to about 3 sandwich choices, a couple of soups, and about 3 quiches. Now coffee and dessert is another matter. I would have liked to start at one end of the dessert case and work my way down. We had delicious French cream cake and took home huge pieces of raspberry and lemon cream cheese coffee cakes for later. All were tasty beyond words. The coffee flavors (and other beverages) are many and varied.
The gift shop features Iowa products and has a nice variety. Upstairs in the hayloft, there are antiques for sale. Not a large variety here, but what they have is very reasonable priced. Another building has space for groups to meet.
All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back when we are in the Cedar Falls area. We still have lots of desserts to taste!

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1  Thank Dee D
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

My family and I have been taking friends here for years! The soups and sandwiches are all home made as well as the pies and sweets! Being able to see the whole barn is a cool
experience. If you have people coming into town take them there for lunch!

Thank IliveintheD4
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We visited with family and had a wonderful time. We all had lunch then shopped, walked around enjoying the atmosphere. Then we had dessert! I came home with some nice souvenirs for family members back east. All of the staff members were friendly and so welcoming! will definitely retun when I visit the area again.

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Thank dardileo
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a great place to have breakfast or lunch! Chris and her crew are so personable and helpful. The food is homemade and wonderful.....love the pastries! They have a coconut cake that is scrumptious! The grounds are well kept and the atmosphere is adorable with diner style tables and chairs covered with tablecloths straight out of the 50s. Lots of Iowa gift items are for sale all around the tables which creates very private seating areas for groups of friends. Located just outside Cedar Falls, Barn Happy is a unique place to have a fun time.

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Thank 1chrissy1812
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

What a great treat is this dairy barn, built in 1925, that now houses a restaurant, bakery and gift shop. Menu includes several soups, sandwiches and quiches. The chicken salad is excellent, as is the loaded potato soup. The meringue on their coconut cream pie stands a mile high and tastes as good as it looks. The staff are friendly, efficient and ready to accomodate your every need. Tables are situated amongst the many wonderful fun items they have for sale but still offer diners some privacy for conversation. Love this place but is probably good that it's about 90 miles away or I'd be eating there much too often!

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1  Thank n1nna
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