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The Cafe

2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA 50010-4059
+1 515-292-0100
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“carrot cake” (13 reviews)
“pot roast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA 50010-4059
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1 - 10 of 433 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2018

The cafe has an interesting, changing menu. The food here is usually fantastic but it can get on the pricier side of things.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Creative, sometimes locally sourced, quality conscious and wonderful service. Sometimes the portion sizes are pretty small, and there's not a lot of choice on the menu. It is nice that the menu changes I think the best meal here is breakfast but they have the...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Vist this elegant restaurant for a special occasion and you will be pleasantly surprised. They specialize in wonderfully prepared specialty dishes and burgers. You likely will get full but working guys may need desert!! The accompanying coffee shop is a good place to drop in...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This Restaurant is always packed at meal times. Excellent food, nice surroundings, friendly staff all come together for a consistently fine dining experience. I will let others feature the food items as I have found them all fine during 4 or 5 visits. Put The...More

Thank grayhawk33
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We arrived here too late for lunch in the dining room, but we could order sandwiches, soups and desserts and eat in the small seating area. My sandwich was very good, and the bread was so fresh and delicious. As they had been voted best...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Second chance. I'm a foodie and I will give it. Yes, the hollandaise sauce was perfect. See pics. Right amount of lemon, thick, rich. The hash Benedict was ok. I don't think collard greens were the right accompaniment to the Benedict. The eggs were just...More

2  Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I guess you'd call this a "foodie" restaurant as they feature trendy foods. But the food is of excellent quality and they give you good portions so the bit higher price is worth it. I started with a creamy garlic soup which was absolutely delicious!...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 7 October 2017

In the Somerset section of Ames, this restaurant has a nice atmosphere, good food and great desserts!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Was there with a friend for dinner. We both had late lunch so we wanted something small to eat. My friend ordered carrot cake and coffee and I didn't know what to order. The waitress was so helpful and suggested a Kale Salad which I...More

Thank auhamada
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Fantastic place to eat. Each menu item ordered by our group of 4 was tasty, well presented and rather unique. I had the "Hanger Steak". Never had such an excellent meal with the steak presented atop a large roll and sliced tomatoes. My grandson had...More

Thank KazzyKano
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
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Response from ElliottThompson | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations and all people in the party must be present when you put your name in.
Judy H
12 October 2016|
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Response from Foxygurl23 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did (:
7 April 2015|
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Response from puma1954 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry took so long to answer. It is about 2 miles away.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames, IA 50010-4059
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-0100
  • E-mail
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