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Grounds For Celebration

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6601 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50324
+1 515-271-5022
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Iowa, United States
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74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My daughter and I stopped here while shopping at Beaverdale Books. I had a large mild but tasty coffee (which came in a very tall porcelain mug) and my daughter had a vanilla latte which she said was good. We shared a slice of yummy carrot cake which had perhaps a smidge too much frosting. The atmosphere is friendly and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice now, and it continues to be very middle of the road. The Flavor profiles of the coffee are decent, but the knowledge around them is seemingly non-existent. The service is quick and the employees are relatively courteous and friendly. The ambience is decent and it's a good choice to hang out, as the Starbucks that's roughly... More 

Thank Roomfordessert
Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I like this place because they are quieter and local. Their coffee is not my favorite, but I like the scones a lot. I go their for the atmosphere to focus and do work, read, reflect, etc. It's also centrally located in Windsor Heights near the interstate. So meeting people there is just as easy as the starbucks nearby.

Thank knorda
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

I'm a card carrying coffee snob and wouldn't think of drinking the acid at Starbucks. I get all my beans at GfC and have never been disappointed. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The food is very good too. Best coffee house in the metro.

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Reviewed 27 February 2008

My favorite coffee house in DM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6601 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50324
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-271-5022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?