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Ritual Cafe

1301 Locust St Ste D, Des Moines, IA 50309-2934
+1 515-669-1937
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“quiche” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1301 Locust St Ste D, Des Moines, IA 50309-2934
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy place for coffee and bites. Sunny with large doors that would be open on nice days. Brownies, quiche, oatmeal, burritos are a few of the b’fast offerings. The oatmeal was very good. The quiche was a tad bland. It had a good crust but...More

Thank timiniowa
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Hemp smoothies, 100% vegetarian options, no one-use plastic cups or utensils?!! Right across from Central Library's beautiful architecture, Western gateway park and right behind Papa John's Sculpture park??!! Can't be much better. Little slice of portland in the Midwest. Slightly expensive because of its prime...More

Thank camille g
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great food, great coffee, great atmosphere, great ethics-just great! Lots of veggie and vegan options! A nice place to stop while exploring the downtown area!!

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

As many vegan options as vegetarian. Values local business. Very healthy food. Great atmosphere. Kind people.

Thank tim h
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Perfect place to stop and rest, on a couch or chair, and have a coffee or snack after visiting the Des Moines Sculpture Park! (Just across the street!) Loved the funky atmosphere and garage door that was half way open to the outside. Perfect for...More

Thank Iowadutchgirl
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I go here on Saturday mornings for coffee and some vegan food. There are musical performances on some evenings. It is a local hangouts for poets and artists and liberal political activists and LGBT people. At times local artists hang original works of art on...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is great! Pretty incredible food, fantastic cold and hot tea and coffee concoctions. Their Cafe Americano's are perfect. This is a great spot to meet someone for lunch and chat for a while and you will more than likely run into someone you...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Coffeehouse serves fair trade coffee, smoothies, and other hot and cold beverages not to mention tasty vegan food ( and I am a meat eater). Ritual cafe is a wonderful place to get a quick, simple bite to eat and a delicious cup of coffee....More

1  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I sorta found this place by accident. Was tired of eatin the same ol Jimmy Johns, Panera or Fighting Burrito. I didn't really know that it was a vegetarian/vegan cafe/restaurant but this place is the real deal! Really good food, a unique atmosphere, and a...More

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very pleasant little shop. Great coffee and delicious vegetarian breakfasts and lunches. Many interesting baked goods. Easy to sit here and relax with good food.

1  Thank Joan W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Locust St Ste D, Des Moines, IA 50309-2934
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-669-1937
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Independent coffee house serving organic, locally roasted coffee and unique espresso drinks. All vegetarian menu.
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