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Leaf Kitchen

301 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-4722
+1 319-338-1909
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-4722
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Leaf Kitchen has very fresh food and I have never been disappointed. Although I've only been there for lunch, the breakfast menu looks marvelous. I'm so impressed that they use only fresh, local, and healthy ingredients. It's a special place in Iowa City.

Thank alfaiowa
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here, tho generally not open for dinner. Never disappointed and like that the menu changes with many healthy options. That said, the baked items are great!

1  Thank Lori Z
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Best breakfast in Iowa City, hands down. The offerings are unique and reliably tasty, with quick service and fresh, local ingredients. Don't go to Leaf Kitchen if you're hoping for a big, greasy Village Inn style meal! The restaurant is pretty small, so (like every...More

1  Thank fojane
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

At face value, Leaf should be just my kind of place. Great menu, good breakfast selections, funky real non-chain decor. Maybe they were just having an off morning (we arrived for breakfast about 9:30 on a Thursday). Whatever the reason, the "made to order" Asiago...More

1  Thank ScoutMidwest
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Small cafe with terrific organic food grown locally. Small menu but changing menu items. Responsive staff and cooks. Reasonably priced.

Thank Skypond3041
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I love this place! It has very unique interior decorating but if you appreciate antiques you will love it. My favorite is the crepes and egg in a basket. Only negative is that the restaurant is very hot in the summer months...no...More

Thank Bethany F
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Leaf Kitchen was my regular Saturday morning stop when I first moved to Iowa City. The staff is extraordinarily friendly and helpful and helped me to get my bearings in town when I was unfamiliar. Service can be a little slow sometimes if the place...More

Thank whoisthatguy
Reviewed 24 July 2016

My wife and I took a day trip to Iowa City and discovered Leaf Kitchen. I had the asiago cheese and ham omlette with potatoes roasted with green olives and garlic, and my wife had the signature cinnamon roll with cream cheese frosting and scrambled...More

Thank Erik L
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Leaf Kitchen is a quirky little independently-owned restaurant with interesting vintage decor. Unfortunately, the quality of the food is hit or miss. While I've had some delicious, healthy meals here, my past two visits were disappointing. I ordered a ham asiago crepe and received an...More

2  Thank alminavl
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our breakfast. I had the Moroccan eggs and my wife had the the granola. We both felt the flavors and quality were excellent! We enjoyed the atmosphere. My only critique is that the portion sizes were a bit small for the cost. But quality...More

Thank stevenrealife
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Sarah B
31 October 2015|
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You can bike to within 2 blocks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-4722
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-1909
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