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Cafe Diem

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229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
+1 515-956-3556
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Today
07:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:30
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Strasbourg, France
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only go occasionally to Cafe Diem but it is always a great experience. All the coffees are great and so are the pastries. We particularly like the chai latte and cappuccino. The staff is very friendly and it is a nice place to hang out with friends.

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Thank Tourvel_67
Ames, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Cafe Diem for years, and it is always great coffee, great scones, and pretty good food. The ambiance is very modern and chic, it's always full of people, and I will always come back.

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Thank Brooke K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wonderful coffee made FRESH to order! Very flavorful. Nice place on a corner but not well marked. Worth looking for,

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Thank Tom Peggy L
Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Love this local cafe in Ames Iowa. We always eat here when traveling on the interstate. I am a coffee lover and always look for good coffee stops that aren't chains. The sandwiches are very tasty too. I highly recommend Cafe Diem to anyone.

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Thank 15marigold
Ames, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

My favorite coffee hang out is in the heart of the Main Street Cultural District. It's perfect for a quick coffee pickup or a lazy afternoon hanging out with friends. The coffee is excellent and the staff is friendly. There is a small but excellent selection of pastries and sandwiches.

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Thank Linda L
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

I went here with some family members for lunch. A little late in the day for coffee, but we did have some fresh brewed iced tea which was refreshing. I had the grilled chicken panini sandwich, a green salad and chips. It was very nice. My wife had the Reuben sandwich which looked delicious. Mom took the grilled cheese which... More 

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Thank James K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on the advice of some of the ladies who work at Reiman Gardens. The décor was interesting: instead of booths, they hung an eclectic mix of old doors from the ceiling to separate the tables. There was a lovely light fixture in the center of the restaurant, as well. The young lady at the counter... More 

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Thank bookerc1
Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

A wonderful cup of coffee from this cute place. Service was good, staff was quick to serve and eager to please.

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Thank BeautifulOwl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Coffee, cookies, brownies oh my ! It's all good. I have bumped into the mayor here when he was still in town. Go now- support local !

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Thank Campbell3boys
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This little coffee shop is downtown on main street the pros to Cafe Diem, is that they have to best mocha’s, smoothies, especially the strawberry and mango. They also make great waffles with strawberries on top and lightly dusted with powdered sugar, and these waffles are to die for. There iced chai’s are exceptionally good, and I normally don’t like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3556

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