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Cafe Milo

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4800 Mortensen Rd, Ames, IA 50014-5549
+1 515-268-3166
07:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I'm always on the lookout for a good place to get some work done, and if I can get a good cup of coffee and some food, that's always a plus. This café hit all of those criteria with ease. The coffee was fantastic, the food was good, and the atmosphere was perfect. Quiet enough to think, and a perfect... More 

Thank Christopher L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I needed a coffee fix while my family slept-in at a neighboring hotel. Milo's delivered! The gals who took my order and made the drinks were very attentive and friendly. I even got a drink upgrade. They made great suggestions and accommodated special requests. I am always so happy to find unique, non-franchised coffee places to visit while traveling.

1 Thank Angela B
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Had a black coffee and tiramisu. Very nice people working there, coffee was hot and really good. Tiramisu was a good combination.

Thank Scott M
Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2015

I have been a fan of Cafe Milo for a long time. It is a great atmosphere to study or work in, and has fantastic locally roasted coffee! I love the soup and salad combo - always a hearty soup and a very fresh salad! All their bakery is always fantastic and the deserts are so good they tempt me... More 

Thank AmesNative
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231 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Came here twice, once for lunch and once for breakfast as it was within walking distance of the HGI. Excellent iced chai went down good on a hot day. Their gourmet grilled cheese was pretty good but could have benefited from some form of salt infusion. Perhaps they grilled it with unsalted butter. Chicken tortilla soup was above average. As... More 

Thank TheTravelingProf
Des Moines, Iowa
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611 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

This place is comfy. My first visit, 5Sep2015, I had a strawberry lemonade as it was late in the day. My only negative, I think the strawberry flavoring had hfcs in it (high fructose corn syrup) as we had checked the other syrup was sugar. Very friendly staff. Clean place and "home comfy"! Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Ames, Iowa
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Cafe Milo is a great place to order a cup of coffee and get caught up with friends. Sit around the fire place, on comfy chairs, or near a window. You could even sit on a high stool and plug into free Wifi. I have been coming here all semester to meet with friends. One of my favorite West Ames... More 

Thank DEB309
Albany, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Cozy and good coffee. Fireplace, lots of outlets, wifi. Could chill there for hours.. too bad I had to go to work.

Thank Raventhrone
Ijamsville, Maryland
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Had breakfast here one day while staying at the HGI on business. Very tasty breakfast wrap and good coffee. Service was quick and pleasant. Great place for something quick, to go in the morning. Walking distance from the HGI as well.

Thank Gkalas
Ames, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Cafe Milo is my favorite place in west Ames. I have conflicting opinions with myself on if I want to post this review, because that means that others will discover how fantastic this place is- and part of me wants it all to myself and for it not to get too crowded. This cafe is great. It is the perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4800 Mortensen Rd, Ames, IA 50014-5549
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-268-3166

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