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Java Joe's Coffeehouse

214 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
+1 515-288-5282
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“burrito” (2 reviews)
“coffee house” (13 reviews)
“great coffee” (6 reviews)
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06:30 - 23:00All hours
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214 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy and atmospheric coffeehouse in the heart of Des Moines. I enjoyed an iced pumpkin spice latte - very good. Good place to hang out for a few minutes with friends and chit-chat.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was super excited to try this place out and I'm bummed to say I was disappointed with my first visit. It wasn't really that busy and my "dry cappuccino" was a straight up latte :( I'll give them some slack because I'd typically order...More

Thank mojozenguy
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is in a good location, cozy atmosphere. There are a couple of girls working behind the counter that are not very personable but the others are great. I normally ordered a white chocolate mocha or white tea. Both good. Reasonably priced as well. Tried...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Most iconic coffee shop downtown and not only is their coffee amazing, they have a great breakfast, and lunch menu. I recommend their bagel bites with homemade schmears ontop. During the presidential races, you're likely to catch a candidate or two doing live interviews here...More

Thank vacagirl2016
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Read about this place on the Roadfood site and, as we were passing through the area on our cross-country trek, we took a detour for lunch and went to Java Joe's in downtown Des Moines. We found street parking nearby and walked in to find...More

Thank MikeGPortland
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Whether it's a delicious breakfast burrito and coffee or an evening beer and humus, this place is great.

Thank BatGuano30
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here after the Iowa state fair for coffee for a long drive home. The two guys working were extra friendly, and the coffee was fantastic! The store was cute and had a little nook for kids to play. Wish we had something like...More

Thank Katy C
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Eclectic atmosphere but gloomy. The coffeehouse felt like a throwback to the 70s and not in a good way. How about adding some color, brightness and a more polished looking environment? Their worst sin however, was serving lukewarm coffee.

Thank Isthmuse
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The coffee is ok, but not "wow" like you would expect. You won't be disappointed but you won't walk out saying to yourself "man that was the best damn cup of coffee I ever had." The interior could use a make over. Its decorated along...More

1  Thank Jay F
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is so the place to be during caucus season. If you love politics then you have to go here. You will see everyone from every party due to MSNBC morning show broadcasting live from here. We also love this place at any other time...More

Thank Mlg2
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-5282
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