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Ritual Cafe

1301 Locust St Ste D, Des Moines, IA 50309-2934
+1 515-669-1937
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (4 reviews)
“brownie” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (4 reviews)
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1301 Locust St Ste D, Des Moines, IA 50309-2934
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast Funky fun place that would be perfect in Harvard Square at home. The quiche was delicious but surprised to find potatoes in it. Very satisfying. Delicious hot dark roast coffee and my friend had a green smoothie that she enjoyed too.

Thank juliemQ3748KI
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The atmosphere at Ritual Cafe is most definitely casual & laid back. You might even find some of the staff dancing in the back. We stopped in for lunch and got the 4 cheese panini. It would have been better if the focaccia was a...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The place is beautiful, the creativity it has is impressive. Very pleasant customer service, the coffee is very exquisite. I came on vacation from Puerto Rico.

Thank Cristian S
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I was "killing time" until the shops opened and this is a very cute, non-chain type coffee shop. Limited menu items, but a fun place to hang out in downtown Des Moines!

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We were just passing through Des Moines and needed a quick cheap bite to eat and Ritual Cafe was beyond the perfect stop. We got sandwiches and a salad. Both the Jess sandwich and the temph sandwich with sundries tomato’s were amazing. The salad was...More

Thank Reba R
Reviewed 4 March 2018 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 30 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 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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