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301 Kirkwood Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240-4722
+1 319-338-1909
09:00 - 14:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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!

Thank Lori Z
Seoul, South Korea
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 other breakfast place in IC), you may have a hard time getting a table during... More 

Thank fojane
Harshaw, Wisconsin
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318 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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 & Ham omelette was cold and rubbery, the butter was ice cold and wouldn't spread... More 

Thank ScoutMidwest
Iowa City, Iowa
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 air conditioning?

Thank Bethany F
Seoul, South Korea
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 fills up suddenly, but that's the nature of a small restaurant like this one. The... More 

Thank whoisthatguy
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 eggs. However, the real treat was the hand made lime and mint leaf soda with... More 

Thank Erik L
Asheville, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 underdone crepe with raw dough and only a few little pieces of ham. In fact,... More 

2 Thank alminavl
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255 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 ingredients counter the portion size/cost critique.

Thank stevenrealife
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

this is exactly the sort of restaurant I would like to have near where I live. We went for a late breakfast/ brunch. and found the place absolutely charming, eclectic and quirky. the food was delicious, I had the quiche special which was very good, just a great place to eat and soak up the atmosphere.

Thank dgflys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?