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High Ground Cafe

301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
+1 319-338-5382
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“chai” (2 reviews)
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I had a nice freshly brewed dark coffee....you have a choice from a nice variety of different coffee flavour from around the world from light to dark...I liked my dark coffee...nice atmosphere and setting...good music...excellent service...

Thank Issa M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My daughter and I stopped in for snacks and drinks before a long car ride. The lemonade was delicious, fresh and refreshing on a HOT day. My daughter's smoothie and banana bread were great as well.

Thank 5schades
Reviewed 15 March 2017

#1 Fireplace #2 Late hours #3 Tons of tables #4 Patio space - I can't wait for spring, summer and fall to get here Have been coming here in mornings for coffee on the way into work and coming back in evenings to get some...More

Thank yl315
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! The coffee here is outstanding! It's dramatic and smooth like a live action movie. The brew I had was bona fide to what quality coffee should taste like. After living in Iowa City for half a year, I can confidently say that this is...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Saw a few reviews mention how good their dirty chai was here. As always, one of the easier ways to tell if a coffee house knows what they're doing is to order a milk alternative like soy or almond and pray they don't burn it....More

Thank Carly K
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience, large windows, friendly staff. The two-cup teapot is a nice touch for those of us who like more than a tiny cup. The Chinese breakfast tea is superb. I will be back next time I am in Iowa City!

Thank WalkingLadyJ
Reviewed 9 January 2016

These folks took such good care of us during our production meetings for a film. The coffee and food were amazing and they just looked after us while we were in there, probably for too long.

Thank Clifton H
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

They have really great fashion hats and tattoos, but they're also the rudest people in the Iowa City service industry. But at least it's over priced. #fashionhats

2  Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Fresh coffee, other hot drinks and baked goods are always good. Something different every time I go in.

Thank Farmwife1964
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Nothing special about this independent coffee shop - coffee is fine, nice menu, but servers don't seem very happy to be here.

1  Thank BatGuano30
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2172
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-5382
  • E-mail
About: Organic Coffee/Espresso Drinks! Organic tea. Fresh Fruit Smoothies! Fresh Squeezed Lemonade! Affordable lunch, gluten free options! BEER, WINE, PATIO! Description: The High Ground Cafe has a open, relaxed atmosphere were you can get some of the best coffee, always ground fresh to order. We have excellent all organic tea options which include loose leaf and flowering teas. Stop in for a fresh fruit smoothie made with no concentrates or frozen puree. Our lemonade is fresh squeezed and we do lunch too! Made to order sandwich, soups and salads. A light fair that's affordable and available gluten free!
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