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“Great coffee and a visual delight!”

West End Architectural Salvage Coffee Shop
Ranked #6 of 19 Coffee & Tea in Des Moines
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Outrageously cool architectural salvage warehouse with its own coffee shop. Friendly service and 4 floors of some of the coolest stuff around to check out as you wake up. Made for a perfect last place to visit as we headed back home from a weekend in Des Moines. Great parking, too. A must do!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This place is a treasure! You can grab a coffee/tea/beverage and wander through 4 floors of what some might call junk and some might call treasure. I am in the latter group and love looking for great finds that I can use to add a piece of upcycled art. Don and the crew are loads of fun and will take good care of you. All the doors on the first floor of our house are recycled from West End and we get tons of compliments. Go, see, sip, and enjoy even if you are just looking!

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great place to grab a cup of coffee and explore all the cool salvage and vintage merchandise. Also a great place to have a meeting, lots of big tables and it's usually not too crowded. Another nice bonus is they sell wine, so a nice afternoon meeting spot also.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a three story brick building on the corner of SW9th and Cherry Streets. It is under under the SW 9th overpass bridge. There is a free parking lot on the West side of the building. Otherwise there is street parking on both streets nearby. There are multiple kinds of flavored coffee and various kinds of pastries like muffins and bars. There are ten very large tables with like ten chairs at each table. It is a great place for meetings with large groups of employees. The prices are competitive. The service is fast. The coffee is hot and in airports so you can get fast refills. It is fun to just walk around and look at all of the salvage objects for sale. This business had a reality TV show for several seasons and displayed all kinds on interesting finds items they discovered in old barns and garages and storage buildings.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I entered this grand 4 story old building and almost hyperventilated from excitement! Filled, overwhelmingly, to the brim with beautiful pieces from a time gone by. The quality was amazing and in my opinion is getting harder and harder to find. You will find it here but be willing to pay a decent price for it. As the saying goes, "you get what you pay for", so you can expect high prices for amazing quality. Big chunky pieces, lots of silver candelabras, light fixtures, doors, windows, garden junk, loads of all size lettering, etc, etc. everyone was extremely friendly and as you enter you are greeted. They even have a bar so the ice cold beer calmed my excitement. I will return!!!

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