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Cafe Diem

) #13 of 144 Restaurants in Ames ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, American
229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
+1 515-956-3556
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“scones” (5 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, American
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229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
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Reviews (52)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a coffee shop person, but with today's chains with their drive ups and generic furniture in small spaces, this kind of place is rare! Old well worn wood floors with a mix of tables, upholstered chairs and booths; even a really cool light fixture!...More

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We stop here, too often, because of the very convenient location (right on Main Street, near all the fun shops), nice staff and good coffee. If my kids are with, they always have questions about either the coffee, smoothies or pastries. Each and every visit,...More

Thank Victorious1203
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on a road trip to Minneapolis. Had a great little lunch - soup and sandwich. The highlight is the cute, comfy atmosphere - one of those coffeehouses where you want to spend your entire afternoon. My only disappointment was my latte was...More

Thank ckreie
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The is an old commercial retail building with a long narrow layout. You can sit in booths along the East and small tables with chairs on West wall and small tables in front elevated display stages on both sides of front door. The brewed coffee...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great feel for a cafe. Wood floors, cool vibe. Great coffee. Food is really good, and I feel may get overlooked.

Thank grandski
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We only go occasionally to Cafe Diem but it is always a great experience. All the coffees are great and so are the pastries. We particularly like the chai latte and cappuccino. The staff is very friendly and it is a nice place to hang...More

Thank Tourvel_67
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I've been going to Cafe Diem for years, and it is always great coffee, great scones, and pretty good food. The ambiance is very modern and chic, it's always full of people, and I will always come back.

Thank Brooke K
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wonderful coffee made FRESH to order! Very flavorful. Nice place on a corner but not well marked. Worth looking for,

Thank Tom Peggy L
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Love this local cafe in Ames Iowa. We always eat here when traveling on the interstate. I am a coffee lover and always look for good coffee stops that aren't chains. The sandwiches are very tasty too. I highly recommend Cafe Diem to anyone.

Thank 15marigold
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My favorite coffee hang out is in the heart of the Main Street Cultural District. It's perfect for a quick coffee pickup or a lazy afternoon hanging out with friends. The coffee is excellent and the staff is friendly. There is a small but excellent...More

Thank Linda L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Main St Ste 101, Ames, IA 50010-6472
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-3556
  • E-mail
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