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PerKup Cafe

2700 University Ave Ste 324, Governor Square Shopping Center, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1470
+1 515-270-1466
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (17 reviews)
“hash browns” (18 reviews)
“monte cristo” (3 reviews)
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2700 University Ave Ste 324, Governor Square Shopping Center, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1470
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Reviews (63)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the spicy omelet with Hash browns. Very tasty. I eat habenero"s so the Revenge sauce wasn't hot to me but the omelet was so tasty. My criticism would be that extras you expect like Hash browns and toast are extras that drive up...More

Thank Bryon P
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This a cafe with a large room filled with booths around the edges and the open area filled with tables and padded chairs. It has a full menu of breakfast and lunch items. I have had several different breakfast items here but the blueberry pancakes...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I have eaten here many times and the food and service is top notch! They can get rather busy so we try to show up right around when they open. I have tried omelets, pancakes, the scramble, and the breakfast sandwiches. The pineapple jelly served...More

Thank Courtney V
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

On our way through Iowa, we stopped at PerKup Cafe for breakfast - great name! Pro's: Kick It Up Omelette was very flavorful with a definite kick. Great size - not massive like some. Bacon is thick and crisp. Good hash browns. Very nice staff....More

Thank Kristy G
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a cute little restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Good food - good service! Popular with locals for good reason!

Thank DebL457
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. Hashbrowns were great. Coffee could have been stronger. French toast was the weirdest thing I've ever seen. They brought it out and it looked like burnt cheese on top. Obviously not what I was hoping for as it looked like the bread...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Tried to serve me a dish that was wrong. Waitress brought back to kitchen then a minute later came back and told me it was correct. I thought she was joking. I asked again for the correct dish and she again told me I have...More

Thank pink12roses
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a small restaurant that has been in Des Moines and the same family for decades. They recently moved to this new location. Sausage gravy biscuits are excellent. They also have more variety of coffee than your usual ma-and-pa restaurant. Do not hesitate to...More

Thank JamaicaDave_13
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I love trying new breakfast places and am always on the hunt for the best breakfast location in whatever city I'm in. This is the best breakfast place that I have found anywhere. The jam is homemade, I've never had better biscuits and gravy, the...More

Thank Seton C
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 12:50 and they close at 2:00. That bring said, coffee was burnt, bacon was rubbery and service was poor. Not do sure I'll return.....at least not last 11:00a.

Thank gizzy15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 University Ave Ste 324, Governor Square Shopping Center, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1470
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-270-1466
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Homemade Biscuits and Gravy, homemade pancakes, best French toast ever!