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Arcadia Cafe

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116 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014-7150
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Ankeny, Iowa
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362 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This cafe is in the heart of campus town. It is a totally remodeled older building just south of the Student Union. It gas all new wood floor and new furniture. It is a bar/coffee shop. I had

Thank david_hance_iowa
Winnebago, Illinois
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122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Small cafe, limited food menu, lots of baked goods. They roast their own coffee on site. The hot dogs are great - served inside a hollow baguette with various toppings! Plenty of italian (i.e. syrup-flavored ) soda flavors, including several sugar-free. Seats about fifteen people at most. Friendly staff. Free wi-fi.

Thank neshera
Ames, Iowa
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a nice conversation together with specially prepared beverage and scone. We shared a gluten free scone, specially prepared breakfast sandwich, and fruit smoothie. We enjoyed specialty coffee on a previous visit to Arcadia with the same enjoyment in the beverage and conversation. The staff proficient in their food preparation. The sandwiches are made to order.... More 

Thank Michael A
Des Moines, Iowa
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611 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

I stopped into this cute coffee shop on 22August2015 and had a very refreshing frozen strawberry lemonade and warmed almond croissant. The food was very good, staff friendly, kinda pricey, with wonderful reclaimed Ames trees made into tables. Awesome!

Thank init4keeps
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

In a college town severely lacking in food options walking distance from campus, Arcadia saves the day with fresh breakfast sandwich. Seriously, why would you possibly go to dunkin donuts next door. This place has delicious fresh food

Thank Thomas W
Ames, Iowa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Arcadia serves great, fresh, vegetarian soups, with baguettes on the side. The chefs at Arcadia make everything from scratch, and the quality really shows. I like the atmosphere and the attention to detail.

2 Thank Vallisneria
Mountain View, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The almond croissant I just had was amazing, so crisp and tasty. Acadia also makes the best scones I've ever had, just be aware that if you want more than a few you need to call ahead (like for a half dozen or more). The world class cakes are great too, just call ahead and allow a few days for... More 

Thank Grimsooth
Sioux City IA
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

Which is perfect for parents who (like me) don't want to get their kids out of the car on cold or rainy days. I love my lattes and Arcadia has the best beans in Ames! Very flavorful and always just right. Try the breakfast sandwiches on their fresh baguettes; they do not disappoint. I like to take home a whole... More 

Thank coloradotransplants
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

Have always meant to stop by and try this place. We're pleasantly surprised and wished we would have done earlier. Had a breakfast sandwich banquette and a scone along with a mocha and hot chocolate. All was wonderful! The staff was very welcoming. Our new morning coffee stop!

1 Thank Julie N
Ames, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2014

The best I love here is their Veggie patty, egg and cheese Baguette. It's always fresh and hot. Coffee is roasted in house and tastes so good and refreshing!. I am a regular customer here for the past 3 years. The ambiance of this place is always warm and welcoming. Their bakery items are a sure try!

1 Thank Pegasus2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014-7150
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: 5153371007

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?