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Fair Grounds Coffeehouse

345 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4112
+1 319-338-2024
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
6 Sep 2017
“Local, Vegan Eats”
21 May 2017
“If you're a vegetarian or vegan vegetarian this is the restaurant for you!”
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Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
345 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4112
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, and great vegan options. Coffee was also phenomenal. Just wished they stayed open a bit later as this would be an amazing study spot. The plants and the gender neutral restrooms are a big plus

Thank Amber L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The atmosphere is okay, definitely better than Her Soup Kitchen which I rate a 5 star in Iowa City as well. Both have vegetarian options. There are more options at Fair Grounds and they are both about the same price and they offer breakfast all...More

Thank tlco1
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite coffee shop in Iowa City, and I've lived here for 5 years. The food is always good (my favorite is the veggie omelet), there's a wide variety of coffee, the interior has a lot of plants and greenery with couches and...More

Thank Jesi L
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

First off, the cafe mocha. Omg. I'll go back just for another one of those! I detest flavored coffee drinks that are syrupy sweet. This was perfect, almost like a dark chocolate mocha. LOVE. Had the 2 eggs, toast, & potatoes. Eggs - perfect. Toast...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It has many kinds of coffee, from mild Burundi to dark roasts including decaf. Unfortunately there is no regular espresso on the menu, only that (American?) invention "double espresso" which covers up the fact that most coffee shops in the US don't have the skill...More

1  Thank Pe R
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

My daughters a vegan and loves all the choices available. The service is not speedy so plan a leisurely breakfast. The interior is pretty plain. The breakfast burritos were good but the chai tea was barely warm when it arrived.

Thank TaMike87
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is a great coffee house that I would rate second only to Java House in IC. The only problem is that its on the "other" side of downtown and just a tad out of the way of the main market and Prarie lights bookstore...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. The coffee was great. Food was good and the bread on the sandwiches was tasty. Portions just the amount. Nice place to meet with friends.

2  Thank John K
Reviewed 10 January 2014

A great coffee shop with good music and good food. I go there to relax, grab some WiFi, and have a bite to eat. Their BLTs are great and grab the roasted potatoes if you can. Delicious. The staff are so nice and knowledgeable about...More

Thank jamieraye46
Reviewed 2 June 2013

A solid place not plagued by the inconsistency a lot of establishments in Iowa City get away with. I have been many times and I love the creative breakfasts. They have great treats and it's easy to find something to accommodate my kids' dietary needs.

Thank cheesel0ver
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4112
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-338-2024
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