The Café

2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames IA 50010

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 2616 Northridge Pkwy, Ames IA 50010
  • Cross Street: Stange
  • Cuisine: American | Pizza | Steak | Sunday Brunch | Vegan |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 5152920100
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Breakfast - Dining Room 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Tuesday
Breakfast - Dining Room 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Wednesday
Breakfast - Dining Room 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Thursday
Breakfast - Dining Room 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Friday
Breakfast - Dining Room 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Dinner - Bar 4:15 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Saturday
Breakfast - Dining Room 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Breakfast - Bar 8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Lunch - Bar 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Dinner - Bar 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Sunday
Breakfast - Dining Room 7 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Breakfast - Bar 8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  
Lunch - Bar 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Lunch - Dining Room 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Dinner - Dining Room 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2021
Debi G.

We always love the cafe. The choices of what to eat are terrific. Just enough different to be interesting...just enough "home cooking" to soothe the soul. They did a terrific job social distancing and preparing to keep us safe. The music is a real upper...and I've just always loved the place.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 08, 2021
Mark L.

It was very nice. We felt comfortable and safe with our dine in. The food was great as usual.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 22, 2020
Suzanne M.

The Cafe NEVER disappoints. Impeccable meal as always. Thanks!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 21, 2020
Diane M.

Everything was great. It was so nice to sit down , have the food served to us and and catch up with a dear friend for the holidays. It was something I have truly missed doing these past 9 months. I appreciate your conservative approach, the limited seating, and being able to get a reservation. The food was great as always too!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 0/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2020
Vicki S.

We are vegan and appreciate the choices. We had tje veggie burger and rice bowl, both were very good.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2020
Karleene S.

It is always a delight.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2020
Marnie Y.

I love the music but it could be a little quieter especially over by the windows on the north side. But I ALWAYS have the best experience with you guys! It’s the only place I eat because of your sensational quality!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Denise F.

Love the afe


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 02, 2020
Jed E.

Favorite place to go for special occasions


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
J R O.

Autumn Cobb salad was phenomenal. Server was courteous and very helpful. The Cafe never disappoints. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Abby W.

The lighting above the table was pretty low. Almost to my husbands eye level. Just needs to be raised a bit for taller people.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2020
Kim I.

As always the food and service were amazing! Such a great experience! LOVE THE CAFE!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2020
Rita W.

The food was excellent & our server very friendly & efficient The Cafe’ is treat to dine at!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Rebecca K.

We love The Cafe! Great food and service! We felt very safe with their health precautions.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2020
jacqueline c.

It was perfect!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2020
Andy C.

Absolutely Wonderful. My Wife and love the Cafe! Great food, great atmosphere, and outstanding people working there. Always out first choice!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2020
Janice M.

Service was excellent including the table we were given, friendliest of waitresses with recommendations and quick check backs. My scallop dish was so tasty, so too the wine blend and my guest appreciated having three choices of sparklings. Her comment on the Thai rib dish was that everything was delicious but she would have preferred fewer ribs and more slaw. Nothing could have topped out our wonderful experience more than the pumpkin cheesecake that we shared.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2020
Sarah W.

Literally the BEST restaurant with amazing food and service. We are so glad to have such an amazing choice in Ames!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2020
Renee D.

Excellent venue. Clean, good food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2020
Elizabeth J.

The safety measures were outstanding. The food , as always was delicious. I am so thankful you are open, while keeping your staff safe and your patrons.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 16, 2020
Stefan S.

The Cafe sets the standard for all other middle class restaurants. Superb in all areas.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2020
Dorothy k.

In the past we have eaten there many times. Their precautions we thought were extremely good and we felt very safe eating there.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2020
Lisa K.

Very nice evening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 12, 2020
DEB S.

Our waitress was very good! Soup was excellent (squash/apple bisque). Perfect experience!!!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 11, 2020
AnnMarie F.

We had a great dinner and server.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2020
Nancy B.

Our dinners were delicious, as usual. Service was great. We did not feel hurried to complete our meals. We were able to sit and relax a few minutes before leaving.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2020
Nicole B.

Love the food and the atmosphere of this place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 2020
Colette L.

Best restaurant in central Iowa


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Dave F.

Amazing in every way!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 07, 2020
Kellie M.

The food was absolutely phenomenal!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Karla W.

My first time there...my autumn club salad was fantastic!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
David L.

Excellent lunch experience. Nice to get out of the house and feel safe and enjoy the new pizza at The Cafe.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 03, 2020
Susan L.

Our first restaurant visit in Ames since the pandemic started. Food was incredible. Seating distances made us feel safe. All staff wore masks and provided excellent service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2020
Diane N.

Food was great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
Rachel L.

We love the Cafe! We eat there everytime we are in town. Their rotating menu, and fresh food is always the best. Keep up the good work!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
kane j.

Never disappoints


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2020
John F.

Excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2020
Rick W.

Great restaurant !! Manager greeted us, she makes you feel welcome !! Friends from Kansas were impressed !!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 28, 2020
Dawn L.

Our server Eleanor was lovely, did a great job and the desserts were spectacular as they always are!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2020
Georgianna B.

So nice to go to our favorite restaurant. Thanks for reopening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 27, 2020
Yvonne R.

All of our food was delicious. Our waitress did an excellent job. We loved the atmosphere and music. The only complaint is that the prices are expensive. I understand having to raise them with not having 100 percent business back .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Stephanie G.

Delicious food and excellent service. Staff appears to be very careful about following safety protocols.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2020
Beth C.

I will definitely be back! Delicious food prepared in a very interesting way.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2020
Brian B.

We really enjoy The Cafe. The food was so well-prepared and flavorful. Our server was very attentive, yet we appreciated her respect for our personal space. The ambiance made for a wonderful evening. It was as if things were normal again. Thank you for opening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Vickie L.

We love the cafe! Always fantastic food and service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2020
Tammy P.

Great place to eat, good food and atmosphere! Fantastic service :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Julianne F.

Quick eager kind service! High quality delicious food. We eat at The Cafe as often as possible!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Earl B.

Ambiance was great. Meals were served as quick as they were prepared and very delectable. Desserts were awesome.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2020
Jim W.

Everything is great. Change nothing. Can’t wait to return


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2020
Beth S.

Thank you for creating a safe dining experience during this time.