Food was excellent; service was friendly and efficient. We will be returning!
Only thing was when we called to make reservations we were told we could only make reservations online. That is a load of crap! Not everyone has internet! That was a huge disappointment! You HAVE to remember to put the customer first and if they call to make a reservation then do it. Don't just say " you have to do it online" that was soooooo rude!
Glad you are open again, the food was delicious!
Very good distancing and safety protocols. The food is without question always good. Great waitstaff.
Best restaurant in Ames!!!
Consistently excellent in all aspects: Staff, food, customer service and ambiance! Since the The Cafe opened its doors 2003, we have never had a disappointing experience! The hands-on management and dedication of all employees makes it a STAR for not only Ames dining scene, but is above or on par with top restaurants throughout Iowa and the U.S.
We were delighted to see all staff in masks! There was adequate social distancing of tables being used, quick service, and wonderful food!
Great food and the service was very good. Only drawback was the limited wine selection.
It is always amazing
Food is always fresh and delicious!
It’s always a pleasure dining there. It’s one of my two favorite places to eat in Ames.
First time back to breakfast sitting in at The Cafe since Covid-19 started back in March. Love the pumpkin pancakes and great to see Shelby Wirth!! The Cafe and Provisions are the two top restaurants in Ames.
Excellent experience in every way. Very happy The Cafe has reopened.
Exceptional experience as always.
The Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants to visit when we are in town.
they have fantastic food, never disappointed.
The biggest negative was they have Coke products instead of Pepsi and they were out of their fantastic baguette. Everything else was wonderful as it always was before Covid. Glad to have them back in operation.
The best food, service and atmosphere. Very clean and conscious.
Amazing as usual! We missed dining with you so much!
The flavor and presentation of the food was great, as usual. We were disappointed the weekend special was gone. The local apple cheesecake was a wonderfully flavorful surprise.
The Cafe is our favorite restaurant. Celebrations as well as just a great anytime experience. This year was 65th wedding anniversary curb side and 84th birthday in side. Thanks for always great food and great service
My favorite restaurant. Nice to be able to eat inside again, esp. with cold weather coming.
The food was delicious as always and the set up was very efficient. Our server was very helpful. A great experience after being away from my favorite restaurant for so long. I REALLY liked being able to make a reservation.
Love this place. Highly recommend it to anyone.
I simply LOVE The Cafe! Thank you!
Everything was as good as ever.
Our waitress was very polite and made sure we had everything we needed. Environment was clean and friendly.
Excellent restaurant in every way - ambiance and decor, staff, and especially the food. Could be a little,more,generous in their wine servings.
The food was fabulous. I had a salmon on ciabatta sandwich. Our server was attentive, wore a mask and kept an appropriate distance, and was pleasant and professional. I felt as Covid-safe as one can in a restaurant. And the desserts!!! A great experience, and so nice to escape the craziness for a while.
Thank you for offering reservation dining! It really made my Parents' 33rd Anniversary very special. Food and service were great. As usual, the desserts we had were to die for. You were so welcoming, we didn't even notice how late it had gotten when we left. Thank you so much for accommodating us!
So great to be back at The Cafe! My sisters and I had a lovely dinner with friendly, familiar service. Missed the carafe of water at the table....especially since the fish tacos are little spicier than we remembered. We thought Cafe fish tacos couldn’t get any better... we were wrong... so so good!
We were the only ones in the restaurant area. Felt really safe. It was good to be back!
Hands down the best restaurant in the area. They've created a very safe way to handle COVID and be open.
It was so good to experience the Cafe' again. Everything was as good as ever.
Food, Service, and Ambience is ALWAYS EXCEPTIONAL at The Cafe! We are long-time customers and are happy to be back for the first night of Indoor Dining. Great to see Mgr. Charles, and server, Paula. Although we won't be back quite so often until after the Epidemic passes, we are happy to have the option of good dining again. Thanks to all who made this happen again, being patient during a long summer.
Great Service. Best fish tacos ever.
Please have your cooks keep the mask on at all times. Not the first time we walk in and the man in the kitchen has his mask pulled down. It’s just not good these days. If they feel bad in a mask, wearing a face shield would work too. But in either case, those appearances matter. And flies. Twice we were there with a fly buzzing around during the whole dinner. Yuck. Thanks.
I asked the waitress to turn down the music (too loud for a Sunday morning at 9am breakfast) and she didn't
The waitress just didn’t know we were seated, so it took a little while for her to get to us before she saw us. I also would’ve loved a bottle of water like you used to have to keep refilling my glass. Thanks!!
We were there for breakfast. I ordered pumpkin pancakes with my meal. They were delicious! Only negative was the waitress didn’t check back for more coffee for my husband. I love Coffee but not at the cafe. It’s tooioooi strong!
I have been going to the Cafe since college in the mid-late 2000's and I'm sad to say the service was the worst I've had. The food was still the best around but it seems the quality in staff or training of them has changed. Our waitress was very rude which made the experience sub par. Very disappointing.
We understand the limited menu, but was disappointed that there was not a steak option to chose from