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heemer77 (215) Urbandale, Iowa | December 4, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice little coffee shop near the Drake campus. The beer selection is bottled only. Some Iowa goodies as well as a few other random craft brews. The coffee is nice. The best beers I have seen in the Dogtown neighborhood.
coco72 (10) , Iowa | August 9, 2009
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 14/20
They do not have a very wide selection of beer but it was within walking distance of Drake University.
CanIHave4Beers (74) Pouring Bus, Iowa | February 4, 2009| Updated May 14, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A very good coffee shop that has a small but well thought out beer selection. Theyíre giving some serious preference to Peace Tree these days & have two of their beers on tap. Although Iím not entirely sure how the taps work, sometimes you can get a pint... sometimes you canít. Itís no big deal though, you can always get bottled beer and there are always a few things worth drinking. The food is good, mostly Panini and bagels and a few baked goods. But everything is well thought out, well prepared, and the quality is very high. The coffee is excellent; the decor is great and features a rotating display by local artists. Plus you can always grab a good beer, so if you go to Drake/Teach at Drake/ live in Des Moines and want a break from booze-centric places to grab a beer, this is a great place to go.
theisti (633) Leawood, Kansas | October 26, 2006| Updated September 9, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED Winter 2009. The selection has been decreased here, down to about 11 bottles. They still have local Iowa beers, so if you are passing through may not be a bad choice. Otherwise, this is mostly a great coffee shop with DELICIOUS panini sandwiches.
ORIGINAL FALL 2006. I love this place. Excellent coffee, great scene, weird cosmonaut theme, it has it all! The beer selection was not huge (20 different bottles when I was in), but what they have is well selected, and changes often.
64 = ★★ (Just ok)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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