Top Review:“The staff was super friendly and helpful. We tried different mimosas and bloody Mary’s. I also tried the BA ginger tonic. So so good! The breakfast foods were delicious!! I could not get enough. The inside is super cute and parking on the street or ramps make it easy. Highly suggest this stop!” – Samantha S.
Top Review:“Breakfast with an attitude! The bloody mix is amazing! Had the dirty bloody Maria, perfect combination of spice. The Señor Borracho Benedict with hash browns on the side is perfect, layer of carnitas, green salsa. The Bananas Foster French tos is about as good as the description, the bananas had the perfect caramelization happening.“ – Ivonne N.
Top Review:“Great coffee, great food, great service. The only place I go for brunch now. Everything I have tried I loved! Get the hash holes for an appetizer, you won’t be disappointed. I’m kind of a coffee snob and I am obsessed with their plain black coffee. 10/10 highly recommend!” – Emily N.
Top Review:“One of my favorite places to eat in Des Moines! The food is beyond flavorful, and the veggies are so fresh. I’ve had the chicken & waffles and the buttermilk fried chicken, which are both so, so good. The bowtie burger was the best the best in my opinion. Whether you’re craving chicken or burgers, give Bubba a go…just bring your whole family!” – Mel R.
If you are looking for a refined experience, check out St. Kilda Cafe & Bakery, located in downtown Des Moines. It is an Australian styled cafe, specializing in healthy and contemporary cuisine.
If you’re coming with an appetite, we definitely recommend getting your hands around the Saint Breakfast Sandwich, a decadent with fried egg, sausage, bacon, red onion, avacado, tomato jam, and arugula on their house bun.
On the lighter side, go with their to die for avocado toast or mushroom toast.
Top Review:“A casual breakfast place with upscale plating. You’ll eat not only with your taste buds but also with your eyes. Interior has a Scandinavian feel to it with it’s warm wood tones but clean and simple decor. I came during a calmer time but they do have a reservation system in case you want to ensure you get a table. The space inside is quite large with an outdoor area and several rooms inside. They have a full coffee bar along with pastries and a breakfast/brunch menu. The two entrees we got – steak and eggs and kimchi reuben were both fantastic. Plates were beautifully presented and foods were impeccably prepared and tasty. I can see why they have such great reviews! I would not hesitate to come again on my next trip through town even if the prices are a little pricier for breakfast.“ – Alison Y.
Eggs & Jam is bold and groovy breakfast spot that you will not soon forget! Decked to the 9’s in hip hop retro design.
From their website:“From East Toast to West Toast people are talking about our 90’s-hip-hop fueled retro cafe. Eggs and Jam pays homage to simpler times when the beats were as fresh as the food we serve. We offer a full track of healthy breakfast-inspired options as well as many of the comfort food favorites — all named after your favorite 90’s hits. From ‘The Roots’ veggie omelette to the ‘Ludabiscuits’ and gravy, you’ll be sure to find something that fits your flavor. Thirsty? — Grab a chart-topping themed cocktail like the ‘Gin and Juice’ or get jiggy with an ‘I Just Crush A Lot’ mimosa flight to start the day off right.”
Top Review:“The very best of breakfast and throwback hip-hop. This place is great – Eggs & Jam! Food is delicious. Menu is dope. The music is bumpin! The staff is friendly. And the overall vibe is energetic and invokes creativity. It’s a great place for the serious brunchers! By far my favorite breakfast/brunch spot in Des Moines.“ – Jodi L.
Top Review:“Mullets is a local treasure and I will be back. We spent a long weekend in DSM and popped in on a Friday morning at around 930 with the kids — it was freaking packed. I had the OG Mimosa Flight (no complaints) and the Avocado Toast Flight. (My favorites on it were the bruschetta and the salmon. I’d def recommend this dish for any avo-toast-loving millennial, but also as a breakfast appetizer for a group!)” – Jenni H.
Top Review:“The veggie scramble is my go to regardless of if I’m here for breakfast or lunch. The coffee and pastries are also too good to pass up. So conveniently located for people working downtown!” – Lauren S.
Top Review:“We stopped here for breakfast this morning while we were in town and it was amazing. You seat yourself and go up to the front counter to order. My husband had Railroad Bill’s breakfast, I had a steak omelette (Santa Cruz) and my kids split a chicken and waffles. Mine was delicious, but I wanted to steal the waffles and chicken from my children. It’s the best I’ve ever tasted. The prices seem low compared to taste and value. A true gem and I would come back again and again.“ – Loretta G.