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Stomping Grounds Cafe

303 Welch Ave., Suite 101
Ames  Iowa  50014
United States
(515) 292-5258
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Midwest Living Review

Laura Billingsley
This appealing cafe offers appetizing breakfasts, sandwiches and desserts in a modern setting.

Located on the border of Campustown, Stomping Grounds Cafe is a stylish, friendly spot to stop in for a latte or panini. Coffee drinks are rich and tasty, and food options go beyond the expected soup-and-sandwich fare to include crepes, curried chicken salad, croque monsieurs and portobella with herbed goat cheese paninis (most items fall within the $7 to $11 range). The cafe has a few beers on tap, and wine is available by the glass.

There is lots of outdoor seating at small tables. Inside the large wooden building, the decor is sleek and modern with dark wood floors and exposed ductwork. Tables of varying sizes accommodate patrons here to study, read or just enjoy a cappuccino, and a couple of couches offer a cozy setting for conversation. With the extensive menu, expertly made coffees and free Wi-Fi, customers may just want to stay all day.

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