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Java Joe's Coffeehouse

214 4th St., Des Moines, IA - (515) 288-5282
A temple of caffeine where they roast their own beans and will even provide you with a plunge pot to make a quart of coffee at your own table, Java Joe’s is also a nice place to eat and one of Des Moines’ hot spots for listening to live music.
100% Approval Rating (8 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Dutch letters
coffee
espresso
Cinnamon Roll

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A temple of caffeine where they roast their own beans and will even provide you with a plunge pot to make a quart of coffee at your own table, Java Joe’s is also a nice place to eat and one of Des Moines’ hot spots for listening to live music. The monthly Java Jam ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

214 4th St., Des Moines, IA
(515) 288-5282

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Dutch letters, veined with almond paste, are an excellent coffee companion. We couldn't figure out if this one was a W or an M. Whichever, it quickly became a U, then vanished.
"Dutch letters, veined with almond paste, are an excellent coffee companion. We couldn't figure out if this one was a W or an M. Whichever, it quickly became a U, then vanished."
Michael Stern





Java Joe's serves a fine example of Iowa's unofficial state pastry, the cinnamon roll.  (Photo and caption by buffetbuster)
"Java Joe's serves a fine example of Iowa's unofficial state pastry, the cinnamon roll. (Photo and caption by buffetbuster)"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


This neon sign glows on Java Joe's wall. Down towards the back of the room another one spells out the letters T-E-A. However you prefer your caffeine, you'll find multiple varieties of it here.
"This neon sign glows on Java Joe's wall. Down towards the back of the room another one spells out the letters T-E-A. However you prefer your caffeine, you'll find multiple varieties of it here."
Michael Stern


Inside Java Joe's. Behind the long counter is where the coffee is brewed and poured. It's roasted in a machine up front.
"Inside Java Joe's. Behind the long counter is where the coffee is brewed and poured. It's roasted in a machine up front."
Michael Stern


From early in the morning, Java Joe's is a place people come to enjoy their choice of privacy or conversation. Most nights, live music is the draw.
"From early in the morning, Java Joe's is a place people come to enjoy their choice of privacy or conversation. Most nights, live music is the draw."
Michael Stern


Utterly delicious espresso
"Utterly delicious espresso"
Michael Stern


If it's really early in the morning and you haven't yet woken up, this sign above the counter will remind you why you have come to Java Joe's.
"If it's really early in the morning and you haven't yet woken up, this sign above the counter will remind you why you have come to Java Joe's."
Michael Stern



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