$10 for $20 Worth of Comfort Food
The menu features the house-specialty cavatelli, a casserole dish with three types of pasta, seasoned ground beef, homemade italian sauce, and provolone cheese ($7.50), which got its start at the owners' previous restaurant, Helen and Pat's in Des Moines. More than two dozen sandwiches and burgers, such as a homemade meatball sandwich ($5.95) and a homemade Italian-sausage sandwich ($5.95), along with from-scratch soups ($3.95/bowl), salads ($2.95–$11.95), homemade pies ($2.95–$3.29/slice), and cakes ($3.50–$3.95/slice) are also available.
The breakfast menu highlights hearty dishes such as the CozyMess—hash browns, ham, bacon, sausage, green peppers, tomatoes, onions, and cheese with eggs on top ($9.95; $7.95 for a half order)—and homemade cinnamon rolls ($2.29).
Full menus can be accessed for each location on the website. All locations, except for 6401 SE 14th Street, have a drive-thru window.
From the colorful checkered walls to the menu of hearty comfort food, the owners at Cozy Cafe strive to create a nostalgia-tinged dining experience. The vast menu is marked by the restaurant's specialty—Helen and Pat's cavatelli—as well as homemade entrees, including blue-plate specials of meatloaf, hot roast beef, or chicken and noodles, all served with homemade mashed potatoes and green beans. Staff serve up Friedrichs coffee drinks, and for breakfast, chefs flip the traditional array of omelets and pancakes and offer homemade cinnamon rolls as well as homemade biscuits and gravy.