Coffee & Treats in Council Bluffs


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Nestled inside a two-story Victorian farmhouse, Garden Grove Eatery satiates stomachs with an ever-changing menu of seasonal eats, assembled often from family recipes and employing locally sourced produce, cheeses, and baked goods when possible. Diners can find mates for reluctant bachelor stomachs on the sandwich menu, which boasts the Turkey Bryan's roasted turkey, provolone, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocado spread housed in a 6-inch focaccia hoagie ($4.49–$6.49). The Salinger blankets sourdough in hummus, pickles, and vegan mayo ($3.99–$5.99), and the signature philly cheesesteak celebrates moving away from home by topping its shredded roast beef with mushrooms and cream-cheese sauce ($8.29). Chefs also woo stomachs with sides of pepper-and-cheese-infused pasta salad ($1.99), and tap natural underground soup currents for chicken tortilla, creamy potato, and carrot ginger ($3.49–$4.99). The counter-display case showcases a variety of desserts such as cupcakes, pies, and tarts. Some restaurant produce traces its roots to the house's 2-acre garden, where staff practice traditional gardening methods without using harsh chemicals or non-union garden gnomes.
1911 Old Lincoln Hwy
Crescent,
IA
US
Cater to your sweet side with help from ice cream shop Christy Creme. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Christy Creme, so dress for comfort when you come. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Christy Creme's tasty dishes at your next party. The ice cream shop is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking. Christy Creme provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes. Looking for a tasty meal fit for any budget? Look no further than Christy Creme. Christy Creme accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
2853 N Broadway
Council Bluffs,
IA
US
Customers at Orange Leaf?s brightly colored storefronts build their own customized desserts, starting with a smorgasbord of thick, creamy frozen yogurt flavors. The low-fat and fat-free varieties lend an air of indulgence to the largely guilt-free dessert, ranging from red velvet to chocolate cheesecake to key-lime pie. Likewise, the topping bars feature fresh slices of kiwi and banana; sweet spoonfuls of gummy bears, graham crackers, and Oreos; or slender bride-and-groom figurines perfect for topping a cup of wedding-cake-flavored frozen yogurt. Orange Leaf also offers catering for private events such as weddings and birthday parties.
3825 Denmark Dr suite 700
Council Bluffs,
Iowa
US
Need a last-minute birthday cake? Stop by Cafeino's Bakery Cafe for all of your bakery needs. The food at Cafeino's Bakery Cafe is high-calorie, high-flavor, and highly-rated. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Cafeino's Bakery Cafe. The bakery also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Cafeino's Bakery Cafe to your next party or event. For convenience, diners can park in a neighboring lot. Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Cafeino's Bakery Cafe.
3424 W Broadway
Council Bluffs,
IA
US
The Tea Smith owner Tim Smith searches out loose-leaf teas from all over the world—and he says he has to consciously limit himself as he fills the shops' stock of about 150 teas. But it wasn't long ago that Tim didn't even like tea. "I thought tea was brown water and a bag," he confesses. It took a gift for his wife to change that. "I was traveling for business, it was around Valentine's day, and I was married long enough to know that you don't come home empty-handed," he says. So he bought her some loose-leaf tea and the right accessories to brew it. "She made me try it, and it was surprising," he says. "It was not that stuff in a bag. It had some character and some taste to it." He began researching, and realized that tea—already the world’s most widely consumed beverage after water—was experiencing a resurgence in the United States. While many tea spots have British or Japanese themes, Tim decided to open a tea shops with a "comfortable contemporary" vibe, where people could enjoy hot, iced, and bubble teas with friends. For at-home brewing, visitors can shop for classic teas such as Earl Grey, sample more unusual flavors such as the “Iron Goddess of Mercy” (an oolong), or browse seasonal blends such as pumpkin spice, cranberry cream, and fireside chat. The shops also stocks travel tea mugs, teapots equipped with infuser baskets, and unglazed Chinese YiXing clay pots that enhance the tea’s flavor. Tim knows that many people who walk into the shop are unfamiliar with loose-leaf tea and may not be sure what they'll like—which is why he only hires tea enthusiasts. "Part of their training is to come in and drink each of the teas, and make notes on the flavor profiles," he says. That way, the staff can recommend blends suited to each customer's palate, rather than having to analyze a Rorschach tea-blot test. In addition to events including an annual blending contest, they also run periodic Tea 101 sessions that introduce attendees to the "history, the myths, the legends, and the lore of tea," says Tim.
345 N 78th St
Omaha,
NE
US
Warm up with a better coffeehouse brew at Caffeine Dreams, a cool, off-the-beaten-path coffee shop. Caffeine Dreams is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Caffeine Dreams. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Caffeine Dreams' al fresco patio seating. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. You won't feel cramped at Caffeine Dreams, even with a large party — the coffee shop is perfect for large groups. Caffeine Dreams offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties. Call Caffeine Dreams for catering if you have a big event coming up. For those in a hurry, the coffee shop lets you take your grub to go. Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars. There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at Caffeine Dreams — most prices are under $15. The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
4524 Farnam St
Omaha,
NE
US
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