Leaf Kitchen

Restaurant
301 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240 301 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City Directions
Today 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Open All Hours
+13193381909
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100% of 21 customers recommended

There's something for everyone at Leaf Kitchen, and this Iowa City hot spot knows just how to bring diners of all appetites together. What's that you hear? It's carryout at this restaurant.

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Tea, Cafe, Diner, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Mon-Fri
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Sat
    8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    American, Tea, Cafe, Diner, Coffee
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

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6 Tips
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Report | a year ago
The scones were amazing great place!
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Report | 2 years ago
You can't go wrong with anything here. The scones are fabulous, high tea is great too.
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Report | 2 years ago
Learned you might want to call ahead for the reservation before heading there (it's stated in the print that I accidentally skipped over). Seems like quite a few people go there. Thankfully though, the staff was accommodating and friendly. They didn't hesitate to find a spot regardless of the lack of reservation. Decent portion scone and tea! Great ambient. Well worth heading there definitely.
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Report | 3 years ago
scones were so tiny...not that great of a deal. I do love local venues though.
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Report | 3 years ago
had a great experience and will be going back
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Report | 3 years ago
Great! Will return for tea!
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From Our Editors

Sometimes the most satisfying meals are the simplest. Leaf Kitchen's cubano sandwich, for example, a semi-regular special with braised pork and melted swiss, was so good that it inspired Little Village's Scott Samuelson to declare, "a part of me [wanted] to check into some private room to be alone with my sandwich and its sauces." And this isn't the only dish that the restaurant's chefs effortlessly elevate. Their rustic cooking spans breakfast and lunch, ranging from sweet and savory crepes to grilled chicken-club sandwiches, focusing on sustainability as well as simplicity. Meals make use of locally sourced produce and meats, and even the coffee is an exclusive blend crafted by a certified organic, fair-trade roaster.

While the cuisine at Leaf Kitchen is minimalistic in design, the dining space is anything but. Midwest Living praised it by remarking that the "eclectic more-is-more interior offers so much to take in that you may not know where to look first." Servers flit among wood and formica tables set with mismatched dinnerware and clustered with turquoise stools and canary-yellow chairs. These vibrant touches find their complement in a retro-inspired soundtrack of jazz, soul, and world music, which gets knees bouncing without the spring-loaded floorboards used by other restaurants.

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Leaf Kitchen

Sun
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mon-Fri
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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