About this business

  • Cuisine
    Coffee, Tea, Sandwiches, American, Salad
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:

Tips

Judy G.
Verified
Report | 5 months ago
Great food!
Dori J.
Report | 9 months ago
Meh. Awkward location, mediocre coffee, didn't get what I ordered, wrong change, didn't care.
Mike B.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
Friendly & helpful service!
JULIEANN H.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
Great coffee and yummy pastries too.
eloise
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
We went early afternoon and were the only customers to sit and eat. The young woman working there was very pleasant and helpful. We had the quiche which was quite good. Nice place for a quiet afternoon coffee or late lunch.
Charlotte R.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
We were coming in town for the Farmer's Market and decided to try Grounds for lunch on the way home. The young lady was very helpful to us. She let us put the balance on a gift card to use on our next visit. Sweet!!! This coffee shop is hidden in a little strip mall off the main road. Very nice store to shop/look around in. A hidden jewel!!
Mary M.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
Love this place :-)
Carolyn M.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
It was delicious and good service.
Linda S.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
Good food and drink. Relaxing atmosphere.
Julia M.
Verified
Report | 10 months ago
Great coffee shop with wonderful menu selection and perfect environment. When I went in this time to redeem my groupon, Hannah was very helpful in assisting me and talking to me about the drink selections. Kudos!
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From Our Editors

When George Rivera-Davis first tasted coffee from beans grown on his uncle?s farm in Panama, he was amazed?it tasted nothing like the brown liquid he?d been taught to call coffee in Des Moines. Inspired by the delicious brew, he ventured into the coffee business. Now, George and his wife, Jan?herself a certified tea blender?grow their own coffee in Panama with the aid of their family, bringing gourmet brews to Des Moines through their award-winning coffee shop and caf?, Grounds for Celebration. Grounds for Celebration?s coffee connoisseurs roast beans onsite before brewing fresh cups of java, blending espresso creations, and flavoring lattes with Monin syrup and Ghirardelli chocolate. Thirsty patrons can also opt for yerba mate, chai, and smoothies, or venture into Jan?s area of expertise and gulp tea in varieties that range from gunpowder green to ginger peach.

While sipping from steaming mugs, patrons can also munch croissants and cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day. At midday, they fortify themselves for afternoon paperclip jousts with lunch sandwiches, salads, and wraps. Some take their time to savor natural, from-scratch gelato while sitting amid the caf??s local art and connecting devices to free WiFi.