$6 for $12 Worth of Coffee and Cafe Fare at Mars Cafe


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  • Fresh cuisine
  • Homemade and local foods
  • Buzz-worthy coffee
  • Live music and local art

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Promotional value expires Nov 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Not valid toward alcohol, smoothies, blended drinks, or bottled drinks. Must use in 1 visit. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

If not for the rejuvenating cup of coffee awaiting it every morning, the sun would never rise, leaving evil snowmen immortalized through eternal darkness. Similarly get a java boost to fend off frostiness with today's Groupon to Mars Café on University Avenue. Known for its seasonal produce and stimulating java, Mars Café proudly peddles a varied menu ranging from piping paninis to satiating salads. On weekends, live music bounces off the walls, which are themselves adorned with art from local paintsmiths and creatistas. The knowledgeable staff also serves up weekend brunch, ideal for those seeking to make weekday brunches jealous.


Mars Café has been featured on the Des Moines Register's blog. desmoinesalive reviewers give Mars Café an average of 4.5 stars and Yelpers give it a five star-average with 81% of Urbanspooners recommend it.

  • This is a great place with a great vibe. – Adam P., Yelp
  • this place is great. Great coffee, awesome food. Fun events. They are very in touch with the local art scene, and support a lot of local artists. – kdog, desmoinesalive
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    2318 University Ave.

    Des Moines, Iowa 50311

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