A cup of coffee is one of life's simple pleasures, like sleeping late or burning your trash. Warm up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $5 for $10 worth of sandwiches, baked goods, and café drinks
- $10 for $20 worth of sandwiches, baked goods, or café drinks
On Tuesdays and Fridays, the lunch menu includes the ABC sandwich with avocado, bacon, chicken, sprouts, sunflower seeds, lettuce, and tomato on homemade bread ($7.50), marinated steak and vegetable shish kebabs ($8.50), or the Garden of Eden salad with fresh greens, feta, walnuts, apples, sun-dried cranberries, and mandarin oranges in a homemade balsamic dressing ($7.50). Baked goods and café drinks are available any time the cafe is open.
The Good News Room Coffee House
At the beginning of the 20th century, horses whinnied and snorted in the basement of The Livery building, according to the _Des Moines Register_. Today, though, the cleaned-up space is home to a cozy cafe run by Betsy and James Gideon. Betsy and James strive for thoughtful quality in the form of single-pour brews of coffee and the pastries they bake in-house. The café's ovens are not only for pastries, though; the Gideons also bake fresh bread for sandwiches rather than using prepackaged bread or reconstituted croutons. Guests can recline on wooden furniture that James Gideon constructs himself, or head to the outdoor patio in warm weather.