To get to the other side of the world, just walk west on 16th Avenue over the Cedar River. Here, Czech Village brims with the sights and sounds of Central Europe, including restaurants, antique shops, and the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. The neighborhood was originally settled by Bohemians in the mid-19th century, but 1903 marked another milestone: Sykora Bakery opened its doors, filling the air with the smell of fresh-baked rye bread and pastries. In the decades since, it's turned out kolacky and countless other handmade treats, ultimately forcing the U.S. government to overturn its prohibition on after-dinner snacks.
Today, the bakers continue to show up early each morning and hand-make traditional Czech goods, although they have expanded into some new territories. Alongside custom cakes and other desserts, visitors find rye bread made from scratch and a "bohemian hamburger," which is so popular that it graces one of Sykora Bakery's souvenir t-shirts.
Caffeine addicts flock to Brewed Awakenings for a little extra energy throughout the day.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Brewed Awakenings is a prime location to dine with a group.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Brewed Awakenings' wifi.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Brewed Awakenings — it's strictly casual.
Brewed Awakenings is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
You can also grab your food to go.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the coffee shop.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Brewed Awakenings — swing by for your favorite meal.
When you need an energy boost, head on over to Brewed Awakenings and enjoy a delicious cup of Joe.
For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Blue Strawberry Coffee Co.
Blue Strawberry Coffee Co. will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Access the Internet free of charge via Blue Strawberry Coffee Co.'s complimentary wifi.
Be sure to check out Blue Strawberry Coffee Co.'s outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Blue Strawberry Coffee Co. will ensure that it is delicious.
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Blue Strawberry Coffee Co.
Blue Strawberry Coffee Co.'s diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
When you need a morning pick-me-up, make your way over to Blue Strawberry Coffee Co. for a cup of coffee.
Every day, Orange Leaf’s self-serve fountains dispense fresh batches of nutritious frozen yogurt in more than 60 varieties. In the sprightly lime-green and burnt-orange parlor, customers fill their bowls or bottomless magician hats with flavors ranging from pomegranate to caramel to wedding cake, laying a dulcet foundation for all manner of toppings from the buffet. There, they adorn their creamy treats with fresh fruits, nuts, and syrups. Unlike other ice creameries that try to confuse health-conscious customers by listing nutrition information in arcane units of measurement, such as "a smidge of calories" or "an earful of saturated fat," Orange Leaf prominently displays its yogurt’s impressive low-fat, low-sugar stats.
Grab a seat and dig in! Great Harvest Bread Co. offers tasty eats in Cedar Rapids.
Not to be overlooked is Great Harvest Bread Co.'s no-charge wifi.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Great Harvest Bread Co., which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Catering services are also available.
If you prefer to drive to the restaurant, go right ahead. Parking is abundant in the area.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Great Harvest Bread Co.
Your tab at Great Harvest Bread Co. will usually run to about $30 per guest.
Hy-Vee goes above and beyond the average drugstore and is conveniently situated in the heart of Cedar Rapids.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
You'll be amazed at how much time you can save by buying canned food. It's like a shortcut to a better prepared meal.
Healthy eaters realize the importance of dairy in their diet. Make sure you're getting your fill of Vitamin D with dairy products from Hy-Vee.
Drivers can easily find parking in the surrounding area.
Make Hy-Vee in Cedar Rapids your one stop shop for all your last minute, basic household purchases.