Hot Spots for a Warm Beverage in Des Moines

Hot Spots for a Warm Beverage in Des Moines

A favorite wintertime activity is sipping a hot beverage.  And, visiting a quaint local coffee shop is something the whole family can do together, whether it’s over winter break or throughout the rest of the season. We have the skinny on coffee shops that kids will love so much that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy that well-deserved cup of caffeinated goodness.


Multiple Locations

With six locations in the Des Moines metro this coffee roaster celebrates the coffee house tradition as a local gathering place. And, one thing about moms is we like to gather, giving our wee ones a budding community of their own in the process.

Luke’s Coffee Hub

250 SE Destination Drive • Grimes, IA 50111 • (515) 633-7425

Coffee drinking parents will love the delicious caffeinated creations at this locally owned coffee spot. Littles can try a hot chocolate or a Chocolate Banana Freeze. Unfortunately, Luke’s does not have a drive thru, but if you text ahead, they’ll prepare your drink and bring it your car!

Mars Café

2318 University Avenue • Des Moines, Iowa 50311• (515) 369-6277

Kids can nosh on a Nutella Banana sandwich and drink a cup of milk as parents get their caffeine fix at this space themed coffee shop. If you happen to be out and about in the East Village they also have a small outlet in the RAYGUN building along with Thelma’s Treats.

Twisted Bean Coffee Company

Two Locations

Local neighborhood spots like Twisted Bean Coffee Company make it easy to get out, take a break and get your caffeine fix. Their location on the south side is drive-thru only and the Urbandale location includes a café and bakery, wine and beer and much more in a large contemporary space.

5 Borough Bagels

13435 University Avenue #300 • Clive, IA 50325 • (515) 809-1807

Enjoy a relaxing morning with your little one at this charming Clive café. Nosh on bagels and cream cheese (they even have gluten free and dairy free options) and your fav coffee based beverage. They also have a great assortment of kid friendly drinks and sweet treats.



What is YOUR favorite kid-friendly coffee or tea shop in Des Moines? Let us know in the Comments!

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