Coffee and vacation go hand in hand. Whether you need your early morning jolt or your a coffee aficionado, we pulled together a list of our favorite Des Moines coffee shops to make your search for the perfect cup of joe simple and sweet.

Our top five favorite Des Moines Coffee Shops

Horizon Line Coffee

Located in the Western Gateway neighborhood of Downtown Des Moines, Horizon Line is like a breath of fresh air the moment you walk inside. A clean and open space greets you along with the smiling baristas.

Friedrichs Coffee

Friedrich’s is a local coffee chain with four locations throughout the greater Des Moines area. Offering a variety of coffee and tea options, they also offer coffee subscriptions if you find a brew you love!

Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure

Featuring local artwork and friendly faces, Zanzibar’s is an experience in itself. Creative brews and adventurous drinks, you’ll love relaxing and hanging out at this local favorite.

Ritual Cafe

Live music, local artwork and a vegetarian menu, this coffee shop is inviting and comfy. Kick back and relax with a good book while you enjoy some of the best vegetarian options in town.

Freedom Blend Coffee

A coffee shop with a mission. Founded in 2011 by Freedom for Youth, this local coffee shop saw a need for employment training opportunities among local youth and created a solution. After renovating a car wash into a coffee shop, they had their grand opening in September 2017 and have been going strong ever since.

Enjoy your family vacation or business trip with us while visiting Iowa and relax at one of the many coffee shops our community has to offer. Not a coffee lover? No worries! Ask our front desk for tea, smoothie and juice bar recommendations! We are happy to help with beverage and restaurant recommendations any time!