Great coffee & tea. Staff could've been a bit more knowledgeable about their products but barista was friendly. Lots of students, lots of laptops but a chill spot to get some work done or hang out.
Decent coffee. Excellent place to meet or study.
Nice vibe to sit and work or meet up with friends. Definitely a great local place.
Tea, coffee, people, steel cut oats!
Mars Cafe is my favorite DSM shop for high-quality, espresso-based drinks. Convenient location off the interstate for a quick cup.
Unfortunately the Mocha is not all that great. Very light coffee and chocolate taste - more like flavored milk.
Talk to the staff; they're pretty cool, just like you. :)
The Strawberry Mango Smoothie is a perfect choice especially for a first time visit.
I come 3 times a year, I'm from Chicago and absolutely love this place!!! Great atmosphere, great ppl, and more importantly the coffee is out if this world!! The ppl that work here are very friendly!!
Yep. The V60 is worth the extra buck. Don't worry first timers, the current 4sq special covers it. Won't disappoint.
Great coffee, kind employees, and very nice atmosphere. This is my first and definitely not last time coming here.
They have moved to using Square for transactions. Make sure you have a debit or credit card to order.
Okay...stopped here cuz off what everyone said about this place... I wish I could say this was a good cappuccino..but not only was it a latte... all milk..IT WAS THE WORST ever
use other Mars Cafe venue for check-in
Get the Blackberry Mocha while you still can!
I am a freshman, but now it's closed! No fair
Had been treated very kind for my 1st time here. I purchased a Cosmo it's a light tasting Carmel latte very delicious
These guys are AWESOME delicious everything
Student Deal: Sun-Mon 6pm- 10pm get 2 for 1 coffee, tea or espresso w/ student I.D.
Get the expresso shake add flavoring syrup, yummy and filling :-)
Check in on Friday to get a good deal on coffee and espresso.
Here for lunch? Try the Turkey Pesto Panini.
I love the Sputnik!
Everything is great here from the tarts, to the paninis, to the hot chocolate with cream leaf designs. Ignore Starbucks for an always great experience.
Best chocolate chip cookies in Des Moines!
La panini... C'est incredible!!!
Friday nights are usually not as crowded. Great date place or fun area to people watch a read a book. Never a dull moment of unfriendly barista at this coffee house!
The Moonwalker is delicious!
Get the Mudslide Mocha!
The "Moonwalker" is delicious.
Look beyond the Starbucks on campus for an original coffee experience. A great atmosphere and varied menu make this the "must" of near-campus businesses.
Try the Millstream soda or beer. Iowa made and delicious.
Turkey pesto panini--you won't regret it.
You can generally get any of the cold sandwiches prepared hot. A perfect way to stay warm.
This is a happenin Foursquare spot, everyone that comes here has Foursquare!
The Apollo (white chocolate mocha) is probably the best I have ever had.
Happy hour 4-6pm every day, $2 beer and $5 wine. Interesting mix of beer too. Leinenkugels, Grain Belt, Pabst, Millstream among others.
Come here for coffee.
Get the sputnik
Challenge your friends to Connect 4 or Risk while you sip a hot or cold drink -- or grab a sandwich, bakery item or piece of fruit to go.
Get the Bacon & Egg Panini! It's literally from outer-space (yes, it's that good)! Throw some cheddar cheese on that panini for added deliciousness! Also, the coffee is worth mentioning, it's good.
Try their Chemex for Two. Also, all of the coffe is from Intelligentsia so you know you are getting the best coffee in town.
Free panini for dethroning the mayor... One turkey pesto please! Sorry Amadeo!
Solarz sandwich = awesome! Best espresso in town!