Main Street Cafe & Bakery

Main Street Cafe & Bakery

Main Street Cafe & Bakery locationMel-Ray Mobile Home Park, Iowa

(44 Reviews)
Main Street Cafe & Bakery Reviews

Reviews


Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Chris Rodriguez
5 09/07/2018 Chris Rodriguez

So far pretty good! We got in and recieved our food pretty quickly. They bring your food to you and bus the tables once you're done. Wide variety of things are available. Yes it may be a little more expensive than McD (read through some other reviews to address things). Still on par with some similar noodle shops I've gone to.

The bread they included was better than average IMO. Just FYI, we went for dinner.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Kent Bachman
4 05/07/2018 Kent Bachman

Just got coffee so i cant comment on the food. Could be 5 star. Nice atmosphere. Comfortable. Good coffee.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Mitalee Dharwadkar
5 21/06/2018 Mitalee Dharwadkar

I have visited here many times, for breakfast, lunch, order pickup and the drive through - I have always had consistently excellent service and food from Main Street Cafe. They have a huge variety on their menu and I am impressed with the consistently good quality of their dishes, regardless of how busy they are! One of my favorite places to eat in Ankeny!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Frank Beard
2 11/06/2018 Frank Beard

Nice building and fantastic food. The menu is large and quite varied. The only issue that keeps me from giving it 4 or 5 stars is that it's not a welcoming environment for those who work from home, want to take their laptop out of the office, or don't plan to leave at the exact moment they finish eating.

If you bring a book or a laptop, prepare to get "the look" once you're sitting there without food. They're very prompt about clearing empty plates, which is definitely nice...but it kind of feels like there's an unspoken desire for you to leave. At a restaurant with wait staff, it's great when plates disappear immediately after you're done; at a cafe, it makes you feel hurried and rushed.

During peak hours, they may also ask you to move over to communal seating--which can be very loud. It also offers no privacy if you don't like folks staring at your screen or just don't want to sit with random people.

Don't get me wrong, I totally understand the desire to turn tables and drive sales; and nobody wants to be another Smokey Row with college students who never leave. But it just feels awkward--especially when you're a regular customer who eats there 2-4 times a week. And no matter how nicely someone asks you to move to communal seating, you feel like you're being told to leave the cafe. This happened to me today about 2-3 minutes after I finished eating my food. My plate disappears, and then someone else promptly walks over and asks me to move. What if I was thinking of going back up and getting coffee or dessert?

With that said, the food is quite wonderful. Definitely worth a visit for that alone. Just be advised that there are more welcoming alternatives if you're planning to work remotely or hang out a bit. (Although you may have to drive out of Ankeny to visit them) Freedom Blend Coffee on MLK/Hickman is one option.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Shaynee Downey
5 16/05/2018 Shaynee Downey

Never disappointed! Love the friendly and efficient staff. Food is fresh and delicious. I love the turkey chili, breakfast burrito, and turkey bacon avocado melt...and cookies can’t forget the cookies. Thanks main street cafe and bakery.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Kaleigh DeBont
5 10/05/2018 Kaleigh DeBont

Great food every time I go. The staff is super friendly and helpful with special food requests. There are a lot of menu items and the seating area is comfortable with lots of natural light.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Sarah Croteau
5 03/05/2018 Sarah Croteau

Amazing food. Big variety on the menu that makes me want to come back again and again to try everything. The desserts are the best part though- would highly recommend the cheesecake!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Daniel Madison
5 03/05/2018 Daniel Madison

Huge variety of food and dessert. Their mac and cheese and their pastas are VERY good. Their cheesecake is outstanding. Expect to spend around $10 for a meal and $5 for a dessert.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Michael Schmidt
4 06/04/2018 Michael Schmidt

Interesting cafe. Soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta, assorted specialty fruit type drinks. And then there is the bakery with cakes, cookies, bars and brownies. In other words, if it includes lots of sugar, it must be under glass somewhere in the cafe. It is exactly the kind of place my wife should not go.
Order at the counter and served at the table. Service was fast and friendly. Food tasted good -- not great- but good and the portions we're rather small for the price. Thus only four stars. Would I go back? Sure. Too much on the menu I haven't tried not to go back.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Nathanael Bunge
4 30/03/2018 Nathanael Bunge

Food is good, wouldn't say outstanding. Location is definitely pretty contemporary inside, creative layout and seating. Prices tend to be on the high end for most menu items especially single slices of cake, but as far as those bakery items are concerned they are absolutely delicious. Overall for a meal it's an average location, but for the bakery it's outstanding.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Mike G
5 30/03/2018 Mike G

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Pasta dishes are the best. The cafe is really cozy with a fireplace. The cakes!! Coconut!!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Chelsea Binner
4 28/03/2018 Chelsea Binner

Food is so yummy! I keep going back for their wicked tai soup. Watch out for the bakery, it will trap you with it's incredible cakes, cinnamon rolls and all sorts of goodness. The prices are medium to high. Service is usually pretty good. I'm not a health nut but I do wish they would have calorie counts on their menu. Even the to go menu would be nice.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Yvette Webster
5 07/03/2018 Yvette Webster

We have visited Main Street Cafe and Bakery a few times now. We are always happy and never disappointed. Perfect portions of food made fresh at great prices. Fast service and very friendly service. Great atmosphere with a warmth that shows as well. Visited today for a quick breakfast and coffee. All was fantastic! We love the scramblers. A great addition to Ankeny! Also, a nice selection of GF items and drinks as well. One of our go to places for sure! Great for any age. Be back soon!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by David McCombs
5 04/03/2018 David McCombs

Good food. Short wait after ordering.
Large selection. Drive through for convenient take home. Highly recommend!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Deven Starn
5 22/02/2018 Deven Starn

Very good food for very good prices. Love the interior and atmosphere. I recommend the tropical smoothie and anything that's breakfast. Remind yourself of those great summer days at the lake while enjoying the greatest meal of the day.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Joel Christianson
2 20/02/2018 Joel Christianson

Stopped for cake. Looked great staff was very pleasant and knew the menu well. Got the cake home and it was dry and tough. It was twenty minutes before closing time. So I will try again. Hopefully they discard desert's every night or people will be in for a surprise tomorrow

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Rita Rogers
5 11/02/2018 Rita Rogers

Stopped in for order to go. Chelsea was very helpful & patient with questions on breakfast/lunch menu. Food was delish & prepared quickly.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Jeremy Sims
5 10/02/2018 Jeremy Sims

Friendly staff, great food at a reasonable price point. Sick of the wait for a table elsewhere in Ankeny? Give this place a shot. In the mood for sweets? The cakes are amazing as well.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Rachel Haugo
5 02/02/2018 Rachel Haugo

Every time I go, I’m left stuffed and still wanting more (because it’s THAT good). The gluten-free selection is fantastic. I have no idea how the g-free cakes and donuts are so delicious and fluffy. Most g-free treats are dense and dry, but these are like “normal” versions...and they taste good (a rare combo with g-free treats). The staff is consistently friendly and helpful!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Elan Morin Tedronai
1 22/12/2017 Elan Morin Tedronai

I went in 12/22/17 for a cup of coffee. The girls behind the counter were polite, and all smiles. Unfortunately, five minutes after sitting down I had a chat with the owner. A very rude little man, he went out of his way to condenscend to me, and ensured that I and mine spend our money at more hospitable establishments.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Frank Beard
3 18/12/2017 Frank Beard

Nice building and fantastic food. The menu is large and quite varied. The only issue that keeps me from giving it 4 or 5 stars is that it's not a welcoming environment for those who work from home, want to take their laptop out of the office, or don't plan to leave at the exact moment they finish eating.

If you bring a book or a laptop, prepare to get "the look" once you're sitting there without food. They're very prompt about clearing empty plates, which is definitely nice...but it kind of feels like there's an unspoken desire for you to leave. At a restaurant with wait staff, it's great when plates disappear immediately after you're done; at a cafe, it makes you feel hurried and rushed.

During peak hours, they may also ask you to move over to communal seating--which can be very loud. It also offers no privacy if you don't like folks staring at your screen or just don't want to sit with random people.

Don't get me wrong, I totally understand the desire to turn tables and drive sales; and nobody wants to be another Smokey Row with college students who never leave. But it just feels awkward--especially when you're a regular customer who eats there 2-4 times a week. And no matter how nicely someone asks you to move to communal seating, you feel like you're being told to leave the cafe. This happened to me today about 2-3 minutes after I finished eating my food. My plate disappears, and then someone else promptly walks over and asks me to move. What if I was thinking of going back up and getting coffee or dessert?

With that said, the food is quite wonderful. Definitely worth a visit for that alone. Just be advised that there are more welcoming alternatives if you're planning to work remotely or hang out a bit. (Although you may have to drive out of Ankeny to visit them) Freedom Blend Coffee on MLK/Hickman is one option.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Jacob Burkhart
5 08/12/2017 Jacob Burkhart

We eat here regularly. It is a very nice quiet environment. The staff are always friendly and the food is fabulous! Highly recommend the bacon and cheddar scramble and the cinnamon rolls are awesome!!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Edward Couto
5 19/11/2017 Edward Couto

First time and enjoyed tremendously. Helpful manager explaining menu and process. Food was quickly served and tasty. Ambiance is very fun and love the rolls of paper used as chalk board to write specials. Great idea. Just a place we will frequently stop at when making our pilgrimage to Sam's club or on way home from Ames coming the back way. Good job!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Amanda Street
5 10/11/2017 Amanda Street

I come here often to work on school work. I may sit here and have a coffee or tea with one of their bakery goodies or I will get a meal. I've only have had their soup and sandwiches as a meal, and they are so delicious! There coffee options are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and the desserts are to die for. They are always changing the different types of cake and danish options. My favorite cake is the kit-kat chocolate cake and favorite coffees are raspberry mocha and pumpkin cheesecake. I was first introduced by a friend to come here a year ago, and now Its my go to very relaxing and cozy by the fireplace. Its a very popular place, people come here often to work on business, and many families come here with their children. The owner is well involved, and him and his staff are very kind. Oh and I love the playlist they always have classical music like Frank Sinatra!!!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Patrick Bunting
2 Patrick Bunting

The food is good; however, the last 2 times I have ordered for pickup they have left items out of the order. I get all the way home and have to drive back to get what I paid for. I don't know what their deal is, but they need to train their incompetent employees to look at an order ticket and check items off as they put them in a bag. It's a simple task. Figure it out.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Carroll Elaine Lovig
5 Carroll Elaine Lovig

This is an awesome place! Excellent food! Service is great. Will go back.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Kaydee Youngblade
5 Kaydee Youngblade

Always enjoy stopping at Main Street when I am in Ankeny. Great food, friendly service, and wonderful atmosphere!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Courtney Benda
5 Courtney Benda

Main Street is the best! It is always a treat. They also have the prettiest desserts.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Linda Thompson
5 Linda Thompson

I am new to Ankeny & have found a gem of an eatery here! Breakfast lunch & dinner! I come for all three!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Linda Lapour
5 Linda Lapour

Always have been very happy with whatever we order. Love the variety and never wait long for our meals.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Debbie Danielson Vinje
5 Debbie Danielson Vinje

The vegan panini and sweet potato/tomatillo soup are both amazing!!! The service was excellent!!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Nikki Chambers
5 Nikki Chambers

The service was excellent. Young woman at counter was so helpful and patient for me to decide what I wanted. Quick service. Food was amazing! Cake I took to go was equally as amazing.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Cora Briggs
5 Cora Briggs

Amazing gluten free food and excellent service! Wide variety of items to choose from. Can't wait until they expand to Des Moines!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Lynn Rutkowski Lacy Fligg
5 Lynn Rutkowski Lacy Fligg

The portion of delicious food is well worth the money! The wait team is very friendly and attentive.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Nicolette Wolfe
5 Nicolette Wolfe

Had my first gluten free meal here the other day and I was very impressed and I will be back again and again and again!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Talene McCullough
5 Talene McCullough

Everything here is amazing! Particular faves are wicked thai and tomato bisque soups. Buffalo mac is also delightful. Their cakes are second to none! Mmmm, cake :)

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Sandy McGilvrey Belz Williams
5 Sandy McGilvrey Belz Williams

Main Street Cafe & Bakery in Ankeny... their gluten free options are abundant and taste amazing! Can’t speak for the “normal” food, but with their gluten free stuff being this good, I can only imaging how good the normal food is. Found them by accident this morning, so stopped in to check them out and stayed for breakfast. It was amazing!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Adam Lilland
5 Adam Lilland

I just had this chorizo omelette with caramized onions on a brioche bun and it was amazing. Great atmosphere, an excited buzz to the room. Caramel latte was delicious. I will definitely be back.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Katie VanValin
5 Katie VanValin

Stumbled across this cafe by chance and stopped in for dinner. We absolutely loved our food and service. The staff was very nice. This is an adorable little restaurant and I highly recommend checking them out. I’ll be back for sure!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Julie Lawson Martin
5 Julie Lawson Martin

Stopped in to check it out since my daughter told me they sell cake by the slice! It did not disappoint. I had the Coconut Cream Cake and it was THE BEST CAKE I have ever had! Talked to the owner and he was so friendly- his staff was also just as friendly and very helpful. It’s a good thing I don’t live in Ankeny- I’d be there every day!!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Kent Nanke
5 Kent Nanke

Been going to Main Street Bakery & Cafe for lunch and breakfast. The pastries are awesome and the food is wonderful. I recommend the open-faced brisket sandwich. Check it out!

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Kevin Stover
5 Kevin Stover

My wife’s cousin and two small children were visiting from Colorado. Her 1 1/2yr old son has several food allergies. We were there during a busy lunch hour. They were very patient and accommodating to her requests for her sons food preparation needs. All of our food came out together in a timely manner. Everything was delicious. We had a great time catching up and enjoying a fantastic meal. The staff are all gracious, speedy, and very friendly. I can’t wait to go back.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by LiznBryan Stanton
5 LiznBryan Stanton

Not only do we LOVE eating at Main Street (the drive thru is lifesaving for a busy Mom who wants a healthy, local option for her kiddos!) but my daughter recently had a cake decorating birthday party with her friends at their Ankeny location. They knocked it out of the park at her party. Fun, affordable and tons of cake to take home! The restaurant is always clean and such a cute little shop! It’s one of our favorite places in Ankeny for so many reasons.

Review of Main Street Cafe & Bakery by Mary Kaisand
5 Mary Kaisand

Amazing place to eat! My family is always looking for a place that has a variety of everything that the adults and kids will love. The staff was so helpful and accommodating with our needs as well. To top it off we all left with delicious desserts! Not only are you gluten free but celiac safe, which is a huge bonus as well for my niece. We plan to return as often as possible!

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