cafe resturant

The Cafe

good food, good drink and good company are some of the most rewarding ingredients life has to offer.
2616 northridge pkwy | ames, iowa
515.292.0100 | thecafeames.com

Starters

daily bread
petite baguette - butter or olive oil 3.25
today’s soup
cup 3.25 bowl 4.25
salad green
seasonal greens - balsamic vinaigrette - candied walnuts - feta 4.25
ecuadorian shrimp ceviche
shrimp - tomato - chile - lime + tortilla chips 9.95
bruschetta
goat cheese - ciabatta - pickled tomato - kale 6.95
italian sausage & toast
marinara - kale slaw - pecorino 8.95
hummus plate
chickpea hummus - dukkah spiced flatbread - tomatoes - pickles 8.95

Fresh & Green

eat more kale salad
dried fruit - almonds - radish - carrots - bulgur wheat - wild rice - parmesan - honey/yogurt vinaigrette 10.95 add wood/grilled salmon - steak - chicken +4.00
somerset salad
tomatoes - basil - crispy sweet corn - house/smoked salmon - couscous - toasted pumpkin seeds - currants - arugula + buttermilk basil dressing & café bread 11.95
the big green
seasonal greens - balsamic vinaigrette - candied walnuts - feta - croutons 8.25 add wood/grilled salmon - steak - chicken +4.00

Between Bread

the c.b.c.
grilled chicken breast - smoked gouda - red peppers - caramelized onions - pepper bacon - chipotle mayo - brioche bun + pea salad 10.25
café burger
local beef - white cheddar - lettuce - tomato - pickled onion - rosemary kaiser - russian dressing + café potato chips 10.95 add bacon +1.00
veggie burger
house/made veggie burger - white cheddar - lettuce - tomato - pickled onion - russian dressing - rosemary kaiser + café potato chips 9.50
three little pigs
berkshire ham - pulled pork - pepper bacon - gruyere - caramelized onions - jardinière mayo - baguette + tomato salad & chips 10.25
salmon club
wood/grilled salmon - pepper bacon - slaw - tomato - onion - ciabatta + salad green 10.95

After Five

vegetable chilaquiles
corn tortillas - eggplant - zucchini - red chile sauce - sunny/side egg 13.95
grilled salmon
wood/grilled - black quinoa - crimini mushrooms - green beans - marcona almonds - truffled brown butter 17.95
smoked pork ribs
house/smoked - iowa bbq - garlic mashed potatoes - arugula/watermelon 16.95
local lamb bolognese
minced lamb ragu - rigatoni - pecorino - rosemary - garlic toast 16.95
wood-grilled hanger steak
garlic mashed potatoes - truffled cream corn - tomato/arugula salad 18.95

Other

korean steak & egg
black pepper marinade - kimchi rice - green beans - mushrooms - red chile aioli + sunny/side egg 12.95
fish tacos
wood/grilled mahi mahi - corn & flour tortillas - chipotle mayo - pico de gallo + rice & black beans 12.95
spicy italian pizza
marinara - house/made sausage - parmesan - pecorino romano - fresh basil - onion 11.25
summer eggplant pizza
roasted eggplant - basil - tomato - seasoned ricotta - mozzarella - parmesan 11.25

Kid's Menu (4.50)

  • cheese quesadilla
  • buttered noodles with parmesan children's steak
  • cheese pizza
  • scramble eggs and bacon
  • To Drink

    The Café Is Proud To Support The Following Local Farmers & Purveyors:

    [*These items are cooked to order & may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.] Parties seven will have an automatic gratuity added to the bill.