Grounds for Dessert
345 S. Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
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This coffee shop was the perfect spot for me to grab breakfast this morning. They have a full kitchen and made up an amazing blueberry waffle for me. They also serve Paninis and real fruit smoothies. Their coffee is also fair trade certified and tasted great.
Day 3 in Iowa City: Edit… it’s probably good I don’t live in Iowa city, because I may be on the edge of developing an addiction to the waffles at Grounds for Dessert. Today is the third day in a row I have had breakfast here. On day two, I ventured out a little further out of the norm to get a blueberry waffle with lemon, which was amazing, then today, at the owner’s suggestion, I tried the “Arizona,” which has apples and sweet corn cooked in. Yes. Sweet corn. Yet, this is one of the less unique ingredients on the waffle menu. You could try their “Dean Martini” waffle with pickles and olives or their “Hawaiian” with pinapples and coconut, or if you are feeling like a waffle with a kick, check out the TexMex, with onions, peppers & salsa.
This place is a can’t miss for anyone in Iowa City. Friendly service, great fair trade coffee, and incredible food. I’ll have to try their great selection of paninis next time i’m in town. I will be back.
From their website:
Welcome to Iowa City’s newest coffeehouse and special order bakery! We invite
you to come to our humble establishment to enjoy a cup of coffee, wake up with a
waffle, have a tasty, satisfying grilled sandwich, try one of our delectable
pastries, or just relax and soak up the atmosphere. We also offer vegan and
vegetarian sandwiches and bakery items! You can find us in the Court Street
Transportation Center at the corner of Court and Dubuque streets in Iowa City,
right around the corner from the Greyhound bus station and next to Apple Tree