A hidden gem in Des Moines’ Drake neighborhood serving up craft beer and creative homemade takes on traditional bar fare. The University Library Café offers an eclectic mix of food, beverages and customers all in a cozy, old-school, just-around-the-corner bar setting.

Consistently voted by Des Moines for Best Local Nachos.

An intimate neighborhood bar with 20 beers on tap.

Serving unique breakfast dishes on Saturday and Sunday.

sponsoring BIKEIOWA since April 2018


University Library Cafe
3506 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311-2306 MAP
(515) 255-0433

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