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University Library Cafe

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4 out of 5 from 1 vote
(515) 255-0433
3506 University Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50311

Pork Tenderloin

University Library

University Library Cafe: A Drake neighborhood institution for decades and under new management since 2012, 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. This is a place where you can relax with friends and enjoy hard-to-find craft beer on tap along with bottles and cans of all the national brews, plus our homemade twists on bar food. Our drink menu is built around a selection of more than 40 craft beers on tap, anchored by a strong lineup of Iowa microbrews. Plus you’ll find all the national classics in cans and bottles. Check our current drink menu here. Our food menu continues the eclectic theme led by our award-winning nachos. We don’t do mass-produced or run-of-the-mill. Instead you’ll find an intriguing selection of appetizers, burgers and sandwiches, soups, salads and sides. Our customer-acclaimed breakfast offerings include dishes ranging from breakfast nachos to the Midwestern bacon-and-eggs st
Cuisine: American, Bar Food, Breakfast, Burgers, Salad, Sandwiches
Restaurant Type: Local Restaurant
Features: Alcohol Served, Carry Out, Craft Beers, Dine-In, Family Friendly, Happy Hour, Wifi
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Joined: May 11, 2015

Total Posts: 51
Posted Sep 14, 2017: Last Update: Mar 11, 2018
Plate Name: Good Food and Service
We stopped in for a burger and breaded tenderloin. Service was very personable and enjoyable. We will be back to try the nachos.