Favorite Des Moines, IA Coffee Shops and Drink Orders
I can technically do a lot of work from the comforts of our house, ie: in my pj’s and sans bra, but sometimes I need to get out of the house to spark some creativity and refuel my tank with a delicious coffee. During the warmer months, my go-to is an iced coffee, and while I love the sugary versions, I try to save those for a very special occasion. My normal order is a sugar-free vanilla latte…and if I’m being very good…I’ll add almond milk instead of regular.
Recently on Instagram and Facebook (you can follow me HERE and HERE respectively), I asked you all for some suggestions for local coffee shops + coffee orders that you all love and you totally came through for me! Note: if you’re not local to Des Moines, IA, we’d love to have you…or you can just take all the fab ideas I got for coffee orders and see if your local coffee shop will make them for you! Thankfully, though, there are a few national coffee shops that made the list too!
Favorite Des Moines, IA Coffee Shops and/or Drink Orders:
Smokey Row – Jamocha Shake and Iced Coffee with Caramel. *While I do love their coffee drinks, I have to say what makes my heart sing at Smokey Row is the Rice Krispies treats. They’re literally the size of my head and so delicious!
5 Borough Bagels—Iced Latte
The Coffeesmith—S’mores Mocha; Iced White Mocha; and Pablo Honey
1884 Coffee Company—White Chocolate Raspberry Latte and Peanut Butter Cup Mocha
Café Diem—Sugar Free Vanilla Latte
Horizon Line Coffee—Brown Sugar Oat Milk Latte and Lavender + Thyme latte
Java Joe’s—Birthday Cake Latte
Friedrichs Coffee—Nitro Coffee
Porch Light Coffee House—Iced Americano
Grounds for Celebration—White Chocolate Mocha
Big Acai Bowl—Coffee Smoothie
Starbucks—Iced Caramel Mocha; Cold Brew with Cream + No Sweetener; Blonde Vanilla Latte (Hot)
Caribou Coffee—Turtle Mocha Cooler
Mars Cafe—Honey Lavender Latte and Sputnik (honey/cinnamon latte)
I hope you all find this list helpful…I know I appreciated getting all the great suggestions! Now I need to get some coffee dates on the calendar…oh, and maybe plan to work a little while I’m there too…but that’s not nearly as fun. Happy sipping!