Welcome to the

Waveland CAfe

Most of the wait staff has been here since 1992. The girls on the mural are Sam, Stephanie and Kelly. Combined they have put in over 38 years. The entire staff at the Waveland will treat you like family, serve you quickly, and make sure you enjoy your meal. It won't take long for you to realize why you feel so at home in our store.

The kitchen that produces all of your food consists of former kitchen managers. They cook everything fresh to order. All soups, sauces and specials come from recipes they have learned from friends, family and customers, and are all prepared from scratch. Your food will always be hot, consistent and "Excellent as Always"!

Voted "Best Breakfast" in Des Moines

for more than 20 years!

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Quintessential Neighborhood Coffee Shop!

"The Waveland Cafe" was the only place to completely nail a perfect over medium egg! This is where to head for some character. It is the Quintessential Neighborhood Coffee Shop!

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The Best All Around Breakfast Shop

Of all the breakfast spots I've been to. The Waveland is the best all around breakfast shop. Maybe as good as the food is the service. It's quick with three of the best, funniest, most courteous, outrageous and likable waitresses money can buy.

Des Moines Datebook
Great Wait Staff, Fabulous Food

There's a reason that the Waveland Cafe at 4708 University has a cult following all over town. This unfancy restaurant (for breakfast and lunch only) has a great wait staff, fabulous food, and the most friendly atmosphere anywhere. You'll love it!

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Our Des Moines location

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We are located across the street from Des Moines Rental Services.
4708 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311

Monday through Saturday 6 AM to 2 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 2 PM

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Our Boonville location

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We are located across the street from the Booneville Heartland Co-op.
35653 Ute Avenue
Booneville, IA 50038

Sunday and Monday 8 AM to 2 PM
Tuesday through Thursday 8 AM to 9 PM
Friday and Saturday 8 AM to 10 PM

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