Stomping Grounds

Hot Coffee. Hot Baristas.

303 Welch Ave

Ames, IA

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Stomping Grounds in Ames


Stomping Grounds is the premiere cafe in Ames. Just down welch, it has both indoor and outdoor seating, wireless internet, a wide variety of coffees and teas, great beer, wine, and wonderful cooking. A lovable crew and a cast of thousands, all within walking distance of campus.
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Smoke Free
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Mon - Friday: 7:00am - Midnight
Sat - Sun: 8:00am - Midnight
136 User Reviews & Comments
December 16, 2013 starstarstarno starno star
I have had good experiences here even when they were packed. I agree with the slogan "hot coffee and hot baristas." The girl that served our table was smokin‘ hot. Nice selections of teas and coffees. I like the Tanzanian Peaberry that they offer here. It‘s better than most. I‘ve only tried their sandwiches and both were tasty. I will say one thing negative... they need a sign! I have asked other people to meet here on several occasions and they called up saying they couldn‘t find the place because there is no sign! Other than that, nothing to complain about here. Now if only that hot barista would give me her number...
October 23, 2013 starstarstarstarstar
I‘m a vegetarian and sometimes find it difficult eating out, but the food here had a great variety and it was easy to find something I like. The food was great and the atmosphere was really relaxing and inviting. Our waitress was friendly and attentive, and I would definitely recommend the Stomping Ground. :)
September 13, 2013 starno starno starno starno star
Waitresses are rude. I don‘t come back here because of that. It happened twice.
August 1, 2013 starstarstarstarno star
Food is great especially if you are looking for something with some pizzazz and are tired of the same old sandwich. Great drinks and desserts too! Staff is awesome. Aaron was our waiter and he was great! Very attentive and friendly :)

I only wish they could have tweak their eggplant sandwich so it could have a nut-free option for those of us with nut-allergies :)
April 15, 2013 starstarstarstarno star
Had lunch here today.. It was wonderful. Different from the normal food and atmosphere that we surround ourselves with. Great food & arrived quickly. Waiter was very attentive. My only wish would be for Stomping Grounds to open in Grinnell Iowa.
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