Java Joes Coffee House

Coffee Shop
214 4th St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 288-5282
6:30am - 11:00pm
6:30am - 11:00pm
6:30am - 11:00pm
6:30am - 11:00pm
6:30am - 12:00am
6:30am - 12:00am
6:30am - 10:00pm



  • Chai tea. Mmmmm
  • Best place to meet up with the gang downtown Des Moines, plenty of room, great staff, free wifi and super atmosphere, even kids playroom!
  • In addition to coffee, Java Joes also has a breakfast, lunch, dinner, ice cream, smoothies, beer, wine, tea, hot chocolate, and more. They offer vegetarian options and host local entertainment.
  • Best coffee spot for people watching: It draws an eclectic crowd, and its probably the only shop with an Irish jam session and a poetry slam in one week.
  • Try the tiramisu ice cream!
  • I always love the positive energy here, great vibes. Check listings for local music and open mic nights.
  • Don't boycott Java Joes. Amy tge owner lady is very straightforward and that xan put people off but she us super nice and its a great place
  • Next stop on the Jobs and Growth bus tour, Cafe Moms! With Callista, Lindsay Ferrier and Frank Luntz.
  • Forget the mainstream coffee houses, this is where it's at! Java Joes has a great coffeehouse feel to it, and the coffee is stellar! Credit cards are accepted, but minimum $3.00 purchase is required.
  • I remember this place from childhood so it will always be a place I keep coming back too.
  • Best fresh roasted beans!
  • Plenty of room for groups and get-together and staff is super friendly and quick!
  • And yeah, yesterday's Hot Apple Cider at The Farmer's Market? #Perfetto! (Next one beginning of May, I heard?)
  • Check out the bathrooms- graffiti'ed and a little jenk, but the messages are all solid.
  • Love this place! Great to study, hangout, or see a show!
  • Love their rainbow sherbet and ginger curry pita.
  • Good breakfast burritos for Farmers Market
  • Peach-flavored lemonade is delicious and a refreshing treat at the Farmers Market
  • Great stop during the Saturday Farmers Market- fresh baked goods- inside and outside the store.
  • Try the various list of tea, or do the ice cream!

Nearby places

223 4th St (btwn Court Ave. & Walnut St.)
400 E Court Ave (btw 5th & 1st St)
221 Walnut St (at 2nd Ave)