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Coffee, Lunch & All-Day Breakfast in Bookish Surroundings

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Poindexter Coffee

Every great writer needs inspiration. Poindexter Coffee fuels your muse with author-approved décor and plenty of caffeinated beverages. A wall covered in more than 170,000 No. 2 pencils (a nod to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop) sets the scene for this on-point hangout. The emerald green and eraser pink tiled bar also salutes the classic writing utensil. Recharge with tasty café offerings, including hot breakfast sandwiches, fresh salads, coffee, smoothies, pressed juices, and more — perfect for hungry travelers and Hawkeyes hitting the books. Be sure to check out the Iowa-centric art from RAYGUN, a local favorite and self-proclaimed “greatest store in the universe.”

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Café Hours


6:30am - 9:00pm



7:00am - 2:00pm


7:00am - 2:00pm