Monday was National Muffin Day and yesterday was Pancake Day, so what better way to celebrate than trying a muffin or flapjacks at one of the many breakfast joints on the three scenic byways that Golden Hills RC&D coordinates in western Iowa. Even if muffins and pancakes aren't your jam, swing by one of the places below for a hot cup of coffee that will give you the fuel you need to explore western Iowa's scenic byways.
Western Skies Scenic Byway
Loess Hills National Scenic Byway
The SPOT Espresso Bar & Cafe is more than just a coffee shop. At the SPOT, we pride ourselves in providing a clean, community friendly, art centric atmosphere where we will always greet you with a smile. You can stop-in for your morning Joe while preparing for the day ahead or you may choose to ‘drive-thru’ while on the go - we are here for you. In addition to coffee drinks of all kinds, The SPOT offers smoothies, baked goods, breakfast burritos and flatbreads. At lunchtime, our soups and gourmet paninis are the buzz. Our menu is prepared with only the best fresh ingredients daily.
Hardline Coffee Company began as the brainchild of Nisa Salmen in March 2018. Combining an interest in experimenting with new brewing methods and a knack for creating delicious new recipes, Hardline serves up some seriously unique brews and treats.
Hardline owner Nisa got her start in the coffee industry in 2010. Since then she has refined her skills as a barista, pastry chef, and restaurant manager at shops across the Midwest. She is passionate about providing ethically-sourced and environmentally conscious products to a growing community with dietary restrictions. She specializes in the shop's vegan and vegetarian menu options. When she's not baking up a storm, Nisa can be found cuddling with her cats, riding her motorcycle, or building things.
The Stone Bru Cafe located at 5822 Sunnybrook Dr. is the culmination of years of experience in the coffee business. From the beautiful design to the award winning coffee, this location is a must see. Perfect for meeting up with friends and family, or a cozy place to work and study.
Glacial Trail Scenic Byway
expanding the whole bean and ground coffee sales. In 2019, Mud on Main moved the roasting operation and coffee shop to a historic building at 207 West Main Street in Cherokee, further expanding the menu to include lunch. The coffee shop stays active well after dark with a stage featuring live music and serving beer, wine and cocktails. They are proud to partner with nonprofit organizations and charities, providing fundraising opportunities through bulk coffee sales.