Highest-rated breakfast restaurants in Des Moines, according to Tripadvisor

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July 27, 2022
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Highest-rated breakfast restaurants in Des Moines, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness. And when it comes to the most important meal of the day, few people are on the fence about their favorite go-to spots. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants for breakfast in Des Moines on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

Locals reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#25. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (51 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4601 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines, IA 50322
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#24. Friedrichs Coffee

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea
- Price: not available
- Address: 4126 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3533
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#23. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2000 SW McKinley Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315
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#22. Rock River Grill & Tavern

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Pub
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 700 Grand Ave Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Des Moines, IA 50309-2705
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#21. Papa Kern's Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2905 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-3718
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#20. Park Street Kitchen & Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 435 Park Street Park St and 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
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#19. Portermill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5800 Fleur Dr Ste 207 Upper Level 2, Des Moines, IA 50321
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#18. Caribou Coffee

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (31 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3220 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-3912
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#17. Mars Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2318 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-4316
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#16. Bruegger's Bagels

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries
- Price: $
- Address: 3730 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
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#15. Motley School Tavern

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (18 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1903 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3953
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#14. The Juice Company

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Dessert, Healthy
- Price: $
- Address: 845 42nd St Roosevelt Shopping Center, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
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#13. Railroad Bill's Dining Car

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites
- Price: $
- Address: 621 Des Moines St, Des Moines, IA 50309
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#12. Panera Bread

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 215 10th Street Suite 150, Des Moines, IA 50309
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#11. Donut Hut des Moines

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries
- Price: $
- Address: 4941 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-2737
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#10. Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (46 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2723 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5239
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#9. Smokey Row Coffee Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (83 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $
- Address: 1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314-1123
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#8. Gateway Market & Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2002 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-4922
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#7. Scenic Route Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (77 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 350 E Locust St Suite 104, Des Moines, IA 50309-1811
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#6. Ritual Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 1301 Locust St Ste D, Des Moines, IA 50309-2934
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#5. Waveland Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $
- Address: 4708 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3302
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#4. St. Kilda

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 300 SW 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4630
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#3. Drake Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (254 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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#2. Mullets

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (149 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1300 SE1st, Des Moines, IA
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#1. La Mie Bakery

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (435 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Bakeries, French
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 841 42nd St, Des Moines, IA 50312-2604
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