Cafe Diem


Cafe Diem is the premier coffee shop in both Ames and Ankeny, Iowa. We are a coffee shop that offers an assortment of beverages and menu items, enjoy Coffee, Lattes, Cappuccino, Chai, and even Decaf. This is a coffee shop in Iowa that offers an atmosphere that is suited to the casual coffee drinker, students getting homework done, freelancers, or just a place to lounge in solitude or with a group of friends. Townsfolk and newcomers alike will love this family owned coffee shop, both in Ames and Ankeny.

  • Free Wifi included with your stay at Iowa’s premier coffee shop.
  • Friendly and knowledgable staff, get help ordering the seasons special.
  • Booths, chairs, tables, to work or simply chat with your friends.
  • Locally owned.

What are you waiting for?!
Come in and find a home and your new favorite place to hang out!


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The Cafe Diem Coffee Shop in Ames, Iowa.


The Cafe Diem Coffee Shop in Ankeny, Iowa.