PerKup Cafe: We strive for perfection

PerKup Café originated in June 2011 in Urbandale Iowa on the corner of 70th & Douglas - a cozy space holding 40 patrons at full capacity.   In July 2015, PerKup moved from Urbandale to a larger location in West Des Moines.  In addition to our many friendly staff members, PerKup enjoys a family environment and team atmosphere. 

At PerKup Cafe, our goal is to serve great homemade food.  Very little of what we do comes from a box.  A lot of pride and effort goes into everything we make including homemade jam to top off your toast.  

Whether for breakfast, lunch, dessert or coffee drinks, we strive to make your visit to PerKup Cafe an extraordinary experience everytime.


The team at PerKup Cafe looks forward to welcoming you!




Tuesday - Saturday 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday – 8:00 – 2:00 PM

Monday – closed


Phone: 515-270-1466

WIFI available




Our Reviews

Google Reviews:
  • Love this place, best strawberry jelly ever! Great people...great coffee!
  • Highly recommend the Chicken Bacon Chipotle sandwich and the Biscuits and Gravy. Can't wait to stop again next time I'm in Des Moines to try another menu item.
  • Cool little place. Great food, great drinks. : )
  • Excellent coffee, delicious breakfast, and great sandwiches... Free wifi is handy. 
  • Great, fast service. Breakfast croissant sandwich was delicious. Highly recommend! 
  • Friendly service and clean. Child friendly.
    Liked: Great breakfast wrap and iced coffee! I will go back often
Urban Spoon Reviews:
  • This place was great! The food tasted great and the prices are even better! The coffee was delicious as well as the HOMEMADE mango jam. My 3 yr old even cleaned her plate and she's a tough one to impress. 
  • If you are looking for a breakfast sandwich with a kick, order the breakfast revenge sandwich. Scrambled eggs with grilled onions and peppers, topped with melted chesse, yum! The chipolte sauce if fabulous. 
  • We were pleasantly surprised to discover PerKup Cafe the other weekend. We've had breakfast there twice and it has been fantastic each time. I love the breakfast wrap (healthy way of saying burrito) and the french toast is amazing! It's so great to have a cute and quality little breakfast/lunch spot in the downtown Urbandale neighborhood. Thank you PerKup Cafe! 

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PerKup Cafe

2700 University Ave

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266





Business Hours

Tues - Sat: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday - Closed