We are reopening on May 11, 2022
The Cafe will be operating at full speed, the Bakery is open and will be offering some new pastries.
The larger seatin area is open but without chairs and tables that haven't become available to pickup yet.
We are very happy and excited to be able to offer more seating and more baked goods. Keep watching Facebook, Instagram and this site for updates as we move ahead with the final things that need to be done.
Thank you in advance for your patience! We will continue to offer the same food items in the Café as before but with more available seating.
We are truly blessed to have so many great friends out there that have chosen to support us at The Encounter Café. Your friendship means a great deal to us and we enjoy serving you
Our dinning area is open! We are being very diligent with our sanitizing efforts making sure all contact surfaces are regularly cleaned. We understand if some are still hesitant and uncomfortable with the dine-in option and for that reason we continue to offer take-out and online ordering with curbside pickup. Please scroll down a bit to the introduction to our online store where you can order online!
Thank you for visiting our website.
Please press the button below to get to our online store where you can order from our menu and do take out or dine in. For dine in, please specify that in the Special Instruction section when checking out.
We strive to use the "freshest" and mostly "locally grown or purchased" ingredients we can find. Our "Free Range"/"Cage Free" Eggs come from Farmer's Hen House of Kalona. The organic whole and 2% milk we use is from Kalona Organics. The coffee we brew is from fair trade beans roasted by Capanna's of North Liberty.
Our baked items are made from scratch. The Soft Pretzels are a signature item for us and are baked fresh each day. The Cinnamon Rolls are also a specialty item and are absolutely delicious. We have amazing muffins with some of the best tasting offerings this side of heaven . Chocolate chip cookies, are also available. Ask us to heat either of the baked items to give it a "fresh out of the oven" softness.
We invite you and your friends to come and and enjoy a friendly encounter with us and with new friends. We hope you also encounter good food and some of our great hot drinks as well as some wonderful cold drinks. The Encounter Cafe exists for more than food and drink sales. We want to learn to know you and provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and peaceful. In other words, like good friends and family atmosphere.
We love our customers and hope to see you when you visit us during normal business hours.
Plan to enjoy the wonderful, made on site, pastries in Iowa City!
376 S Clinton St, Iowa City, Iowa 52240, United States
07:00 am – 03:00 pm
Please read the notice above in relation to our closing times and dates!