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South Union Bread Cafe

1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
+1 515-248-1782
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“focaccia” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
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1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
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Reviewed 1 week ago

South Union Bread Café is a straight-forward restaurant offering of good food at a reasonable price provided by prompt service. The lunch crowd can extend the ordering line out into the dining room, but one moves fairly fast up to the counter (getting there a...More

Thank EGilSmith
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I used to work nearby and would order their yummy soup and enjoy the complimentary bread. Soooo good.

Thank TKta-IA
Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you live here or you are here for a visit this is a great place for lunch downtown. They are only open until 2:00pm so watch your time. A must have is the triple pepper turkey sandwich, oh my goodness the best sandwich you...More

Thank Mlg2
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

For me deli type places are usually the same wherever you go, but this place is very unique and creative with their ingredients. I really loved the various types of sandwiches they offered and they even had a soup/salad bar that I would love to...More

Thank Kcfe
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I have been to South Union Bread Cafe for lunch numerous times. They do a wide variety of sandwiches, all on Focaccia bread made by the restaurant. My favorite is the George's Special sandwich, which is served hot. The sandwich has the following ingredients: ham,...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Fantastic! Can't go the DSM without going to South Union! Sandwiches are great! Servers are friendly! The bread is complimentary and to die for!

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 21 September 2016

great place to eat and have a business lunch! the bread and food is always so good and so fresh. amazing flavors

1  Thank Megan M
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Sandwich I got was very good. Definitely recommend this place if you get there early enough. If you wait to long there will be a line out the door. Great bread!

1  Thank Hunter P
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

South Union is the deli offshoot of Orchestrate Mgmnt whose portfolio includes local favorites such as Centro, Zombie Burger, Malo, Django, etc. The help yourself garlic foccasia bread is a unique favorite.

1  Thank MastermindDSM
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had the Sarah's Revenge - it's a quality sandwich. Great roast beef and focaccia. They also give you a side of bread too. Get the olive oil as it's of great quality too. All around, worth it for an $8 sandwich.

2  Thank johnlwood
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-248-1782
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