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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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“bread” (25 reviews)
“sandwich” (19 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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1007 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2805
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Love the food here! I only get one of 3 things - all because they are so good I don't want to try anything else!!! The potato pepperjack soup, or a sandwich (only order half, trust me!), or a make-your-own salad. I've only tried a...More

1  Thank TumblerMom
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This place is a great spot to get hot or cold sandwiches, but my all time favorite place for their Potato Pepperjack soup and salad bar. Delicious. I go almost once a week for lunch.

1  Thank K_Trumper
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stopped for lunch and I had the salad bar bowl and my husband had their Union flatbread. The salad bar was outstanding. Fresh ingredients including many you wouldn't expect to see on a salad bar. For example, whole toasted pecans and chicken. I loved...More

2  Thank SalfromIL
Reviewed 23 August 2013

If I lived in Des Moines, I'd weigh 400 pounds because I'd eat at the South Union three times a day every day...Don't miss this place! Bread is amazing. Sandwiches are wonderful. Salad bar is FRESH. Free while you wait bread. Service is speedy. They...More

1  Thank frankbR4338XK
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

The only bad thing I could say is that it's not open weekends. Food is fantastic. The atmosphere is great. Possible the greatest bread on the planet. They have complimentary bread bites with olive oil.

Thank NickL712
Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

Turkey bacon melt and potato pepperjack soup with a drink. Best lunch deal around the downtown area. All under $10 bucks. Plus, you can't forget the yummy bread and oil! Only issues I have is they are open from 11-2 during the week and not...More

Thank JT092113
Reviewed 4 May 2013

When searching for a great place for lunch south union is a great place to go. Their "regular" size sandwich is enough to keep you stuffed! I always prefer the small salad to go because the amount you can fit in the container but anything...More

Thank ajchandra
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I typicall go for lunch and the food is always fresh hot and fabulous but plan on standing in line. They do a good job getting the food out. Make sure and take some of the fresh bread and olive oil with you for a...More

1  Thank AJ D
Reviewed 19 March 2013

Located across the street from my office building, this place is both convenient and cost-friendly! Everything is made fresh daily, and I haven't had a single thing off their menu that wasn't fabulous! Meatball sub special on Monday features homemade meatballs like your grandma made...More

Thank We_3_Clines
Reviewed 10 January 2013

I have been here for lunch many times. The food is always great. The sandiwches are huge so you may want to order 1/2 sandwich. The prices are very resonable for the amount of food you get. Over the lunch hour they are very very...More

Thank Tbone211
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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