Caché Bake Shoppe

2233 NW 111th St
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
Ordered my birthday cake from them and they were prompt in responding to my email request. I showed them a picture of what I wanted and they made it happen. I could not be happier with the way the cake looked and tasted. Everyone at my party raved about how delicious the cake was! I recommend this place to all my family and friends.
Ordered a last minute birthday cake for my wonderful wifey. Normally they need 2-3 weeks notice but they were able to turn it around for me in 1 day! They were also very helpful with the customizing of the cake. I got to choose a different filling and frosting. Ordered a chocolate cake with mocha filling. It was great! Normally chocolate cakes are dry this one was moist and as many have said here previously the frosting is amazing. I would say that they are a bit heavy handed with the frosting (which I like but others may not). The only thing that keeps me from giving them five stars is the packaging, the cake wasn't packaged very well and when i got home it had started to "slide" apart (it was a four layer cake). Wish they had boxed it or chilled it better so that it held together better. Was surprised to hear that they make vegan cakes. Am looking forward to ordering one for my son who is allergic to dairy.
Six days before the birthday I called and placed an order for a robot cake. As a general rule cake is dry and boring with totally gross sugary shortening icing that grinds on your teeth and leaves a film in your mouth. Not the cake here. Moist and delicious! Everyone we worked with was awesome. We told them to be creative and to give us a robot cake a three year old would like and they delivered! Next time I need a cake I know where I'm heading.

(515) 278-4900

Bakeries, Desserts, Cupcakes

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A Taste of Italy

8421 University Blvd,Ste D
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
When you walk into this place the smell of it is what I think angels smell like. I will tell you that I am full blooded Italian, so that could be a bias statement. Ether way this is a great, little known place, in West DeMo. They just have the very basics of what you need on the shelves (not a large enough selection that's why the 4 star). You can get a 4oz bag of Italian Seasoning for $3.25. Just to let you know that is a hell of a deal. The Deli is the gem of this place. They have the same meats that Graziano Brothers deli has. Just on the west side, and they serve really good deli sandwiches at lunch! Go in on a Wednesday or Friday and have a Chicago style roast beef! It's so good that the next time your tongue hears someone suggest quiznos, it will literally jump out of your mouth and slap the person. If you don't want large crowds go any other day of the week and get any of the deli sandwiches.
Hidden gem!! So delicious!!! Love supporting mom & pop places. Has a small grocery section to take items home to make you own Italian dish. Yum! Food & ppl are excellent!!!!!
Great service and excellent food. This is my favorite lunch spot. Everything is fresh and made with care. Please support this place, it's hard to find great places like this anymore.

(515) 221-0743

Grocery, Italian, Delis

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Red Rossa

12695 University Ave,Ste 100
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
I love some thin crust pizza with a light sauce and fresh mozzarella. The crust was crispy but chewy. Ambiance was not elegant, felt kind of like a bigger chain, but the pizza was the MVP of this experience. When I'm looking for excellent thin crust pizza, this is the go-to place in the Des Moines area.
The food wasn't good. It tasted like nothing. I ordered the sausage bella and it was bad. I didn't finish, and I love pizza. The salads were basically from McDonald's. I won't go again; go to the OP down the street. Here's where I might draw some people in and hopefully I'm not being offensive, but this pizza place is fast and cheap and it's really what turned me away. It's obviously a family-friendly restaurant; there are tons of loud kids running everywhere and multiple families. If that's your thing, then this is you. This restaurant was not me; that's not my type of atmosphere. I'm telling you, if you have lots of kids with you, that is seriously what they want here, they seemed to be having a good time. But do NOT take a date here.
The pizza has changed, very skimpy for the price. They also get very upset with you if you go and if someone gets a table why you order. which makes no sense to me at all, the manager actually walked up and told my daughter that she can't do this again. but a group of boys from Dowling which were my daughter graduated from did the same thing and he didn't say a word to them. actually there was four tables that did the same thing and the manager didn't say anything to anybody besides the young girl which i think is horrible and very upsetting that a manager would pick on a young girl.

(515) 221-2529

Italian, Pizza

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Starbucks

11084 Hickman Rd
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
Speedy friendly drive thru!
Skinny Caramel Macchiato. They do it well here!
Good service!

(515) 270-0298

Coffee & Tea

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Cool Basil

1250 86th St
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
First ever visit to Cool Basil on a recent Sunday afternoon. ORDERED: Thai iced coffee $3, Shrimp Pad Thai $10.95, Salmon Rolls (appetizer) $8.95, Spicy Tuna sushi roll $7, TST specialty sushi roll $15 (total $51.83). TASTED: It was 96 degrees out so we downed lots of water and the Thai iced coffee was a first for me. If you're expecting the watery versions from Starbucks or Caribou warn your tongue first. The Thai version is super flavorful with espresso strength taste with the sweet spice of cream and cardamom. Superb! The Cool Basil Salmon Rolls (spiced fresh Salmon rolled in spinach and fried in a crisp wrapper on a bed of veggie tempura with plum sauce. Dish arrived with six crisply little rolls (I thought of Trader Joe's lemongrass rolls), the flavor was just spicy enough, the plum sauce was delicious. Not saturated with frying oil. The PAD THAI - which you get to pick your (subjective) spice level was one of the better versions I've ever had. A lot of diced peanuts on the side. My partner and I shared this dish full of stir-fried rice noodles, eggs (lacking), bean sprouts, green onion and shrimp. This dish was TEN times better for lunch the next day after the flavors had jelled. With a 17 page menu (seventeen pages!) I had a feeling there would be some dishes not done as well as others. Sadly and maybe justifiably since "Thai" is in the restaurant name and sushi is of Japanese origin. The sushi was disappointing. If you read my reviews, spicy tuna roll is my "control" at each sushi restaurant. This sushi roll the rice was WAY over cooked. Just a texture of spicy chewy softness - baby food. Flavor was good, texture was bad. The TST roll (spicy tuna, imitation crab, cream cheese, mango, scallion, tempura style with spicy mayo and unagi sauce) had a nice flavor but was entirely TOO BIG AROUND. We resorted to cutting the pieces in half with a fork (blasphemy) because we were having a gag reflex of "fuck I'm about to choke to death". Great flavor, great textures but just too big. The specialty roll selections lacked imagination and creativity. SERVICE: 10/10 - I only name servers when they are outstanding. Mimi was a professional. POST: Huge menu that I look forward to exploring, especially the curry options. As someone who's on a mission to try every sushi offering in the Des Moines metro, but by no means an expert on the subject, I will not be ordering sushi here again. CHANCE OF RETURN: 9/10 ** Not affiliated with the Cool Basil in Altoona as per this location's website. WTF Altoona location, can't you come up with your own name? **
I don't know if I'm ordering wrong or what, but I have not had a good experience at this restaurant. It's not for lack of trying; I've gone three times. The service was slow and dismissive. I had sashimi, soup, and a noodle dish. I didn't like any of those meals. I tried the crab rangoons. They were not cooked all the way (doughy in the middle). I felt it was overpriced. I'm sorry; I can't recommend this restaurant.
Yep it's in the name this place is COOL! And by Cool I mean awesome! Great new space for a gem of a thai place! I love the Yellow Curry, I get it with tofu, and this pack it in! I love this coconut milk dish, it's like no other in town and topped with a little garnish on top, the portion is just right, but I always want more cause it's so delicious and spicy! The veggie spring rolls are no fool either! If you are Vegan, this is a must spot in Des Moines not only for options but just for being a beautiful restaurant with great service and great food! I'm excited to sit on the patio here when it get warm, cause dang it looks COOL!

(515) 225-8111

Thai, Sushi Bars

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Club Car Restaurant & Lounge

13435 University Ave,Ste 200
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
The Club Car is a sweet little gem. Love coming here for a business lunch or a dinner with the family. I haven't had a meal here where I wasn't pleased. Really good place to go. Nice neighborhood place.
We were on a trip to Wichita Kansas and stopped for the night. We looked for a restaurant and found the clubcar. I ordered a dry martini. It seriously was among the best I've had. My wife had an old fashion. She said it was one of the best she's had. We weren't very hungry so we had a hamburger and onion rings. I should say a half order of onion rings. The burgers were great! We couldn't eat all of the rings. Service was very good. We'll go back when we're in the area
Been here 2 times when traveling for business. Got the ribeye both times. REAL GOOD. wait staff is awesome. No complaints.

(515) 226-1729

American (Traditional)

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Starbucks

1040 73rd St
Clive, 50324
Reviews:
I am a regular here. This is a great place to sit and chat with friends! They have a decent sized seating area and an outdoor patio. They always remember my drink! The baristas dona great job recommending new drinks as well. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. There's a reason I keep coming back!
Literally the slowest Starbucks I have ever ever been too. Its ridiculous. Just give me my coffee!!
This is a great Starbucks location! Not all Starbucks are created equally, and this is maybe the nicest one in town! The drive through moves fast, they make great lattes, the bathrooms are clean, there is lots of room to work and or hang out and talk! The staff here is really nice. They have a decent size shared parking lot, it's right off the bike trail, and they have comfy outdoor seating! Nothing wrong here.. Keep up the consistency and good service!

(515) 267-9855

Coffee & Tea

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PepperJax Grill

9901 University Ave
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
It's an awesome experience when a restaurant makes accommodations for food allergies. My wide has a mushroom allergy and loves Philly cheese sandwiches. Too often we are unable to eat them because of mushrooms. They cleaned the entire grill and utensils to accommodate us. The food is great to boot. We will be back.
We love these philly's!!! You defiantly need to request extra seasoning and extra cheese. But they are yummy. The spicy ranch is to die for. We always leave here filled and satisfied.
Got the fireball steak philly loaded up, man what a flavorful sandwich! Love that they had beans and rice as a side option. Service was quick and friendly to boot. All around great value.

(515) 226-1936

Sandwiches, Cheesesteaks, American (Traditional)

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Namaste India

7500 University Ave,Ste A
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
This place is one of the best Indian buffets that I have been too. They had a great selection, including pani puri. I am used to being disappointed by buffets that make their food bland to cater to the inexperienced pallet, but Namaste did not disappoint at all. The food was very tasty, the mango lasse's were very good, and the grocery next door was convenient and has a lot of things I haven't been able to find at other international groceries. I am so excited to have discovered this place!
From the moment we pulled up you could smell the wonderful aroma it smelled so good couldn't wait to get in the door and eat our waiter was very nice he greeted us at the door and sat us quickly he was very very friendly have to say one of the friendliest we have had in a long time he kept our drinks refilled and he talked to our children he asked them there names and when he came to the table for refills he called them by name it was great on to the food it is the best in Iowa that We have had we have had all of the other Indian places in des Moines and Ames and namaste blows all of them out of the water we didn't go during the buffet we went at dinner time and the portions are bigger than any of the other Indian restaurants in town we asked our waiter for more rice and he had no problem bringing us more and didn't charge for it we had the chicken tikka masala and the chicken Korma we got it spicy and it was very good it was spicy but not overly spicy where you couldn't eat it next time plan on getting it spicier we tried the plain, garlic, and chili naan all three were so good the chili one was definitely spicy but still tasted very good dipped in the sauce the atmosphere is not dark at all and they had tvs with Indian music videos playing on them so not a dark boring place like one other reviewer had mentioned this is definitely the only Indian place we will go to in Iowa the other places are not good there food is full of oil u can see it when they bring it to you but at namaste it was not oily at all just very good food
so i went on a Saturday for the buffet and it was good, its a little spicy and i can confirm that because i had 3 Indian friends dinning with me. you have to ask for nan and it is really good quality. after your meal if you have room left you should order a mango smoothie, its a tradition to have at the beginning but i like it at the en d to relax your stomach. there is also a grocery store that has lots of good supplies, dont feel shy, go buy something and step out of your typical Hyve comfort zone

(515) 255-1698

Indian

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Burger King

2170 NW 100th St
Clive, 50325
Reviews:
Love this place. We are regular customer in this BK. We often at times run off to scenarios they are out of ketchup, straws and worst table napkins! Tables are unbussed too! But generally 7 out of our 10 visits the store is generally clean. Oh did i forget to mention that at times, their fountain soda is empty too?

(515) 334-7488

Burgers, Hot Dogs

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