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Get your brunch on in Ames 

Some people use the weekend to check things off the honey-do list, while others like to chill out and enjoy the last moments of freedom before the week starts. However you spend your two-day sabbatical, one great way to enjoy it is by going out to brunch. Whether you’re flying solo or planning a romantic morning, here are some places in Ames to get a late breakfast or early lunch.  

Planning for a Saturday brunch date? Head to the Filling Station for fuel for the day – and your car. Fill up your belly on their delicious breakfast menu consisting of breakfast burritos, omelets, and pancakes. Their biscuits and gravy are worth getting up for, but use your time wisely, as they are open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, and closed for brunch on Sundays.  

Brunch and Provisions Lot F go together like chicken and waffles, which you can find on their weekend menu. Genius pairings such as a avocado toast, ham and broccoli omelet, or a stack of buttermilk pancakes are also offered for brunch. This amazing eatery is popular for good reason, so be sure to secure your spot on the waiting list! 

Head to Daytime Diner where their slogan is “Come for the coffee – stay for the vibes.” Just as one would expect both are immaculate. With a coffee menu that spans from basic pour overs and cold brews, to seasonal lattes and affogatos, plus options for fresh-squeezed OJ, tea and even cocktails you won’t go thirsty. The brunch menu will also have you covered, try the focaccia French Toast or Eggs Benedict for a great start to your morning.

Coffee and dessert = the sweetest morning date. Wash the weekend down with Morning Bell Coffee Roasters on Main Street. For the sweet-toothed, their locally roasted coffee pairs well with fresh pastries. Possibly the best-kept secret is their delicious Baklava. Shhhh… 

Fancy taking your brunch partner across the pond? Ames’s very own Mucky Duck Pub serves English breakfast on Saturdays from 8 – 10 a.m. Try their tasty beans on toast, or venture their menu for brunch items such as a Scotch egg or pasty.  


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