Mars has 3 locations specialty coffee shops in Metro Des Moines. We are a locally-owned and operated. We serve drip, pour over and espresso coffee drinks, tea, wine, beer, locally baked goods, light breakfast items, panini sandwiches, and snacks. We are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

MARS CAFE-DRAKE
2318 University Ave
Des Moines, IA, 50311

MARS COFFEE BAR-EAST VILLAGE/RAYGUN
505 East Grand Ave (5th St Entrance)
Des Moines, IA 50309

MARS SIDEBAR-CAPITAL SQUARE
400 Locust St (Walnut St Entrance)
Des Moines, IA 50309

We sell Kickapoo Coffee, which specializes fair trade, direct trade and organic coffees. Kickapoo Coffee’s industry leading green roasting facilities are located in roaster located in Viroqua, Wisconsin.

We love coffee, food, beer, wine, music and art.
We love Des Moines and the Drake Bulldogs.
And we love our customers.

Mars supports local non-profit organizations.  You can download a donation request form here.

Our Hours:
Monday – Friday – 6:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday – 7:30am – 8:00pm

Want to work at Mars? Learn about employment opportunities here.

Want to visit Mars? Contact NASA or check out this handy map.