We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
I haven’t been to the Waveland in a while, but wanted to revisit with a friend who had never been. It hasn’t changed! The food and service are still great. Going and sitting at the counter alone isn’t a problem since the servers are very...More
It's a small cafe and there was a line of people waiting to eat. We're glad we waited! The staff did a great job serving everyone in a timely manner. Our food was delicious and I really appreciate the half-size portions.
We thoroughly enjoyed breakfast here! Our server was great! The portions were ample and the food good. My omelet was excellent. Their famous hash browns lived up to their reputation! This is a great place to meet friends for breakfast! We will return!
Went to Waveland Café for lunch today. We both ordered the roast beef, because there have been so many good reviews. The beef and mashed potatoes were good, but the gravy taste like it came out of a can. I was really disappointed. We ordered...More
The Waveland Cafe is an institution in Des Moines. It has been around forever, and may be old fashioned, but you will get exactly what you order. The servers can be surly, they are fun and want their customers to be happy. You may feel...More
This is not a place to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee and have an intimate conversation.
This IS the place though to enjoy a GREAT cup of coffee and have a fantastic breakfast.
Very, very busy with a bit of a wait for breakfast...More
This place is your classic ‘greasy spoon’ diner - great for breakfast or brunch! I’ve only been here on a Sunday and the place was packed, first come first serve, with a line out the door. The food was delicious and service was excellent and...More