Nestled in Des Moines’ Gateway Park is Ritual Cafe, a locally-owned and operated coffee shop that welcomes artists’ of all kinds; the work of local artists is displayed on the walls and rotated monthly, and they host monthly open mic and spoken word events.
The coffee shop serves all manner of drinks, including: coffee, espresso, tea, hemp nut smoothies, wine, and beer. Their coffee is organic, and roasted locally.
They also serve breakfast and a variety of panini sandwiches, as well as locally baked goods. They serve an all vegetarian menu, and there are vegan options as well.