Mar 27, 2024 - Things to Do

Mayalu Coffee in Des Moines offers coffee and samosas

A coffee cup held up in a store

Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

Mayalu on Fleur Drive may be one of the few places in Des Moines where you can get a coffee with a side of samosas.

State of play: The Nepalese coffee shop serves all of your traditional favorites like an Americano, espresso or latte, but there are also more unique "house drinks" like coffee with masala — a cinnamon-spice blend.

What I drank: A turmeric latte — oat milk steamed with turmeric and ginger, mixed with a honey/jasmine syrup ($4.50 for 12oz.)

What I liked: It's a simple, comforting, yellow-tinged drink with plenty of ginger flavor.

  • This won't give you a caffeine buzz to get going in the morning, but it's a good option for a slow, mindful wake-up.

Plus: The shop has a drive-thru, but inside there's also floor seating where you're asked to take off your shoes and sit by a window that overlooks Fleur Drive.

  • If you want a snack, there are baked goods from ChaCha's Hiland Bakery.

If you go: 6am-5pm Mon.-Sat.; 7am-5pm Sun.

  • 4226 Fleur Dr., Des Moines
Floor seating near window
Floor seating in Mayalu. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios
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