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Where to Buy Local for Brunch in DSM

2021 Brunch Guide

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for brunch destinations in the region, so check out the featured items below for where to dine with friends and family in DSM.

Downtown DSM Brunch Destinations


Featured Item: Bottomless Bombshell Brunch
Description: From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, order brunch with unlimited mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Gluten-friendly options are also available.


Featured Item: Crab Cake Benedict
Description: An English muffin topped with crab cakes, poached eggs and Cajun hollandaise served up with hash browns is just one of the options you can enjoy at Bubba. Brunch is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Featured Item: Breakfast All-Day
Description: Mullets offers many breakfast items all day. Try The Morning Mullet, which tops eggs and hash browns over a half order of biscuits and gravy, or Brisket Breakfast Burrito, complete with brisket, red peppers, jalapenos, onion, cheese and eggs.

St. Kilda

Featured Item: All-Day Breakfast
Description: Try the “Green Chili Benedict.” Ingredients include hominy waffle, pork barbacoa, chipotle hollandaise, poached eggs, pickled onions, cilantro and radish. Other options include Avocado Toast, Cheddar Chive Biscuit Sandwich and Salmon and Eggs.

Other Regional Brunch Destinations


Featured Item: Pop-Up Brunch
Aposto in Downtown DSM occasionally holds Pop-Up Brunch events. A spring brunch featured items like Biscuits ‘n Gravy and Walnut Cake.

Founders Irish Pub

Featured Item: Bloody Mary Bar + Breakfast
Description: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. you can build your own Bloody Mary and enjoy a three-egg omelet, hash browns, Texas Toast and one trip through the Bloody Mary Bar for just $10. And since Founders is along the Chichaqua Valley Trail, there’s no reason not to enjoy brunch on the patio after hitting the bike trails.

Gilroy’s Kitchen + Pub+ Patio

Featured Item: 6 and Under Eat Free
Description: Brunch at Gilroy’s is available for carryout and curbside to-go. You can even order a party brunch that comes with a bottle of free champagne. Options include Breakfast Pizza, Gilroy’s Fried Chicken and Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding.

Louie’s Wine Dive

Featured Item: Morning Dive Plates
Description: From the Rise and Shine Flatbread to the Smoked Salmon Toast, the Morning Dive Plates during brunch at Louie’s Wine Dive encourage you to dive right in. And if that’s not enough reason to brunch at Louie’s, there’s always the beignets.

Machine Shed Restaurant

Featured Item: Buffet
Description: From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Machine Shed Restaurant serves up its Breakfast Buffet. Or, try a favorite from the breakfast menu: The Shed’s Famous Cinnamon Roll with buttercream frosting.

You can find our complete Restaurant Guide here.

The original #DSMlocal Buying Guide offers gift ideas for a variety of recipients from bookworms to pet lovers and more. Throughout the year, The Partnership will continue to add even more buying guides to encourage buying local, curated with DSM shops, restaurants and service providers in mind for shoppers like you! The Partnership’s most recent guides are listed below:

If you’re a business owner and Member of The Partnership interested in being featured in one of the buying guides, sign up here.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.