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Welcome to Grass Roots Café





Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Wednesday Evenings 

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Open the 1st & 3rd Sunday  each month from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

with a limited menu.


(Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)



Grass Roots Cafe is focused on providing high-quality artwork, excellent service, and customer satisfaction. We will do everything we can to make your visit to the Grass Roots, Cafe Gallery is a memory you will treasure! 

While visiting, be sure to indulge in some of our homemade cinnamon rolls, desserts, pies, salads, sandwiches and other delicious cafe treats.

Grass Roots Cafe

121 Broad Street

Humeston, Iowa 50123


While in Humeston, don't forget to visit Snyder's, located at 128 Broad Street, for a unique shopping experience. Snyder's has something for everyone-clothing, accessories, gifts, collectibles and more! Snyder's is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm.Visit the web site:

Also not to be missed are Snips of Thread Quilt Shop and more! Make it a DAY of fun in Humeston!

Follow our page, SHOP HUMESTON, on Facebook for special sales and events!

A variety of exciting shopping and dining experiences is making Humeston the new destination in scenic southern Iowa.

Please be sure to sign our Guest Book!

Michelle Good said on Jun 12, 2016 0:06 AM

My mom and I had a wonderful visit to Grass Roots Cafe recently and the food and service were outstanding! We dined on delicious chicken and tuna salad served on mouth-watering homemade croissants and for dessert, we devoured the best cinnamon roll I've ever tasted! I'm already looking forward to my next visit and congratulate you on your dedication to excellence in the quality of your food and service to your customers and community!

Marilyn Dysart said on Aug 19, 2015 3:02 AM

I'm looking forward to having lunch with two good friends, Linda and Elaine tomorrow!!

Carol McDougald said on Mar 2, 2015 1:27 AM

Loved having Cheryl and Carlos Paugh with us overnight. We enjoyed Humeston through their visit.

Toni Brandt said on Feb 13, 2015 2:38 AM

A friend and I will be having lunch @ Grassroots tomorrow. I am looking forward to it!

Jeff and Corinne Koch said on Nov 14, 2014 8:34 AM

We stopped there for a break in our travels and NEVER expected to find a place like this. The food was excellent and the creme brulee' was exceptional. While we were waiting, we enjoyed the company of the staff and checked out the gallery of art and pottery and other "collectibles". I will find a way to get back !

ED MCGINN said on Jun 23, 2013 10:38 AM


Brenda Beckner said on May 4, 2013 3:02 AM

I'm so happy that you are open once again. Grassroots is the perfect place to meet with friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Your desserts are awesome; I can't choose a favorite. Good luck to Judy and her crew. All of us in the area need to treat ourselves and support this gem of a restaurant by enjoying a meal there regularly. See you at Grassroots!

Donna Donald said on Jun 18, 2012 0:51 AM

The Corydon P.E.O. recently held their June brunch at Grassroots. It was the perfect setting for our time together. The Belgian waffles and quiche were hits as well as the gracious service. And the impromptu musical entertainment was extra special.

Jenni (Boles) Determann said on Mar 18, 2012 9:54 AM

I had another wonderful visit to Humeston this past Friday with my mother and daughter. We stop in for some delicious lunch at Grassroots (the chicken croussaint is my favorite)before heading over to Snyder's for an afternoon of browsing, reminiscing, and enjoyable shopping. I can't wait for the next visit!

Joyce Bryan said on Dec 3, 2011 6:07 AM

Love coming to visit my sister, Judy Kentner, and my brother Jerry Shipley, browsing your Gallery and eating at the cafe. Delicious food, and friendly and courteous people !! Snyders is always a must stop also !!

Jeanie Pratte said on Oct 29, 2011 5:58 AM

we enjoyed having lunch at your lovely cafe last Wednesday, Oct. 26th, and you had a full house!! We had steak sandwich with grape salad....very good! Then we shopped at Snyder's quite a journey.... will be back soon!!!!!!!!

Bette Fauquet said on May 4, 2011 10:34 PM

I had the privilege of eating in your restaurant a year ago and was so impressed! I'm looking forward to being able to eat there again this weekend as I come to Pella for the tulip festival. Great service and food!

kathy whittaker said on Apr 8, 2011 9:35 PM

miss you guys. your place looks wonderful. sounds like you are really enjoying yourself. kathy

Susie Richardson said on Mar 26, 2011 11:24 PM

My friend, Reva, treated a group of us ladies from Des Moines to lunch at Grassroots. Between the eight of us, we got a chance to try many things including desserts. Everything was excellent and the service was wonderful. Felt like we were at home. I am looking forward to another chance to visit Grassroots!

Charletta Durell said on Nov 19, 2010 11:22 PM

Always enjoy seeing you, Sara and Stan, and the wonderful service you provide when I bring my friends and family at GRASSROOTS. See ya soon!! Charletta

Drs. Mary and Larry Richards said on Nov 16, 2010 1:29 AM

You were so gracious and kind to us when we had the pleasure of dining in your cafe filled with warmth on Veterans' Day. Many compliments were received on your pies that you so kindly delivered and we served on Saturday evening at the Veterans' dinner in Garden Grove. Thank you for your hospitality. We can hardly wait until we return. The Richards--Mary and Larry 5153864750

Nell Gates said on Aug 23, 2010 9:44 AM

Belva: I have come to visit and it looks like so much fun! Want to plan a little jaunt soon.......thank you for giving me a "head's up"! Love the music!

Rosanne Kiesling said on Aug 4, 2010 10:41 AM

My husband and I were on a cross-state motorcycle ride and happened upon this wonderful gold-mine of a cafe. What delicious and attractive food. The pies were to die for! If you haven't eaten at this place, GO THERE NOW!!

Debra (Martley) Yorba said on Jul 27, 2010 9:09 PM

My mom, husband and brother came over in July and loved loved loved the cafe. The food was excellent and service was so kind. Thank you for a wonderful day!

Jeanine Flores said on Jun 3, 2010 5:03 PM

Hi!! Just wanted to say it was great to meet both of you and eat and shop at your restaurant!! It is just a lovely place!! Look forward to seeing you for Grandma Ermas 90th Birthday party!!! Jeanine Flores

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