"MARS CAFE is a locally-owned and operated artisan coffee shop near Drake University. We serve coffee, espresso, tea, wine, beer, locally baked goods, fresh sandwiches and paninis and delicious desserts. We are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We exclusively sell Kickapoo Coffee, a Fair Trade artisan roaster located in Wisconsin. In addition to operating as a cafe, we often rent out our space for small events and gatherings. Our open-concept space and industrial feel lends to unique events, exhibitions, and parties. – Mars Café

 

Location
Des Moines, IA

Capacity
60 seated
85 cocktail style

Cost
$50 – $100 per hour
Public events can be hosted for free.

Venue Type
Coffee Shop

Style
Modern, Minimalistic, Industrial

Ideal for
Birthday Parties, Cocktail Parties, Business Events

 
 

SPACES & COSTS

Rental of Mars Café includes their large, open shop space, a small patio, and bathrooms.

Capacity
60 seated
85 cocktail style

Cost
$50 – $100 per hour $0 for free public events

 
 

 

DETAILS

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Alcohol
All alcohol (beer & wine only) must be purchased through Mars Café. 

Availability
Mars Café may be rented for events year-round.

Booking
Clients should book Mars three weeks in advance. 

Catering
Mars has an open catering policy.

Ceremonies
Mars is able to host unique ceremonies in their shop. 

Costs & Fees
Mars Café rents spaces by the hour. Rates are $50 – $100 per hour for private events, and Mars can offer the space free of charge for free public events.

 

Discounts
Mars will offer their space for free if the event is free and open to the public.

Duration of Rental
Rental time varies depending on how many hours chosen. All rentals must be finished by the time the 

Insurance
Renters are not required to purchase event insurance.

Miscellaneous Rules & Information
Mars also offers onsite coffee service for events at any venue.

Outdoor Events
Mars Café does not have the capability to host large outdoor events, although the small patio outside may be used during parties.

Security
Renters are not required to hire event security.

 
 

CONTACT

To learn more about reserving Mars Café for your event, contact:

Justin Schoen
515.369.6277
justin@marscafe.net

 

Address
2318 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
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Hours
Monday – Friday: 6:30am – 8pm
Weekends: 7:30am – 8pm

 

Website
www.marscafe.net

Social Media
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

Tours
Contact Justin Schoen at justin@marscafe.net to set up a tour of Mars Café.

 
 

Location
Mars Café is located near Drake University.