Clouds will be closed until further notice
515 - 290 - 9652
119 Stanton Ave, Ames, IA 50014


Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Friday: 8 am - 7 pm


Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm 


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Clouds is a European Style Café but it is much more than that.  Clouds offers an experience that is unlike any other in Ames, Iowa. The atmosphere is created by the people who support it.  Plus, where else can you get a specialty coffee that supports a local non-profit. Our fresh European style dishes and desserts can be enjoyed with a spectacular view of campus from 100 feet above.  Clouds is not just a café,  It is the perfect spot to hold your next event and create memories 100 feet above. 


Clouds Exclusive Dinners are now available! Check the "Menu" page for more details.

A taste that's pure


We strive for excellence in everything we prepare. Our dedicated staff is motivated to create foods that are unique and satisfying on every level. Using quality ingredients, the Clouds chefs prepare every dish fresh for you. Healthy and delicious ingredients are top priority in the Clouds kitchen. You can enjoy every dish guilt-free, and feel safe in the knowledge that we refuse to use preservatives, artificial colorings, or any other additives in all dishes and drinks that we create for you. 

Clouds Panna cotta

Only here you can feel like you're in the clouds