Brick Street Books & Cafe

Brick Street Books & Cafe is located on the south side of Adel’s historic courthouse square and, since opening in 2011, has served as a cozy and welcoming gathering spot for the community.

We offer an extensive breakfast and lunch sandwich menu, highlighted by our signature bagel sandwiches. All of our sandwiches use fresh baked bagels and bread from Brick Street Bakery across the street.

Our menu also features classic Cafe breakfast and lunch staples and homemade soups. We serve a full menu of specialty coffees and drinks, built around fresh, locally roasted dark, light and espresso roasts from Raccoon Forks Foods in Ames. 

Our shelves are stocked with a carefully curated selection of used books. We choose books to sell that we like and think you will like, too. These are books we would recommend to friends. 

As a Raccoon Forks microbusiness, we provide job opportunities to individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Employees at the Cafe receive one-on-one job coaching and the support they need to build skills and be successful on the job.