Now serving Railroad Bill’s L&N Roast coffee

Brick Street Bakery, Plain Talk Books & Coffee and Railroad Bill’s Dining Car are now serving our very own fresh roasted L&N Roast coffee.

Railroad Bill’s L&N Roast is fresh roasted each week by our friends at Raccoon Forks Foods in Ames. The L&N Roast, a medium dark to dark roast, is roasted on Fridays and delivered on Mondays to ensure you are drinking the freshest coffee possible when you visit our stores.

The roast is named after the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Railroad Bill, our founder, is fond of the L&N line and has familial ties to it. The L&N line was also favorite target of the original Railroad Bill, the legendary train robber.

Stop by one of our stores today and give the L&N Roast a try. Toot toot!

Less Poetry, More Rock n’ Roll at Plain Talk

Plain Talk Books & Coffee is thrilled to be hosting Less Poetry from 12 pm to 1pm on Saturday, June 9, on Plain Talk's patio. The show is all ages and free to the general public.

Less Poetry recently earned the distinction of becoming the first band to put out an album, "More Rock & Roll," on Rock & Roll-a-Tron 2000 via Ampersand Records. Check out the pre-order and a few songs here.

We hope to see you Saturday, BECAUSE LESS POETRY AND MORE ROCK & ROLL!

Plain Talk’s Saturday concert series lineup for May

Plain Talk Books & Coffee has announced the May lineup for its Saturday concert series.

*May 5, 12 pm: JPWR, featuring Patrick McCready playing his original folk song.

*May 12, 12 pm: Our very own Sean Bremhorst, with special guests sitting in.

*May 19, 12 pm: Mimzees, a song cycle band in the chamber music-folk idiom, with Tommy Boynton's song settings to different well-known poets.

*May 26, 12 pm: Forest Cochran playing his unique style of folk music.

All shows are free and open to the public and, weather permitting, are held on Plain Talk's patio at 602 E. Grand Ave. Join us for brunch and excellent tunes by some of the best musicians Des Moines has to offer.