Menlo Cafe

Menlo Cafe Menlo Cafe is a family cafe serving a variety of items for breakfast and lunch including our popular Tenderloins. From soup to pie, it’s all worth a try!
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Today’s family lunch special starting at 11amBroasted Chicken or Meatloaf and mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, roll a...
06/13/2021

Today’s family lunch special starting at 11am
Broasted Chicken or Meatloaf and mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, roll and dessert.
Dine in or take out until 1:30pm! Call us at 641-524-2871 and we’ll have it packed up and ready for you!

Today’s family lunch special starting at 11am
Broasted Chicken or Meatloaf and mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, roll and dessert.
Dine in or take out until 1:30pm! Call us at 641-524-2871 and we’ll have it packed up and ready for you!

05/28/2021

We are closed for vacation until 6/8. Sorry for any inconvenience.

05/19/2021
We will be serving Broasted Chicken and Ham Balls for lunch today starting at 11:00 until 1:30. Meals include meat choic...
05/16/2021

We will be serving Broasted Chicken and Ham Balls for lunch today starting at 11:00 until 1:30. Meals include meat choice, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, a roll and dessert for $11.99! Dine in or call ahead (641-524-2871) and we’ll have it ready for you to go if you like! We hope to see you soon!

05/14/2021

Menlo Fire and Rescue recently received our new grass truck. This 2021 Chevrolet 3500HD was up-fit with a number of accessories, installed by Karl Emergency Vehicles. It is equipped with skid unit built by Heiman Fire Equipment with an 8 gpm UHP (Ultra High Pressure) pump, with 200 gallon water capacity and a 10 gallon foam cell. This truck will be very beneficial to not only the community and townships we serve, but to surrounding towns as well.

We would like to thank the Guthrie County Community Foundation and MidAmerican Energy for the grants we received to make this possible.

Thank you to all who helped bring this project together and make our dreams become a reality.

***Broasted Chicken lunch special***  Mmmm...You can't resist the chicken!!2 pieces of juicy, broasted chicken, mashed p...
05/12/2021

***Broasted Chicken lunch special*** Mmmm...You can't resist the chicken!!

2 pieces of juicy, broasted chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy and veggies for only $8.99!
Call now - 641-524-2871 and we'll have your order ready for you when you get here!

***Broasted Chicken lunch special*** Mmmm...You can't resist the chicken!!

2 pieces of juicy, broasted chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy and veggies for only $8.99!
Call now - 641-524-2871 and we'll have your order ready for you when you get here!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM MENLO CAFE!!I've got 16 pieces of dark meat left today up for the taking!  I'll put it in to a m...
05/09/2021

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM MENLO CAFE!!

I've got 16 pieces of dark meat left today up for the taking! I'll put it in to a meal - chicken, 2 pints potatoes & gravy, and 1 pint of corn - $15 ***. Add some of our awesome roast pork for another $5. Call now. 641-524-2871...first come, first served! (I only have enough chicken for one meal deal but lots of pork left!)

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM MENLO CAFE!!

I've got 16 pieces of dark meat left today up for the taking! I'll put it in to a meal - chicken, 2 pints potatoes & gravy, and 1 pint of corn - $15 ***. Add some of our awesome roast pork for another $5. Call now. 641-524-2871...first come, first served! (I only have enough chicken for one meal deal but lots of pork left!)

We had some pretty cool visitors in the cafe today that brought some amazing art with them.   Go and check out Dale’s wo...
04/29/2021

We had some pretty cool visitors in the cafe today that brought some amazing art with them. Go and check out Dale’s work on his website. You can see these babies in full without the plastic and straps on them! www.artistdalelewis.com

Timeline Photos
04/28/2021

Timeline Photos

I’ve got some leftover chicken - HOT, FRESH and ready to go!14 pieces of chicken, 3 pints of mashed & gravy, 10 rolls, a...
04/25/2021

I’ve got some leftover chicken - HOT, FRESH and ready to go!
14 pieces of chicken, 3 pints of mashed & gravy, 10 rolls, and 3 pints of green beans - $25
First come, first served! Call 641-524-2871 NOW!!

I’ve got some leftover chicken - HOT, FRESH and ready to go!
14 pieces of chicken, 3 pints of mashed & gravy, 10 rolls, and 3 pints of green beans - $25
First come, first served! Call 641-524-2871 NOW!!

***WE ARE CLOSED TODAY (4/24)!***Scott is not feeling well again today and we do not have any wait staff which leaves cr...
04/24/2021

***WE ARE CLOSED TODAY (4/24)!***
Scott is not feeling well again today and we do not have any wait staff which leaves crippled me. I’m not sure I could do an entire day by myself so we are going to have to close again today. Sorry guys!
On a side note: If you know of anyone looking for a job that actually wants to work, let me know. We might be in the market for someone depending on their skills.

***WE ARE CLOSED TODAY (4/24)!***
Scott is not feeling well again today and we do not have any wait staff which leaves crippled me. I’m not sure I could do an entire day by myself so we are going to have to close again today. Sorry guys!
On a side note: If you know of anyone looking for a job that actually wants to work, let me know. We might be in the market for someone depending on their skills.

***WE ARE CLOSED TODAY!***This is what Scott looked like when he woke up this morning so we are going to take the day an...
04/21/2021

***WE ARE CLOSED TODAY!***
This is what Scott looked like when he woke up this morning so we are going to take the day and let him rest and 'debug'. Don't worry, its just a lovely Spring cold due to this wonderful Iowa bipolar weather. He will hopefully be back on his feet tomorrow (and doesn't spread it to me!

***WE ARE CLOSED TODAY!***
This is what Scott looked like when he woke up this morning so we are going to take the day and let him rest and 'debug'. Don't worry, its just a lovely Spring cold due to this wonderful Iowa bipolar weather. He will hopefully be back on his feet tomorrow (and doesn't spread it to me!

04/20/2021

We are seeking community support to brighten the day of our care center residents with May baskets! $10 each😊 cash, check, or card please.

Today's family lunch specials are Broasted Chicken or Lasagna. Dine in or Carry out your meal for only $10.99, complete ...
04/18/2021

Today's family lunch specials are Broasted Chicken or Lasagna. Dine in or Carry out your meal for only $10.99, complete with dessert! Call ahead (641-524-2871) to reserve your meal, we'll even bring it right out to your car if you'd like!
I've also got several pans of cooked or uncooked lasagna available for sale if you are looking for an easy meal for your family. There are a couple different sizes available and come with garlic bread!
We hope to see you soon!
https://www.toasttab.com/menlo-cafe-502-sherman-st

Today's family lunch specials are Broasted Chicken or Lasagna. Dine in or Carry out your meal for only $10.99, complete with dessert! Call ahead (641-524-2871) to reserve your meal, we'll even bring it right out to your car if you'd like!
I've also got several pans of cooked or uncooked lasagna available for sale if you are looking for an easy meal for your family. There are a couple different sizes available and come with garlic bread!
We hope to see you soon!
https://www.toasttab.com/menlo-cafe-502-sherman-st

04/14/2021

Today, 4/14, we will unfortunately be closed.

We are a family owned company. Due to COVID, we are running with very little to no staff at the time. When one of us needs to go to DSM for a very important appointment for our family, we unfortunately do not have the capability to run with just one of us so we are forced to close. We hope that you understand. We apologize for any inconveniences this causes. We appreciate the continued support and love you all show.

04/11/2021

Due to a family emergency, we will be closed the remainder of the day. Sorry for any inconvenience.

04/07/2021

Due to the upcoming power outage by Alliant Energy in Menlo today, we will be closing at 9am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

03/31/2021

WE WILL BE CLOSING TODAY, 3/31, AT 1:30.

WHERE'S THE BEEF?  Its at the Menlo Cafe today!  We've got a special on 80/20 ground beef again today.  Frozen 5 pound l...
03/31/2021

WHERE'S THE BEEF? Its at the Menlo Cafe today! We've got a special on 80/20 ground beef again today. Frozen 5 pound logs, only $11 each! Supplies are limited, first come-first served! Call us 641-524-2871 or message us here.

WHERE'S THE BEEF? Its at the Menlo Cafe today! We've got a special on 80/20 ground beef again today. Frozen 5 pound logs, only $11 each! Supplies are limited, first come-first served! Call us 641-524-2871 or message us here.

Today's lunch special is HAM STEAK or BROASTED CHICKEN, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and dessert for $10.99!  Di...
03/28/2021

Today's lunch special is HAM STEAK or BROASTED CHICKEN, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and dessert for $10.99! Dine in or take out until 1:30. Call us at 641-524-2871, we'll even bring it out to your car!! 🐔

Today's lunch special is HAM STEAK or BROASTED CHICKEN, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and dessert for $10.99! Dine in or take out until 1:30. Call us at 641-524-2871, we'll even bring it out to your car!! 🐔

03/21/2021

We are open for lunch until 1:30 today! We have Lasagna meals with garlic bread and dessert for 10.99 or order off our regular menu (anything except omelettes). Dine in or take out. Call 641-524-2871 to place your order now!! We hope to see you soon!

03/19/2021

Good morning! We have made the decision due to my current limitations, to not open on Friday evenings for the next few weeks. We are trying to do what we can to keep our doors open and manage my knee swelling and pain at the same time. I have loved seeing everyones faces so far, you have NO IDEA how stir crazy I was going! (But on the flip side....I am exhausted!)

Good morning! Happy St Patrick’s Day! We are open for business today until 2pm. Due to our limited ability, we are just ...
03/17/2021

Good morning! Happy St Patrick’s Day! We are open for business today until 2pm. Due to our limited ability, we are just ordering off the menu today. We hope to see all your smiling faces! We missed you all!

03/15/2021

Here it is! What you’ve all been waiting for! The rumor mills can finally stop turning!
Wednesday, March 17th at 6am, we are REOPENING FOR BUSINESS!! Things may run a little different, and please have patience and bear with us, especially the first few days while we try to get a new routine around my limitations. If you have any questions or issues, please just bring them to us. We are open to any and all comments and suggestions - good and bad! We’d rather hear them from you then from third parties!! Thank you all again for your continued support and patience through this time! We love you all! ❤️

03/10/2021

Hey guys! It’s Amy! So I know everyone is wondering how I’ve been doing. Healing has been a day to day process as surgery wasn’t quite as seamless as we had hoped and pain management was a little harder then planned. I’m still more swollen then they’d hope I would be at this point but we are working on it. I have graduated to using a cane when I can tolerate it!

**On that note, unfortunately PT has advised that it would not be good for me to be released back to the cafe, even just for sitting, because I would not be able to have my leg elevated enough. Because that only leaves Scott, we are not going to be able to open for at least a few more days, possibly next week when we can put in another order. I have PT twice a week and will hopefully get released soon. We will continue to keep everyone posted. Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers and continued support as we get through this time! I miss you all!!

Due to Alliant Energy shutting off power to all of Menlo starting at 9am tomorrow morning and lasting for 4 hours, durin...
03/09/2021

Due to Alliant Energy shutting off power to all of Menlo starting at 9am tomorrow morning and lasting for 4 hours, during our prime hours, we have decided that we will not be opening at all.

Due to Alliant Energy shutting off power to all of Menlo starting at 9am tomorrow morning and lasting for 4 hours, during our prime hours, we have decided that we will not be opening at all.

03/02/2021

Unfortunately after-surgery is not going as smoothly as we had hoped and we are are going to have to remain closed for a few more days. We may be able to open this weekend. Please watch for future updates. Thank you for your continued support and prayers! We appreciate all of you!

02/21/2021

Due to Amy having knee replacement surgery on 2/23 and lack of backup help, we will be closed 2/22-3/1. Hopefully we will be able to reopen on 3/2 but it will depend on Amy’s recovery and getting backup help for Scott.
Please be patient with us during this time as due to our lovely friend COVID, we lack staff (and funds) to help us while we are needing to be out focusing on Amy’s health. We will keep everyone posted as well as possible on our hours.
Also please understand that when we do open back up that we may have a few changes or need an extra helpful hand around until we can get things working back to normal.
We appreciate everyone’s continued support and understanding. It makes us happy to call Menlo our home! ❤️

Hungry? Dont want to go out in the snow? Let us bring lunch to you? Order one of our lunch specials and we will deliver ...
02/21/2021

Hungry? Dont want to go out in the snow? Let us bring lunch to you? Order one of our lunch specials and we will deliver it to you, free of charge (today only), within 20 miles of Menlo. Call 641-524-2871 now to order a Broasted Chicken or Ham Ball meal with all the fixings! We are taking orders until 1:30pm.

Hungry? Dont want to go out in the snow? Let us bring lunch to you? Order one of our lunch specials and we will deliver it to you, free of charge (today only), within 20 miles of Menlo. Call 641-524-2871 now to order a Broasted Chicken or Ham Ball meal with all the fixings! We are taking orders until 1:30pm.

Today’s lunch menu, dine in or take out!HAM BALLS AND CHICKEN!
02/21/2021

Today’s lunch menu, dine in or take out!
HAM BALLS AND CHICKEN!

Today’s lunch menu, dine in or take out!
HAM BALLS AND CHICKEN!

I have 2 Breaded Tenderloins ready to go, for only $5 EACH, to the first person to respond and that can be here within t...
02/20/2021

I have 2 Breaded Tenderloins ready to go, for only $5 EACH, to the first person to respond and that can be here within the next 20 minutes (by 2:30)

I have 2 Breaded Tenderloins ready to go, for only $5 EACH, to the first person to respond and that can be here within the next 20 minutes (by 2:30)

Address

502 Sherman St
Menlo, IA
50164

Opening Hours

Tuesday 06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 06:00 - 14:00
Thursday 06:00 - 14:00
Friday 06:00 - 14:00
Saturday 06:00 - 14:00
Sunday 09:00 - 13:30

Telephone

(641) 524-2871

Services

  • Groups
  • Kids
  • Reserve
  • Takeout
  • Waiter
  • Walkins

Specialties

  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

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what is your noon special today?
Great tenderloins today!!
In 1956-1958 as a 12 year-old kid growing up in Menlo I joined the American Pencil Collectors Society. Several of us guys in JR High were collecting pens and pencils at that time. Here are 2 that I will send to you (current owners) of the Menlo Cafe if you want them. They are a piece of Menlo's history, although sort of "rough" after being carried around for > 60 years.
Great burger and sides for Rose Acres today.
My mom, Helen Peterson & I, enjoyed many a Sunday brunch after church, when I could make it home to Casey & take her. Loved it!
Do you know when liver and onions will be the special?
Joke of the Day at the Menlo Cafe
Great food for a great price! One hour left....go get yours, I got mine!!!
Max and I had lunch there Thursday. Wonderful food and we were both so full. We both had the Meat loaf special and it even came with desert. We will be going back.
Hi folks! I am one of the new owners of the Menlo Cafe along with my husband Scott, our daughter (Morgan Judkins Hale), and my parents (Linda Judkins and Timothy Judkins). We are excited for all the changes happening at the cafe. The remodeling is coming along great and we are shooting for a target opening date of September 17th. We are planning an open house right before we open so we can introduce ourselves and meet everyone. Watch for updates on opening day and for more details on the open house!! We are SO excited to get open and to meet everyone!! If you have questions or comments before then, do not hesitate to get in touch with one of us!