Announcing New Pi Co-op Café – Opening Friday, Feb. 9!

We're excited to announce we'll be opening a Co-op Café in the Coralville Public Library this Friday, Feb. 9!

Just like our stores, the Co-op Café will be open to everyone. We'll offer affordable breakfast, lunch, and snacks on-the-go with local and organic ingredients and options from healthy to indulgent, with gluten free, vegan, and paleo-friendly choices, also just like in Co-op stores!

Co-op-CafeThe Co-op Café plans to open soon in the Coralville Public Library, taking the place of Caffe Crema's Library location.

Come by and relax in comfy chairs over a hot beverage – like our Fair Trade teas or espresso drinks and coffees brewed with fresh, locally-roasted Wake Up Iowa coffee. When the weather warms up, we'll have an open patio for you to sip our smooth, house-made cold brew coffee while scrawling a little lazy summer day poetry!

The Café will offer much more than sippers, however. We'll have your mid-library-visit snack-attack covered with our famous sandwiches and pastries, soups, salads, smoothies, and snacks – from organic fruit to granola bars, chips, kombuchas, juices, organic energy drinks, sodas, and coconut waters. It'll also be the place to snag unique local treats like SoGo Grass Fed Beef Sticks from Decorah, IA, and bags of locally-roasted coffee beans from Wake Up Iowa of Iowa City. Not to fear, we'll also have house-made treats like our sweet rolls – declared here "The best sweet rolls in town, for sure!" – plus our muffins and really-great-cookies.

new pi cookie

Bonus: Events hosted at the Coralville Public Library may now feature our catering, for delicious, crowd-pleasing options from our cookies to sandwiches, fruit, cheese, Mediterranean, and sustainable salmon platters, and deli salads and lunch boxes... so you might want to get your meeting on their schedule!

Please start orienting yourself and your friends towards the Coralville Public Library at 1401 5th St. in Coralville!

6 thoughts on “Announcing New Pi Co-op Café – Opening Friday, Feb. 9!”

  1. Chris Gnade says:

    Yeaaa ~ this is great news! I've stopped at the Coralville Public Library cafe for lunch or a snack, and wished they had healthy, organic options. I am truly excited. t's a lovely space and sure to be popular. Thank you New Pi 😃

  2. Claudia Warner says:

    I'm SO happy to see this! We love having lunch at the library and then browsing the shelves!!
    Thank you for coming to the library!

  3. Nancy Keel says:

    My out of town trips from Muscatine are sure to find me in this unknown space. Hooray, New Pi. Looking joyfully towards the grand opening announcement.

  4. Marilyn Jensen says:

    I saw that space was empty ice cream by chance?

  5. Abbey says:

    You hiring any coffee enthusiasts?! :D

  6. Allison Gnade says:

    Hey Abbey – Great question and thanks for asking! I'd encourage you to apply for the "Service Team Shift Supervisor" posting on our Employment page here:

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