Holiday Hours

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24



Groundswell Cafe Menu

Check out the full menu here, and click here to order online for take out or curbside pickup.


Cooking for a Cause – A New Cooking Class with Chefs Philip & Jason

Want to learn a new recipe while also making extra food for the nonprofit Cultivate Hope Corner Store? Click here to register now!

Join us at 5:30 pm on Dec. 5 & 12 for Cooking for a Cause classes, where Chefs Philip and Jason will lead you through the preparation and cooking of a recipe, while making extras for our Good Meals To Go meal program at the nonprofit Cultivate Hope Corner Store. There are only 10 spots available for each class, so make sure to register soon!

December’s class will feature veggie sushi rolling and dumplings! On Dec. 5, you’ll learn the basics of sushi and dumplings, and on Dec. 12, you’ll take your skills to the next level. Since the second class builds on skills from the first class, make sure to sign up for both! Or, if you just want the basics, the first class on Dec. 5 will be best for you.

Cost: $15 per person, per class

Cost includes instructional class and take-home recipe card, one meal per attendee per class, and also covers some of the food costs for the meals that will go to the Cultivate Hope Corner Store!






5:30-7:30 pm on Dec. 5 & 12

Hosted at Groundswell Cafe, 201 Third Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids

Delicious pastries now available at Groundswell Cafe!

Groundswell Cafe is excited to announce that pastries are back on the menu! Some of the pastries we will be serving include cinnamon rolls, morning glory muffins, popovers, and apricot crinkles.
Stop by the cafe this week to try one of our new pastries! Available from 7 am-2 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.


We at Groundswell thank you for support through this past year. As always, the safety of our guests and our staff is a very high priority, so we will continue to enforce COVID protocols moving forward, including:
  • Spacing tables to allow for social distancing
  • Groups of no more than 8 per table
  • Surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized between guests
Additionally, we will continue to offer take out and curbside pickup for those who prefer not to dine in.
Thank you for being a part of our pay-it-forward community.