Fairfield, Iowa, located about 111 miles southeast of Des Moines, offers foodies a surprising number of great restaurant options.
The town’s population is just under 10,000 people, yet you’ll find over 30 local restaurants in this small town.
This bakery is a great place for an American breakfast or lunch. I had the everything bagel bomb stuffed with parmesan and black pepper cream cheese.
At the Depot House, the look of the food is stunning. Even something simple like a chicken sandwich is transformed into a beautiful dish. Depot House is another one of the best restaurants in Fairfield, Iowa.
Located in the Fairfield Food Collective, we stopped by Taco Dreams for breakfast. A unique feature here is that they make their tortillas in-house from Oaxacan maize and are vegan.
Café Paradiso offers award-winning coffee. The owner, Steve Giacomini, has a passion for espresso, so he created a blend of organic, shade-grown coffee beans and roasted them on-site daily.
Located just off the square, SOMM Wines is a retail wine market and lounge offering wine by the glass. This is a great place to sit outside and relax with friends. They have outdoor heaters to ward off the chilly evenings.
My foodie fun began when the locals introduced me to Fishback & Stephenson Cider House, one of the best restaurants near Fairfield, Iowa. Their cider flights sparkled like jewels in the afternoon sun.