Voted “Best Coffee” Seven Years in a Row
– The Iowa Source

“There is no other coffee house like Cafe Paradiso. Featuring friendly service, a casual atmosphere, support for the arts and music, it really can’t be beat. You won’t find a cafe like this in Iowa City or Des Moines. And, the coffee is outstanding. I have tried cafe’s all over the country, and haven’t had as nice of a cup as I have had in Fairfield!”
— Brenda Knox, Donnellson, IA

Live Music Venue

Fairfield Iowa's Favorite Live Music Venue

Cafe Paradiso is Internationally renowned as an intimate live music venue with national acts playing weekly for an enthusiastic and appreciative listening room audience.

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Award Winning Coffee

Fairfield Iowa Espresso and Live Music

Our coffee won this award and that award and just about every award in between. Try it… you’ll probably give it an award!

See & Taste Why It’s Special

Happy Hour Specials

Happy Hour

$1 off all beer and wine from 4-6 every Wednesday through Saturday. Enjoy our selection of carefully chosen wine and craft beers on tap.

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Now You Can Purchase Our Fresh Organic Beans Online!

Our organic beans are roasted daily on-site and vacuum sealed for complete quality control and freshness. You’ll notice the difference!


“Best coffee in the state. Delicious local milk makes for a perfect cappuccino. Also love the Sunday brunch: rosemary potatoes and apple pancakes, yum!”
Adrian D. – Ames, IA


“5 stars on the coffee! Always a Barista that knows how to pull a good shot. Very friendly, often busy atmosphere. I will be back!”