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


“Best coffee in the state. Delicious local milk makes for a perfect cappuccino. Also love the Sunday brunch: rosemary potatoes and apple pancakes, yum!”
“The main barista here really knows what he is doing, and the espresso is quality. So is the milk! You will not get some Starbucks like crap here, this is excellent stuff.” –KB


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 has been was this award and that award and just about every award in between. Try it, you’ll probably give it an award.

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Happy Hour Specials Every Week

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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The Smithsonian Awards High Honors to Fairfield!

Best-Small-Towns-Fairfield-IA-praying-large.jpg__800x0_q85_cropSmithsonian Magazine sent a writer to Fairfield for the weekend of Jan. 26-27. Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce director Nancy Morrissey gave the writer, Susan Spano, a tour of the town when she came to visit.

Spano visited numerous businesses and attractions while she was here. She went to the ICON Gallery, Maasdam Barns, Maharishi University of Management’s Sustainable Living Center, Sky Factory, Creative Edge Mastershop, Café Paradiso and many other places.

“Having spent a full day and a half with Susan Spano, I was convinced that we were going to be chosen as one of the top 10 small towns to visit in 2013,” Morrissey said. “Susan was charmed with the warmth and intimacy of Fairfield, fascinated with Fairfield’s sustainability lifestyle and entranced by our diversity, […]

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