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A popular cafe and bakery in Ankeny has opened a location in the downtown Des Moines skywalk. 

The restaurant's second location, Main Street Café & Bakery opened at 801 Grand Ave., Suite 370, in downtown Des Moines, next to Basil Prosperi. 

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Owned by John and Bene Zehr, and their daughter and son-in-law, Brooke and Ryan McCauley, the modern 90-seat restaurant opened its doors to the public in December. Prominent features are a high-top communal table seating 20 people and comfortable lounge areas with overstuffed furniture. 

The skywalk location is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday through Friday. But McCauley said the space will be available for private parties in the evenings and on weekends.

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Breakfast consists of quick sandwiches, many varieties of waffles and French toast, assorted egg scrambles, oats, granola, breakfast burritos, açaí bowls and protein bites. 

Fresh pastries and cakes are brought in from the Ankeny location's bakery. Whole cakes can be ordered with 48-hours' notice to be picked up in the skywalk location, McCauley said. 

The lunch menu is not as expansive as at the Ankeny location, but it's still formidable. Choose from salads or pastas with baguette, naan flatbreads, griddle melts, wraps, paninis, signature sandwiches and burgers. Sides like green salad, fresh fruit, kettle chips and cups of soup are served with all sandwiches and wraps.

Related: Datebook Diner: Main Street Cafe satisfies from morning to night

Beverages include Coca-Cola soft drinks, hand-crafted frappes and assorted gourmet coffees.

The first location opened four years ago at 2510 SW White Birch Drive, Suites 1 and 2 in Ankeny.

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Main Street Café & Bakery

Location: 801 Grand Ave., Ste. 370, Des Moines

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Contact: (515) 282-2796; mainstreetcafeandbakery.com

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