Grounds for Celebration

Get your caffeine fix at this gem of a coffee shop. The coffee beans are sourced from the owner's 12-acre coffee farm in Panama and are available for purchase in-store and online. In addition to the fresh-roasted coffee, Grounds for Celebration offers tea, blended coffee drinks, Italian sodas, frosties, smoothies, pastries, homemade gelato, homemade sorbet, and daily lunch specials. 

Windsor Court

You can find this quaint little hotel just five minutes away from downtown Des Moines in the heart of Windsor Heights. Clean, airy rooms featuring a kitchenette are available nightly at the usual rack rate or weekly/bi-weekly at discounted prices. 

Colby Park

Get active at Colby Park. This park has tennis courts, a baseball field, and a playground. It is also connected to Walnut Creek Trail and just down the road from Windsor Heights Dog Park. Colby Park also features a performance pavilion that hosts music groups and solo acts. On Tuesday nights in the summer, you can find community yoga, food trucks, ice cream, and live music at Nights in the Heights! Follow the official Facebook page to stay up to date on the Nights in the Heights series. 

The Bake Shoppe

The "old fashioned way," that's the motto of the Bake Shoppe. By using high-quality ingredients and delicate techniques, they strive to provide beautifully decorated baked goods. Stop in and try their specialty, the original "Champagne Cake"! The Bake Shoppe is perfect for weddings, parties, or catering baked goods.