St. Kilda is a full-service Australian-style cafe & bakery serving breakfast and lunch. We offer healthy modern dishes, fresh-baked pastries, artisanal coffee drinks featuring Counter Culture Coffee, and a full bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine.


Housemade Pastries

daily selection of pastries

Housemade Granola & Yogurt

greek yogurt, local honey, chia, pear, blueberries, pomegranate, almond milk

Vegan Baked Oatmeal

apricots, golden raisins, ginger cranberry compote, served with your choice of milk

Gluten Free Bread Available

on all items


Full Eggs

two poached eggs, ham, swiss, tomato, toasted sourdough + add avocado or bacon

Breakfast Tacos

guajillo flour tortilla, potato hash, avocado, scrambled eggs, queso fresco, pico de gallo

The Saint

fried egg, housemade ginger sausage, bacon, avocado, red onion, arugula, tomato jam, housemade sesame seed bun

Salmon & Eggs

seared salmon, romesco, broccolini, lentils, apple fennel walnut salad, poached egg

Beef & Polenta

creamy polenta, braised beef, cipollini onions, local mushrooms, gremolata, poached egg



your choice of sourdough or whole grain toast with butter and housemade jam + add eggs

Seasonal Fruit Toast

mascarpone-ricotta spread, seasonal fruit, citrus, local honey

Avocado Toast

smashed avocado, charred corn, red onion, cucumber, feta, tomato salsa, your choice of toasted sourdough + poached or scrambled egg

Everything Bagel Toast

cream cheese, heirloom tomato, cucumber, pickled onion, everything bagel spice, poached egg, toasted whole grain + house smoked salmon


Veggie Sandwich

squash hummus, avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, arugula, pickled shallots, walnut pesto, toasted whole grain bread + add chicken

Kimchi Reuben

pastrami, swiss, sambal 1000 island, young ferments kimchi, salt rye

Roasted Chicken Sandwich

marinated chicken thigh, goat cheese aioli, local apples, arugula salad, garlic focaccia

Salmon Club

local bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula, dill aioli, toasted sourdough


house roasted pork shoulder, smoked ham, swiss, pickles, mustard, garlic lime aioli, toasted french bread

Soup + Salads

Soup of the Day

housemade soup of the day, crusty bread

Harvest Salad

seasonal greens, roasted butternut squash, manchego, sunflower seeds, brown butter vinaigrette + add a poached egg, chicken, smoked salmon, or seared salmon

Winter Greens Salad

seasonal greens, dried cranberries, feta, candied walnuts, maple dijon vinaigrette + add a poached egg, chicken, smoked salmon, or seared salmon

Grain Bowl

red quinoa, roasted baby carrots, avocado, pickled cabbage, squash hummus + add a poached egg, chicken, smoked salmon, or seared salmon


Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Arnold Palmer

Coke or Diet Coke

San Pellegrino 500Ml

hugo tea brewed iced tea

hugo tea organic loose leaf tea

Mango Ginger Smoothie

mango, ginger, honey, o.j., lemon juice, aloe water

Green Dream Smoothie

spinach, avocado, almond milk, honey, carrot juice

Blue Coconut Smoothie

blueberries, coconut milk, o.j., maple syrup, mint


Single Origin By The Cup

Iced Coffee






Flat White



Chai Latte

Australian Iced Coffee

Counter Culture Coffee

Cocktails & Wine

Classic Mimosa

Apple Cranberry Mimosa

Housemade Classic Bloody Mary

Allspice Spritz

Rosemary Gimlet

Spiced Mule

Coffee & Spice

Yalumba Rose

Oxford Landing Pinot Grigio

Oxford Landing Chardonnay

Yalumba Viognier

Matua Sauvignon Blanc

Oxford Landing Merlot

Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon

Selection Of Local Beers On Tap

A Taste of the Arts in Des Moines, Iowa

417 Magazine

A chic, full-service Australian-fare cafe is the icing on the cake to this busy, beautiful weekend. Breakfast at St. Kilda is just as pretty as the spacious, modern interior of the cafe. Try the avocado toast topped with roasted corn, pickled red onion, feta cheese, cucumber and tomato salsa.

Best of Des Moines – Best New Local Restaurant


The Australian-style café and bakery opened in May of 2017, and it has been a hit with locals. The restaurant takes its name from owner Alexander Hall’s hometown, St. Kilda (near Melbourne), and serves artful “healthy, modern dishes” for breakfast and lunch.

We Can’t Believe How Cool Des Moines Is Being Right Now

Food & Wine

On the ground floor of a beautiful residential conversion, steps south of the downtown core, you’ve got the whole nine yards, in a giant, gorgeous space — avo toasts, smoothies and salads stake a claim for good living, even in the dead of winter.

5 Things I Admire About St. Kilda Cafe

DSM Magazine

Something I’ve noticed in my many years of reviewing restaurants in Des Moines: You can rarely get expert espresso drinks and a complete dining experience in one sitting. Frankly, I can think of no venue with the whole package: a full bar, an extensive and talented kitchen, dedicated table service — and a serious espresso machine.

St. Kilda is Expanding to its Second Location


The popular Australian-style cafe and bakery is expanding in Des Moines a year and a half after opening its first location. St. Kilda is opening a new location near the Temple Theater at 1013 Locust St. in the old Starbucks space.


Top Things to Do in Des Moines

Midwest Living

Australian-raised restaurateur Alexander Hail offers sandwiches like the Saint (fried egg with house-made ginger sausage) in a renovated 110-year-old downtown building.





1013 LOCUST ST515.282.4458

Monday-Friday 7am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm

Harbach Lofts

300 SW 5TH515.369.7854

Monday-Friday 7am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm


1013 LOCUST ST515.282.4458

Monday-Friday 7am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm

Harbach Lofts

300 SW 5TH515.369.7854

Monday-Friday 7am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 8am-4pm