***Updated February 16, 2018 : Café Is Now Open ***
New Pioneer Food Co-op and the Coralville Public Library are pleased to announce the Co-op Café is now open in the Coralville Public Library at 1401 5th St. The Café opened to the public in February 2018, taking the place of Caffe Crema's Library location. The Co-op Café is open the same hours as the Library.The Co-op Café is open to everyone and offers affordable breakfast, lunch, and snacks on-the-go with local and organic ingredients and options from healthy to indulgent, with gluten free, vegan, and paleo-friendly choices, just like in Co-op stores. The Co-op Café space offers comfy chairs for relaxing over a hot beverage – like their Fair Trade teas or espresso drinks and coffees brewed with fresh, locally-roasted Wake Up Iowa coffee – and an open patio in good weather for sipping their smooth, house-made cold brew coffee.
The Café offers the Co-op's famous sandwiches and pastries, soups, salads, smoothies, and snacks ranging from organic fruit to granola bars, chips, kombuchas, juices, organic energy drinks, sodas, and coconut waters. It also features unique local specialties like SoGo Grass Fed Beef Sticks from Decorah, Nick's Raw Paleo Chocolate Bars from Fairfield, and bags of locally-roasted coffee beans from Wake Up Iowa from Iowa City, in addition to the Co-op's house-made treats like their sweet rolls, muffins, and cookies.Events hosted at the Coralville Public Library may now feature the Co-op's catering, for options from cookies to sandwiches, fruit, cheese, Mediterranean, and sustainable salmon platters, and deli salads and lunch boxes.New Pioneer Cooperative Society was founded as a natural foods cooperative grocery in Iowa City in 1971, opened its Coralville branch in 2001, and opened a third store in Cedar Rapids in 2014. New Pi is a 100% locally-owned food co-op with over 35,000 members-owners. The stores provide local, organic, and natural foods to the Corridor and everyone is welcome to shop – Co-op owner or not. Please visit www.newpi.coop for more information.