Coal Palace Cafe and Books

Coal Palace Cafe and Books Coal Palace Cafe and Books offers an array of coffee beverages and serves breakfast and homemade sou
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08/24/2023

We are back to full service! Stop in and enough some good food. Thanks for all your patience’s. We appreciate all are customers.

08/23/2023

Due to air conditioner being down we are only
running cold menu items.
Sorry for inconvenience.

08/21/2023

Happy Monday 21st

Due to air conditioner being down we are only
running cold menu items.
Sorry for inconvenience.

Wednesday, August 16th Special
08/16/2023

Wednesday, August 16th Special

08/14/2023

Monday, August 14th Special

Big Mac Wrap

Dessert
Carrot Cake

Wednesday, August 9th Special Grilled Chicken Sandwich
08/09/2023

Wednesday, August 9th Special

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

07/31/2023
July 24th- July 28th Specials
07/24/2023

July 24th- July 28th Specials

Tuesday, June 18th Special Hot Ham and Swiss on croissant
07/18/2023

Tuesday, June 18th Special

Hot Ham and Swiss on croissant

Monday, June 17th Special BLT chicken salad on croissant Dessert Snickerdoodle cream cheese apple piePeaches and cream p...
07/17/2023

Monday, June 17th Special

BLT chicken salad on croissant

Dessert
Snickerdoodle cream cheese apple pie
Peaches and cream poke cake

07/13/2023

Thursday, June 13th Special

Meatloaf Sandwich

Wednesday, June 12 Special So much flavor Grinder SubWe are also on DoorDash if you can’t 🛑 in.
07/12/2023

Wednesday, June 12 Special

So much flavor Grinder Sub

We are also on DoorDash if you can’t 🛑 in.

07/11/2023

Hello Photo Shoot! Look at all that amazing food we have.

Monday, July 10th Special
07/10/2023

Monday, July 10th Special

Thursday, June 6th Special Open Face Texas Toast Burger
07/06/2023

Thursday, June 6th Special

Open Face Texas Toast Burger

Wednesday, July 5th Special Chicken Fajita Wrap with side
07/05/2023

Wednesday, July 5th Special

Chicken Fajita Wrap with side

06/27/2023

Tuesday, June 27th Special

Crunchy Southwestern Chicken Wrap (chicken, shredded cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce & Doritos)

Monday, June 26th Special Big Mac WrapSides Potato Salad Pasta salad Fruit bowlGarden SaladDessert Strawberry Shortcake
06/26/2023

Monday, June 26th Special

Big Mac Wrap

Sides

Potato Salad
Pasta salad
Fruit bowl
Garden Salad

Dessert
Strawberry Shortcake

06/22/2023

Thursday, June 22nd Special

BLT Wrap

June 12-16. Daily Specials
06/12/2023

June 12-16. Daily Specials

June 5th-9th Specials Monday 5thEgg salad sandwich Tuesday 6thTurkey BLTWednesday 7thChicken Salad Sandwich Thursday 8th...
06/05/2023

June 5th-9th Specials

Monday 5th
Egg salad sandwich

Tuesday 6th
Turkey BLT

Wednesday 7th
Chicken Salad Sandwich

Thursday 8th
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Wrap

Friday 9th
Taco Day

Desserts
Lemon eclair cake
Creamsicle orange cake

Specials for May 30th-June 2ndHomemade Soups will begin again in September.
05/30/2023

Specials for May 30th-June 2nd

Homemade Soups will begin again in September.

05/22/2023

May 22-26 Daily Specials

Monday 22
BLT Wrap
Summer Chicken Vegetable Soup

Tuesday 23
Italian Wrap

Wednesday 24
Turkey Strawberry Wrap
Summer minestrone soup

Thursday
Grilled Cheese with pickles & bacon

Friday
Taco Day

Thursday, May 18th
05/18/2023

Thursday, May 18th

Wednesday, May 17th Daily Special Stuffed Pizza Quesadilla No Soup Today
05/17/2023

Wednesday, May 17th

Daily Special

Stuffed Pizza Quesadilla

No Soup Today

05/16/2023

Tuesday, May 16th

Daily Special

Big Mac Wrap (ground beef, shredded cheese, pickles, lettuce & 1000 island) Grilled

Soup
Cheddar Chowder

May 1st-5th SpecialsMonday 1stPizza Grilled Cheese Cheesy Broccoli SoupTuesday 2ndWestern Burger Wednesday 3rdHam & Chee...
05/01/2023

May 1st-5th Specials

Monday 1st
Pizza Grilled Cheese
Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Tuesday 2nd
Western Burger

Wednesday 3rd
Ham & Cheese Wrap
Stuffed Pepper Soup

Thursday 4th
Turkey & Strawberry Wrap

Friday 5th
Taco Day!!

Thursday, April 27th Special Italian Beef Sandwich ( Beef, provolone, peperchinis, bell peppers on hoagie bun)Busy Day S...
04/27/2023

Thursday, April 27th Special

Italian Beef Sandwich ( Beef, provolone, peperchinis, bell peppers on hoagie bun)

Busy Day Soup

Tuesday, April 25th Special Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Chicken Gnocchi Soup We are also on Door Dash if can’t make it for ...
04/25/2023

Tuesday, April 25th Special

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

We are also on Door Dash if can’t make it for dine

Monday, April 24th Special Savory Ham Sandwich Chicken Gnocchi Soup
04/24/2023

Monday, April 24th Special

Savory Ham Sandwich

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

April 17th-21stMonday 17thCrunchy Southwestern Chicken WrapShepherds pie soupTuesday 18thMeatball sandwich on Hoagie Chi...
04/18/2023

April 17th-21st

Monday 17th
Crunchy Southwestern Chicken Wrap
Shepherds pie soup

Tuesday 18th
Meatball sandwich on Hoagie
Chicken Cordon Blue soup

Wednesday 19th
Cali Turkey Sandwich
Loaded Hashbrown Soup

Thursday 20th
Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Friday
Taco Day!

04/10/2023

April 10-14th Menu

Monday 10th
Egg Salad on croissant
Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Tuesday 11th
Philly cheesesteak sloppy joe sandwich
Creamy Tortellini Soup

Wednesday 12th
Turkey Strawberry Wrap

Thursday 13th
French Dip Sandwich with au jus
Creamy ham & potato soup

Friday 14th
Taco Day!

04/03/2023

Daily’s April 3rd-April 4th

Monday 3rd
Fresh off the smoker Pulled Pork Sandwich
Vegetable Beef Soup

Tuesday 4th
Turkey BLT Sandwich
Tomato Bisque

Wednesday 5th
Roast beef sandwich
Minestrone Soup

Thursday 6th
Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap
Minestrone Soup

Friday
Taco Day!
Cheesy Broccoli Soup

Thursday 30th Special
03/30/2023

Thursday 30th Special

Wednesday 29th Special
03/29/2023

Wednesday 29th Special

Tuesday 28th Special
03/28/2023

Tuesday 28th Special

Monday 27th Special
03/27/2023

Monday 27th Special

Address

226 West Main Street
Ottumwa, IA
52501

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 3pm
Tuesday 7am - 3pm
Wednesday 7am - 3pm
Thursday 7am - 3pm
Friday 7am - 3pm

Telephone

(641) 814-8700

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Optimae Life Services

Welcome to the Coal Palace Café and Books. We are one of nine microbusinesses operated by Optimae LifeServices, a health care and human services company providing services for Iowans with mental illness and disabilities.

Optimae customers struggle to find employment opportunities, which is why the company opened its microbusinesses. The Coal Palace provides valued job roles for local Optimae customers, who work directly with a job coach. Job coaches equip them with the skills, support and confidence they need to be successful in their positions.

All of us at Coal Palace Café and Books hope you feel comfortable and appreciated while allowing us to serve you the best we can. We appreciate your business as well as your support and understanding of our mission. Come back soon and watch for our special selections on Facebook.

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What a great asset to Ottumwa. Really Great food. Relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service. Love it!
Today’s Special
Hello Fabulous Monday!

Daily
Ruben Panini with choice of side.

Soup
Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Dessert
Fruity Pebble Cheesecake
Apple pie
Today’s Daily
Hamburger or cheeseburger with choice of side.

Soup
Hearty Potato

Dessert
Strawberry heavenly cake
Caramel Chocolate Chip Brownies at Coal Palace Cafe and Books...YUMMY!
Wow! Best Caramel Chocolate Chip Brownies EVER!
We know it's the season to hibernate, but we want to keep our downtown restaurants busy! Today we're starting a takeout challenge. Every time you grab a bite (or drink) from the establishments below, share a photo with on Facebook or Instagram.

Each post will get you entered to win a $25 gift card/certificate to the downtown establishment of your choice (thanks to an anonymous donor). A winner will be drawn weekly for the next four weeks, so keep chowing down!

Appanoose Rapids, Canteen Lunch in the Alley, Coal Palace Cafe and Books, El Rancho Grande Mexican Restaurant, Las Palmas Bar & Grill, Morgan's Corner Bar & Grill, Ohana Grill Hawaiian BBQ, Owls Nest Bar and Grill, Pallister Brothers Brewing Company, Red sea eritrean and ethiopian resturant, Second Street Cafe, Tequila Grill, Tom Tom Tap, Top Hat Coffee & Entertainment
So I just ate an incredible Caramel Pecan Brownie from Coal Palace Cafe and Books that knocked my socks off!
It paired nicely with a hot cup of their Gingerbread latte.
Amazing Blueberry Pie! Just had a piece of the BEST blueberry pie I have ever had at the Coal Palace Cafe and Book Store! Still warm, flaky crust, juicy blueberries, topped with a dollop of whipped cream! I have judged pies at county fairs - this is definitely a blue ribbon pie.
Sharon Stroh, VP of Industrial Development and Organizational Communication with Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress recently met with members of O.L.A. Alumni during Coffee & Conversations Coal Palace Cafe and Books. She shared about the merger of GOPIP and her role.
A list of Main Street District restaurants ready to serve!

Appanoose Rapids, Canteen Lunch in the Alley, Coal Palace Cafe and Books, Morgan's Corner Bar & Grill, Ohana Grill Hawaiian BBQ, Polar Xpress, Red sea eritrean and ethiopian resturant, Second Street Cafe, Tequila Grill, Top Hat Coffee & Entertainment.