On the west side of the square in Leon, IA, you will find From the Ground; a cozy coffee shop, restaurant, bookstore and gift shop wrapped into one. Serving breakfast and lunch daily (See our Monthly Lunch Specials), many of the menu items include foods from other local small business owners such as produce and homemade pie. We focus on great food, great service, and a great atmosphere, providing a gathering place where we warmly welcome locals and travelers alike.
Stop by for a quick coffee or sweet dessert. Got time? Enjoy our warm atmosphere, bookstore, and a comfortable environment in which to study or just to visit. The gift shop features local entrepreneurs; craftsmen in furniture, art, jewelry, textiles and more offer a unique assortment of gift items throughout the year.
Our philosophy is that everyone needs a place where they feel that they belong. Check us out! Small towns have a LOT to offer.