Go to Savor the Rise for Toasts, Tarts and Treats

In addition to baked goods, Savor the Rise in Indianola offers tempting menu items like the Billy Goat, a slice of sourdough toast topped with goat cheese, tomatoes, herbs and a poached egg. Photographer: Duane Tinkey.

In December 2021, Deja Keppler delivered a big holiday gift to the charming Indianola town square: a kid-friendly cafe that serves some of the state’s best laminated doughs and artisan breads. Savor the Rise, at 107 E. Salem Ave., also serves tea and coffee alongside their various toasts and tarts. And it caught on right away: In 2022, the Iowa Restaurant Association named Keppler one of 40 Women to Watch in the hospitality industry.

Each visit you’ll be surprised with something new, like cinnamon-sugar cruffins (croissant muffins), bananas Foster cinnamon rolls, overflowing s’mores croissants, or asparagus and brie tarts. The bakery opens at 7 a.m. most days and stays open until 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but you’d be wise to go early: Those goodies sell out fast.

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