Established by Sarah Cousins and Hannah Garry in 2020, Blazing Star was born out of a desire to see more vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dining options in Decorah that celebrated the amazing food growers & producers in the region. What started off as a small event catering business soon expanded to weekly pop-ups featuring rotating seasonal rice bowls, salads and simple house-made dessert options. They opened their cafe in Downtown Decorah in June 2022, offering hours Thursdays - Sundays.
We are a third wave coffee bar & roaster featuring our own custom roasted coffee, pour overs, espresso-based drinks, loose leaf teas & Nitro Cold Brew Coffee on Tap!
Our coffee is roasted right here in Decorah!
470 million years ago an asteroid, as big as a city block, burst through the Earth’s atmosphere smashing into northeast Iowa leaving behind a crater that would later become Decorah, Iowa.
Fast forward a few years to the year 2014. Decorah was impacted by another blast as Impact Coffee burst into northeast Iowa.
Local business owners, Jeff, and Anja Brown had been operating their custom frame shop, The Perfect Edge, for over 25 years, when they were struck with the idea of opening a coffee bar and roastery. With the help of many fantastic friends and family members the coffee bar now shares it’s space with The Perfect Edge, while the roaster has taken over their two-stall garage.
Jeff and Anja hope their coffee bar and roaster will leave a lasting impact on the town of Decorah, just as the asteroid left it impacts 470 million years ago.
Located off the lobby of the Hotel Winneshiek, this restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy an evening with a front row, floor-to-ceiling view of downtown Decorah on Water Street!
Visit today and enjoy a relaxing evening of culinary excellence!
Restauration Gift Certificates are available and make the perfect gift!