A new place to get coffee or a drink opened this week at gate C5 at the Des Moines International Airport.
Photo submitted by the Des Moines International Airport.

Travelers passing through the Des Moines International Airport will have a new place to grab a cup of coffee or get a drink. The airport officially opened the Coffee & Bar, located at gate C5 in the terminal’s C Concourse this week. The C-Bar, as it’s been nicknamed, will be open from 5 a.m. to 30 minutes before the last departure seven days a week. It currently is offering a limited menu because of reduced passenger traffic. As more passengers return, the menu will be expanded. Alcoholic beverages will be served from 6 a.m. to close Monday through Saturday, and starting at 8 a.m. on Sundays. Kevin Foley, the airport’s executive director, said the new shop, an extension of the restaurant Portermill, will make getting concessions more convenient for passengers. “The C-Bar is a great addition for those who are traveling now,” Foley said in a news release. “And as passenger traffic picks up, it will ease overcrowding at our other restaurants while meeting the needs of travelers.”