While checking out the new and exciting Urbandle Hy-vee, we noticed that they serve an all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch buffet on, well, Sundays. They start at about 8:30am and end at 2:00pm. During that time, for $14 you can pretty much eat anything you want from the Hy-vee Chinese, Italian, home style kitchen, specialty oatmeal bar, Omelet station and prime rib station. It does not include sushi or deli-sandwiches, but it does in include dessert and gelato. This is a really great deal for only $14 per person if you come hungry. And the best part is that kids 5 and under eat free from the buffet!
The have an optional bloody Mary bar, but soft drinks and coffee are included in the price. They also offer some a la cart breakfast items if you'd prefer not to do the buffet.
The new restaurant is pretty nice with servers and cloth napkins, pretty innovative for a Hy-vee. At 4:00pm they change into their evening restaurant with a regular menu and you can't eat food items purchased outside of the restaurant in the restaurant. You can't do this during the Sunday Brunch either, but I think it's acceptable during breakfast and lunch on other days. We haven't eaten there for dinner yet, but we thought the brunch was really neat, especially if you are a fan of the Chinese or Italian sections.
All-in-all I really like the new concepts the Urbandale Hy-vee has brought from the specialty cheeses to the expanded health food section and gourmet prepared food offerings like a sushi bar and gelato stand. I was pretty impressed with the Sunday Brunch and thought the service was good. I would recommend That you order your omelet right away though as it took a while to prepare, but it was worth the wait. Great brunch experience with a good bang for your buck (especially if you have kids under 5!). Check it out.
Update: The new Waukee Hy-vee also offers this awesome buffet!