Business Opportunity: Hey, Good Cookies!

Ever dreamed of owning a coffee shop?

This featured business opportunity in Spirit Lake, Iowa, can make your dream a reality. And the Get A Lakes Life team can help.

Here’s your chance to purchase a business with a trusted brand and loyal community established over 25 years in business. Its building, equipment and more are all for sale, too. You can’t beat the prominent location, either.

It does not get more turnkey than this.

Contact the Get A Lakes Life team to learn how we can help.

Or call (712) 264-3474

The Hey, Good Cookies! story

Founded in 1993 by two sisters, Hey, Good Cookies! became famous for its baked-from-scratch cookies and other sweet treats.

Before closing in 2017, Hey, Good Cookies! established itself as one of the Iowa Great Lakes area’s finest coffee shops.

The espresso cafe and gift shop has one of the only drive-thrus and outdoor seating areas in Spirit Lake. In 2014, Hey, Good Cookies! added one of the first food trucks to serve the lakes area.

Take a look

Browse photos of the Hey, Good Cookies! building.

A solid business plan and strategy

The owners of Hey, Good Cookies! created a business plan and strategy that will set up the new business owners for success.

Here’s a quick look at aspects of the business that new owners could continue to hit the ground running.

Core business: Cookies, coffee, retail and fundraising

The baked goods are unbeatable, the coffee and espresso are delectable and the community of loyal customers are eager for Hey, Good Cookies! to return.

The kitchen served wraps, paninis, soups and more in-house. They also catered.

And don’t forget about the ice cream. Hey, Good Cookies! offered 15 flavors of Ashby’s Ice Cream.

All the equipment needed to continue these operations is included in the business and building sale.

Retail gift shop

Hey, Good Cookies! carried an inventory of baking-related items, its own cookie dough, t-shirts, hats, coffee, travel mugs and more.

Its own line of coffee also would be available for resale either ground or whole bean. This was perfect for fundraising! Core fundraising efforts were made possible via made from scratch cookie dough.

Online ordering complete with delivery and shipping

Hey, Good Cookies! reached its customers where they were. The business had an ecommerce solution, complete with online ordering, ready to go.

Location, location, location

Located conveniently for lake visitors and locals alike at 1310 18th Street, Suite A, in Spirit Lake. Right off US 71.

Hey, Good Cookies! map

Imagine owning your own coffee shop and bakery

Ready to explore what it would take to make business ownership a reality? An opportunity like this doesn’t come around very often.

Get more info about Hey, Good Cookies!

Interested in learning more about buying Hey, Good Cookies!? The Get A Lakes Life team would love to talk with you about how we can assist you.

Call (712) 264-3474 or email us.

For Sale: Details

Building sale price: $475,000

Hey, Good Cookies! business sale price: $100,000

Sold separately or together.



1310 18th Street, Suite A
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Right off Hwy. 71!

Building & Business Features

Building: 3,184 GBA

Main Floor: 2,992 SF
Mezzanine: 480 SF
Kitchen: 566 SF
Offices: 3

More features:

  • Multiple kitchen areas
  • Drive-thru window
  • 200 AMP service
  • 75 gallon water heater
  • Beautiful food truck
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Restaurant tables and chairs
  • E-commerce operation