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All 56 Placencia Restaurants

Above Grounds Coffee

Main Road South end of Village | past football, (soccer),field, Placencia, Belize
+501 634-3212
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Ranked #8 of 56 Restaurants in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $5
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bagels
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Description: Above Grounds Coffee has established a direct connection with small independent farmers in Antigua, Guatemala. Hand-picked, processed & roasted by small family operations. Their 100% mountain grown and 100% Arabica coffee beans are shade grown, hand-picked and then processed to organic standards. All fields meet elevation requirements for Strictly Hard Bean (SHB) grade and some meet the Fancy (F) grade. These two top grades (Fancy and SHB) total less than 2.5% off all coffee produced globally!
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Initially came here to try the donuts but first day had a tasty banana bread that was delightful with guava jelly on it...next day came to pick up some fresh ground coffee and donuts...nice local gathering spot

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great Spot and Great Coffee. Just like sitting in my old treehouse when I was a kid and looking out at everyone walking on the street.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Really enjoyed this place- they made a great cup of coffee, and it is on the second floor, overlooking Placencia. Great people watching.

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well it's the only real coffee in town but a great place to go. Make sure you have a coconut muffin if they have them that day, they are so good!! It was a great place to met a lot of friendly x-pats who are living down there.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Most of the coffee in Belize is instant. Bleh! So when I found this place it was like a little oasis of caffeinated bliss. It's frequented by a lot of ex-pats who obviously still relish in their coffee dependency. It's a good spot to talk to them about what they're up to in Belize and even dream up ways you... More 

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Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Some of the best coffee I have found in Belize, the owner really has a passion for making sure he brings the best coffee for his customers, with a variety that is sure to suit anyone's taste. The staff is friendly and know what they are doing and just really on top of things. To top it all of they... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great coffee, friendly staff and good wifi connection in the village! We only visited here once, but would definitely go back (much better than Starbucks).

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are in Placencia don't miss to stop in this cafe. Really like location, friendly service, it was good point to can buy coffee beans for home. We offer to sit in the balcony where you can watch the life of Placencia. Free wifi!

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London
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170 reviews 170 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

One of two contenders for a serious cup of coffee in Placencia would be Above Ground (along with Brewed Awakenings). Where you end up staying will likely determine which one you crawl to for a morning fix as they are in opposite ends of the village, 10-12 minutes walk apart. Above Ground has a more limited range (than Brewed Awakenings)... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I wasn't wow'd by the coffee, the atmosphere and location are great as well as sitting in on a balcony drinking coffee watching the world go by below. I thought the coffee price was a bit more than I am used to, for the size that you get. The staff seemed cordial and overall, it was ok.

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Additional Information about Above Grounds Coffee

Address: Main Road South end of Village | past football, (soccer),field, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number: +501 634-3212
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 5
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bagels

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