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All 58 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 58 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
Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you want an excellent cup of joe from Central America or your favorite chocolate whipped cream fix of the day while meeting the expat and tourist crowd; this is the place to begin your day. I now have two new friends thanks to my daily trip there. It is "above ground" nearly at the end of the street just... More 

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Tipton, Missouri
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196 reviews 196 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

On Main Street almost to the pier is this tree house built among the trees and flora that serves so many coffees it would take a page full to describe. Wi-fi and porch overlooking street make it a perfect stop or early morning coffee.

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Wheaton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Service and suggestions were perfect. Fresh Free Trade beans to go available. Friendly patrons, very communal, and owners dog was friendly too! Tough to find, across from Wendy's restaurant near end of town.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Probably the best place for coffee in Placencia. A little pricey, but it's fair trade, and they know how to make it well; from cold to hot, and everything in between. We didn't have food, but it sure looked good.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Local sourced coffee with a deck over looking the main street, free wi fi, every morning during our visit.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband loved the coffee! We were in Belize for 11 days, visited Above Grounds at least 6 times and by the third time...they welcomed us with "are you having your usual?". How fantastic is it that someone remembers you after only 2 visits and is so welcoming. We brought back several packs of the coffee and our friends and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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