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Above Grounds Coffee

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Main Road South end of Village | past football, (soccer),field, Placencia, Belize
+501 634-3212
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Today
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Above Grounds Coffee has established a direct connection with small...
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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  • 152
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice vibe

Absolutely love the atmosphere in this coffee shop! From the staircase leading upstairs, to Java the dog and the nice owner, this coffee shop is so inviting and calm. I just wish they opened a little later and offered frappucinos! But excellent vibe and service overall!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Fatma D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Absolutely love the atmosphere in this coffee shop! From the staircase leading upstairs, to Java the dog and the nice owner, this coffee shop is so inviting and calm. I just wish they opened a little later and offered frappucinos! But excellent vibe and service overall!

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Bandon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Had a great mocha here. Not too sweet. Use local ingredients. Free wifi. Their juices are also good with a big selection. Prices are comparable to Starbucks.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place serves the best tasting coffee in Placencia. I met the owner Kieth, who is a very cool, down to earth guy. We shared coffee talk and had a great conversation over some wonderful espresso. I cant wait to go back in July!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This quaint coffee shop combines the uniqueness of Belize with the qualities one would expect at a great coffee shop in the US.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This coffee shop has the best coffee in Placencia. The owner was extremely friendly. When we told him we had never been there before, he gave us a sample of coffee immediately. They sell and brew free-trade Guatemalan coffee. The location is also on second story overlooking the street with a very nice outdoor seating area and free wi-fi. An... More 

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Fort Myers, FL
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Cool and breezey up in the trees, great coffees, maybe a little slow in preparing things, very relaxed atmosphere, great take-one-leave-one library.

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new england
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great vibe, cool space, fabulous coffee! This was like going to a Starbucks in a tree house. It also was a great spot to get a real feel for the local community, reading the postings on the wall and looking at the local paper was great fun.

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Marathon, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I thoroughly enjoy the coffee, donuts, pastry and view of the area. As you can see in the picture this quaint coffee shop stands above the surrounding area. This provides a nice view of the activities taking place below but this height also picks up the breeze as it flows in from the Caribbean. Do you want to meet nice... More 

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NYC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I stopped here every morning before scuba diving and the coffee was absolutely delicious. They also have the best sugar donuts I've ever had (fresh and warm still....yum!).

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Comayagua, Honduras
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Staff failed to make eye contact nor did they acknowledge the customer, even after I spoke up. It was as if I was invisible. Another coffee shop a few steps away got my business.

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beanmeup69, Owner at Above Grounds Coffee, responded to this review

Sorry about your experience at our coffee shop. We remember you. The girls had a big order of espresso drinks with toasted bagels and toast and jam. This only took a few minutes to do but did back up the morning rush hour a bit. All was back on track in a few minutes. I know what is like to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road South end of Village | past football, (soccer),field, Placencia, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia
  • Phone Number: +501 634-3212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bagels

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!
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?