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Above Grounds Coffee

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Coffee Shop, Bagels
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Main Road South end of Village | past football, (soccer),field, Placencia, Belize
+501 634-3212
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Best Americano in Placencia

Really good coffee and cool place. Very limited food though - if you are hungry, eat elsewhere then go here for the coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jeff B
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El Dorado Hills, California
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Dorado Hills, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Really good coffee and cool place. Very limited food though - if you are hungry, eat elsewhere then go here for the coffee.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Your on island time, you need your coffee but you don't want the usual. Go here, order gourmet, sit on the 2nd story porch and enjoy the brew as you watch the activity on the main road below. Nothing rushed (but faster service than any Starbucks!), no stress. Vacation is this.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the juice to the coffee - to breakfast treats and free wifi! love Thee porch was a special tough, and the service is awesome too!

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Placencia, Belize
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Even though this place is right on the road, it's ambiance makes it fun. Very low key and eclectic. You will meet all kinds of interesting people here. Don't get your coffee to go. Sit out on the deck and watch the people walk by. Talk to a stranger. Drink the best coffee in town!

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usa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife is really the coffee addict. I never touch the stuff. She says the coffee here is by far the best in the village. I just like the setting. Groovy. Hip. Laid back.

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Okotoks, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Coffee is excellent, barista's are fantastic, ownership is amazing & the best part, CKUA on the radio. Great local spot to hang, get your email's completed, catch up on what's going on.

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Strong and tasty coffee, nicely prepared in cute location, above ground! We went back again and again, even to buy the coffee by the pound to take it home!

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Osnabruck, Germany
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a great breakfast place with tropical juice, bagels, cream cheese and coffee. Quaint is the best word to describe the ambiance.

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Branson, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great coffee grown by local Belizeans! Wonderful atmosphere - top level of a treehouse. Nice place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee and pastry.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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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 1 - 5
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bagels

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?