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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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Today
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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    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
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Nice to find some caffeine wherever you go & Placencia is no different! Fun little shop built in a tree. Check it out when your in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Ana F
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Comayagua, Honduras
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice to find some caffeine wherever you go & Placencia is no different! Fun little shop built in a tree. Check it out when your in town.

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Placencia, Belize
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I hit the wrong button in my first review. We love this place. It deserves All buttons one can give it. I apologize for my mistake.

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Chewelah, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had a mocha that was really good, although chocolate is not as sweet here as you may be used to in the US. Good coffee, kind of a eclectic and almost disheveled little coffee shop. Kind of hard to find, but look for a white balcony upstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Friends (John,Sheila) Brought me an incredible pkg of "Full City" whole bean roast. Wow this product is a morning treat!!! It's aroma and nutty characters are balanced and make the morning routine a delight. Letting all know, you have got too explore this place. I am very pleased and very thankful to my friends who vacation there for a month... More 

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New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great coffee and a porch overlooking the main drag. Good banter among the customers. Crowd is tourists and retirees/ex-pats. Only quibble: they open at 7, which is too late if you're trying to get out extra early for snorkeling or some such.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Weather you like fresh brewed black coffee, or specialty coffees this is the place. Located on the second floor above a clothing store it gets good breezes and a view of the main street. Located right across the street from Wendy's.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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?