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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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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: 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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  • 155
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Get your daily Java jolt here

Great coffee and happy staff. Great combination to get the day started. Freshly baked goods available to complement your drink and the take away beans are really fresh. Enjoy your brew on the balcony. Always someone to talk to.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
JoAnne J
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great coffee and happy staff. Great combination to get the day started. Freshly baked goods available to complement your drink and the take away beans are really fresh. Enjoy your brew on the balcony. Always someone to talk to.

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Metro NYC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Great desserts very good coffee. We went to Above grounds for spiked coffee drinks and quick breakfast sandwiches several times during our stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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 5
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bagels

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