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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:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good coffee and interesting locals

What's not to like - coffee up in a tree !! The Guatemalan coffee was very good and chatting with the locals was entertaining. We met the local poet, Bob who recited some of his works for us, and Rachel who has lived in Seine Bight for a number of years. The huge banyan tree out back is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What's not to like - coffee up in a tree !! The Guatemalan coffee was very good and chatting with the locals was entertaining. We met the local poet, Bob who recited some of his works for us, and Rachel who has lived in Seine Bight for a number of years. The huge banyan tree out back is a great... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You sit upstairs in an open air cafe and watch the town go by. The owner mad the best cakes and juices. I enjoyed this place.

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Auburn, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Want to just sit, relax, and drink a cup of great coffee? Then this is the place to go. You will meet people that you have met or have seen in town. There are the locals and those who may want to be locals. The wi-fi was a little iffy on the days that we were in town but all... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We both got juice I got the Green one hubby got the one with Beet in it- it actually tasted better than mine! Highly recommend!

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Mendota Heights, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great coffee, hot & iced. Informal ambience. Swap a book you've finished for a different one. You can also purchase coffee beans and ground beans to take home. Above Grounds is the best coffee shop around, possibly the only one in town. Looking out onto the Placencia's main street, it's a relaxing place to sit and people watch as you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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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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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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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 7:00 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 - 12:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5
Cuisine: 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: 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
7:00 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 - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?