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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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, 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 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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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
On top of Placencia! Great view!

Great place to meet the locals! Delicious organic Guatemalan coffee. Newspapers and books for your leisure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to meet the locals! Delicious organic Guatemalan coffee. Newspapers and books for your leisure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Utterly charming with delicious coffee, this swiftly became my favorite coffee shop in the world. If only I could teleport here every morning!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice cup of (iced) coffee and something sweet to go with it. You can read the paper while people below pass by on the main street. Has Wi-fi ou on the deck.

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Costa Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The coffee was pretty good but didn't blow our minds. Went in with higher expectations than they were able to deliver. Maybe next time...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

An amazing coffee house in near the end of the village. The coffee is amazing and be sure to get there earlier enough to taste one of there homemade doughnuts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is the best coffee in Belize that we have found. Here you can drink Guatemalan coffee and watch the people pass by below. This is a great place to get that caffeine start first thing in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Locally sourced and custom roasted Guatemalan coffee served in a cool and friendly atmosphere. A great place to just hang out and definitely the best place for coffee is you're serious about coffee.

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great Coffee in almost tree house setting. Run by expat, locally sourced coffee and limited but good munchies. Try the coffee black and banana or carrot bread. Good stuff!

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The owner was extremely nice and the mochas were plentiful. This is a great place for a quick breakfast and the bagels were fresh daily. Iced drinks were available also. Easy access from the Main Street in Placencia.

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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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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: Cafe, Bagels

Description

Above Grounds Coffee has established a direct connection with small independent farmers in 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?