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What A Grind

341 N. Commercial Avenue, Trinidad, CO 81082
+1 719-846-0505
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Ranked #11 of 36 restaurants in Trinidad
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bar, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: We are a full service restaurant with a unique quality of having a full service espresso bar, as well as a full bar. We proudly serve a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Our coffees are always fresh and we are proud to feature Spanish Peaks Coffee Company out of Colorado Springs.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: We are a full service restaurant with a unique quality of having a full service espresso bar, as well as a full bar. We proudly serve a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Our coffees are always fresh and we are proud to feature Spanish Peaks Coffee Company out of Colorado Springs.
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast with some friends. Service started slow but friendly, as is the custom of the town, until it came time to order. One friend is Vegan and was trying to order a veggie burger. She was informed that the kitchen wasn't prepared to make lunch for another half an hour. They had a breakfast panini and she... More

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Trinidad, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The coffee drinks are wonderful & food is tasty. Coffee doesn't have that Starbucks yucky burnt taste.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Save yourself and skip it. These reviews mist be written by friends of the owners. I will never eat there again.

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CafeWhatAGrind, Owner at What A Grind, responded to this review

I am very sorry your experience at What a Grind was so diappointing. I am not sure what happened but we strive to provide the best food and service to our customers, and this is not our normal review we recieve. Once again, I am sorry you were not satisfied with you experience. More

Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I needed to meet up with a collegue who was passing thru Trinidad as I was. I set up shop on a table and took care of business on my laptop while I waited. The staff was most accomodiating and made me feel right at home. Stop in at What-a-Grind and you'll be like me, looking for a reason to... More

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Glad we found such a great coffee shop. We got away from out usual Starbucks to find this competitively priced shop with BETTEE selections than the chain.

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S. California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

It's nice that they have a bar now and you can get a drink with your meal. I like the Pork Buffalo Wings and the Fish & Chips. Salads are okay, but could use a freshly grilled chicken breast instead of one precooked. Overall, a good value for the money. Great coffee and smoothies too!

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Not sure I could ever locate it again but for tourists just passing through, we hit the jackpot. The atmosphere was comfortable and the food unexpectedly outstanding. Mind you, neither of us drink coffee but our sandwiches were hearty and tasty. You could tell that Lorin Manuel takes pride in serving the very best.

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Michigan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This "coffee shop" is much more than that. Table service, really good lunch and breakfast options, friendly service, good caps and other natural drink concoctions with reasonable prices. Coming north on I-25 take the Main Street exit and find your way downtown. Then the next ramp back on to I-25 north it right past the restaurant---so a particularly easy off/on... More

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colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

When heading North or South on I-25 in southern Colorado, stop into Trinidad for lunch (or dinner). What a Grind used to be a coffee shop that served sandwiches but has transitioned into a great little eatery. Stop by for a sandwich during lunch and you will not be disappointed. The "Trinidad Turkey" sandwich is my favorite. You may need... More

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Tijeras
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food was great, the service and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The Mexican Hot Chocolate is excellent! I have been every time I go to this little town!

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