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Common Grounds Coffee House

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Coffee Shop, Dessert
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343 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507
859-233-9761
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Yum

It is near campus, so lots of students. Lots of different rooms. I love the food - vegetarian options. Kinda pricey but again, it is good, and that is subjective. I love this place and the coffee is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
brandanfun
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lexington
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dessert
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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lexington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is near campus, so lots of students. Lots of different rooms. I love the food - vegetarian options. Kinda pricey but again, it is good, and that is subjective. I love this place and the coffee is great.

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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202 reviews 202 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had a Buckeye latte and asked that they make it half as sweet as they usually do and it was spot on delicious. They serve their lattes with a chocolate covered espresso bean. Chocolate muffin was delicious - scone was OK. Cute place near campus of UK - several different room with different seating in a old brick building... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

I stopped in to get some work done at this cafe. The coffee was good and there is a nice bar to work from that overlooks the street. I was surprised to find a full food menu. Wifi is great. No problems using Remote Desktop to connect back to the office.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Pretty sure the cashier was a drugged out zombie. She did not say anything at all or acknowledged our presense. Actually it was an uncomfortable stare. I wouldn't spend a penny in here.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Setting// large old home, tons of charm, local artwork and a few cobwebs. Lots of seating: tables, sofas, arm chairs, etc. Mostly college age people, but middle aged folks were pecking away on their iPads too. Service// friendly, agreeable, helpful staff with pleasant demeanors. Food & coffee// I had an almond joy coffee and it was light on flavor but... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

They have a quaint old house feel in their coffee house. The coffee is good and so is the food. The offerings are simple yet unique in their own way. Special Events stand out there, and it is a good meeting house for groups that like a more artsy feel.

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Columbus, Ohio
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265 reviews 265 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Met a friend for breakfast, she had an amazing egg dish. I just had coffee but it was wonderful. Lovely little place. There were also a lot of electrical outlets to plug various things in to!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A great place to meet a friend, study, or just enjoy a cup. They roast their coffee in-house, and it's the best in town. Good food, too, from a couple of local places.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This is a must-see coffee shop in Lexington. It offers a quaint atmosphere filled with a variety of types of people, i.e. students, business people, artsy-types, etc. It has large tables upstairs where people can hang out, study, or play games. There's also an open-mic night with local talent. They have great salads, which is the only food I've tried,... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I like coffee houses that smell like coffee. I like the old wooden floors and local art. Quirky is good. This is a really cool place with unique style. Go for lunch too, the sandwiches are great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 343 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-233-9761

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?