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Common Grounds Coffee House

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343 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507
859-233-9761
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8:00 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, Outdoor Seating

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Great milkshakes in a coffee house

Great handmade milkshakes in a coffee house. The coffee and chai were delicious also. The creme brulee cheesecake, well, that will wait for another day. Staff was friendly and helped get extra chairs for us to sit outside. Great place to have a chat and a coffee. Beware of where you park though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
willowmoon22
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We dropped in here prior to our departure for Chicago expecting great things. Poor communication may have undermined the quality of the experience slightly as the three cappuccinos were something of a letdown, with far too much milk drowning the taste of the coffee, although to be fair one was changed for a shorter/stronger one on request. I gather that... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great handmade milkshakes in a coffee house. The coffee and chai were delicious also. The creme brulee cheesecake, well, that will wait for another day. Staff was friendly and helped get extra chairs for us to sit outside. Great place to have a chat and a coffee. Beware of where you park though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The drive into Lexington well worth the trip to stop at this coffee house. Friendly staff, great atmosphere and great coffee.

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Beware the tow-monger who must've been surveying the illegal parking spots located ten feet away and directly adjacent to the identically labeled legal ones. Anyways, the service was much better than my first experience; so, taking into account deviation from the mean, the score represents a 1,4,4, respectively.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very cool place to be, was in town to visit and was looking for a great coffee house, and I found it. Set in a historical building in Lex, staffed by really good baristas, the extra extra dry cappuccinos with Ezra shots were the best, and the recommendations on where to go to enjoy craft beer and bourbon were spot... More 

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Sciotoville, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Lattes and coffee were delicious. Staff was friendly and seemed like they were enjoying themselves. The menu seemed large for a coffee house, long list of teas. There are lots of students using the wifi, but they don't detract from the atmosphere. Lots of cute little rooms to sit in.

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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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Covington, Louisiana
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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: Cafe
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?