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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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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 17
    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
Fantastic coffee!

On a quick visit to Lexington, we stopped into Common Grounds to check out a good coffee joint. We weren't disappointed! The barista was chatty and personable, the coffee was phenomenal, and the environs were incredible to just sit and look at. If we were locals, we'd be back every day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Amanda S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

On a quick visit to Lexington, we stopped into Common Grounds to check out a good coffee joint. We weren't disappointed! The barista was chatty and personable, the coffee was phenomenal, and the environs were incredible to just sit and look at. If we were locals, we'd be back every day!

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Thank Amanda S
County Armagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a medium Americano (I know, a boring order amidst their exciting range over and above the standard plethora of coffee choices) and a bagel and received a very generous brew, sitting in a relaxed atmosphere of industrious students (felt slightly lazy I didn't have studying to do, more so smug the my university years are in the past).... More 

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Thank Lifeobrian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Love Common Grounds for their creative, delicious drinks, and spacious layout. It's one of my favored study spots. Staff is always friendly, and drinks are always good.

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Thank Liz C
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank GrumpsDC
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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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Thank willowmoon22
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Scott L
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank Tony P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

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 11 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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Thank Tricia L
lexington
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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?