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174 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-3266
Today
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Coffee

A combination coffee-shop & used book store. it's a great hang-out place, very laid back. I go there whenever in BG.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
barisaxman
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A combination coffee-shop & used book store. it's a great hang-out place, very laid back. I go there whenever in BG.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

There is something unique about GFT...it attracts both the young and old alike. You feel the community when you walk in and you leave smelling of coffee grounds, which is a good thing in my opinion. I used to study late into the night as a student and then I brought my babies there to play while siping coffee with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I spent a lot of time studying here as a student. A great locally owned coffee shop and used bookstore. They feature special flavored beans and other specialty drinks. Plenty of table space to spread out work or school material. Perfect spot for a meeting or there is also a quiet area in the back for reading or studying if... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

a used bookstore/coffee shop combo that is a super comfortable place to relax and browse. there are ceiling leaks and a slight odor, but it's still a great space to support.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There's a reason GFT is a long-time local favorite - excellent coffee, tasty food (try the spinach pies), and absolutely comfortable atmosphere. It might as well be Bowling Green's communal living room, complete with groups of chatting friends, kids curled up in corners reading to parents and students immersed in homework.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Grounds for Thought is really the heart and soul of Bowling Green, OH. Kelly and Laura Wicks own and run this great coffee shop/used bookstore. Famous for their own hand roasted coffees from around the world, GFT also offers a wide range of teas, Italian sodas, locally made pastries (the carrot cake is to die for), locally made and wrapped... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Grounds for Thought is a charming place with a great atmosphere. It has a massive selection of used books and vinyl. Great place to hang out, drink good coffee (roasted by the owners and available for purchase), and interact with the locals. Pick up a quirky t-shirt as a souvenir.

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Absolutely LOVE this little coffee shop. It's my favorite place to go when I have a lot of homework to get done or just want to enjoy a cup of coffee while reading a book. They have books shelves upon book shelves full of books to purchase as well; very cheap. So you can go grab a cup of coffee... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Grounds for Thought is fairly typical in terms of its coffee and baked goods. They are good, but nothing particularly special. The thing that makes Grounds excellent is the bookstore, vinyl LPs, and VHS tapes for sale. They also have great seating option and a meeting room for groups. It is also in a great location (to the extent such... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I love perusing the selection of used books and getting a coffee at this cozy shop. They have a variety of drinks and snacks available including Italian soda and slices of pie.

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Additional Information about Grounds For Thought

Address: 174 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone Number: (419) 354-3266
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Address: 174 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: (419) 354-3266
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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