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Grounds For Thought

174 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
(419) 354-3266
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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
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Bowling Green, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

it really isn't as great as everyone seems to talk about it but its kind of the only independent coffee shop in town

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This place is way over rated...I Have lived in B.G. 25 plus yrs. and its my least of all coffee shop to go to. My God! Go anyplace but there. How about across the street to Panera...Huh? Hell, McD"s even....anyplace.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I absolutely love this place. The owners are great people and you will often see them working the counter. I agree with another reviewer that this is one of the best things about Bowling Green. Their mocha coffee drink is my fav and their pastries are very good!

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toledo, ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is unique. Great coffee, light lunch and pastries. There are hundreds of books, magazines and records for sale. You can browse or sit by the window watching people walk by. Tables out in front in warm weather. Perfect place to take out of town guests.

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love this place! It was recently voted best coffee shop in Ohio, and for good reason. It is a charming coffee shop and used book store. Wonderful coffee, yes, but the atmosphere, the free music concerts, the overall feeling of community is what keeps me coming back again and again. Such an asset to the community!

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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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