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1875 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459
(541) 751-1114
Today
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Reasonably Priced Breakfast Items and Lunch Fare

We have discovered this little gem after living in the area for almost three years. I love homemade soups and this café has the best in the area. Many of the employees are past and present students from the local Culinary School. Everything is fresh and tasty. The owner Chris is friendly. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We have discovered this little gem after living in the area for almost three years. I love homemade soups and this café has the best in the area. Many of the employees are past and present students from the local Culinary School. Everything is fresh and tasty. The owner Chris is friendly. Very comfortable spot to pick up a bite... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I tried the soup and sandwich combo. The soup was a creamy potato that was clearly made fresh and the chicken salad sandwich equally delicious. Great CHAI too!

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North Bend, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

A treasure in downtown North Bend,Or.The Grounds is inside the bookstore on the Eastside of 101 as you enter downtown North Bend. The soups are homemade ,two flavors to choose from daily.I really like the breakfast burittos and crousants but the lunch sandwiches are good as well.The homemade cookies are worth the stop as well.Everything is a great value and... More 

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Glassgow, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sorry, but the Grounds has closed. BUT the store it was in is still there and it is a book store. It is very good and they are supportive and helpful. They also credit paper back books that you buy there, for half price.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The soup here is amazing. Frank has three or four different ones every day. He really knows his way around a creamy soup. But they are a little spendy...around $6 for a bowl.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I must admit, I haven't even tried their coffee. I just love the idea of a bookshop and a coffee shop. I can give a review of the bookshop, though--they carry used books as well as new. The staff are helpful and I often find what I am looking for, despite it being a small shop in a small town.... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

had croissant turkey sandwich with a bowl of mushroom lobster soup. sandwich was pre-made and wrapped in saran wrap. they ask you what you want on it and unwrap it and add the condiments. a croissant left wrapped in saran wrap turns soft in a few minutes and totally limp to soggy in a half hour. Ours were cold, small... More 

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Coos Bay
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

On the Corner of Sherman Ave (Hwy 101) and California Street in North Bend there used to be an Interstate Bank. That red brick building now houses the Grounds Cafe and Books by the Bay. What could possibly be better than to have a good meal surrounded by books ?! Frank, the Irish owner, is also a good cook, and... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Tucked away in the back of a book store, The Grouds is a favorite place for meetings over a light lunch or coffee. The owner/chef is Irish and makes a killer Irish stew an a number of other excellent dishes but his true claim to fame are his soups. I've enjoyed several over the years but his cream of mushroom... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Frank is the soup Nazi! His soups are incredible. I mean, really incredible. From his cream of mushroom to his spicy chicken curry, they are wonderful. This man makes amazing soup!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1875 Sherman Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  North Bend
  • Phone Number: (541) 751-1114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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