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Higher Grounds Cafe

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22 E Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1426
717-653-4095
Today
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • 11
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favorite Place for Coffee Drinks

Higher Grounds is my favorite coffee shop. I think their coffee drinks are by far the best I've ever had, and I've tried many places. You don't get a bitter coffee taste like some cafes. I like the fact that they have so many different flavors and you can mix and match syrups. Their Mountain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Heather J
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Higher Grounds is my favorite coffee shop. I think their coffee drinks are by far the best I've ever had, and I've tried many places. You don't get a bitter coffee taste like some cafes. I like the fact that they have so many different flavors and you can mix and match syrups. Their Mountain Freezes are delicious! Try a... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This little gem is tucked into an old library building in the heart of Mount Joy. It is brightly but tastefully decorated, eclectic but not obnoxious. The food is very good, basic sandwiches, soups, quiche, etc and they have an excellent dessert case. Their star offering is by far their coffee (hence the reference to grounds in their name!) Their... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Higher Grounds is a great small town coffee shop. Coffee is always great. In my book, it is second only to Folklore in Etown (which has better hours, takes debit cards instead of only cash, has wifi-I think, and has better comfy seating). But that being said, I visit here often, and if you're near Mount Joy it's a great... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Bright, comfortable, hang out do work and sip nice beverages sort of place. Tomato spinach quiche was tasty. Cash only, no wifi, but this is Mt Joy not Philly right?

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A quaint awakening cafe. Love the decor. It's a daughter and mom establishment. Everyone on staff is very friendly. I like her coffees way better than main stream brand name. Iced coffee in so many varieties. Just ask Ashley to surprise you and you will not be disappointed. I have had coconut, salted Carmel, mocha, toffee nut and the mix... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love this place!! Family run and they know what they are doing! Coffee is perfect everyday and pastries are wonderful without being too overpriced; cash only, so come prepared; haven't tried menu selections

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My first thought when walking in was that this place is cluttered and tiny. I saw they have organic coffee so I ordered that with steamed milk and cinnamon and hazelnut syrup. I love that they use Monin syrups which contain only pure cane sugar. I proceeded to the back room where I saw more tables and realized there are... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I frequently go here to meet friends and get a great Mocha Latte. It's relaxing and has several good - and very different - areas to choose from for your seating. Then they let you alone to chat on and on! The prices are a little high, but service is good and drinks and food are tasty. Try the Baked... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I live going to this cafe. Great place to chat with friends. Love there food here. Coffee is the best! Highly recommended.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Best coffee and friendliest atmosphere in Mount Joy. Great homemade soups and sandwiches. Is a feel good place to visit. Be sure to stop and enjoy!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 E Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1426
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Mount Joy
  • Phone Number: 717-653-4095
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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