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Grounded Coffee Shop

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6919 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310-3320
703 341-6612
Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekend breakfast with my husband and to go croissant for my big boys is the best thing in this coffee shop. But wait, my boys surprised me with a lemon and blueberry cheesecake on my birthday. Unbelievably the great birthday treat ever. They have the best croissant, pastries, cakes, and latte. Best place next to home.

Thank marilou0923
Arlington, VA, USA
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183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Wow! The almond croissant, and the ham and Swiss croissant are very delicious. The espresso is also top notch. This café is colorful and family-friendly. There is a fair amount of seating and quite a spread of baked goods. I counted at least 4 types of quiche, 6 type of croissants, and several other scones, cupcakes, and cakes. This place... More 

Thank Francisco M
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

They have a play area but every time I've tried to bring my daughter here she ends up injured by some bully twice her age. Had to give up on this spot. If you don't have small kids then you might be comfortable there. Their gourmet coffee drinks are pretty solid

1 Thank Michelle M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,133 reviews
1,305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,753 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little coffee shop. The coffee is good, they have a variety of flavor additions, and the pastries are fresh and beautiful. I'd recommend it!

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
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237 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

We were staying with friends and needed a shot of "Joe," so we found Grounded, and were comforted and impressed. The atmosphere is conducive for families, but not exclusively. My three year old granddaughter enjoyed the blueberry muffin and the toys. The pastries we tried were very tasty and reasonably priced. My triple latte was the best I've had at... More 

1 Thank NationsMan
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is THE PLACE to have coffee and a pastry to go with it. Service is superb and today there was a girl singing live. Absolutely fabulous.

Thank Miguel V
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Grounded is a family-owned cafe that specializes in pastries but also serves homemade soups (my favorite: potato leek), cold and hot sandwiches, and salads. I'm not a coffee drinker so can't comment on theme except to say that there are many choices (and that they purchase Fair Trade-certified products). There are several choices for chai lattes and a huge selection... More 

1 Thank Barb S
Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

The cupcakes were amazing! A great place for young families. There is a cleared area with toys for kids to play with so parents can enjoy, and actually finish, their great coffee and teas.

Thank Andriettes
Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015

Tourists will never make it here. Commuters come regularly. The concept is similar to Starbucks, but is much more homey, and the pastries are a lot better. There are plenty of tables. Ask for the wifi key if you stay.

Thank Paul S
Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

This local coffee shop is family owned and run. Not a chain. Gotta love that! The food is all prepared in house - husband is a Frenchman who is a trained chef, so everything is just delicious! Soups, sandwiches, desserts... you can't go wrong. Lots of sitting area, wi-fi available, and friendly staff. Just a great place!

Thank RedMaggie09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6919 Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310-3320
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703 341-6612
Excellent espresso and nice bakery. Good ambiance.

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