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Higher Grounds Cafe

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803 14th St, Ste B, Golden, CO 80401-1889
5:30 am - 7:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Streamwood, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Delightful people great for a quick stop of morning coffee and danish. We stopped there every day while in town.

Thank JET J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Conveniently located across the street from our hotel Table Mtn Inn, we stopped in for a quick breakfast ---- coffee & croissants (we got a choc & a cheese). Service was fast & friendly. Coffee & pastries were very good!

Thank rollngstone
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We've tried every non-Starbucks place in Golden, looking for a low key coffeehouse. Higher Grounds is our favorite for a few reasons. The staff is friendly and informative, willing to prep coffee to meet your needs. I am a big sucker for latte art and layered mochas if done properly. Our barista Nathan delivered great tasting, freshly made concoctions. He... More 

Thank Judi429
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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

I like independent coffee houses and l frequent Higher Grounds Cafe when I am in Golden. Never disappointed. Along with coffee they have scones, cookies and other snacks. A good place to meet up with friends or study.

Thank Drcoal
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We are a couple of senior citizens from Ohio who were tourists. We found this coffee bar while driving around. Most were students as customers. We ordered scones and lattes. The scones were very good, lattes good and had a good WiFi connection. A bit expensive compared to most places like this that we visit but it is in a... More 

Thank Ken C
Golden, Colorado
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Pleasant atmosphere, nice deck, super service, plenty of professors and grad students to converse with.

Thank pqueneau
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

After hiking nearby stopped here for coffee and a snack. The place has a very comfy feel, laid back, not too hip. Coffee and latte were good, as was the pastry (some sort of orange-ish scone with lots of sugary icing) perfect calorie replacement after a hike. This is a nice place, worth stopping by.

Thank Bldrcoffeeluvr
Mequon, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

A Very nice local coffee house with great coffee, bagels and pastries. I would highly recommend the place!

Thank kim_hofecker
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you remember how a "proper" latte used to taste--creamy, nutty, deep roast coffee notes that makes you go "hummmmm"--back before the global takeover pushed watery milk and machine-burnt beans on the masses, then you MUST stop at the Higher Grounds for a hand-made drink in a nice heavy mug, great coffee-shop atmosphere, and a welcoming owner-operator behind the counter.... More 

Thank Scott S
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Your standard college town coffee shop. Good warm atmosphere. Prices what you would expect. Standard menu.

Thank Luke T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
5:30 am - 7:30 pm
5:30 am - 7:30 pm
5:30 am - 7:30 pm
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 14th St, Ste B, Golden, CO 80401-1889
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: 303-271-0998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?