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Higher Grounds Coffee

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189 Talisman Dr, Ste A, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-7916
+1 970-731-3666
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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18 reviews
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

We visited a couple of times during our visit since it was close to our condo. The coffee was really good but there is a treat there called a Magic Bar that is amazing. My husband stocked up before we left. Good friendly staff as well. They also serve alcohol like Mimosas, Irish Coffee, and Wine.

2 Thank Rachel K
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016

We've generally had good experiences here, but not every visit is memorable and not every dish is a star. There is a very comfortable coffee-house vibe that makes one feel right at home (including, alas, Wi-Fi that can be intermittent, just like home...), and I certainly don't know why the earlier commenter complained of "snotty" service; our experience has been... More 

1 Thank canbelto
nicki a, Owner at Higher Grounds Coffee, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review, we try make every experience consistent and realize we are still striving to make this happen. I'm most disappointed on hearing about the burrito, it's one of my personal and local favorites, so on your next visit please let the burrito be on us! Please feel free to call and ask for Nicki at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

I'm in Higher Grounds everyday! Love, love, love this place! The atmosphere is amazing! Customer service is superb! Food and coffee is awesome! Higher Grounds is Pagosa's little slice of heaven!!!

Thank spydthornelk
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent baristas and the staff is super friendly!! The food and drinks here are delicious! Try the breakfast croissant and any of the espresso drinks are great!

Thank cgoodie
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Was the only customer in the store and my order was not forthcoming after twenty minutes.When I questioned it, I was told in a rather snotty manner they were busy. Untrue, I let them know I was their only customer. Instead of "the customer is always right" she tried to argue with me. I am 66..she was all of 19...this... More 

Thank Les K
nicki a, Owner at Higher Grounds Coffee, responded to this review

So sorry to hear about your experience at Higher Grounds would love to know the time of day you visited so we can handle the situation properly. We hope you give us another chance and your visit is a great experience instead. More 

Austin, TX
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Visited Higher Grounds Coffee one afternoon during a snowy Pagosa Springs day. Really enjoyed my Cafe au Lait. The staff was very friendly, and the shop had a good choice of desserts. Also nice, relaxed environment with plenty of seating, both hard tables & chairs as well as leather chairs and couch.

Thank danjaxson
1 review
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great place for a lunch date. Paninis are excellent! And of course, the drinks are fabulous with a lot of friendly faces.

Thank Nathan T
Parker, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed December 5, 2015

Coffee was top notch and the bagel was the best I ever put in my mouth! The entire family loved it. The Establishment was very clean and comfortable.

Thank Unclemeany
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice coffee shop in Pagosa Lakes. Excellent food and all kinds of specialty coffee. Can get overrun with Wyndham guests at times so expect a bit of a wait for your order. Friendly and locally owned.

Thank HonuSea
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Love the staff and coffee. I come here at least twice a week to enjoy a latte! Prices are fair and I love the atmosphere and food. Wish they still sold crepes, but otherwise I wouldn't change a thing about this place. Love it!

Thank f8fellsh0rt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Talisman Dr, Ste A, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-7916
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pagosa Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-731-3666
As the town's longest running coffee house, Higher Grounds was established in 2004 with the goal of bringing the country's then-emerging craft coffee scene to the quaint mountain community of Pagosa Springs. Exclusively serving organic fair trade coffee, fresh in-house baked goods, and a curated selection of local beers & spirits, we continually strive to be THE destination for both locals and visitors.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?