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Higher Grounds Coffee Shoppe

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201 New Market Ctr # 10, Boone, NC 28607-3993
(828) 265-1114
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So it's not in the middle of downtown, but it is worth the couple extra miles. Great selection of beans. Only a couple of drip selections (which is the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5).

Thank JodieBC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Higher grounds is a great place to grab coffee. The staff are very helpful and help you customize your drink. My favorite drink is the chai latte is my favorite non-coffee drink from higher grounds.

Thank averagejoe23
Lumberton, North Carolina
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163 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The place has a very cool vibe (what place doesn't in Boone?). I was a bit overwhelmed with the coffee options so I went with my usual request when it's a coffee in the middle of the day: "Give me something strong over ice" I received an Americano that was exquisite and strong and cold. I inquired about the smoothies... More 

Thank TheBogotano
Middleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

What an amazing place for coffee and a danish. Very positive place..warm and welcoming.When I go back to Boone I will stop by..and the aroma...AMAZING!!! Love Love Love

Thank t0t1963
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

My family and I stop at Highgrounds for a quick pick me up. They have perfect size smoothie for kids, they can also add sprinkles! The frapp often gets me through my day! Free WiFi, tables, chairs and couches. Great place to stop for a few minutes or sit and relax.

Thank Jana G
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Higher Grounds has THE BEST Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte anywhere! I have ordered them at coffee shops all over NC and TN and am always disappointed because I am comparing them to Higher Grounds. I made the mistake of letting my teenage daughters try it and now they are hooked! Every day they want to go by and get one.... More 

Thank LeAnn G
Boone, North Carolina
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Very nice place - the coffee offerings are wonderful and the owners are really nice people. Great vibe and friendly place to hang out.

Thank WBWT
Seminole, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stumbled upon Higher Grounds while we were waiting to see a movie. They are hidden in a shopping center store front, and rather unassuming from the outside. The staff was very warm and friendly. I had a latte and my son had a machiato and both were very well done, smooth and without any bitter taste, I could have done... More 

Thank flaMocks7
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I had to run to the pharmacy there in the shopping center and I decided to grab a couple of drinks for my wife and I. She had the White Chocolate Mocha (which she seemed to enjoy thoroughly) and I just had a basic decaf latte. Wonderful service and nice taste to the drinks cause me to give this place... More 

Thank mikepopejr
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Does not have the hip, coffee scene vibe I like. An ice cream bar near the counter was rather off putting to me. I like a coffee shop that is all about the coffee. Ordered a raspberry truffle latte. Not too sweet. Good balance of expresso and flavoring. Large cup and definitely cheaper than Starbucks. Place is tucked into a... More 

Thank bluejay377

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 New Market Ctr # 10, Boone, NC 28607-3993
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: (828) 265-1114

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