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Grounds For Thought

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174 S Main St, 174 S Main St, 43402, Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2909
(419) 354-3266
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and quite place to have a cup of tea or coffee and read one of the offered books from the shelves. Good selection of coffee and drinks.

Thank kraft_beer
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I've been here literally hundreds of times. The staff are pleasant, the book selection and prices are excellent and they make great coffee and tea.

Thank MilkPlowin
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I've been to Grounds for Thought several times and it's my favorite place to go in Bowling Green! It's very laid-back with a cool college atmosphere. It serves a huge array coffee drinks, teas, smoothies, juice, etc. It's also has used books/albums/comics you can browse through or purchase. If you just want to relax but engage with friends, there's a... More 

Thank Susan w
Tiffin, Ohio
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Grounds for Thought is more than a coffee shop, it's a used book store. It's a place where gamers get together. It's a place where students study, faculty work, and friends gather to catch up. On a random day, you may see a dozen people engrossed in their computers, several reading actual books, a table of people playing an RPG,... More 

Thank Chuck N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

being a busy college student I basically run on coffee. Grounds is by far the best coffee in Bowling Green and one of the best coffee houses in Ohio. Right when you walk in the smell of fresh grounds greets you with a warm hug. They have a huge selection of roasts and specialty drinks with new seasonal drinks every... More 

Thank Madison E
Bowling Green, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I don't drink coffee but I love their flavored hot chocolate! My coworkers and dad love their coffee and fresh beans. The atmosphere inside is very homey and I would often go there in college when I needed someplace to work on papers. They also offer delicious sandwiches and sweet treats.

Thank cmds2015
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

If I have free time, I love visiting Grounds! Best lattes I've ever had. Marilyn Monroe Latte is the best!! Super friendly staff, chill atmosphere, great for studying or hanging with friends. I've also bought some books at a great price. When I'm done with school I will be making trips to BG just for this place!

Thank Casey U
Adrian, Michigan
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2,092 reviews
1,273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 793 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

This is a good place to get a coffee in downtown Bowling Green. The shop is in a bookstore with the two making a nice combination. The storefront was easy to spot but finding the entry took a bit of trial and error as there was more than one door and the main entry was not well marked. The interior... More 

Thank Debbie K
Englewood, Ohio
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Only had the coffee. Black Swamp Blend. Full bodied dark roast flavor. Could not resist purchasing some vinyl as well. If I lived in BG, it would probably be one of my hangouts.

Thank CrownContraDad75
Bowling Green, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is more of a place for browsing books, doing homework or playing board games. It's not somewhere I would go for food. I found the coffee to be lacking. I really enjoy coming here with friends to play board games or to look for unique books, but next time I will bring my own coffee.

Thank KaPlavic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 S Main St, 174 S Main St, 43402, Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2909
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: (419) 354-3266

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