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CUISINES
Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am never one to write negative reviews, but this place is unfriendly, cold, and overpriced.This cafe is NOT the place to spend more than 20 minutes. The owners will not hesitate to kick you out if you do not satisfy their expectations. They do...not allow customers to do work/homework, sit and stay after food and drink are present, use their wifi, or plug anything into outlets. The owners are rude, strict, and in no way should own a business. Hours are inconvenient for the average working person and everything is slightly overpriced (especially for the customer service). Love locally women-owned businesses, but spend your dollar elsewhere. Try Copper Cup in Lancaster or Folklore in Elizabethtown.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

I have picked up coffee here, and sweets to go and have eaten-in as well. The place is just great in and of itself. Super good feel and vibe. Coffee and pastries top shelf to boot. Add it all together and BOOM - superb spot....Putting this on my list as best coffee in town and closest to home. Both of them move HIGHER GROUNDS CAFE above Starbucks while living or working at home!!! Stop in if you are in town. You’ll agree!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

I so live that they will customize your drink orders for you. I was glad they added user of debit but not afan of the fee since I don't always have cash, this prevents a 5 rating.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This place has lots of yummy drinks - especially the frozen hot cocoa!! Bring cash though, as they don’t accept credit or debit cards.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Just got home from yet another visit to Higher Grounds and it dawned on me that I had never submitted a review to Tripadvisor. OK....great coffee/drink selection made right in front of you. The prices are the same or lower that "that famous national chain"...and taste better in my humble opinion. If Ashley has time, and you get your drinks to go you usually get a hand drawn cartoon on the cup. Now I have sampled many of the pastries and never left anything on the plate. Yes, I know those huge muffins are a days worth of calories, but oh so worth it. Two things I must mention though....the business does not accept credit/debit cards so get that clear at the start. The second thing to mention is that parking can be a bit of a challenge. Parking in front of the church next door is almost always open though. This is such a neat place to grab a drink and sit outside when the weather is nice that my wife and I usually visit 2-3 times a week. Do yourself a favor and give the place a try...after a short while you will become a regular I bet!.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Stopped in for a bite to eat after traveling from Lancaster, PA and was impressed by the cheerful painting of this little cafe. Our lunch was delicious too!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place for coffee and snacks. I have been off of sugar for the last 6 months, so I miss the molasses cookies, but the coffee and latte's are fantastic as are the girls. Thank you for being here in Mount Joy!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

excellent selection of hot and cold drinks made to order, delicious pastry and treats and wonderful sandwiches. Seating indoor and out. Wish it opened earlier. Closed on Sunday.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

The coffee is fresh brewed, tasty baked oatmeal, and assorted other pastries are available. A fun, upbeat decor keeps the mood light, and lots of windows let the sunshine in. The only drawback is they are cash only.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is one of the best places for your Starbucks like coffee. I always drink the Caramel Mountain Freeze. Delicious! Another favorite it the Chicken Caesar Wrap with Chicken Corn Soup.

Date of visit: September 2017
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