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Common Ground

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102 W Street Ext, Beaufort, SC 29902-8502
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, SC
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the in-laws and headed down to my favorite coffee shop sitting on the Beaufort river with great views. This place has a great staff and sweets. I can't wait to go to Beaufort to get Common Ground

Thank mrauseo
new jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service and delicious Iced chai's. This quaint little coffee shop also sells gelato, pastries and quiches. The employee working behind the counter was friendly and very patient with answering all of our questions about the menu. There's seating inside and outside. The outside seating is setup on a little patio area that overlooks the water. It was very peaceful... More 

Thank dragonfly97
Boston, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to stop for a coffee and ice tea, maybe a sweet. Good sandwiches. Looks out to the water. Right on Bay Street. Service is good and friendly.

Thank Dennis J
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I really, really like this coffee shop! It's in a prime location near the waterfront and great restaurants if you want an after dinner coffee or dessert. The service was amazing - the barista knew her stuff and was able to whip out drinks in no time! The place has such a relaxed feel to it; we loved to sit... More 

Thank grits04
Georgetown, South Carolina
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We stopped after dinner on a Saturday night and had two scoops of their wonderful Gelato. We were so impressed, we went Sunday and had a Gelato milkshake for lunch! Decadent, for sure...but worth every calorie!!

Thank joyceftalbot
Knoxville, Tennessee
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Their gelato is excellent...rich, creamy, many flavors. Nice variety of food. Coffee, teas, sandwiches, pastries, fresh fruit. Nice cookie selection. Seating indoors and out. Waterfront location. We loved this place. Very clean and staff who make you feel welcome. Loved it so much we went back a few days later.

Thank Knoxvilleshopper
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I make a regular trip into town for their gelato! And when our family comes, we are sure to take them there for coffee and gelato which they always agree is amazing! Reasonably priced for high-quality items that you can enjoy indoors or outside on the patio overlooking the harbor.

Thank kann8485
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129 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We are from San Francisco and take out coffee a little too seriously. The coffee here was very good. They have a bunch of home made pastries to eat. It is right in the water so the views are wonderful, and it is in the middle of the cute old downtown. Great stop.

Enumclaw, Washington
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great coffee shop with pastries, gelato, and other goodies. Definitely the best lattes in town.....much much better than Starbucks on the main drag! Nice atmosphere with tables and chairs as well as couches and books to browse. Tables are located outside with views of the bay for use during nice weather. Highly recommend if you are a coffee aficionado!

Thank Enumclaw1991
Beaufort, South Carolina
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Common Grounds is a popular restaurant in town. For me it has 2 especially great attributes - it's location near the waterfront in Beaufort and the amazing Italian gelato. My husband goes there for coffee but I just can't pass the display case with all the gelato selections. We love to get a bowl of of our favorite flavors then... More 

Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 W Street Ext, Beaufort, SC 29902-8502
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: 18435242326

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