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“Awesome!”

Common Grounds cafe & waffle house
Ranked #24 of 87 Restaurants in Salinas
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Took my American friends & Ecuadorean family, and we all agreed it was awesome. Great food, amazing coffee, cappuccinos & espressos along with a friendly staff. Also given five stars by my 7 year old American niece.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great breakfast spot - close to both Big Ralph's and Hostel Aqui. Clean friendly place with cheerful staff. The best cup of coffee in Salinas for certain with refills included. Excellent choice of waffles with fresh fruit and ice-cream or just plain with syrup. There are also much bigger breakfasts with eggs, bacon, waffles and sausages - enough to share if you don't need to start the day with that many calories :)

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Went there this morning with a large group. We had reserved the place for a private breakfast and suffered a really bad experience:
- had to wait around 1 hour and a half before before we got our food (there was NOBODY else there but our group, we arrived at the schedules time, they should have been ready)
- they "forgot" the orders from 2 tables (more than 12 people total)
- since they ran out of sausages, they decided to change it for bacon on some plates (not what was ordered, and they never told us they had no sausages even though we waited for 1 hour and a half before eating)
- we asked for hash browns and received chopped fried potatoes (not bad, but not hash browns, disappointing)

I guess it might be the only place to have an American breakfast, but the food was only ok, and all that happened made me hate the experience

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Thank Phervas
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Having walked all through Salinas for a breakfast restaurant that actually opens early 8am, we found CG. The best coffee by far we have had in Ecuador. Basic breakfast is great, the Scramblers are fantastic. Another great feature is that is quiet.

Thank PeterandJane357
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Ecuador grows coffee, but it isn't easy to find a good cup of it.
Common Grounds, was recommended to us, and we did have good coffee and an nice lunch. It is a bit pricey, but was good.

Thank Jim L
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