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“coffee love.”
Review of Common Grounds

Common Grounds
Ranked #26 of 147 Restaurants in Branford
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

great service, awesome atmosphere, the cupcakes and bagels are really good and their coffee varieties and tastes definitely trump any chain coffee shop. Love this place!

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

coffee is bitter. It could be better than Starbucks and I am not a Starbucks fan. It needs to feel warm and cozy. It needs to feel like that hometown coffee place. Don't be like all the others. Be different.

Thank thomasjsullivan
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is such a pleasant place to enjoy coffee and sweets, shoot the breeze, and observe the local scene. The coffee is roasted right on the premises, and it is delicious. And there is quite a large case of baked goods. My only issue is that I often prefer savory (and cheesy), not sweet, in the morning, and other than plain or seeded bagels, there are no options. Also not much in the mult-grain world. Maybe someday they will expand their offering, but in the meantime, I guess it will have to be another outrageous swirly sticky bun. I will add that my husband found the blueberry muffins disappointing recently; filled more with blueberry bits than berries...

Thank dd212
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Coffee is good, atmosphere nice, very comfortable. A great place to meet friends and sit for as long as you want. A welcoming place in the middle of town.

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Thank Shmooct
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

I'm not a coffee drinker but I do love chai and Common Grounds makes a delicious one. During the winter I drink their chai hot and in warmer weather they offer iced chai. It is a rich drink with depth of flavor.

There is mixed seating and all is comfortable - leather sofas with a coffee table in between, leather chairs, bar stools with a table to work on. There are also four tables outside with comfortable metal chairs - not flimsy ones.

Even dogs are treated well here - there is always a bowl of water under the tree by the front door.

Parking isn't a problem as there is a lot behind the store with a back door entrance.

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Thank CTWasp
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