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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
+1 419-354-3266
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06:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 18:30 - 20:30
Fri 06:30 - 15:00
Sat 08:30 - 12:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, great coffee. Friendly atmosphere. Relax with a bagel and find a good used book. The used book selection is awesome. As is the daily parade of small town characters.

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Thank Bill M
McClure, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This business really supports the local community. They have a super wonderful staff. Their coffee/food is wonderful. The book selection is always good. I never leave without finding a book that I want. Great place to hangout and meet up with friends. Highly recommend!

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Thank Renita K
Bowling Green, Ohio
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to get a great cup of coffee & dessert! The atmosphere is relaxed! You can get a great read with all of the books to choose from!

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Thank Mike1993
Bowling Green, Ohio
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 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.

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Thank kraft_beer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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.

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

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Thank Susan w
Tiffin, Ohio
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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 

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Thank Chuck N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 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 

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Thank Madison E
Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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.

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Thank cmds2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 20:30
Thursday
18:30 - 20:30
Friday
06:30 - 15:00
Saturday
08:30 - 12:00
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: +1 419-354-3266

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