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“Hidden Treasure”
Review of The Grounds Cafe

The Grounds Cafe
Ranked #16 of 54 Restaurants in North Bend
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American
Description: The Grounds Cafe has been serving the community inside Books By The Bay for over fifteen years and has been owned and operated by Chef Kristin since 2014. The Menu features delicious bakery treats as well as hearty soups, sandwiches and hot paninis. Family run, and served with a smile you won't be disappointed by the welcoming atmosphere!
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Description: The Grounds Cafe has been serving the community inside Books By The Bay for over fifteen years and has been owned and operated by Chef Kristin since 2014. The Menu features delicious bakery treats as well as hearty soups, sandwiches and hot paninis. Family run, and served with a smile you won't be disappointed by the welcoming atmosphere!
Coos Bay, Oregon
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
Reviewed 4 May 2012

We found this place by accident. Anytime we take a trip I always check out the used book store in search of new reading material. This wondeful treasure is located insde the local used book store. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is very relaxing. It was a great place to enjoying a coffee and grab a delicious lunch while catching up on some work.

Visited July 2011
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English first
Coos Bay, Oregon
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Books, Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches, Soup”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

What a great place to relax and eat...nice selection of books as well as super fresh and yummy food.

Visited April 2012
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Coquille, Oregon
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Hidden Local Favorite - Worth the Effort to Find!”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

The Grounds is certainly not a tourist magnet, hidden as it is at the rear of 'Books By The Bay'. But if you make the effort to find it, you'll be rewarded by some of the area's best fresh baked goods and quality coffee. And if it's something more substantial you wish, there's a good variety of paninis, quiches, wraps, and often a lasagna as well in the refrigerated glass case, just waiting to be picked and warmed. Or you could pick one of the two hand-made soups available daily. All of these choices have been premade, but their quality belies this - additionally, the back kitchen has carefully chosen items that allow this without the loss of any quality. The result is an excellent meal at a pleasant price in a a unique environment.

We often find ourselves here, when in town at lunchtime - and we always find the place filled with locals who know a good thing, and appreciate the consistency of quality they have come to expect. And we always leave reinforced with the knowledge that we can return anytime we want an excellent lunch because of the continued support of our appreciative neighbors.

  • Visited December 2011
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Glassgow, Oregon
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“Excellant service, coffee, paninis, soup and pastries”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

the title says it all, almost. What's left out is that it is in a bookstore and the owner also provides High Tea with all the trimmings. It is a popular meeting place for the locals and finds many tourists with a first place to visit. The wait staff is friendly and helpfull. It's also clean and the food is really extremely good. It is probably the best coffee house in the town.

  • Visited October 2011
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