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“More personality than the "chain" coffee shops”
Review of Common Grounds

Common Grounds
Ranked #1 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Waco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$5
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Description: Common Grounds is a charming coffee house that sits on the edge of Baylor campus, perfectly off I-35. Whether you're a Baylor student, a Wacoan, a visitor, or a passerby on 35, we invite you to stop by and grab our signature Cowboy Coffee. Come anytime to one of our incredible concerts. Some of our past shows include The Civil Wars, MUTEMATH, Jon Foreman, Needtobreathe, Gungor, Ben Rector, and more! Please park respectfully! We understand that parking at CG can be frustrating. We do have limited parking available behind the shop and all along the shut down Denny's. We ask that you respect the parking restrictions of the businesses around us. If you park at Pizza Hut, La Quinta, or any space where there are signs for another business, you will be at risk to be towed.
Reviewed 13 June 2014

We were visiting Baylor for orientation and ended up meeting friends here for an evening coffee. This is a charming and quaint coffee house with a vibe that is fun and funky without being too full of itself as to be off-putting. Granted, we were there in the summer when there were fewer students on campus, but we saw families, couples and students all enjoying the casual spaces inside and out. This was fun in the summer and I can imagine it being nice and cozy on a cooler, winter day. The coffee was great...with so many fun options on the menu that I can't wait for move-in week so I can go back and get a cuppa. Definitely stop and check this out - rather than the same old coffee chain. This place has great personality.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Although Common Grounds is located in the Baylor area, it is MORE than a "college hangout". Don't let the fact that it's blanketed as a "college place" keep you from checking it out!!

This Coffee shop is perfect for hanging out with friends, studying, and even buckling down and getting some work done! It has a hip/modern vibe both inside and outside. Plenty of seating inside and on the covered side patio/porch, as well as a back porch and newly expanded backyard!
The back yard offers both sun and shaded spots perfect for light conversation and a game of Corn Hole! OH! Did I mention that this fantastic coffee shop doubles as a Live Music venue! With great coffee and an atmosphere like this- WHY WOULD YOU NOT CHECK IT OUT!

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Thank Bri H
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

The coffee is great inside this little coffee joint. There's plenty of cushy seating, including an outdoor area. This is a big hangout for Baylor hipsters, but a must-see for those people visiting the campus. Free wifi!

Thank Katherine S
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

My daughter and I visited Common Ground twice on a visit to Baylor. It is seriously the most charming and hip coffee shop we've ever been in! Tons of outdoor and indoor seating make this a great place to relax, people watch, study, etc. Funky decor adds to the fun. The coffee was great and I am picky about my coffee! Definitely stop in if you are anywhere nearby.

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Thank backtomaui
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place to grab a coffee or to eat lunch and get an amazing Italian soda. One of the best atmospheres in Waco.

Thank NativeTexasGrrl
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