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Uncommon Grounds

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2809 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1907
+1 612-872-4811
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10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited this coffee shop when we needed a break from walking around the Uptown Art Fair. What a great choice! The interior has comfortable seating, while there are also outdoor options. The area for ordering and serving the drinks is particularly well-decorated in the exact way that one might imagine a unique coffee spot to be.... More 

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Thank Amy B
Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Real nice girl working the front counter made the three of us some great coffee. Nice atmosphere, just a little different than the usual coffee shop.

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Thank mknwtr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Wow, one of the best Chai Teas I have had in a long time. Spent the morning on the front porch people watching with my daughter and drinking Chai. I recommend this place for people watching and relaxing.

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Thank Jeffery H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I don't care if you don't like chai (because neither do I). You need to order a hot orgasmic chai and drink it on the back deck. It tastes like campfire in a cup. This place is a Minneapolis staple!

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Thank NicolleMN
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

This is a fabulous place for a quiet morning conversation & chai or coffee with a friend. We also had a molasses cookie which was so yummy!

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Thank KimLynCo
Plymouth, Minnesota
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

This chair is AMAZING they do not exaggerate when they say best chai in the world. The flavors are very rich and there is a perfect balance between the bitterness of the Cinnamon and the sweetness of The vanilla. This chai is a true masterpiece. For chai lovers this is the place to go. Although the owner is very strict

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Thank Daniel P
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Ok, a friend and I were talking stroll in Uptown after dinner and we stumbled upon Uncommon Grounds. I read their signage about having the best chai tea . . . and the rest is history. I'm an avid consumer of that ubiquitous chain's chai tea latte with an extra pump of chai. This may not be a great measuring... More 

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Thank GA_Wren
Austin, Spamtown , Minnesota
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere at this Victorian style coffee house. It was fun watching the night street activity through the large picture window. A comfortable intimate setting provides a welcome place to bring a date to, though I was with my family. Perhaps my son, who recommended the place, brought his dates to this establishment. After a two year absence,... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

This coffee house’s first crime is their misleading website: WHAT ‘elegant 1870’s Victorian mansion!?‘ This is just an old, unattractive, grey house off Hennepin, with very small rooms and too many mismatched tables & chairs shoved into them. WHAT parking? Its handful of parking spots are shared with two other businesses; only available after 9pm! The second offense is that... More 

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2 Thank A Marie T
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

As I am new in town I was looking for a coffee shop to hang out on the weekends and just be among the Minneapolis people. I wandered into this coffee shop and enjoyed the unique atmosphere the comfortable seating and the fabulous chi. The only draw back was an older gentleman who seemed most concerned that I was possibly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2809 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-1907
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-872-4811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?