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Grounds For Thought

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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carrot cake” (2 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“coffee shop” (17 reviews)
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174 S Main St, 174 S Main St, 43402, Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2909
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quirky combination of books, games, coffee and food that makes for a winning location for community building.

Thank therese l
Reviewed 3 days ago

I buy my coffee at Grounds. Whole beans, decaf, Highlander Grogg, which I grind each morning. The employees are friendly, pleasant and polite. A wonderful addition to our downtown businesses.

Thank Jujube52
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have been a customer of Grounds for Thought for over 20 years. They roast their own beans. The only other time I have had coffee this good was when I visited Kona, Hawaii. You can also buy coffee to brew at home. The atmosphere...More

Thank Butterfly_n_Rocks
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great, locally owned and operated coffee shop. Nice used book store. Limited outdoor seating but lots of area inside.

Thank Lynette O
Reviewed 17 March 2017

You really can NOT go wrong with the combination of books and coffee. They also serve sandwiches if you happen to be hungry.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Quaint little bookstore that doesn't have a chain atmosphere like all the rest. Great little place to go find a spot to sit, read, surf, study, and just get away from it. Enjoy going to get carrot cake and a drink and relaxing sometimes. Another...More

Thank ff4cures
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

What a place to relax or study! It's almost as quiet as a library, except with great food and wonderful coffee!

Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The books and the coffee in this place are not to be missed. My personal favorite is the Milky Way coffee, and if they have apple fritters available, grab one of those, too. Then spend an hour browsing their books or putting together a puzzle...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

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!

Thank RenitaK_12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 15:00
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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