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Uncommon Grounds Coffee

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1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
+1 518-453-5649
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

All I can say is WOW! NY bagels at their best! Big menu! Great coffee! College crowd know where to go! Can be very busy at times! Worth the wait.

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Thank Mags B
Sacramento, California
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426 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Always a crowd but line moves. Bagels are fresh and made how you want them. The breakfast bagels are excellent. The coffee is freshly ground and just the way you want them. Casual atmosphere in a strip mall on Western Ave.

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Thank ranishi
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Service can be amazingly slow sometimes, but they have good food and great coffee. Be prepared to wait for it.

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Thank showtimetourssucks
NY
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Not much open downtown in Albany on Sunday morning but worth a short drive to Uncommon Grounds. Amazing variety of food items, delicious coffee, and fast, friendly service.

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Thank DrNik
Albany, New York, United States
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165 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Do you crave a delicious bagel that was made just a few hours earlier? Or how about some fresh roasted coffee? My favorite in the summer is their iced coffee with a shot of hazelnut. Not only do they offer the best coffee and bagels in town, but every trip is like visiting an art museum. The art is always... More 

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Thank Randy W
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stopped here on our road trip to Quebec from New York City. It is half mile from the I87/I90 intersection. Worth a stop for early starters for coffee and variety of bagels (with spreads). It is within the SUNY Albany campus, and a favorite among locals and university staff, as you will see a lot of professors and students... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our friend returned home from the hospital and had a desire for bagels. I delivered a warm bag of goodies and he was delighted. There are many choices at Uncommon Grounds and bagels are always fresh. I also love the coffee choices and the ambiance if you dine in. Lunch salads are custom designed by the diners and the bagel... More 

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Thank Sheila L
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Although it's often crowded and you have to wait to order, the food never disappoints. The salads, custom made, are generous and wonderful. The bagels are the best in the area. Soup is fresh and delicious, although a bit pricey. Any other salads or bagel toppings are great. Many choices - mostly reasonable prices. Try this coffee shop!

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Thank Sheila L
Albany, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Stopped in for coffee and a bagel. The bagels were warm and crisp and absolutely wonderful. The coffee was rich and delightful. Great coffee house atmosphere! I will definitely be back.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice find. Coffee is wonderful, with many choices. Bagels done so many ways! Salad, sandwiches, soups! We wanted to try them all! It can be a challenge to get a table when it is busy, but this will prove that this is the place to go for a bagel and coffee!

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Thank Mags B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 23:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-453-5649

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