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Grounds For Thought

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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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18:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 18:30 - 20:30
Fri 06:30 - 15:00
Sat 08:30 - 12:00
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Wayne Wood County, Ohio
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5 reviews
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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 is very relaxing with tables nestled among shelves of used books and records. Wifi is... More 

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Thank Butterfly_n_Rocks
Pemberville, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

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

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Thank Lynette O
Ohio
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Elizabeth J
Fredericktown, Ohio
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14 reviews
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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 find way back in the day in college. Parking can be fun downtown, but find... More 

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Thank ff4cures
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3 reviews
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!

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Thank Jonathan T
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 on one of their tables. A perfect way to spend a morning!

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Thank Megan G
2 reviews
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.

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Thank Bill M
McClure, Ohio, United States
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52 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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!

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Thank RenitaK_12
Bowling Green, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to get a great cup of coffee & dessert! The atmosphere is relaxed! You can get a great read with all of the books to choose from!

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Thank Mike1993
Bowling Green, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Nice and quite place to have a cup of tea or coffee and read one of the offered books from the shelves. Good selection of coffee and drinks.

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
18:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 20:30
Thursday
18:30 - 20:30
Friday
06:30 - 15:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?