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Common Grounds

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1123 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76706-1441
+1 254-757-2957
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Overland Park, Kansas
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A cool spot for coffee, across the street from the Baylor campus. Our tour bus group stopped here because Chip and Joanna Gaines helped the business owners with a "fixer-uppper" home. The coffee is hand crafted, there are lots of tables on the outdoor patio behind the shop and there are many t-shirts to buy to remember your trip there.

Thank Kathy L
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,736 reviews
1,051 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I tried this at magnolia farms. I had the iced cow girl. It has a secret sauce that sweetens the coffee. It's like caramel and vanilla combined.

Thank Autumn M
Portland, Texas
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way home, its a very cute place. If you have the need for coffee and a place to sit and enjoy it I would stop bye.

Thank damong1017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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189 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is very close to Baylor campus. They offer very limited parking and there's tow away zones at every adjacent facility, along the roads and in the campus parking lots. I had to park approximately a mile away to come, but I was determined. I got there at the same time as a fixer upper tour bus so there were... More 

Thank Mwar1004
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152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great college kid hang out and we liked it too! Such a fun and funky coffee shop. Home away from home was the obvious scene for college goers. The coffee was delicious too. The atmospheree and vibe was outstanding!

Thank cindywho24
Longmont, Colorado
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here when we visited Waco. The coffee was average (nothing overly special compared to any other coffee shop), but the atmosphere is what we really loved. Very laid back and hip place to stop for a cup. Their outside seating area is really lovely and their attached covered patio space is great when you don't want to be sitting... More 

Thank Wisco88
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I visit Baylor Campus with my son, he says let's visit the Common Grounds, ok I say. WOW!!! I was so impressed with this little hole in the wall !!! Most surely will visit again.

Thank Karen H
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great coffee! There are a lot of choices. The No Bull was delicious. My son enjoyed playing in the outdoor area as my husband waited on the coffee. We got there right when it opened and it seemed to already have a line, but it moved very quickly. Definitely a must if you're in town.

Thank Michelle O
Houston, TX
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully eclectic coffee house near the Baylor University campus. Long line on Friday morning but it moves quickly. The employees were super nice and accommodating.

Thank MyTravelDreams
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Got the caballero,it was great. Came over spring break to avoid the long lines at the Silos...was still semi busy here but moved fast enough. Nice, attractive area to sit and enjoy a tasty coffee.

Thank Jason H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 S 8th St, Waco, TX 76706-1441
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-757-2957
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.

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