Caffeinated Internet and wireless coffee are the staples of today; today's Groupon is the Swingline stapler that staples them to your fingertips. For $8, you get $16 worth of coffee, tea, pastries, and more at The Grounds Coffeehouse, a WiFi-ed, comfortable, West End shop that grinds coffee and tea from around the world.
The Grounds' menu boasts international brews (such as Cubano coffee and café au lait) as well as freshly baked, coffee-complementing pastries. Try a steamer ($2 for a small), hot chocolate ($2 for a small), a latte ($3.50 for a small), or a double-shot espresso ($3.50) to take the bluster out of a blustersome winter walk. A small house-blend coffee costs $1.50, so this Groupon could caffeinate your mornings for more than a week (you may redeem it in multiple visits). Cold drinks include a small lemonade made with ginger, clove, and honey ($2); sorrel ($2); and fresh mango, pineapple, strawberry, or peach smoothies ($3.50).
The Grounds' baristas are fast and friendly coffee folks who make the shop hop. There are also weekly events, including open-mic nights, live DJs, and acoustic sets, and the café stays open until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
- The coffee is excellent and priced right. The enviornment [sic] is a cool spot to bring your laptop and get some work done…This is the best kept secret in Atlanta. – Dawud Muhammad, Yahoo! Local
- I love the tea and the vegan lemon scones are fresh, just the right texture, and very flavorful. – Raf C., Yelp
- The owners are very friendly and make you feel welcome. On my second visit they even remembered my name! It is a great spot to meet neighbors for a chat, and the coffee is great! – patrick b., Yelp