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Common Grounds Coffee Shop~Greensboro NC

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Common Grounds (CG) is an eclectic coffee house and wine lounge situated in the heart of Lindley Park.  CG is also a Performing Arts Venue housed in the Chronicles video production studio. So, you can drink your coffee and produce a video all in one spot. Pretty cool! Right? Well it doesn’t end there. CG is a great place to study, meet up with friends, play a little air hockey or read a book.

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K.C. was my Barista and she was so cool. With a professional and personable flair, K.C. whipped up some amazing drinks for my husband and me. All of their drinks are named after an actor:) We had the Charlie Chaplin and the Robert Downing Jr. The Charlie Chaplin is a white and dark mocha with steamed milk and espresso. The Robert Downey Jr. is a salted caramel mocha with steamed milk and espresso. They were both made to perfection. My husband’s personal favorite was the Robert Downey Jr. The next time I will try the Robin Williams. This is a latte made with banana and chocolate syrup, steamed milk and espresso. They also have their own coffee blend called the Lindley Park. It is available by the pound so that you can brew it at home. For the non-coffee drinkers, you can choose from a variety of teas, hot chocolate and locally made baked goods.

If you are ever in the Greensboro area, treat yourself to Common Grounds (commongrounds.coffee/). Tell K.C. I sent you:)

Yours in Coffee,

Alicia


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49 West Coffee House~Annapolis, MD

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49 West Coffeehouse is far more than a coffee house. It expands beyond just a restaurant.  This establishment offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, wine, coffee, an art gallery and live music. The atmosphere is relaxing but rustic,  making it a great meeting place for family, friends, co- workers and small business meetings.

My husband and I visited the “House” on a couple of occasions.  Each time, the coffee was awesome and beyond your average cup of “Joe.”  I ordered the White Mocha with Whip, lightly sweetened (of course). After the first sip I actually did a “small” happy dance.  It was very good and the Barista sweetened it just perfectly.

Another time we visited 49 West for the live music.  The band was phenomenal and very interactive.  They even sang happy birthday to my Husband! Very Enjoyable!  This night, I had a specialty coffee drink and again it was delicious.

49 West not only has great coffee, it offers a little something for everyone! While I found the food to be a bit mediocre and under whelming, the overall service was great. I am sure to visit again and hopefully I will pick a dish that matches the same expectations of the coffee. If you visit Annapolis, MD. please visit 49 West Coffee House.  I am sure you will enjoy it, as it is a destination spot for this small Old Towne.

49 West Coffeehouse, Wine bar & Gallery: 

http://www.49westcoffeehouse.com/

Java Love, Alicia