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Uncommon Grounds Coffee

1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
+1 518-453-5649
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ny bagels” (5 reviews)
“chicken salad” (2 reviews)
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6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
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1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Often stop here for bagels, the best bagels!!! Usually get a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast bagel and then a half dozen bagels to go. Their coffee is really good, especially their dark roast. Plenty of seating inside, depending on when you go be prepared...More

Thank Anna Q
Reviewed December 31, 2017

While nothing rivals NYC bagels, this hard-to-find-but-worth-it coffee shop offers a close alternative. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can direct you to the coffee of your wishes. The setting is modern and businesslike. So pass by the nearby Starbucks and enjoy joe one step above.

Thank valtraveler10
Reviewed December 3, 2017

I stopped in here for lunch after running errands in the area. I had a sesame seed bagel with chicken salad, it was delicious. The staff are super friendly and efficient. I'm new to the area, but think this is a local chain. Good to...More

Thank Marca P
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I've only had their different coffees, but they're pretty damn good. You can get a frappe like Starbucks, but theirs tastes better, less artificial and you seem to get more, not just in quantity but overall their drinks seem more filling? I definitely recommend giving...More

Thank TheNerdyMonkey
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

One of my favorites since 1999...when visiting Albany I have to have my tuna bagel here at least...everyday :). Conveniently outside the home of great danes...UALBANY.

Thank marioscyprus
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Being an Albany native, I miss having this place so close but I never miss a visit when I am in town! Bagels and coffee are always awesome! It's usually crowded on weekend mornings but they are always staffed with enough people to handle the...More

Thank JajulVA
Reviewed July 8, 2017

A better than average coffee/ breakfast shop in a strip mall. The coffee was good, as was the breakfast sandwich. $15 total.

Thank Stewfamily3
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Started going when they opened in 1997. We used to live in Albany but moved for work to the South. Make it back once a year to visit family. UG is a pilgrimage spot for us. Workers are almost all SUNY students and they are...More

Thank Patrick P
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Simple bagel with coffee. Better than most, but what really stood out was the cleanliness of the operation. Needs serious help. Dust all over the shelves and walls. Vents look like they never were cleaned. Floor greasy. What a shame.

Thank LeonardoG408
Reviewed October 29, 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.

Thank Mags B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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