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Uncommon Grounds Coffee

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1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
+1 518-453-5649
06:00 - 22:00
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Southborough, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 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
St. Augustine, Florida
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 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
Sacramento, California
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481 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Always a crowd but line moves. Bagels are fresh and made how you want them. The breakfast bagels are excellent. The coffee is freshly ground and just the way you want them. Casual atmosphere in a strip mall on Western Ave.

Thank ranishi
Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Service can be amazingly slow sometimes, but they have good food and great coffee. Be prepared to wait for it.

Thank showtimetourssucks
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Not much open downtown in Albany on Sunday morning but worth a short drive to Uncommon Grounds. Amazing variety of food items, delicious coffee, and fast, friendly service.

Thank DrNik
Albany, New York, United States
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Do you crave a delicious bagel that was made just a few hours earlier? Or how about some fresh roasted coffee? My favorite in the summer is their iced coffee with a shot of hazelnut. Not only do they offer the best coffee and bagels in town, but every trip is like visiting an art museum. The art is always... More 

Thank Randy W
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stopped here on our road trip to Quebec from New York City. It is half mile from the I87/I90 intersection. Worth a stop for early starters for coffee and variety of bagels (with spreads). It is within the SUNY Albany campus, and a favorite among locals and university staff, as you will see a lot of professors and students... More 

Thank Sanjay_FR42
Albany, New York
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419 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our friend returned home from the hospital and had a desire for bagels. I delivered a warm bag of goodies and he was delighted. There are many choices at Uncommon Grounds and bagels are always fresh. I also love the coffee choices and the ambiance if you dine in. Lunch salads are custom designed by the diners and the bagel... More 

Thank sheilal921
Albany, New York
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419 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Although it's often crowded and you have to wait to order, the food never disappoints. The salads, custom made, are generous and wonderful. The bagels are the best in the area. Soup is fresh and delicious, although a bit pricey. Any other salads or bagel toppings are great. Many choices - mostly reasonable prices. Try this coffee shop!

Thank sheilal921
Albany, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Stopped in for coffee and a bagel. The bagels were warm and crisp and absolutely wonderful. The coffee was rich and delightful. Great coffee house atmosphere! I will definitely be back.

Thank Oceanlakelady

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?