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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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1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 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
Reviewed 30 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
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
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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

Thank showtimetourssucks
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
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Sanjay_FR42
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...More

Thank sheilal921
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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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