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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 good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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06:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cafe
1235 Western Ave Ste 5, Albany, NY 12203-3350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 September 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 27 August 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 1 August 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 8 July 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 27 June 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 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 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
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 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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