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Higher Grounds

54245 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
+1 951-659-1379
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“coffee shop” (11 reviews)
“great coffee” (9 reviews)
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07:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe
54245 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My girlfriend and I came here on a Friday night. We were lucky to see a band that was phenomenal. They were called The Cole Withers. We were supposed to go to a movie, but we decided to stay there and enjoy the music. We...More

Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I've had good coffee and bad (and I always order the same thing). Go figure. Last coffee I bought had a hair in it.

Thank Joel B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

This place was very busy as the only coffee designated shop in town. No big chain coffee places in this town which gives this one a family feel and interesting choices for coffee drinks. Lots of places to sit inside or out, drinks were very...More

Thank blesdx4
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Haven't explored too much in Idyllwild. Was fortunate to have found this place. Got myself a Chai Tea Latte and Apple Cinnamon scone. Both were perfect. Will definitely stop here for coffee on my next visit to Idyllwild!

Thank Shilpa C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Spent about an hour at this very laid back coffee cafe. Indoor seating including sofas and soft chairs. Outside seating as well. Coffee drinks are expertly crafted. Good dessert selection and small section of quality souvenirs and coffee.

Thank Colleen A
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Can't really say anything bad about this coffee shop. Good place to hang out while you are in Idyllwild. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank m D
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Cute inside with various seating areas inside and out. Had chess and checkers games, tables were the board. Good coffee and nice baristos.

Thank _dcwitteman
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A great location in the center of town. The staff are welcoming and excited to tell you about their coffees and brews. It was a welcome spot to take a break during the day with excellent, strong but not overpowering coffees. Maybe they could think...More

Thank Nick32215
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here most recently while camping with kids. It is usually a good experience, but this time the toilet had overflowed and wasn't flushing. Not conducive to happy kids. We were disappointed.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Higher Grounds twice, they've got friendly folks working there and the coffee is fresh, hot, good, and reasonably priced. I just wish they had a solid breakfast sandwich option, because I'm sure it would be delicious!

Thank Carl D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54245 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Idyllwild
  • Phone Number: +1 951-659-1379
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