East High Street

The original

Our original store is located at 153 East High Street in Lexington Kentucky. For over 20 years, we offered a wide variety of coffees, espresso drinks, and teas. We are also proud to offer an extensive food menu. The menu includes muffins, bagels, scones, sandwiches, wraps, quiche, salads, soups, cookies, cakes, and pies.

Our coffee house was established in 1992 which makes us the first official coffee house in Lexington. Since then we've grown into a comfy two story oasis for people to get great coffee, good cafe style food, and phenomenal smoothies. We'd love for you to stop by and hang out for awhile.


Parking

We just tripled our parking. I know it can be a little confusing so here's more info on how it works:

  • Mornings:
    • Gravel lot: has 3 spots reserved for morning commuters. These spots have a 10 min max between open and 10am
    • 12 spots in the parking lot behind CG that are designated by red lines and parking signs (4hr max)
  • Afternoons:
    • Gravel lot: has 3 spots that are open (4hr max)
    • 12 spots in the parking lot behind CG that are designated by red lines and parking signs (4hr max)
  • Evenings:
    • Gravel lot: has 3 spots that are open (4hr max)
    • The entire parking lot behind CG is open for our use from 6pm to midnight (4hr max)

Open Mic Night

Every Monday night we host a open mic night where locals can come and share the stage. If you're a singer, musician, poet, orator or just want an opportunity to jump on stage a say you're piece you are welcome. Common Grounds is a family friendly place so all we ask is that you keep it clean.

To be part of open mic please come before 7:30pm and ask to be put on the list. It's first come first serve so we recommend coming at least 30-45 min early as we have a limited amount of slots and they fill up fast. The festivities start right at 7:30pm!

 

Weekend Music

We have an intimate venue where musicians love to come and play. If you're interested please email us at music@kycoffee.com with details.