On What Grounds?

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Hours 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
 On What Grounds? is a locally owned coffee shop and breakfast stop in Berlin, Maryland. We are proud to feature Intelligentsia Coffee, roasted according to the highest standards and carefully prepared by our highly trained and experienced baristas. 

In addition to our high-quality coffee, we also offer a wide selection of specialty teas, breakfast sandwiches, baked goods and pastries, house made chocolates (and whipped cream!), and a heaping handful of small-town charm.

On What Grounds?: Coffee so good, it shouldn't be legal.


Sweets and Ice Cream

Dining Options

Cafe/Deli, Lite Fare

Meal Types

Breakfast, Brunch

Recent Reviews

On What Grounds?
Colleen Carter : 1 on 8/5/2023 1:44 pm
The staff is friendly and very helpful.
Very disappointed in the food. Very bland. I have never had sausage that was flavorless, very unusual, but their sausage has NO flavor. I got a sausage, egg and cheese (cheddar) breakfast sandwich on English muffin. It was lacking in every area. The flavor and strength of the coffee is disappointing as well. I ordered an ice latte (regular milk) and it came out almost white (see pic). It was all milk with a very mild coffee flavor.
My husband and I are coffee connoisseurs, and we know good coffee. We were so disappointed as this location had 4.5 stars on Google.
It isn’t incredibly expensive. I feel prices were decent, but it wasn’t worth what we paid.
There is a place about 8 min away called Born To Move Coffee Shop, I would recommend this location as the coffee and lattes were delicious. We didn’t try their food, but it can’t be worse than what we had here.

Appreciate the kind service here, just not a good place for coffee and breakfast.
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Cheryl Middleton : 5 on 11/5/2023 9:41 pm
A wonderful little spot for a respite from your exploration of Berlin! Grab a latte, espresso or plain old coffee made to order and relax inside or out. I took my latte with almond milk outside and relaxed at one of their outdoor tables and did some people-watching. Lovely alternative to Starbucks.
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BOB ossman : 5 on 11/21/2023 1:28 pm
We go to this coffee shop quite alot. A normal ice coffee is a bit expensive for what it is, but it is a much higher quality. I normally get a few flavors in mine and I'll be honest if you can't find a flavor you like you got issues. The little snack foods they are are great too. The cheese and chive biscuit is quite good and everything else we have ordered is really great. Like I said I think for a normal just black coffee it is a little more than you expect but it is a better tasting coffee 10 fold over DD. also all the employees are super kind and respectful especially with covid-19 and people freaking out over it
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