July 12th, 2017
Husband and wife team Candy and Wilfrid Briffa founded Grounded Coffee Shop in Alexandria not only to showcase their house-baked pastries, but more importantly to be a community hub. Even though the shop itself is rather small, it’s difficult to miss — just drive down Telegraph Road to the point where it hits South Kings Highway and follow the smell of baked goods!
Once you arrive at the little storefront in The Shops at Telegraph Village, you’ll notice the bright and cheerful decor, as well as the family-friendly atmosphere. There are tables for studying or playing a board game, couches for reading and relaxing, and even a play area for the kids. This shop serves a wide array of fair trade and organic coffee, all-fruit smoothies, and plenty of house-made French-style pastries, cookies, cakes, and tarts. Yelp reviewers especially recommend the lemon curd, almond croissants, and gluten-free desserts.