Queen City Grounds
- Open Now
- 7AM-3PM, 7PM-10PM
Never fails! Drinks are always creative and delicious, and the food is a star. Does all the little things right, and nail it each time they swing for the fences with a wild special/new item. A personal favorite for sure. EDIT MARCH 3 2022 : Still rules.
I am leaving 1 star because I have to. Worst experience in all my history of coffee shops. The guy (who I thought was maybe a female...no name tag) at the register stood there pushing buttons on the register when I arrived appearing to be very busy despite the fact I was the only customer in line or waiting. He didn't say "one moment" "I will be right with you" or "can I help you". I am a nice guy, so I did not interrupt. I stood there waiting for him to finish and after about 5 minutes, I assumed the machine was broke. So, I spoke up and politely asked, "can I place the order and pay in cash (no change needed). He then looked up and very smugly said, "I'm waiting on you to order, what do you want". I was instantly annoyed but, like I said, I'm a nice guy and let it go. I politely apologized for the confusion and ordered my drink. He was very rude. Didn't tell me a total, flipped the screen around and walked away. He whispered several times to the female making the drinks and they just kept looking at me laughing. When it was done, he grabbed the drink and sat it on the pick up counter and walked away without saying anything. The drink was horrible having purposely been sabotaged by the female under the man's instruction. It wasn't an innocent mistake where it was not hot enough or too sweet. It was not drinkable AT ALL. I threw the drink away, looked at both of them, and walked out. I sent two white coworkers there immediately after I left and they did not have the same experience and much better cups of coffee. In that regard, clearly an isolated incident of racism. Just a heads up to Management who may or may not be condoning this despicable behavior....this does not stop at my review. I will be reporting this establishment and incident to the BBB, Chamber, CA, and any other platform to ensure everyone knows what to expect when visiting Queen City Grounds.
I like to come here to work sometimes. I work remotely, and its nice to change up the scenery. Theres plenty of seating options for a casual coffee with friends, a work meeting, or working from a laptop. I typically sit upstairs because its more quiet. Their draft oat milk latte is my favorite, they rotate the flavors. Ive eaten breakfast and lunch here before, everything Ive had to eat is also good. Ive gotten it to go plenty of times also and you can order online which is convenient.
I completely fell in love with this place! The fact that they have vegan options and just eggs makes it better! I wish we would have found this sooner because we would have of ate breakfast here everyday for our stay !
Friendly and entertaining staff Cozy atmosphere. Smells DELICIOUS. Beer, seltzer, wine, coffee and some incredibly yummy looking sandwiches ( they must be amazing because every other person was eating )