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406 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1152
+1 360-359-4285
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My wife and I were intrigued to find out that one of the most popularly recommended things to do while visiting Olympia is a coffee place (of all places). We went in and ordered our drinks and love the presentation, and more so enjoyed the staff's casual demeanor. I felt like I was among friends, rather than a bunch of... More 

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Thank LambdaP
Olympia, WA
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Burial Grounds fits perfectly into this dark space. It looks like they've been there forever. I love Firefly Roaster's coffee (formerly Hawthorne's)! Unfortunately, I have been treated poorly by the baristas on my last two visits. This morning, I was apparently standing in the barista's way of getting behind the counter. She was snarky about it. The visit before, this... More 

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Thank InlovewithMerida
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I love this cafe because of how different it is. The dark vibes are a nice change, and the coffee is very good! Love the skull latte art, such a great idea! Worth a visit if in downtown Oly!

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Thank TheBeardedAndBlonde
Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We make it up to Olympia a few times a year, and luckily decided to pop in here on a Saturday night. It made me feel very nostalgic - like I was back in college again. Disclaimer - if you don't like GOOD music - this place isn't for you! ;) We were warmly greeted by the staff who treated... More 

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Thank BChamp73
El Paso, Texas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop by while visiting Olympia. Friendly staff and patrons. Love the library and outdoor seating area. Coffee tasted pretty darn good. Will be back, thanks!

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Thank bayouturtle
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

I try to go here every time I'm in Olympia. Despite its goth appearance, which may intimidate some of the more delicate travelers, the staff is very accommodating, the coffee is Great and poured by Expert Baristas, and the food isn't bad either. You can tell there are many regulars. I love the ambiance. It's a good place to blend... More 

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Thank theefamousperson
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Tons of specialty drinks in a cool setting- big reading room with books, comics, and miscellany. Nice to have a memento mori in your foam.

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Thank Will J
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Like everyone says....FUNKY with a capital F. Great coffee -dirty chia like never before ;-) yummy. Loved the Casadia Flag and the brief explanation......Always learning in Olywa. Nice walkable part of town. Easy to find parking. Could use a little clean up around the edges....like the bathroom.

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Thank joni h
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Maybe it's just Olywa, which is a unique city, that I found my visit here so ... unique. I loved the name and it came recommended. So although I am an out-of-towner, I found it odd that my companion had to turn over her purse and coat to use the restroom. I ordered a simple coffee, held her purse and... More 

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Thank Rhonda B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I'm picky about my coffee drinks. Few places in Olympia live up to my expectations, burial grounds is by far and away the best coffee house I've ever been to. It has a funky, downtown vibe, with some no nonsense, awesome baristas. Highly recommend any of their drinks but the hot chocolate with the works is incredible. The atmosphere might... More 

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Thank Kat D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1152
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-359-4285
Description
Burial Grounds is a community coffee shop that offers customers the use of public computers as well as a varied menu of traditional and specialty coffee drinks. Freshly roasted beans are provided by Dino's in Olympia and tea is sourced from Mad Hat Tea in Tacoma.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?