GOOD EATS: Ground Control

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I’m house sitting this week in the West Valley. Because I’m rarely on this side if town, I decided to yelp a good coffee shop in the area. I’m working on reading books to check off # 11 on my Bucket List and wanted a place I could hang out and read. I came across Ground Control in Goodyear, AZ!

Ground Control is a little confusing and a little schitzo. They are a gelato shop/espresso shop/restaurant/beer specialist/wine bar. Yeah. So when you walk in, there’s a counter with gelato and coffee but then a big restaurant & bar behind. And like a small waiting room-ish area.

I had a lot of questions. If I ordered just coffee, did I have to sit in the waiting room? How do you order food? Why are people drinking beer at 10:50a am on a Saturday? I waked up to the counter and asked if they were still serving breakfast. They were- until 11! They told me to have a seat. It seemed like they were just getting the hang of things or something? The service was awkward and the staff seemed flustered even though there were about 5 people in the place. But it is freaking cute and I am way sympathetic towards small businesses.

The waitress recommended an espresso drink off of their “favorites” menu and they had biscuits and gravy on special.

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If I’m being totally honest, the espresso was a little sweet and didn’t let the coffee shine through. I would order something different next time. The biscuits and gravy were pretty good, but I wonder if other things on their menu might be better. The pictures of food on yelp look really cute! Hah

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They also do Open Mic nights, Wine Education nights, and have live music. I love that they seem really focused on community and being a place for people to meet.
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Isn’t it so cute inside? When I was there, there were several groups of women chatting and catching up.

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If you’re looking for a chill place to go on the weekends for entertainment or coffee, check out Ground Control! Don’t expect super smooth service and you should have a great time!

If you go,
Ground Control
4860 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ 85395
Mon 6:30 am – 9 pm
Tue-Thu 6:30 am – 10 pm
Fri 6:30 am – 12 am
Sat 7 am – 12 am
Sun 8 am – 9 pm

http://www.groundxcontrol.com

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