True Grit Grounds is a family owned and operated specialty coffee & tea house that serves hot and cold espresso based drinks, fresh ground and brewed coffee, specialty teas, iced/blended fraps, light breakfast fare and goodies.
It also serves light sandwich and soup lunch combos and has complimentary hi-speed WiFi for guests.
They are open Tuesday - Friday from 7am to 2pm and Saturdays from 8am - 2pm. Drive up service and online ordering make it easier to grab that favorite drink on the go!
When the Bambrick family relocated to Paris in early 2021, they noticed there wasn’t a ‘gathering’ space for the community. The city did not have a specialty coffeehouse in town, so they began many conversations with the city, chamber and residents about what it would look like and what is needed for a coffeehouse.
A chance meeting with the True Grit Trail Posse at a Chamber-hosted ‘Coffee and Donuts’ sparked the name for the shop, and after that a lengthy comprehensive business plan was written which included the design and desire for True Grit Grounds. The goal was and is to provide a safe gathering space for the community to feel comfortable and enjoy a specialty coffee or tea, read a book, play a game, conduct business meetings or just hang out and enjoy conversations with friends
The business is here to serve. They would love it if more people knew that their hearts desire is to see the city and its residents served by this family run business.
While their most popular products are the frap and latte specialty coffee, True Grit's most popular service is having a gathering place that is comfortable and welcoming to the public.
They enjoy serving small groups and offer a mid-week bible study on Thursday nights at 7:00pm known as 'Coffeehouse Church'.
As often as possible, the family is involved with city events, chamber events and Main Street events hosted on the Paris square. They give to most of the community organizations, and make every effort to prioritize their time to be there and support as much as possible.
They have wonderful advice to offer for anyone considering starting a business in the Paris Main Street district. The first thing is to talk with the Chamber and Main Street to determine if the business you are starting is something that is needed by the city.
Then, get a detailed business plan together. If it is at all possible, keep your supply chain, employees, contractors and services local so your business benefits the city and residents of Paris.
Get involved with everything going on. Main Street Paris and the Chamber plan great events throughout the year and need businesses to support them.
You can find True Grit Grounds at:
12 East Walnut Street
Paris, AR 72855