Common Ground


  • oh good. we needed a cafe.
  • Well, lets not judge before we see it. Even though I tend to go less out for breakfast/coffee that I used to, I sometimes feel the offer for nice brunch on Stroudgreen could be slightly better... So maybe Common Ground will fill this gap...
  • The website looks promising, let's see! spoilt for choice is an understatement
  • > We’re based in a former butcher’s (which explains the tables made from left behind butcher blocks) but our food offering is meat free.

    So it'll smell like stale meat, yummmmm.
  • TBF, I might have been sarcastic up thread, but I do like a good coffee shop. :smile:
  • I stopped drinking coffee last summer, never really been a fan. If the tea or hot chocolate offer is any good I might have a look.
  • In my attempt to reduce plastic use, like the good boy I am, I've acquired one of those thermos mug things. Pret give you 50p off if you bring one, so their filter coffee is now less than 50p a go. This is making it difficult for me to be tempted by better, independent coffee places, which makes me feel bad (but also richer).
  • There's also White Blossom where Hettie used to be.

    It amazes me how many coffee shops there are in crouch end and how busy they are. It seems a similar pattern is forming in n4. I tried walnut yesteday for brunch which was very very good.

    In other areas of london high streets are filled with empty units, probably due to high rents, but it's good to see people in n4 trying to push business.
  • Coffee shops can afford the high rent. A coffee (however good it is), costs between 3 pence and 10 pence in ingredients and a barista paid about £8 an hour can do about 50 or more £2.50 coffees an hour. Doesn't take much to turn a huge profit.
  • edited January 14
    I have just bought two reusable BPA Camelbak water bottles and four Lifeventure reusable soup/coffee mugs. We aim to become as much as possible a single-use-plastic-free household, as soon as we can. Bring on the plastic-free supermarket aisle!
  • I've had a lovely thermal cup that I ask cafes to use for a long time now. Pleased that discounts for customers using them are coming.
  • Surely Uncommon Ground would have been a better name?
  • edited 12:16AM
    Thanks to Wikipedia I now know that 'Common Ground' may refer to:

    Common ground (communication technique)
    Grounding in communication (theory)
    Common resources, publicly owned areas, especially those for meeting
    Common land, ground where the public have traditional rights, such as grazing
    Common Ground (United Kingdom), a UK charity and lobby group promoting local distinctiveness
    Common Ground (New York City), a New York City-based non-profit supportive housing provider nationally engaged in promulgating use of the vulnerability index with homeless enumeration counts
    Common Ground Project, a Buddhist-Muslim interfaith initiative endorsed by HH the Dalai Lama.
    Common Ground (Seattle), a Seattle-based nonprofit affordable housing developer
    Common Ground Athens, a resource center for grassroots nonprofits in Athens, Georgia
    Common Ground Collective, a network of volunteer organizations supporting New Orleans
    Common Ground Health Clinic, a non-profit, free clinic servicing greater New Orleans
    Search for Common Ground, an international non-profit involved in conflict resolution and transformation
    Commonground (social network), a social networking community for environmental and property due diligence professionals
    Common Ground (Above & Beyond album), 2018
    Common Ground (Gary Burton album), 2011
    Common Ground (Leama & Moor album), 2006
    Common Ground (Paul Winter album), 1978
    Common Ground (Richie Havens album), 1983
    Common Ground (Rhythm Corps album), 1988
    Common Ground (Rhythm Corps album), the title track of the above album
    Common Ground, an album by Kathryn Tickell
    Common Ground (EP), a 2009 EP by Andy McKee
    Common Ground Music Festival, an event held annually in Lansing, Michigan
    Common Ground Festival an underground punk festival in the UK
    "Common Ground (Get It Goin' On)", a song by A Tribe Called Quest from The Love Movement
    Common Ground, a 2001 album by Tom Chapin
    Common Ground: Dave & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy, a 2014 album by Dave and Phil Alvin
    Common Ground (book), by J. Anthony Lukas, which examines race relations and desegregation busing in Boston, Massachusetts
    Common Grounds, a comic book series
    Common Ground (magazine), a literary magazine published quarterly between 1941 and 1949 by the Common Council for American Unity (CCAU)
    Common Ground (memoir), a memoir by Canadian politician Justin Trudeau
    Common Ground (1916 film), a silent film starring Marie Doro
    Common Ground (2000 film), a Showtime television movie
    Common Ground (2002 film) (Lugares comunes), an Argentine / Spanish film directed by Adolfo Aristarain
    "Common Ground" (Siders), a 1998 television episode
    "Common Ground" (Stargate Atlantis), a 2006 television episode
    CommonGround (software), a software program that helps people receiving mental health services communicate more effectively with their clinicians

    I wonder which - if any - of these was in the cafe owners' mind? A play on coffee being ‘ground’ p’raps? Answers on a postcard.
  • Uncommon ground is a coffee roaster in Cardiff and is really good
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