About Common Ground

Common Ground is a relaxed neighbourhood coffee shop and eatery in Stroud Green near Finsbury Park. We serve simple, restaurant quality food, specialty coffee, fresh juice and fermented soda (water kefir) which we make in-house. The space is unique, vibrant and creative. We also have a welcoming back terrace full of plants, murals and curiosities – a tranquil green space as an antidote to city life.

Homemade granola


with fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, Greek or coconut yoghurt, agave, toasted coconut, edible flower
(pb, gf)

Banana almond porridge


with fresh fig and mango, toasted seeds, crumbled pistachio, compote (no-added sugar), edible flower. Ask for honey, maple syrup or agave for sweetness/nut butter for protein (pb, gf)

Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Dhal


sambal, coconut coriander chutney, cucumber raita, served with warm sesame flatbread (pb, gfo)

Cacklebean poached eggs


on sourdough, muffin or gluten free bread. 
Add smashed avo (£2.5) halloumi (£3) smoked salmon (£3) (gfo)

Almond hummus


sliced hass avocado, baby vine tomato and red onion salad, toasted flaked almonds on sourdough or gluten free bread (pb, gfo)

Smashed Avo


with fresh chilli and lime on sourdough, muffin or gluten free bread. Add an egg (£1.5, or two £3); halloumi (£3) or smoked salmon (£3) (pb, gfo)

Three cheese toasties

£6.5 / £7.5

Original (cheddar, mozzarella, emmental and a little dijon)
with red onion marmalade
with kimchi

Add a kimchi pot £2

Kids toastie – £4.5/5

Weekend Waffles £9/£10 (gf)

At weekends we serve buttermilk waffles: 
THE RANCHERO (with spicy salsa, poached eggs, grated cheddar, sour cream) £10.
THE ROYALE (with smoked salmon, spinach, poached eggs, grapefruit hollandaise) £10.
MARY BERRY (with mixed berries, whipped mascarpone cream, maple syrup, raspberry coulis) £9.


Almond hummus


Smoked Salmon


Smashed avo


Cyprus halloumi (seared)


Kimchi pot


Poached Egg