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.

House 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)

Rich yolk poached eggs


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

Smokey hummus


roasted bonfire chickpeas, walnut rocket pesto, fresh pomegranate on sourdough or gluten free bread.
Add avocado with black sesame (£2.5)
Add a poached egg / feta (£1.5) (pb, gfo)

Smashed Avo


crumbled feta, lemon courgette ribbons, hazelnut dukkah and pea shoots on sourdough or gluten free bread.
Add an egg (£1.5, or two £3); halloumi or smoked salmon (£3) bonfire chickpeas (£3.5) (pb, gfo)

Three cheese toasties

£6.5 / £7.5

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

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.


Smokey hummus


Smoked Salmon


Smashed avo


Cyprus halloumi (seared)


Kimchi pot


Poached Egg