About Common Ground

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Common Ground is a relaxed neighbourhood coffee shop and eatery in Stroud Green near Finsbury Park. We serve simple, fresh, brunch-style food, specialty coffee, and juices. 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 berries, Greek or coconut yoghurt, agave, toasted coconut, edible flower
(pb, gf)

Banana almond porridge


with fresh blackberry 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)

Dhansak Curry


roasted butternut, sambal, lime and coconut yoghurt, toasted coconut, caramelised onion, served with cumin toasted sourdough or GF (pb, gfo)

Rich yolk poached eggs


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

Sunshine Poke Bowl


sesame kale, wild miso mushroom, sweet red cabbage, pickled carrot, spicy lime mango,
fresh radish and edamame, short grain brown rice, blood orange ponzu dressing (pb, gf)

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

£7 /7.25/ £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 – £5/5.5

Weekend Waffles £10/£11/£11.50 (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.
MARLYN MONROE (with mixed berries, whipped mascarpone cream, maple syrup, raspberry coulis, passionfruit dust) £9.


Smokey hummus


Smoked Salmon


Smashed avo


Seared halloumi


Kimchi pot


Poached Egg


Our kitchen handles eggs, nuts, milk, wheat, sesame, fish and mustard.

So we can’t guarantee any of our menu items are suitable for those with allergies

due to a high risk of cross contamination