Common Ground Coffeehouse

About Us

Common Ground is a popular coffee shop on Queen’s University campus, located on the second floor of the Queen’s Centre, and owned by your student government, the Alma Mater Society. Both the main location and The Brew are run by a staff and management team that is comprised entirely of students. This means that from the music to our menu, we know what students want and strive to exceed your expectations! Common Ground, or CoGro as it has been lovingly nicknamed, offers a menu of quality food and drinks at prices reasonable for your student budget. Not only is CoGro a delicious option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it is a wonderful place to hang out with friends between classes or meet up for study sessions. Common Ground’s atmosphere attracts a great mix of Queen’s students and our smiling staff will keep you coming back for more!

Common Ground Menu

  • Bagel With Butter
    6 delicious types of bagels, with a self explanatory topping!
  • Bagel with Cream Cheese/Hummus
    With 5 different types of bagels and 6 different cream cheeses, these are pretty popular! 
  • Top Secret Bagel
    A cheddar bagel with our top secret cream cheese. They’re so popular, we can’t toast them fast enough! 
  • Bagels Plain, Whole Wheat Sesame, Everything, Cheddar, & Cinnamon
    Toppings: Cream Cheese, Herb and Garlic, Spinach and Feta, Zesty Cheddar, & Sundried Tomato and Feta
  • chicken caesar wrap
    Chicken Caesar Wrap
    Caesar marinaded chicken, romaine lettuce, shredded parmesan cheese, and croutons on a whole wheat wrap.
  • Hummus Wrap
    Hummus Wrap
  • Pesto wrap
    Pesto Chicken Wrap
  • cogro sandwich
    Stacked Sandwich
    Turkey, ham, lettuce, tomato, mayonaise and honey mustard on yummy multi-grain bread.
  • turkey apple cheddar sandwich
    Turkey Apple Cheddar
    Turkey, cheddar cheese, apple, honey mustard, and mayo on our yummy multi grain bread.
  • south west chicken wrap
    Southwest Chicken Wrap
    Southwest marinaded chicken, avocado, red onion, red pepper, tomato, lettuce and a four cheese blend on a whole wheat wrap.
  • Stacked Brownies
    A decadent chocolate brownie.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
    Cookies, delicious and convenient.
  • Assorted Muffins
    A perfect mid-class snack.
  • Tea Biscuits
    Tea Biscuit
    Something hearty to go with your drink.
  • Chocolate Truffle Cake
    Chocolate Truffle Cake
    Creamy, hand-folded chocolate truffle, made with fresh 35% whipped cream, and chocolate sponge cake are generously covered with a chocolate glaze.
  • Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
    Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
    Layers of moist chocolate cake intertwined with light and fluffy strawberry and chocolate mousse and topped with a dusting of cocoa.
  • Strawberry Shortcake
    Strawberry Shortcake
    White sponge cake layered with a mixture of deliciously ripe strawberries and fresh whipped cream. Topped with white chocolate, and chocolate dipped Strawberries.
  • Red Velvet Cake
    Red Velvet Cake
    Made with real cream cheese icing. Moist buttermilk cake, with a touch of cocoa, is layered with a smooth homemade cream cheese icing.
  • Dulce Napoleon Cake
    Dulce Napoleon Cake
    Layers of puff pastry and sponge cake are delicately placed between authentic dulce de leche filling and 35% whipped cream, topped with crisp puff wedges.
  • Super Caramel Crunch Cake
    Super Caramel Crunch Cake
    Two toasted layers of pecan meringue are sandwiched between alternating layers of smooth, buttery caramel and fresh 35% whipped cream.        *** This cake is gluten free***
  • Lemon Mousse Cake
    Lemon Mousse
    Zesty lemon mousse surrounds layers of light white sponge cake. Finished with 35% whipped cream, white chocolate shavings and fresh lemon wedges.
  • Cherry Cheesecake
    Cherry Cheesecake
    Classic cheesecake baked in a shortbread crust and topped with sour cherries.
  • Blueberry Cheesecake
    Blueberry Cheesecake
    Creamy cheesecake, with a hint of vanilla, is cradled in a shortbread crust and covered with a delicious blueberry topping.
  • Brownie Chocolate cheesecake
    Brownie Chocolate Cheesecake
    Rich walnut brownie base baked with a creamy vanilla cheesecake. Topped with dark chocolate ganache, our homemade brownies and buttery caramel.
  • Cookies n' Cream Cheesecake
    Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
    No-bake cheesecake, blended with Oreo cookie pieces, sits sandwiched between two layers of devil’s food cake. Finished with a dark chocolate glaze and Oreo cookies.
  • Chocolate Chip Banana Cake
    Chocolate Chip Banana Cake
    Layers of Belgian chocolate chip banana cake sandwiched between creamy milk chocolate truffle. Covered in a special recipe cream cheese icing.
  • Milkly Way Cake
    Milky Way Cake Creamy
    Creamy milk chocolate truffle and buttery caramel are spread on each layer of milk chocolate sponge. Coated with Belgian chocolate chips and a blend of chocolate and caramel.
  • Chocolate Fudge Cake
    Chocolate Fudge Cake
    Three layers of decadent chocolate fudge and chocolate devil’s food cake topped with chocolate icing and chocolate ganache.

The Brew Menu

Contact Us

Jack Martindale

Head Manager

Harrison Gauthier

Purchasing Manager

Phallon Melmer

Marketing Manager


Common Ground

Queen’s University ARC 2nd Floor 284 Earl St Kingston, ON, Canada (613) 533-3109

The Brew

Queen’s University JDUC 2nd Floor 87 Union St W Kingston, ON, Canada

Hours Of Operation

MAIN COGRO Mon-Thurs: 8am-10pm Friday: 8am-10pm Weekends: 10am-10pm THE BREW Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm

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