Common Ground Café in the Leeds University Union building

Common Ground

Located at the heart of the Union building, Common Ground is the place to come together over coffee, pastries and more, to chill and catch up with your coursemates and pals. Because we all know coffee tastes best enjoyed with friends.

And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, this one’s for you. Common Ground serves locally-made cakes and brownies to make student life that little bit sweeter – and vegans can get in on the action too. Find Common Ground next to Union Square at the south entrance and check out their food and drinks offers.


Usual opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm (8am to 5pm outside of term time), Saturday and Sunday closed.

Check out our out of term closures and opening hours below.