Common Ground


As of 20/3/2020 Common Ground is CLOSED.

Common Ground, where it all comes together. Get your head down and crack on with work or catch up with friends over plenty of coffee, cake, a waffle, Instagram-able shake or a toastie. 

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Get your head down and crack on with some work or catch up with your friends at the cafe that's in the heart of the Union building. 

Find your Common Ground next to Union Square at the south entrance. 

We serve up plenty of coffee, hot drinks, toasties, waffles, and super-indulgent Freakshakes.


We've gone green, bring your own cup or drink in and enjoy a lower priced cup of the hot stuff.  Forgotten your own mug? Disposable cups cost an extra 25p on top of the lower coffee price.  

Get out of bed on the right side - add a cup of tea, Americano, latte, cappuccino or a can of ugly to your breakfast for just 50p.

50p Extras - Enjoy a bagel or toastie with a cup of regular tea, Americano, latte, cappuccino or can of Ugly for 50p.  

2pm Treats - Anytime after 2pm enjoy coffee and a slice of cake for £3.

Meal deal - Buy a packed sandwich, wrap, panini or salad and add:

  • a packet of Around Noon crisps for just 50p 
  • a can of Ugly or Soda Folk for just 50p

You can also get packaged sandwich, wrap, burrito or flatbread from the fridge plus 2 products of your choice for £4. 

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