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The Common Market

Cafe, Canadian
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136 Ontario street | at William street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y4, Canada
07:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not the best coffee in the city (as they state), mainly because of the way it's made. If you want milk that is scalding hot and burnt tasting poured into your espresso, then come here. I had to wait 15 minutes before I could drink it. You really need to have baristas who know what they're doing when... More 

Thank cos1986
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Charming atmosphere with a few tables to drink your coffee, read a paper or flip open your laptop...coffee is fresh as are the selections of homemade sandwiches on baguettes, scones or other selected tasty baked goods. Staff are friendly and greet you with a warm smile.

Thank C L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This little market is a minute's walk from Kingston's Marriott Water's Edge Hotel and we were hoping to pick up a few things for our little suite. By early afternoon the shelves were almost bare of bakery items and there was no fresh produce. There are lots of very expensive frozen items for sale. Property is dark and crowded with... More 

Thank 660jillr
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I have visited many times and have enjoyed a coffee,a sandwich grilled panini style and umpteen macaroons.I love going there .The staff is always welcoming and informal.

Thank peter m
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

stopped in to pick up a snack. Lots of choices and such a quant spot. One could sit and enjoy their food there. I waked out with French bread and a chocolate pastry....very good!

Thank Ruth K
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you are looking for a gourmet foodie cafe experience this is it! Great hipster coffee to go or stay-in. Every palette is considered. A great spot to pick up basics to make a gourmet meal with the best from an international list of creature comfort foodie items. Spots to lock up your baby carriage, bike on wall, great benches... More 

Thank karimamorgan
St. John's, Canada
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very cute spot, the scones were fresh from the oven and the best I've ever had. Could sit and study, or grab a bite to go. Perfect location on the waterfront near tourist information

Thank OneRedPhoneBox
Kingston, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Lovely place to have a natter over coffee with a friend! But it does need more seats for those not needing to work on laptops!

Thank Ioene D
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

An enjoyable way to spend the morning - lots of interesting things to see and the vendors were only too happy to chat.

Thank DrZeubie
North East US
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Really nice, low key place for breakfasts or coffee, specialize in local food, favorite place in Kingston for breakfast.

Thank SteveNEUS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Ontario street | at William street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston
613 389-4478 new place is similar to a starbucks or second cup...coffees sandwiches pastries, soups chili, in one of Kingstons most historic buildings

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?