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Common Ground Cafe

420 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-3916
+1 508-778-8390
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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420 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-3916
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A café/restaurant to go to if you want somewhere that looks interesting and which gives you a change from the usual pizzas, burgers etc. Coming through the door you enter a café with a 'Hansel and Gretel' fairy-tale interior. Its rather like a secret cottage...More

Thank DeeJ158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Freshly made sandwiches, so you might have to wait a little, but well worth it. Staff is friendly and efficient, portions are shareable. French fries not recommended as quite ordinary. There are maybe 7 tables indoors and some window benches. Outdoors two picnic tables on...More

Thank GracieScarlett
CapeCodT1, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Gracie. Thanks for the review but I am not sure if you are leaving on the correct listing. At the Common Ground Cafe in Hyannis MA we do not sell french fries, we are on Main st not Jarves st, and we have more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Common Ground on Main St Hyannis is a great spot for a great cup of tea or coffee during these cooler months or autumn. They also have great sandwiches and smoothies. Unique decor and very friendly staff. Highly recommend. Enjoy Pete

Thank peacefullpete
Reviewed 13 September 2018

If you live in the area this is a great place to bring your company. It is run by a cult. And very earthy.. Table and bunches are made out of trees with some bark still on them . It is rumored they grown all...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite after seeing all the good reviews. It was definitely a quirky interesting atmosphere and my fiance's iced tea was very good but that's about all that was good. We both had the "grilled cheese" which was really just...More

Thank rkappy33
Cape Cod T, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hello rKappy33. We are glad to hear that you liked the iced tea. Sorry that you were not happy with the grilled cheese. Hopefully we can do better at serving a nice hot, melted grilled cheese in the future. Your input is certainly appreciated. The...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We spotted this place while we were driving by. I had just hoped for something cold to drink. I ordered the mango iced tea. I can honestly say it was the best iced tea that I have EVER had! Real mango juice added to the...More

Thank Daybreak42
Cape Cod T, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much for the nice review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the mango tea. It is also made with Yerba Mate which is a green tea that we get from our friends in Brazil. It is really good! We...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is an interesting place with a cool atmosphere and very, friendly staff. We only popped in for iced coffees for the grown ups and fruit smoothies for the kids, but we all enjoyed our beverages and the atmosphere.

Thank Sean M
Cape Cod T, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hello Sean. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Common Ground! We hope to see you again sometime. :)

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Really friendly staff, very easy going vibe & several gluten free options. One of our favorite in the Hyannis

Thank Tim K
Cape Cod T, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi there Tim. Thank you for the nice review. Glad to hear that you like the "vibe" at the Common Ground. As we like to say, "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control ".

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for a latte or cappuccino. Nice and strong and really hot. Great selection of fresh baked muffins. Worth a visit just to look at the rescued beams and wood decor.More

Thank Adrian H
Cape Cod T, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hi Adrian! Alot of people seem to like the coffee. We don't have a ton of "fancy" options and flavors like some coffee shops might but we get quality beans from a local roaster and we do our best to keep everything fresh. The muffins...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

Nice little cafe in heart of Hyannis. Good beverages and tasty food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced .Seating indoor and out. However, everything is served in plastic containers ie food and drink which is terrible for environment.More

1  Thank Gary W
Cape Cod T, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Hello Gary. Thank you for the review. We always appreciate feedback from our customers. We have been looking into various options for our to-go packaging for the very reason of cutting down on the plastic. Of coarse, anything served in house is served with ceramic,...More

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Kimberly L
12 October 2018|
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Response from Alghofaili | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry to say that: (if you respect me I will respect you, if you don't respect me, I will respect you, because I represent my self and you represent your self).
Kimberly L
22 June 2018|
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Response from Robert J S | Reviewed this property |
Kimberly, not sure the premise in your poorly writ question is correct. Although not an authority on the subject, my understanding is that the Cafe I wrote about is to undergo a name change. Robert.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-3916
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Hyannis
  • Phone Number: +1 508-778-8390
MARK YOUR CALENDAR SEPTEMBER IS THE TIME WHEN WE TAKE OUR FALL BREAK TO CELEBRATE OUR SPECIAL FESTIVALS We will be closing on Friday September7th at 3:00 p.m. and will be re-opening Tuesday September 25th at 11:00 a.m.
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