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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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“sandwiches” (25 reviews)
“chef salad” (3 reviews)
“baked haddock” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
420 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601-3916
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice well made food done with fresh homemade ingredients and it has a very Cult Like following!.............................................

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank b h
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DeeJ158
CapeCodT1, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

DeeJ, thank you for leaving a review for us here. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Common Ground Cafe and we do hope to see you again sometime!

Reviewed 4 October 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GracieScarlett
CapeCodT1, Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

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 4 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank HyannisFerryMan
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

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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).
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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