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Common Grounds

1096 Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3716
+1 203-488-2326
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“biscotti” (3 reviews)
“great coffee” (3 reviews)
“love coffee” (2 reviews)
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1096 Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3716
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Reviews (28)
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love coffee. No, seriously. I LOVE coffee. If you're like me there's nothing better than a delicious, hot cup of fresh brewed coffee!! Add a little tasty treat along side and you have the perfect snack. I've been going to Common Grounds for years....More

Thank JoJoPalumbo
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Never had a bad cup, used to live just a couple blocks away and remember when it opened. Never had a bad cup EVER! Go there whenever we come back to visit relatives, it just keeps improving.

Thank jeffpX5931YJ
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Chef and I always gather to see each other when possible . We grab coffee and 2 cups of fruit . We sit and laugh for at least 1 hour.

Thank thomasjsullivan
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had an hour to kill before a football game so we stopped in to the Common Grounds. What a great little place! Coffee was excellent, biscotti was huge and tasty. The ambiance is excellent. Very well done. Don't forget to ask the mirror "who's the...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered an iced mochachino, which was a nice blend of expresso and ghirradelli chocolate,topped with whipped cream. Very good, and not too sweet! Just perfect.

Thank Celia48d
Reviewed 2 July 2016

great place to sit and get work done. they make huge cappuccinos that have so much foam on top!! they really care about what the customers want, if you are nice about it...I have friends from maine and california that are drooling over it!! apparently...More

Thank payton f
Reviewed 10 June 2016

You won't go wrong here! The family has been running this place for decades and the food was top quality. We had a great breakfast and even tough we may have over powered less capable staff they accommodated our party of eight with little stress...More

Thank 615carlm
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Coffee and danishes are decent although the selection is limited. It's a good spot to bring your computer and an alternative to Starbucks. The espresso drinks for some reason tasted odd and the service is so so but it is a decent independent coffee shop

Thank Don M
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I love coffee. Many of my reviews are for coffee shops or include references to coffee within the review. Common Grounds has become my go-to coffee shop. I was pleased to find the same quality and service on my return visit to Common Grounds. It's...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I've been here a few times, different beans/roasts each time, and all were SO good. The atmosphere is great, as well. Love the decor!

Thank Amanda D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1096 Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3716
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-488-2326
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