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Common Ground Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, , Soups
596 5th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1K3, Canada
+1 250-897-1111
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (25 reviews)
“yam soup” (9 reviews)
“sandwich” (17 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
596 5th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1K3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a warm and comfortable place to be. Each table feels private from the others.The lunch menu is soups and sandwiches and expresso coffees and other beverages. My friend had the Spinwich on whole wheat bread and it was very good, spinach and egg...More

Thank eelgrasslady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us met for lunch to celebrate. We all had the soup of the day - Tomato Basil. This is one of my favourite soups and I have to say it was one of the best I have sampled. It was served with delicious...More

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lunch with a friend yesterday was just OK. We each had chile and a cornmeal muffin. The chile was thick, hot, and flavourful, but too salty for our taste, and there were huge chunks of ground beef that affected the consistency. The cornmeal muffin, a...More

Thank Maizie2015
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I love how they turned a home into a cozy restaurant. The turkey ranch sandwich is out of this world and I don't even really like turkey! I had a side of curried yam soup also and it paired beautifully with the sandwich. The service...More

Thank ShannonHarrison12
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The cafe is stunning and they have an amazing deck are. Not many items to choose from on the lunch menu, but the meal was okay. Our server was repeatedly forgetful, makes for a disappointing experience.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had lunch there yesterday and the interior architecture is very unique, one of a kind......food was good, service was excellent, prices were very reasonable. A great little place for a casual meal.

Thank William C
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a gem because of its use of wood and it's impeccable cleanliness. I stopped for breakfast and had a omelet which was good although not exceptional. However the ambience of the place and the delightful staff made up for any deficiencies. The...More

1  Thank ikslah
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A true delight to visit this amazing little restaurant. The food is simple, well prepared. The service quiet and respectful. The decor is crafted of wood by folks who know what they are doing, love unique shapes and apply them in such interesting ways. I...More

1  Thank 584KathyM
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Very well put together! It has a very unique decor along with the food and the people. Not a large menu but I like this once in a while. You have to try the (non-alcohol) cooler. It is like nothing you have ever tried.

1  Thank shelley m
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were so looking forward to trying this cafe during our visit- and were planning to have lunch on Saturday. Drove up- place closed. Please note this is not open at all on Sat or Sun- clearly up to the owners, but tourists beware.... and...More

1  Thank marionette p
Manager2B, General Manager at Common Ground Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

We are so sorry for disappointing you on the weekend! We are striving to complete an addition/renovation to our establishment to serve everyone better! More tables, less wait times, cozy fireplace, and much more. It has been a painstaking process to create this wonderful warm...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 596 5th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-897-1111
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The Common Ground , a family run business, is a unique experience in the heart of the Comox Valley! A 100 year old heritage home has been tastefully and creatively transformed into a warm and inviting place where you can loose yourself, be well fed, relaxed and refreshed. Wonderful artisan woodwork throughout the restaurant using reclaimed and natural materials enhances the experience. Our menu is small, fresh, and thoughtfully prepared to provide you what id getting harder and harder to find these days - true food! Nothing too fancy here, just common sense, old fashioned care in preparation and integrity in ingredients, at a price you can afford!
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