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Welcome to Common Ground Grand Café

An independent coffee shop and bar with private meeting space available to hire, we’re a vibrant community in the heart of Altrincham. Celebrating local artisanal producers every day, we offer everything from casual daytime dining and speciality coffee, to cocktails and craft beer. Experience modern café culture, at Common Ground Grand Café.

20 Shaw’s Road
WA14 1QU
 Opening hours

Monday                              8:00 – 16:00

Tuesday                              8:00 – 16:00

Wednesday                        8:00 – 16:00

Thursday                            8:00 – 16:00

Friday                                  8:00 – 16:00

Saturday                             9:00 – 17:00

Sunday                                10:00 – 17:00

Bank Holiday Mondays       9:00 – 17:00

Common Ground was launched by three Olympic athletes – Liam Phillips, Jessica Varnish & Francesca Halsall, who shared a passion for sport and a ‘no compromise’ approach to making incredible coffee. Just after the Rio Olympics, they became aware of the old Mirabelle Grill on Shaw’s Road – a fantastic location for a speciality coffee shop. After a huge renovation project, Common Ground opened in June 2017 and rapidly became a go to destination, close to the award winning Altrincham Market. The passion of the team serving amazing coffee and brunch has attracted many loyal customers who have now become friends.

August 2018 saw the start of the next chapter, with Damian Besbrode taking over the business. “Common Ground already has a great reputation for serving incredible speciality coffee & tea and this will remain at the heart of our business. We are expanding upstairs in Spring 2019 to create double the space for our customers and a new kitchen which will allow us to expand our menu and offer delicious seasonal salads, open sandwiches and an array of afternoon teas. We’re also championing seasonal food and drink sourced from across the North West, supporting local producers and reducing food miles. Everything we offer can be enjoyed at Common Ground or as a take away.

We look forward to seeing you soon at Common Ground


OPEN SANDWICHES* (served on rye or sourdough):



Special dietary needs: please tell us about your dietary requirements.

*Available with gluten free bread.

HOUSE WINES glass/bottle

GINS WITH MIXERS single/double


We love hosting any kind of party or celebration – please get in touch about any kind of Christmas or private party, birthday, christening or afternoon tea celebration and leave us your email and phone number so we can get in touch.

20 Shaw’s Road
WA14 1QU

Tel: 0161 941 6944

Monday                              8:00 – 17:00

Tuesday                              8:00 – 17:00

Wednesday                        8:00 – 17:00

Thursday                            8:00 – 22:00

Friday                                  8:00 – 22:00

Saturday                             9:00 – 22:00

Sunday                                10:00 – 17:00

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