Welcome Back!

We’re really excited to be open up again for outside dining and take away.

You can be confident that we are a fully COVID secure venue and are strictly adhering to all COVID-19 regulations. Please don’t forget your mask!

We are operating on a walk in, first come, first served basis – and will not be taking reservations.

There is plenty of outdoor seating at the front and in our pretty garden to the rear.

Payment by card only – no cash please.

We’ve really missed you and look forward to welcoming you back!

In the meantime, stay safe and keep an eye on @commongroundalt on Instagram & Facebook for news, updates and coffee inspiration.

Common Ground is a speciality coffee shop and kitchen celebrating local artisanal producers, in the heart of Altrincham. We offer everything from brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, to cocktails and craft beer, 7 days a week.


Monday – Thursday           9:00 – 16:00

Friday – Saturday               9:00 – 17:00

 Sunday                                10:00 – 17:00

Come in - we're open right now!

Common Ground is a speciality coffee shop, independently owned and run by husband and wife, Damian & Julie Besbrode alongside their talented team of baristas, chefs and front of house – creating a vibrant coffee community in the heart of Altrincham.

“We’re passionate about serving the best quality speciality coffee and fresh, seasonal food, celebrating local artisanal producers. Our aim has always been to create a warm, welcoming and relaxed vibe with our friendly team and laid-back playlist. We have loads of seating outside, front and back and inside, across 2 floors, and we’re super dog friendly!

In January 2020, we linked up with award winning Dark Woods Coffee to create our own house espresso and we have a daily choice of tasty single origins to try on batch, Aeropress or V60. If coffee isn’t your thing, you can choose from our vast array of speciality teas, curated by Bohea Teas, and our famous hot chocolates from Kokoa Collection. Or if you fancy something a bit stronger, we have a full bar licence and serve excellent cocktails, craft beer, wines and spirits to enjoy in or take away.

Our menu is really varied – we serve up a modern twist on breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea with a good choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Our avocado toast is legendary and our signature shakshuka is one of our most popular dishes and if you’ve got a sweet tooth, our cake and brownie counter will satisfy any craving!

We look forward to welcoming you to Common Ground really soon!”

What we’re doing to keep you safe…

All our team have been trained and are fully up to speed with COVID related health and safety measures and we have provided them with all the relevant PPE.

We’ve installed social distancing signage, floor markings, sneeze guards at the counter and perspex screens on the tables. There are several hand sanitising stations on both the ground and first floor and we’ve removed all unnecessary items off the tables.

There’s loads of seating, inside and outside – both at the front and back and all orders are taken at your table to minimise the need for people to walk around inside the coffee shop.

We’ve redesigned our menu, introduced a number of take away friendly dishes and we’ve even installed a new display chiller by our front door, which is fully stocked with grab and go items.

Through all the measures we’ve taken, we have achieved the AA Covid Confident accreditation.

Where to find us:
20 Shaw’s Road, Altrincham WA14 1QU
Tel: 0161 941 6944
Email: hello@commongroundalt.co.uk

Common Ground