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Common Grounds

1096 Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3716
+1 203-488-2326
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
19 Mar 2018
“Awesome vibe on Main Street”
4 Dec 2017
“Great spot for coffee or hot cocoa”
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
1096 Main St, Branford, CT 06405-3716
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Such a cool place with interesting seating. In the back where you make up your standard coffees is a great bulletin board with the going ons in the area. The desserts are SO good. The coffee is pretty decent, but it doesn't matter so much...More

Thank Esterina D
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The coffee smell when you walk in is heavenly and will stay on your clothes after you leave! I'm not saying this is a bad thing because their regular blend is delicious. Good spot for coffee or hot cocoa but pricey.

Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice place to go for coffee and dessert. They make coffee drinks and have nice assortment of desserts. I had iced decaf coffee- I was disappointed in it. It was hot coffee with ice added. I highly recommend the biscotti- very...More

Thank Gloria H
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 18 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 Carlton M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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