“The best coffee experience in Oxford”

Café with free WiFi, study area and shared workspace.

Open to everyone.

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Less lonely than your room, more hipster and engaged with society than your college library!

Come & just “be”.    Lots of space.   A great environment.   Join classes & events.   Hang out.

Common Ground Café & Social Workspace is a social enterprise pop-up in an Oxford University building, which was formerly Barclays Bank, in the bijou Little Clarendon Street, 2/3rds of the way down on the left.
We are wheelchair accessible.  However, wheelchair accessible toilets are at The Oxford Wine Bar just down the street. 

Coffee, cakes & salads: 

High quality, sustainable, fairly traded coffees

Classes, societies & activities: 

Yoga, Writing Circle, Poetry, Spanish,

DJ Workshop, Philosophy, Planning etc

Shared workspace: 

Plenty of sofas and tables with power and free WiFi


We host many events.  You are welcome to do one too

Relaxed space: 

Come and chill


Attend or put on a music event. N.B. we now only do acoustic events upstairs.

Student mental health: 

Our core social purpose is to support student mental health. See page tab.

Cyclists & bicycles welcome

Bring your precious bike inside and hang it on the rail. Largest bike cafe in Oxford.

Venue hire

Filming space, weddings etc.

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Cafe and workspace opening hours:

Monday-Friday:    08:00-18:00

Saturday:                 08:30-17:00

Sunday & bank holidays:    CLOSED


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