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“Retreat to a quieter time.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Common Ground Cafe

Common Ground Cafe
596 5th St., Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1K3, Canada
+1 250-897-1111
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Ranked #5 of 109 Restaurants in Courtenay
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Dessert, Soups
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: 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!
Courtenay, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Retreat to a quieter time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love to retreat to this Cafe when friends and family come to visit. Seating is great out on the patio or nestled in the back covered porch. Leafy surrounds, rustic home-made decor and quiet owner/operators make it a calm zone away from the day's demands. Don't go there if you are limited by time. The menu choices are simple and flavourful. One odd addition to the sandwich plates are the processed potato chips…but try the Hibiscus cooler! So refreshing. I'll always go back there.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“GREAT LUNCH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

First time in Courtenay, our hosts said we had to visit this place at least once. Run by Mennonites using their own produce. Great Deli Rose sandwich with half smoked meat half roast beef, yam curry soup, best coconut cream pie ever, interesting selection of hot and iced teas. Excellent value for money, wonderful ambience and service.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ucluelet, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service for value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went here for our 49th anniversary dinner. Food was excellent, service was perfect and atmosphere very cosy and peaceful. Upon paying when leaving, we were presented with a variety box of teas as a gift. Wonderful place and wonderful people. Sure to go back often.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Quirky and welcoming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were given a gift voucher to use for lunch here, and I'm so glad we were! What a great little place . Interesting decor , friendly and efficient staff and great food. We had soups ( delicious) and then my husband had a Montreal smoked meat sandwich and I had the nut and cheese salad. Yum! Will definitely return.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Intriguing Interior!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Very good coffee as you might expect, but excellent food also. The service was very friendly and the restaurant decor a "must see". You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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