About Us

Quality Is the Best Recipe
We Love What We Do

Common Ground is a popular coffee shop on Queen’s University campus, located on the second floor of the Queen’s Centre.

CoGro Staff

We have two locations to better serve you.

Common Ground’s main location is located on the second floor of the Queen’s Centre, featuring a large seating space with lots of natural lighting, perfect for a group study session or just grabbing coffee with a friend! Common Ground, or CoGro as it has been lovingly nicknamed, offers a quality menu of food and drinks at prices reasonable for your student budget.

Common Ground is run “by students, for students”, meaning our staff and management teams are comprised entirely by students! From music to menu, we know what students are looking for and we are constantly striving to exceed your expectations! 

CoGro features a variety of options, ranging from sandwiches to smoothies to specialty coffee drinks. For those looking to sit down and enjoy their meal, our space features an expansive seating area. For those on-the-go, our quick service and pre-mades are the perfect option. Common Ground’s atmosphere attracts a great mix of Queen’s students and our smiling staff will keep you coming back for more!

Our second location, The Brew, will be located in the new John Deutsch University Centre, expected to open in Fall 2024. More details coming soon.

CoGro Drinks
CoGro Customers

Best Quality & Gluten-Free

We offer a delicious assortment of foods with a desire to accommodate all dietary restrictions.

Authentic Tradition
Common Ground Counter

Our Team

Meet the 2024/25 management team! Feel free to say hello when you drop by Common Ground for a quick snack, meal, or study break.

Phallon Melmer

Elena Nurzynski

Head Manager
Sophie Preisig

Alex MacKinnon

Purchasing Assistant Manager
Mia Haqq

Nicole Dancey

Marketing Assistant Manager
Sara Fraser

Adam Spiwak

Admin & Staff Relations Assistant Manager

Kyra Adams

Outreach and Events Assistant Manager


Common Ground

Queen’s University ARC, 2nd Floor
284 Earl St Kingston, ON, Canada

The Brew

Queen’s University JDUC, 2nd Floor
87 Union St W Kingston, ON, Canada

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