Let’s Build a Community, Let’s find COMMON GROUND!


We are so incredibly honored to have been nominated for Madison Magazine’s 2019 “Best of Madison” in three categories: Best New Restaurant, Most Kid Friendly & Best Cup of Tea! In this final voting round you only get to vote ONCE for each category from September 17 to October 31! Voting is a great way to show support for your favorite independently owned and hard working small businesses in the area, & we would be humbled & overjoyed if you decided to vote for us in any or all of the above categories!!!

Thank you SO MUCH to all who nominated us, it means so much to be a part of this amazing community <3

Click the link below to vote!



Monkey Business Improv time has changed!  Improv will still be the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, but now will take place from 7-8:30pm as opposed to 8-9:30pm- still in the upstairs event space which we transform into a comedy club for the night. Make sure to catch the special October shows on Oct. 11 & 25! Get tickets in the link HERE!

To read more about Common Ground’s story and help support the growth of our community based business, click the link below:


CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS HERE! There is something for all ages and interests 🙂


And make sure to “LIKE” us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings at Common Ground!


Here are our regular weekly events:

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More info on MotherTrees & Rooted Meetings, organized by MAPS (Madison Area Parent Support) can be found here:




~New Orleans Jazz (last Sunday of the month 11am-2pm, during our brunch which is served 8am-2pm)

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~Crafty Sunday (one Sunday a month – watch our calendar for the specific date and craft!)

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~MAUI Ukulele Sing-Along (first Saturday of each month 2-4pm in the main dining room)


~Memory Cafe – a dementia/alzheimers friendly morning with guided assistance and activities to spur memories (second Tuesday every month, 9-11am)

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Make sure to stay tuned for even more fun special events and new shenanigans being added to the calendar all the time!




Meetup (events calendar):