Customers enjoy the casual atmosphere where they can relax, use the free wireless Internet and enjoy a quality cup of joe. Exposed brick walls, wooden flooring and pendant lights give Common Grounds an unfussy, intimate feel. A large round table with comfortable chairs beckons patrons to stay awhile.
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Along with the requisite lattes, mochas and French press coffees, Common Grounds also serves smoothies, frappes, baked goods and other provisions. Raleigh-based roaster 8th Sin Coffee supplies the beans, while artisan baker Custom Confections of Cary provides delectable cheesecakes.
During the holiday season, the coffeehouse features specialty coffee drinks like pumpkin and gingerbread. It also carries and sells the Monin line of syrups and sauces.
Future plans involve adding a bar and serving soups, salads and deli-style sandwiches. Open daily, Common Grounds has later hours than most independent coffeehouses in the area; it’s open until 10 on Friday and Saturday nights.