Common Grounds 

A place where art and community inspire everything we do.


locally roasted organic coffee and crafted espresso drinks


ethically sourced organic teas hand crafted for unique tastes


mostly fruit low sugar blended drinks with nutrition boosts available 

Open 8am - 4:30pm  Mon - Fri  |  Closed 1st and 2nd Mondays
Saturdays 9am - 4:30pm  | Open 1st and 2nd Sundays 9-4:30pm

A place of comfort and delicious smells

From fresh organic coffee to our delicious scones and cookies, you'll know you're in the right place. Community is the reason CG exists and people like you make it a special place.

With great coffee comes great responsibility.

Community is the reason for what we serve and the quality of our products. Barb City Roasters (in Cortland) and Level Ground Trading Co. are people dedicated to providing the 100% organic coffee, teas, chocolate and spices that we use for drinks and more.  Fair and ethically sourced products help us to fight modern day slavery one cup at a time. Our customers care about education and promoting social advocacy around this issue and others like it. 
Through CG4 local partnerships we are showcasing local authors, designers, illustrators and performers. This collaboration gives local artist space to create and sell their work in exchange for DeKalb youth mentorship. Teens receive creative support and their work can be used for fundraising anti-trafficking efforts. As a community of concern, modern day slavery is combated by  being invested in each others success. 


Pour Over or Cold Brew$5.60 | $6.30||        Reg  6.80       |   Lrg   7.30     |
Crafted Espresso (Hot or Iced)$6.30 |.$6.80 ||         ORGANIC COFFEE BEANS
Hot Chocolate (Plain, White, Smoré or Spicy) $4.60 | $5.60||    $11.00 - 8oz  |    $21.30 - 1 Pound
           | $6.30||.           
Flat White or Basic Latte
Brevé, Keto or Alt Milk Latte
Tea Pot
Non Dairy Latee or Brevé
$5.60 | $6.00||     Chai / Crafted Teas or Sweet Tea Slushies
Mini Muffin or Pound Cake$2.30
Cinnamon Rolls (select weekends)$4.60
BIG Omelette
Breakfast Panini or Wrap 
Veggie Avocado Wrap 
Grilled Cheese* Panini 
Hearty Panini

Italian cheeses, veggie mix, 3 Cage Free eggs
Italian cheeses, veggie mix, 2 Cage Free eggs
Toasted Italian Bread and chopped veggie mix
3 cheese Italian mix on ciabatta (*substitute hummus or avocado)
Grilled cheese ciabatta w/ turkey, ham, salami or avocado
Extras: Smoked Ham, pork, turkey sausage or bacon

$1 per serving

Family owned, community minded

Common Grounds is grassroots and family owned. Jeff, Michelle and their family work hard to make you feel at home and a part of our CG community.

Jeff's unique drink recipes are the cornerstone of our business. He also handles sandwiches and small baking like scones and cookies.  Outside the shop, Jeff loves reading, music, fine art and works as a graphic designer, illustrator and working on his graphic novel. 

Michelle makes sure or small bakery is always yummy and made with love. She is also adept at purchasing and financial planning. Outside the shop is a full time as a research editor with a news firm and a Public Health Services student at NIU.

Payton is a DHS student and a very gifted artist who loves animation, music and gaming. He also greets customers with a smile and keeps the coffee bar looking great. He hopes to one day work for a company like Pixar, or start his own business.

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Can't wait to share a cup with you!

2180 Oakland Drive
Suite B, Sycamore IL
Phone: +1 (815) 570 3379

Now Open

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