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Common Grounds a Neighborhood Coffee House

376 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216 40.684481 -73.944173
nr. Putnam Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-533-9525 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Coffeehouse, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


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This venue is closed.

This tiny coffee/sweet spot fills up on weekends with families and churchgoers displaying a religious devotion to Belgian waffles. The brainchild of neighborhood native Tremaine Wright (a litigation lawyer by day), the hospitable eatery is a definite upgrade for gritty Tomkins Avenue. On the menu are fresh-pressed panini, soups, and treats—everything from ice cream to monstrous cakes to cookies. But the waffles are the main draw. Made to order and available in a half-dozen flavors, these breakfast staples are so good they deserve to be served on china. Instead, they arrive on Styrofoam.