Coffee & Tea Bar,  Smoothies & Bakery

A place where anyone can get inspired. Independent and minority owned


CLOSING MARCH 16TH 2021 FOR CG4 RELOCATION PROJECT
NEW ADDRESS 123 EAST LINCOLN HIGHWAY (2 DOORS DOWN)

Hours: 9:30 - 6:30 M-Sat and Sun 10:30 - 4:30 

Organic / fair trade 

We strive to support global farmers who produce coffee, tea, chocolate and more.

Community 

Help us create opportunities for youth to do more, be more and give more.

Get inspired

Creative environment with books and local art galore.
Crafted Lattes and Blended Drinks
The coffee Bar

These are the drinks that have made CG a local favorite. Come and try something unique or classic done right. Less sugar? No problem. Non-diary, sugar free or decaf? We got you. Think of the barista as your personal coffee consultant. :)

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Crafted Teas
Always Tea Time

Just like our coffee and chocolate drinks, tea is 100% organic and fair trade sourced.

From our traditional Indian Chai preparation to our delicious Matcha, we don't take short cuts on quality.

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fruit smoothies
Real  Smoothies 

Great tasting real fruit smoothies don't have to break your piggy bank. We've got a flavor for all occasions so please try them all!

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Cappuccino
Welcome!

looking for a simply delicious drink? here you go. 

We make sweets and savory treats in our kitchen everyday. Love is the main ingredient.

Homemade ciabatta with grilled veggies, hearty cheeses and savory meats from the local deli. Try our sandwiches in five varieties with yummy kettle chips.

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CG4 Arts Initiative

Common Grounds is more than a coffeeshop, it's about inspiring community one cup at a time. Our mission, place where anyone can get inspired, has evolved to intentionally affect the lives of creative youth. We believe DeKalb County needs a place where young illustrators, designers, authors and performers can get inspired. And, because some youth have more access to a better life, our goal is provide space, resources and people to guide their creative success.

This future location will be called CG4 Arts. 

CG4 community art center will offer gallery space an indie bookstore and performance stage within Common Grounds Coffeeshop. Above the cafe will be studio and offices for designers, visual artists and mentors to create and collaborate. Imagine helping a teen or middle schooler develop a clothing line, publish books or record music for sell at CG4 bookstore. Through team support their project can receive the gloss and polish needed for national recognition. Not only that, statistics show how mentorship directly affects better grades and character development. Young people who find their purpose among likeminded peers and role models tend to avoid at risk behaviors.

To quote late Apple founder Steve Jobs, "I think the artistry is in having an insight into what one sees around them. Generally putting things together in a way no one else has before and finding a way to express that to other people who don’t have that insight." Youth need people to see as they see and the opportunity to take risks and fail without giving up.

Click below if you would like to help a team leader, coach or financial contributor with CG4 Arts?

Current Address

131 East Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115 


Contacts

director@commongroundsdekalb.com
Phone: (815) 570-3379 

Partnerships
  • Set Free Movement USA
  • DeKalb Public Library

Feedback

Please send us ideas and  suggestions.
All feedback is appreciated.