Blog & News


We are currently looking for a like-minded individual to join our team as:

STAFF MEMBER (20 hours, permanent)

Reporting to the Manager, you will contribute to the success and impact of the Common Grounds Space by delivering excellent customer service – providing customers with friendly and prompt service, and maintaining a clean and comfortable environment. You’ll also be expected to make quality and consistent whole bean coffees and beverages and prepare food products.

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Free Christmas Day Meal 2016

We’re all ready to serve up our 10th annual offering of a free Christmas Day meal for anyone in Belfast who’s down on their luck or who’ll be at home alone on 25th December.

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Job: Community Hub Manager

City Church Belfast is seeking a dynamic individual to develop and manage our Community Hub–Common Grounds.

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New partnership with two local charities

Common Grounds' new charity partners

We’re excited to announce that two local charities have agreed to partner with us and will benefit from our annual profits giveaway – amounting to £2,600 in 2015.

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Our free Christmas Day meal 2015

Christmas meal 2015 (Photo: Farouk Ateş)
An open door, a warm welcome, a shared meal

For the ninth year running, Common Grounds will be opening our doors to welcome new friends (and old ones) to share a free Christmas Day dinner with us. Read more

‘Cafe with a conscience’: Best Ethical Restaurant Awards 2015

We’ve done it again. For a second year, we’re runners-up in the Best Ethical Restaurant Awards  – voted by readers of the Observer Food Monthly.

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Dan scoops NI’s top barista award

So it’s official! Our very own Common Grounds manager, Dan Black, is Northern Ireland’s champion barista – scooping the top award at the first ever NI Barista Championships 2015. The competition was part of the NI Coffee Festival held in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter in September, and takes place all over the world.

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We are hiring a Kitchen Manager

Common Grounds Café is a vibrant, not-for-profit business located in the Holylands, Belfast. We give away our profits to support humanitarian projects in the Developing World and seek to raise awareness of issues that affect the global poor.

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Generous café refugee volunteers step up to the mark

Dan Black manager with volunteer Stanley Piri

Common Grounds volunteers, who are refugees and asylum seekers, have taken part in running the café for a day – and all the proceeds have been donated to charities working in the developing world.

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