Serving the Student Community
We come together serving you a great coffee and a space to gather. From a hello at the register to enjoying a hand crafted beverage, we hope The Common Cup will feel like a home away from home.
Whether you are stopping in briefly or settling in to study for hours, we're glad you're here.
Crafting Great Experiences
Our mission is to create an excellent experience for each customer and we believe you deserve our best. While each item we serve has been prepared with care and patience, the ingredients play a major role in the final product.
We source our ingredients from local businesses providing high quality coffee, tea, and milk.
What We’ve Been Up To
Art on Display: Katherine Downie
Artwork by Katherine Downie is on display through September.
Katherine Downie started creating from a very young age. Inspired by the artists in her family (her aunt and grandfather), she sketched and painted whenever she could. Her focus at this point was on watercolor, and she enjoyed developing an unconventional style with the medium. It was at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, that her love for abstract painting grew, and where she transitioned from watercolors to oils. Downie still paints with both media, choosing the medium that will best serve the subject matter. She refers to herself as an Abstract Realist, as most of her paintings are painted very realistically, but are cropped so that they become abstract. This series of paintings and photographs all come from visits to The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI. They play at the idea of history and language changing over time, from being active parts of our everyday lives to becoming passive parts of our collective memories. Through the museum setting and Downie’s work, they become active again, though in a different way than originally intended.
Sun - Fri:
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1511 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104