The Common Cup

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.

Who We Are

Are you a parent of a student? Or do you have a friend in need of a pick me up gift? We now allow eGift Cards to be purchased to help you care for your students and friends from afar. This is all done through Square Register and is emailed immediately upon purchase.

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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.

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Art on Display: Debbie Grifka

The collection is on display until August 24th.

Debbie lives in Ann Arbor, MI. A lifelong sewist and maker, Debbie's journey to textile art began about fifteen years ago. Her current work is abstract, minimal, modern, and often in black and white. She is interested in the power of simple lines and shapes and the emotions they evoke. Working in black and white removes the associations people have with color and lets viewers form their own relationship with the work. In 2017, Debbie completed a 100 Day Project making a finished 10" mini quilt every day for 100 days. Having enjoyed that process immensely, she recently completed a 100 Day Project called 100 Days of Improv Appliqué making postcard sized pieces in black and white.

Debbie's work has been exhibited at the International Quilt Festival, QuiltCon and the American Quilter's Society and has been published in many books and magazines including Modern Patchwork. Her book, Lines by Design Quilts, (Fons & Porter) was published in early 2016. Ephemeral Elegance was awarded first place in its category at the American Quilter's Society in 2011 and Canterbury #2, (a larger version of Canterbury #1) won first place in the Appliqué category at QuiltCon in 2018 and is currently touring internationally.

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1511 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104