The Common Cup

Cultivating a Culture of Belonging

Undergrads, graduate students, and professionals alike use this space to study, meet, work, and relax. Whether you are stopping in briefly or settling in to study for hours, we're glad you're here. Find out about our updated mission and how we plan on accomplishing it by checking out our "Who We Are" section.

Who We Are

We have a huge transient community and understand it's hard to show support and love from afar. We now offer eGift Cards to help with this. This is all done through Square Register and is emailed immediately upon purchase.

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Crafting Great Experiences

We aim 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.

Our Partnerships

Artist Statement: Cody Martell

Skip Class & Shoot Fast

I've never taken a class in photography, but I fall into a category that all students do. I look up YouTube tutorials. I love talking with other shooters about recent projects, weird hurdles encountered, and fixing wack exposures. And every time, it relates to a self-taught lesson. Some of my lessons I learned awhile ago, some more recent. But the point I want to make to you, is that you don't need anyone to tell you how to do any of this right. Get out there and keep trying. But always be honest with yourself about how it's going. Keep asking yourself how your work could be better. Dissect photography that moves you, figure out how and why it does. In no time, you'll find yourself progressing towards whatever the purest form of what your style is. you don't have to, but I encourage that you go around the room clockwise starting from the door.













1511 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104