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Coffee Shop$$$$
Downtown Birmingham, Birmingham
  • The coffee at Commonwealth is a can't miss
  • Anne M.
    "The C latte is one of the best in town"(3 Tips)
    Sam S.
    "Can't go wrong with a fried egg sandwich and hit chocolate!"(4 Tips)
    Richard L.
    "Chorizo hash was fantastic!"(3 Tips)
    Ben B.
    "turkey chili or turkey bacon sandwich for lunch."(2 Tips)
78 Tips and reviews
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  • lattes
  • sandwiches
  • breakfast food
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  • Cierra F.
    Cierra Farrar3 weeks ago
    The avocado toast is amazing! There are so many delicious options when it comes to food & beverages. The macaroons are a must try as well! The lovely atmosphere adds to the satisfying experience.
  • Robbie
    RobbieSeptember 8
    Cold brew wasn't great. I was expecting more. Cool looking place.
  • Andre P.
    Andre PlautAugust 23
    Delicious banana bread and great coffee
  • Seona L.
    Seona LeeJanuary 22
    The place got bigger you get less attention from the staffs. Mediterranean salad was very bland and 90% was lettuce, a wrong choice. The coffee used to be refill, but I don't think it is anymore.
  • Joanna J.
    Joanna JaddouDecember 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Chorizo hash
  • Michael Dylan F.
    Michael Dylan FerraraNovember 26, 2016
    Avocado toast was awesome. Great coffee too.
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TremblayDecember 13, 2015
    Lattes are delicious!
  • Shanley P.
    Shanley PearlNovember 24, 2015
    Mediterranean salad
  • John C.
    John CockerillAugust 13, 2015
    The coffee was too sour and burned, definitely not a coffee destination. The cappuccino was also far too strong for an espresso BASED drink. The water also smelled? It's like a Twilight Zone episode.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin OutlandJune 23, 2015
    Great coffee and food.
  • David C.
    David ClaessenMay 2, 2015
    Quinoa salad with poached eggs
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DelaneyApril 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bean. Water. All the food. The best.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I always get the c-latte and macarons.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LiDecember 27, 2014
    Chorizo hash was fantastic! The Costa Rica coffee was solid.
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    C-Latte is a must!
  • Chow Down Detroit
    Chow Down DetroitSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The egg sandwich is the best I ever had.
  • rachel h.
    rachel hawtinSeptember 4, 2014
    americano 👍
  • Alex B.
    Alex BarnesAugust 17, 2014
    Big breakfast and their special pancakes. Also great coffee.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckAugust 9, 2014
    Really good macaroons
  • Date Night D.
    Date Night DetroitJuly 19, 2014
    Bar by the front window best seat in the house.
  • Adil I.
    Adil IbrahimDecember 29, 2013
    Buy Mast Chocolate, take it home and eat it, as you watch their video on Vimeo.
  • Anne M.
    Anne McDecember 5, 2013
    The C latte is one of the best in town
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CummingsNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place but tiny. Get there early on Sunday so you don't have to struggle to walk and move around the huge baby strollers people insist on bringing in to the shop.
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CummingsNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pumpkin pancakes this month!
  • Carla H.
    Carla HughesOctober 30, 2013
    The c latte is incredible and the grilled cheese sandwich was a delight
  • 동예령
    동예령October 10, 2013
    Very hipster cafe with cool interior and mod feel. Good food and chill atmosphere!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SlocumAugust 25, 2013
    Can't go wrong with a fried egg sandwich and hit chocolate! So good.
  • Joanna J.
    Joanna JaddouAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Mediterranean salad with hormone free chicken !!!
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CallaghanJuly 25, 2013
    Coffee here is delicious and the blueberry muffins are legit. Excellent service as well.
  • Ang T.
    Ang TrejoJune 9, 2013
    Best grilled cheese I've ever had! And the staff was very friendly
  • Jason T.
    Jason TouleyrouMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing coffee!
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ColburnMay 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Beans and toast great after workout food.
  • Colin T.
    Colin ThomasMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the (c) Latte. It tastes almost like a Bit-O-Honey.
  • Shana G.
    Shana GohelMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to do work. When it's warm out they open up all the windows and you get a nice summer breeze
  • Susan J.
    Susan JacksonApril 21, 2013
    The "c" latte was divine - I didn't have to add anything to it! And I am normally a heavy cream and sugar girl.
  • Michael D.
    Michael D'AlessandroMarch 25, 2013
    Amazing! Be sure to check out the specials. Had the chorizo hash... Loved it.
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AtkinsonFebruary 18, 2013
    Price is worth it. Honestly the best latte I've ever had. Their food is great as well!
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EpsteinJanuary 26, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is top notch. Common breakfast is a lot of food. Blueberry pancakes are amazing.
  • Pauline A.
    Pauline AtJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You must try the Hot Mocha with Almond Milk!
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AtkinsonJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best coffee in metro-Detroit area. Pricey, though.
  • Sonya M.
    Sonya MastickJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Coffee is the best in the area. Get the grilled cheese. Out of this world!
  • Christian A.
    Christian ArcaDecember 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come in early and get a seat by the garage doors and enjoy a good pour over. Go for the fresh items on the menu.
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CummingsDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the fried egg sandwich - Avocado !
  • Deborah C.
    Deborah CummingsDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Lemon And Ricotta Pancakes - Light and airy
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GrayNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best almond milk latte
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyNovember 23, 2012
    Heads up - they stop serving food at 3 pm.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle ParatoreAugust 29, 2012
    Delicious coffee and banana muffin. Great spot for working. Wifi password is blackcoffee
  • Lindsey S.
    Lindsey SAugust 21, 2012
    Delicious real coffee properly brewed !! Great spot to connect casually with other local community members. Outdoor patio is awesome!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WallerJuly 12, 2012
    Try the fried egg sandwich - Great flavor and freshness!
  • Salim M.
    Salim MithaJune 10, 2012
    The fried egg sandwich with avocado & tomato is the best breakfast sandwich I have ever had. Lovely multigrain bread. Perfection
  • Seoung
    SeoungJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They can make any coffee into an iced coffee. Really good
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CuneazMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the almond milk late. amazing
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin OutlandMarch 9, 2012
    Closes at 4 pm. Darn!
  • lowkeyluke
    lowkeylukeFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Remember to tip!!
  • Awesome Mitten
    Awesome MittenJanuary 31, 2012
    Their mitten spirit shines through their entrepreneurial work with excellent customer service and a quality product. Read more
  • Greater A.
    Greater AlexanderNovember 30, 2011
    Almond milk instead of soy. Way better.
  • Ashlie M.
    Ashlie MNovember 21, 2011
    Hands down the best cup of coffee I've ever had.
  • Ashlie M.
    Ashlie MNovember 21, 2011
    Hands down best cup of coffee I've ver had!
    TERRANCE SULLIVANSeptember 26, 2011
    ♥ CommonWealth - Birmingham, MI @gocommonwealth #wheretoplayBHAM
  • Shane
    ShaneAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    © Latte with lite sweet. Mmmm.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BaccusAugust 12, 2011
    Add the Brie and Grape Sandwich
  • Seoung
    SeoungAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    C-Latte is the best!
  • Keely R.
    Keely RodriguesJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The iced lattes are the best!
  • Kim S.
    Kim SchatzelJuly 31, 2011
    Seasonal Omelette is right choice (great as egg white 2) and the mixed green salad that comes with it .. Surprisingly .. Makes the meal. Vegan Bars, house-made yogurt, no soy just almond milk instead
  • Angela W.
    Angela WisniewskiJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cold brew for summer! Also, their breakfast burrito rules.
  • Nick E.
    Nick EllisJuly 14, 2011
    Awesome grilled cheese & tomato soup.
  • Iain Y.
    Iain YoungJuly 4, 2011
    Best lunch I have had in the recent past!
  • Julie G.
    Julie GordonMay 21, 2011
    Is $3.25 to much for a small cup of fancy a** coffee, bitter and not hot... I think so.
  • Craig W.
    Craig WeingartenMay 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great espresso. Food is great (especially the housemade yogurt). Pastry is ok
  • Ben B.
    Ben BatorJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    This sounds weird, but the water here is the best tasting water in the city. Just go with it.
  • Annie S.
    Annie StodolaJanuary 14, 2011
    Homemade chai here is the best. Great people watching, too.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BadowskiDecember 27, 2010
    Order the turkey bacon sandwich
  • Ben B.
    Ben BatorNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    How coffee should be. Also: blueberry lemon muffin is unreal, poached eggs for breakfast, turkey chili or turkey bacon sandwich for lunch.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GutmanNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    They DO have wifi. Just ask for the code!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SheaNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Espresso and coffee done with care. Best coffee in Birmingham. Almost too hip for its own good.
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GutmanNovember 1, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The c latte is amazing. Good coffee is finally in Michigan. Yay!!!!
  • Lance H.
    Lance HillOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Very good coffee, espresso is best I've had in greater Detroit. just know that they do not have WiFi if you're looking to get work done.
  • J K.
    J KSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Fantastic coffee and wonderful service. A welcome addition to the coffee scene, especially in Birmingham.
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