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The Common Market

136 Ontario St | at William street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y4, Canada
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (13 reviews)
“sandwich” (7 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
136 Ontario St | at William street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting old building - lots of limestone - on Ontario St. Went in for a coffee. Not cheap - $17 for three coffees and two cookies - yikes! But, the coffee was very good and the cookies were a good size. Seating for maybe 25...More

Thank DiveProf
Reviewed 26 December 2017

I was in Kingston (easily my favourite city in the world) at the beginning of December. I was staying at the Residence Inn. I was so happy to find this little gem! Great coffee and snacks. Wonderful atmosphere. I can't wait to visit the next...More

Thank 785nancis
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

They offer delicious latte, teas and yummy treats to accompany them. Have baguettes, deli sandwiches, small grocery items - milk, a few veggies, specialty frozen items like meat pies, soups and ice cream. Wifi makes it popular for Queen’s students to meet and discuss papers....More

Thank tazmania2016
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a unique coffee shop that has food items as well. I ordered a hot chocolate for $4.00 which I felt was overpriced. Most of the people here seem to come from the apartment buildings across the street so it is a bit of...More

Thank shanmac53
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Back in the early 70s, this limestone building was a scary flop-house. Today, it is a charming, limestone food spot adjacent to Block 'D' and everyone just west of City Hall. It's hard to know where to begin describing what's available here: (1) coffees and...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Some fresh goodies to purchase along with excellent espresso-based drinks. I had a Cortado and it was excellent. Recommend dropping by when walking downtown or along the pathway along the lake shore.

Thank Smiley D
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We love that there are many choices in Kingston. Today we decided to find a new coffee spot. We read the reviews and landed here. We started off with the Corados? Maybe spelled wrong but certainly delicious coffee. Next came a melted cheese and tuna...More

Thank Sahayoga
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We like all things "top-shelf", so why not hit a downtown joint with top-shelf scones? The Common Market is consistently an on-point scone-crowd pleaser. The prime location is a bonus - grab a scone (nicely, no need to actually grab), then check out whatever is...More

Thank sharonandmatt2015
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Worth the visit. This is a charming independent coffee shop with really great coffee and friendly service.

Thank WhereToNextInToronto
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for a expresso/cappuccino on the weekends, nice ambient, and good baristas. Plus is close to the lake!

Thank DalilitaV
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Ellie S
31 August 2016|
Response from Ioene D | Reviewed this property |
613 548 8400 is the Common Market number as shown on my "Enjoy your 10th cup free" card!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Ontario St | at William street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston
613 389-4478 new place is similar to a starbucks or second cup...coffees sandwiches pastries, soups chili, in one of Kingstons most historic buildings
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