About Us


Common Ground is in the business of bringing people together.

From a restaurant standpoint, Common Ground is a delicious diner meets cozy cafe, with just the right amount of whimsy.

But the backbone of Common Ground is and ALWAYS will be to build & support the community through a variety of activities, classes, workshops & events intended to create unique ways for individuals of all ages & stripes to find common ground amongst each other.

(do you see what we did there??)

Common Ground started as a daydream of owner Adrienne Hulburt-Stroud who thought it would be so very nice to have a “common house” for the community- a shared space that all could use, and after years of research and hard work, finally found the perfect location at 2644 Branch Street in Middleton WI.  We opened our doors on January 22, 2018 and have already been host to an amazing array of events, fundraisers, live music, author presentations, book clubs, community groups, children’s events and so much more!  We are so very honored and excited to be a part of the Middleton area community, and strive each day to offer quality local food, drink and a full calendar of events & programming for all ages & interests.

Make sure to check out our calendar for upcoming events, and “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date with all of our amazing happenings!


Our events calendar can be found on meetup


Thank you for checking out our website! If you have any questions or want to inquire about reserving event space, make sure to click “Contact Us” or “Reserve our Event Space” tab in our menu!

Let’s build a community, let’s find COMMON GROUND!