Café on The Common
in the Pavilion

Parking

The car park in front of the Café on the Common can be busy even when the Café is not busy!

You can check our table availability above, or by using our app mentioned here.

Note that the Café is near to several other car parks:
Overflow car park (2 min.)
Chorleywood House (2 min.)
In front of Christ Church Primary Sch. (5 min.)


Opening Hours

Sunday: 9:30am-4:00pm

Monday: 9:30am-4:00pm

Tuesday: 9:30am-4:00pm

Wednesday: 9:30am-4:00pm

Thursday: 9:30am-4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm


We don’t take reservations, but if it’s busy we can usually shuffle things around to fit you in.

You may like to bring your own garden chair to sit outside on The Common by the café windows and use our take out service. We have a range of great outside blankets for sale too.


Location

The Pavilion
Chorleywood Cricket Club
The Common
Rickmansworth Road
Hertfordshire
WD3 5SG


Café on the Common has it all - a stylish interior, delicious food and helpful staff. It’s an exceptional place to be, with stunning views and a fun atmosphere.

What makes us different is that we are a training café, which means we put every penny you spend with us into helping young adults with learning disabilities make the most of their lives.

The café is run by Mission EmployAble, a social enterprise charity founded in 2018. Each year, we take on a team of interns with learning disabilities and give them the skills and confidence to find paid work when they finish their year’s programme with us.

Our interns are hard-working, eager to please and sometimes a bit quirky. They may make the occasional mistake with your order, but please bear with them and be assured that above all, they want you to enjoy your time with us as much as they do.



We look forward to serving the many friends and supporters who helped us raise the money for Café on the Common - and to meeting new people, who, we hope, will make us their number one destination.

Whether you’re young, old or somewhere in between, a visitor to the area or a long-standing member of our community, we welcome well behaved people and friendly dogs – and vice versa.

Reviews

"We went as a whole class and the service, the food and the thought and huge heart behind it was amazing.
I hope to be a part of this process."
- Shaftesbury College

"Wonderful place and delicious food. Just love coming here."

"Great service and fantastic food - loved the Welsh Rarebit."

"Had a lovely time with friends in the cafe this morning. Just had coffee but we were well looked after. The staff were very attentive and polite. Will definitely recommend and come again."

"Cakes are nice. Staff are friendly."

"First visit, great place and lovely food. We will be back!"

"Very nice. Pleasant staff and great food."

"Loving it, thank you!"

"Lovely overnight oats - I had the banana and coconut but have tried them all and all combinations are delicious. Great coffee and friendly, excellent service as always."

"We had a lovely lunch today served by Holly. The food looked and tasted amazing, we will be back."

"Congratulations to them all and also Mission EmployAble. Such a great programme."

"This is fabulous to see. I work on the LeDeR programme and it's wonderful to see the prospects for the future generations being so positive, giving them the opportunities to explore their potential and hope they all go on to great things! Well done all."

"How wonderful to provide such opportunities for them all and to nurture them for bigger futures."

"You are awesome! What a privilege to have witnessed this extraordinary & inspiring team project from first idea through to graduation. Very well done everyone and best of luck to the interns in their next chapters!!"

The Menu

Children's

Lighter Bites

Takeaway

Drinks

Cakes

We have a variety of cakes, traybakes, and pastries

Our Coffee

We want to keep as many of our products in line with our values as possible. That’s why our coffee comes from Redemption Roasters. This is a roastery inside HMP The Mount, a Category C men’s prison.

Working here teaches men practical skills in coffee roasting, production and logistics, and gives them the skills they need to gain secure and meaningful employment in the outside world. Some are also employed in Redemptions cafés, mainly in North London, once released as a stepping stone into employment, therefore reducing reoffending.

Redemption Roasters also source their beans in a way that prioritises empowering people who are otherwise disadvantaged or disenfranchised such as rehabilitated members of paramilitary groups, indigenous tribes, and female producers.

To learn more visit https://www.redemptionroasters.com, or drop in to one of their many cafes in London.

Our Cup Options:

BRING

in your favourite mug or reusable KeepCup

BUY

any Ecoffee Cup We have a fantastic range of designs and colours. Prices start from £11.50.

JOIN

Café on The Common’s Reusable Cup scheme. Pay a £5 refundable deposit to ‘loan’ a cup. Pop it back to us with its lid, sleeve and stopper, and get a full refund.

STAY

Come in and take a seat Enjoy our table service.