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The perfect place to get ready for a day of climbing at Rumney, the Common Man is THE joint for locals and out of towners alike.

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Cody Grodzki


Located in Rumney, New Hampshire, the Common Cafe is THE place to grab a coffee and sandwich before a long day of rock climbing.  Less than 3 minutes from the popular climbing destination "Rumney Rocks," the Common Cafe has been the long-time place for local climbers to hang out and enjoy the incredible homemade breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and smoothies, while discussing the day's climbing agenda. 
What Makes it Great 
Many who visit the Common Cafe say it is a tie between the food and the atmosphere. Locals and out-of-town climbers alike will find themselves eating together before the day’s adventures.
Another great thing about the Common Cafe is the way it is set up. The building has two floors, with the downstairs being the cafe and the upstairs a climbing gear shop. In addition, there is a large wrap-around porch where you can sit and relax with the beautiful surroundings of the White Mountain National Forest. 
If you are planning on being in the southern New Hampshire area for more than a day (only a 2 hour drive from downtown Boston), consider lodging in the rustic 1850's farmhouse for only $35 per night. Rooms available for 4, 6, 8, and 10-person accommodation.
Who is Going to Love It< 
Anyone who is driving through the area will surely enjoy a breakfast at the Common, but climbers will likely enjoy this cafe the most. Its location is prime- wake up, grab a bite on the porch, charge your batteries, and get ready to climb. A quick 3 minute ride down Buffalo Road will have you at one of the two climber’s parking lots, as well as the increasingly popular swimming hole on the Baker River.
In addition to breakfast sandwiches and coffee, the cafe offers a variety of breakfast treats, like muffins, scones, and climber-inspired breakfast smoothies.  Gulp a down “Restless Native” and then take down its namesake line at Waimea.
Did you forget you rack of draws at home? Maybe the TSA got suspicious and confiscated all of your chalk on your flight into Logan. In either case, the Common has a gear shop that will sort out all of your needs and won’t break the bank.
Directions, Parking & Fees 
Follow I-93 N to NH-3A S in Wilton. Take exit 26 from I-93 N.  Follow NH-3A S and NH-25 W to Quincy Rd in Rumney.
There is parking lot in front of the cafe, but be sure to park courteously, as the morning’s can get busy, especially during a weekend with fair weather.

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Common Cafe and Antiques

2 Quincy Rd
Rumney, NH, 03266
43.804463, -71.812965

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