The Commons

A community and 3rd space rekindling intellectual curiosity, co-created play, & inner-exploration, in the heart of SF

What is it? 

The Commons is your “home outside of home”.  A place for you to serendipitously connect with others, nurture your curiosity, and explore your inner worlds. 

The space features a co-working “study hall”, cozy cafe, communal library, living room, philosophy salon/event space, meditation/yoga studio, maker space and multiple reading nooks. 

Our vision is a community space where play, curiosity, and creativity define the culture and bring together a community invested in collective flourishing.

︎ read more about us 

Events & Initiatives 


Go Deep





Groups of 10-12 • Weekly
Juntos are small, intimate forums for open-ended dialogue. They start with a pre-determined question and follow a single thread of conversation with the same group, week over week.

Salon Talks
Groups of 10-25 • Ad-hoc 
Our spin on the French Salon. Salons are one-off events that explore a specific theme, topic, or question facilitated by a community member with experience in the subject matter.

Essay Clubs 
Groups of 6-8 • Weekly 
Essay Clubs are structured reading groups to dive into intellectual curiosities. Essay Clubs explore a tradition, c

anon, or area of interest over a period of time.

Contemplative Reflections
Groups of 8-20 • Bi-Weekly
The Commons coordinates groups for mutual support, mindfulness practices, and emotional reflection.

Conscious Play
Groups of 20+ • Ad-Hoc
Maker nights, cafe crawls, themed dinner parties, quirky game nights, community input on our initiatives, and many other co-created, intentionally designed experiences.

Third Space 
Coming soon to SF
We’re actively designing a physical community space, events venue, and co-working cafe to gather our community in a public and central hub.

︎ become a patron

Support us to build a more curious and connected SF.  

︎ join the waitlist

We’re busy running events with a small budding community in SF, but we’ll be expanding soon. If you’re interested in The Commons, drop us a note.

︎ stay updated

Stay updated on our community, third space, and learnings.

Want to help or have questions?

︎ Follow us on Twitter

An initiative stewarded by Patricia Mou and Adi Melamed, co-created and built with love by the community