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Common Good Cafe

4.7
78 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
What is Common in your life? We believe in inspiring environments, good food, and good drinks - the kind to help you wake up and the kind to help you unwind. ​ We believe in meeting with friends and sharing stories and making new friends and creating more stories. We believe in laughter, kindness, community, and doing a good deed every day, big or small. ​ Hold the door open. Say hello. Drop by. Stay longer than expected. Make us the common factor in your week. Whatever you do, and however you do it, be good.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
ambience
4.7
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CarolineH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite spots for lunch !! Great food and service

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy visiting the Common Good. Summertime is lovely for sitting on the sheltered patio, sipping on an iced coffee and savoring a dessert. The ambiance during the Christmas season is so pretty.
A chic place with delicious menu

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JaimsEva
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was great!

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Stacey
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little cafe. Fantastic round booths. Great place to have brunch with a friend and catch up. Friendly staff. Nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful chic spot for a nice dinner

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AlyiahS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food has certainly gone downhill from the early days. I used to come often. I was sadly disappointed...as were the friends I had invited.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff are wonderful! A favorite place of mine to go on a regular basis. I introduced my friend to Common Good on this visit and she will definitely want to return.

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SaraD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food- we are always blown away by the dishes. Cocktails are hit or miss, but excellent selection of wines to choose from. Great ambience, friendly waitstaff.

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Tjm6902
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We waited 45 to get served

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vipLeeM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch or casual dinner environment. Lovely decor and great ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Hair in my food.

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DebM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small but delicious menu. We tried five different items all of which were excellent. The remaining items on the menu looked equally appetizing.

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vipEstherS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Common Good is always amazing. The food is always made from fresh ingredients and very flavourful. Service is friendly and welcoming- always a great atmosphere. Make sure to try the chocolate croissant if you go for breakfast, that is my favourite treat at Common Good!

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food and service. The staff is wonderful.

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JaneW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My lunch was excellent. My companions were not as pleased. OK was their description. Surroundings and decor were excellent as was the service. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall 4 star establishment. Good atmosphere, with chic touches.
Food is good.
Cocktails are gorgeous and tasty.
Great place to meet a friend for lunch or get some work done on your computer.

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and delightful service.

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Dave
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for lunch - great menu choices to please our party of 3, and an extremely helpful server. We were particularly thankful to be able to take our 2 pups with us as this was an especially hot and humid day - not conducive to them remaining in our vehicle while we had our lunch. Great patio experience - thank you!

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BarbaraA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, original fresh food. Service was great. The patio chairs were a bit uncomfortable and our first table was too small for dinner. Wally is a great server. The restaurant itself is very cute. It reminds me of a French bistro.
Caesar salad, cauliflower pizza, scallops and ribs were all outstanding.

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AmberM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, calm and pleasant atmosphere, delicious food. Thank you

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candiced
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Good food. Awful service. Incredibly slow despite it not being busy.

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KrystalS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks for a lunchtime snack we will definitely return!

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reserved an inside table for two. When we arrived we were told we could sit outside; it’s was hot. They cleared a small inside table. There was a large table that was cleaned; when I asked if we could sit there they said it was for a bigger group. Then they seated two women at it after we were seated. Everyone should be treated equally. Otherwise it’s a really cool sooty!

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rhonda
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience... perhaps a little larger portion.

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CarolP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a weekend brunch with an interesting menu and very good coffee. I ordered a traditional breakfast (eggs, bacon, fingerling potatoes with salad) which was very good, fresh high quality ingredients , nicely presented. My husband went for a sweet dish of pan au chocolate, banana and he enjoyed that too. The feel is of a modern, upscale cafe - nice ambiance.

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Common Good. The staff are always pleasant and efficient. We have one server quite often and she is nothing short of kind and great at her job! This is one of my favourite restaurants. I’m always happy with the food, atmosphere, and service. I’ll definitely continue to dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great date spot. We enjoyed it!

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Kelly
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great little spot with nice menu. lots of low carb, vegan and GF options. Great drink menu too, service by Wally was excellent. We will be back.

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RTap
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience always great food and atmosphere

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CarinaO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, amazing food and just an overall great time!

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Girlfriend
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a relatively small restaurant with excellent choice, quality, and taste of food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very great experience. Service was a little slow because they are currently short staff but I will 100% go back

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DisappointedDiner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have dined here many times and the service and food are usually excellent; however, not so yesterday while lunching with a friend.

Upon entering the restaurant, we were informed we had a 90 minute timeline, which was fine with us. Once seated, the server brought us menus and water before we ordered drinks and food within the first 5 minutes of being seated.

After waiting 30 minutes, the server returned to our table "to clarify" what we both ordered. It was obvious she forgot our order. The food was not delivered to our table until 35 minutes after the 2nd time ordering - over 1 hour from the time we ordered until we received it.

My friend ordered the beet falafel wrap which was missing the tahini sauce and was very dry and the exterior of the wrap was burnt. I ordered the smoked trout tacos which had very little trout - mostly lettuce. I ordered a small spring salad as a side, and it was drenched in salad dressing.

The server returned after 15 minutes, and with my iced coffee still half full and my friend's meal only half finished, she asked if she could bring the bill and the payment machine. Given the extensive time delay in getting our food, she did not offer us any extra time to finish.

I presented a gift card that I received at Christmas and after trying to use it, she told me it wouldn't work. She did try again and explained that their "machine was down". I had the purchase receipt with me, explained to her that I knew the manager and offered to leave my name and phone number so that they could contact me. She proceeded to bring out another server and they accepted the gift card but only based on me sending a social media message to the manager.

It was unfortunate that this was my friend's first time at the Common Good and the experience - both with the service and the food - will sadly result in us choosing another downtown Barrie restaurant next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and so was the food! The location isn’t great - a lot of traffic noise. Amazing wine list;)

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PennyW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place that is just off the main street which is away from the crowds and noise, which allows for nice conversation during the meal. The food is great and the service is wonderful! We requested something we had previously that was no longer on the menu and they we happy to accommodate us as it was a favourite of ours.

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CarinaO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here :) great food and always great service from everyone! One of my favourite spots :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff!

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Jaqueline
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Wally was lovely and the cauliflower pizza was really delicious! Our first visit but not our last.

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Amby
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy and simple menu options with just the right amount of variety. Enjoyed our time on the patio, even with our toddler with us ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great! It’s still Covid so the seating arrangements weren’t ideal. I don’t love the location but they’ve set it up pretty nicely considering. Our server was perfect :-)

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Common Good Cafe using the Order Online button. Common Good Cafe also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 734-2227.

Common Good Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.