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Common Good Cafe, Barrie, ON

Common Good Cafe

4.8
4.8
79 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 8:30 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (705) 734-2227

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Email us at info@commongoodcafe.ca to discuss our seasonal catering offerings.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for booking private events, dinners, brunches, meetings, showers, receptions and intimate weddings.

  • Neighborhood

    Barrie

  • Cross street

    Bayfield street and Collier

  • Parking details

    Free guest parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. CH

    CrlH

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite spots for lunch !! Great food and service
  2. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 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
  3. JE

    JaimsEva

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the service was great!
  4. S

    Stacey

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this little cafe. Fantastic round booths. Great place to have brunch with a friend and catch up. Friendly staff. Nice ambiance
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful chic spot for a nice dinner
  6. AS

    AlyiahS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 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.
  7. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 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.
  8. SD

    SaraD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 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.
  9. T

    Tjm6902

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We waited 45 to get served
  10. LM

    LeeM

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent lunch or casual dinner environment. Lovely decor and great ambience.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really nice space, great healthy options for food. Service was awesome. The non alcoholic cocktails were a nice option and the cocktails were so good!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Hair in my food.
  13. DM

    DebM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 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.
  14. ES

    EstherS

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 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!
  15. MF

    MaryF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, food and service. The staff is wonderful.
  16. JW

    JaneW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 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!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 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.
  18. EM

    EdwardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great ambiance and delightful service.
  19. D

    Dave

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 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!
  20. BA

    BarbaraA

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 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.
  21. AM

    AmberM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, calm and pleasant atmosphere, delicious food. Thank you
  22. c

    candiced

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Good food. Awful service. Incredibly slow despite it not being busy.
  23. KS

    KrystalS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks for a lunchtime snack we will definitely return!
  24. M

    Mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 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!
  25. r

    rhonda

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience... perhaps a little larger portion.
  26. CP

    CarolP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 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.
  27. JS

    JuliaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 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!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great date spot. We enjoyed it!
  29. K

    Kelly

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 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.
  30. RT

    RTap

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience always great food and atmosphere
  31. CO

    CarinaO

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, amazing food and just an overall great time!
  32. G

    Girlfriend

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is a relatively small restaurant with excellent choice, quality, and taste of food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very great experience. Service was a little slow because they are currently short staff but I will 100% go back
  34. DD

    DisappointedDiner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and so was the food! The location isn’t great - a lot of traffic noise. Amazing wine list;)
  36. PW

    PennyW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 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.
  37. CO

    CarinaO

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love eating here :) great food and always great service from everyone! One of my favourite spots :)
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great staff!
  39. J

    Jaqueline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Wally was lovely and the cauliflower pizza was really delicious! Our first visit but not our last.
  40. A

    Amby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 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 ;)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Common Good Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bayfield street and Collier

  • Neighborhood

    Barrie

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 8:30 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free guest parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (705) 734-2227

  • Catering

    Email us at info@commongoodcafe.ca to discuss our seasonal catering offerings.

  • Private party facilities

    Available for booking private events, dinners, brunches, meetings, showers, receptions and intimate weddings.

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