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Common Good Cafe

4.7
61 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 61 people are saying
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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great ambiance and delightful service.

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BarbaraA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 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 August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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candiced
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

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

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KrystalS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mary
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!

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rhonda
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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CarolP
Toronto
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.

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JuliaS
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great date spot. We enjoyed it!

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Kelly
Chicago
3 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.

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RTap
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience always great food and atmosphere

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CarinaO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Girlfriend
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 20, 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 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

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DisappointedDiner
Toronto
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
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;)

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PennyW
Toronto
1 review
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.

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CarinaO
Toronto
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 :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great staff!

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Jaqueline
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.

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Amby
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 ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 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 :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wally was awesome! Great first time at the Common Good. Food very tasty!! Will be back!

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we get a chance my hubby and I choose a date night at Common Good! It’s “city food” in Barrie, and only a short walk to the boardwalk. Always yummy, unique menu, drinks and more

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MonicaC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was beyond good. I would recommend this place to many people. Will come again soon for sure.

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KerryD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, great staff, thoroughly enjoyable, would recommend.

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InaC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

,🤩🤩🤩very good place for Brunch.Definately my recommendation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was incredible

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Hails
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food! Service was top notch! Love the wine selection.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were amazing and so were the appetizers! Lovely staff, so friendly and personable.

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TaylorR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food! Would recommend to anyone!

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MJJAG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time visiting after moving to the area! The staff was incredibly friendly, the food was delicious and beautifully plated and all for good value! Will definitely be returning! Check out their new dinner menu you won’t regret it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to your restaurant. It is always a great dining experience as the food is delicious, made from quality ingredients, and the service is amazing: friendly and attentive. Thank you!

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Caroline
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for a light, after-work get together and enjoyed a bottle of rosé over a mélange of carrot fries, mussels in a smokey basil tomato broth and the cauliflower-crust pizza. Paige is always so lovely, pleasant and professional. We enjoyed the way everything tasted and the atmosphere was perfect. Highly recommend!

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SharonH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is always outstanding. Waitress could have been a little more friendly and attentive. The restaurant appeared to be a full capacity and I would have liked a little more distance from people.

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yummyyumyum
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch is always great, cocktails are great. Wouldn’t go for dinner again though. Love the vibe. Interior design and attention to detail is amazing. Nicest place in Barrie in my opinion. Just needs some work on dinner food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service, ambiance and food at Common Good. Thank you for always providing a very enjoyable experience!

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MarieM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had Wally as our server he was AMAZING! The atmosphere was perfect and made for a fantastic night.

NM
NafisaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very good experience! Good food and a nice and quiet place to study for a bit! The guy serving me was very nice and definitely good at his job !! Would highly recommend this cafe

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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 4.7 stars by 61 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 reservations at the moment.