VIDEO: Barrie’s Common Good Cafe & Social House

It's the perfect spot to wake-up or unwind

Creating a sense of common identity

Common Good Cafe and Social House is quickly becoming a community builder in downtown Barrie.

Common Good Cafe & Social House

Wake up or unwind at Barrie's newest 'must try' spot Common Good Cafe & Social House

Posted by Barrie 360 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

There’s an identifiable morning energy to it. It’s both an aroma of fresh espresso and an echo of kind conversation. By lunchtime you can sense a recharge happening. Plans are being made, bowls of turmeric roasted cauliflower are being pleasantly devoured. And now this new hub of activity has extended into the night. Common Good have recently introduced a cocktail menu to its arsenal – meaning you can wake up or unwind at Barrie’s newest ‘must try’ spot.



“We believe in laughter, kindness, community, and doing a good deed every day.”


General Manager Christian Hampshire
Common Good Café & Social House is your place. Yes, yours. Lunch meetings. First dates. Book clubs. Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Exceptional coffee, meaningful connection and well-crafted cocktails. We are here for the wifi users, the crossword doers and the conversation starters. Common Good is downtown Barrie’s purveyors of quality food and beverage. Your early morning wake-up, your healthy midday café break and your indulgent evening social house.

General Manager Christian Hampshire says they wanted to create an inspiring environment, with good food and good drinks. ” We believe in meeting with friends and sharing stories and making new friends and creating new stories. We believe in laughter, kindness, community, and doing a good deed every day.”


common good cafe and social house in Barrie

Hampshire says they have exceptional coffee and well-crafted cocktails.”We are here for the wifi users, the crossword doers and the conversation starters.”


Common Good Café & Social House is your place. Yes, yours. Lunch meetings. First dates. Book clubs. Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Exceptional coffee, meaningful connection and well-crafted cocktails. We are here for the wifi users, the crossword doers and the conversation starters. Common Good is downtown Barrie’s purveyors of quality food and beverage. Your early morning wake-up, your healthy midday café break and your indulgent evening social house.
Only espresso machine of its kind in Canada

“Common Good is downtown Barrie’s purveyors of quality food and beverage. Your early morning wake-up, your healthy midday café break and your indulgent evening social house.”

The space itself is smart and bright. There’s a touch of artisan chic mixed with some luxurious finishes. Interior designer Ashley Davidson design (who got featured on Domino Magazine last week) designed the space.


common good cafe and social house in Barrie
Common Good Cafe and Social House

Common Good takes a “community-minded” approach to their espresso and cocktails. They get beans and small batch liquors from right here in Ontario.


common good cafe and social house in Barrie
Barista Brandon pulls no punches, just rich espresso.

The menu

Wake upWe recommend the Smoking Start for breakfast. Smoked salmon, micro greens, pickled red onion, house tzatziki and a croissant. In a rush? get a grab and go coffee with Common Good Toast. Avocado  smash with lemon and chili, micro greens and heirloom tomatoes   

Recharge Lunch Try the Most Righteous bowl. Turmeric roasted cauliflower, baby spinach, whole grain rice, edamame, pickled red onions, heirloom cheery tomatoes and coriander chili oil.

Sun Down Tuna Poke Ahi tuna tartar, fresh carrot, English cucumber Daikon, Wasabi, honey miso and wonton cups. Full Menu


The Reviews

Common Good Cafe & Social House