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The Good Neighbour

Posted by Amanda DiPasquale / Posted on April 30, 2010

Good Neighbour TorontoThe Good Neighbour is an artsy, airy space with exposed brick walls and plenty of different sized tables and nooks for sitting. With WiFi and lots of natural light, it's an ideal place for work, leisure or small group catch-ups. Owner Max Mancuso and his wife Amara opened about three weeks ago on Annette in the Junction and they already have regulars.

Good NeighbourThe coffee beans are from Intelligentsia, and Mancuso says it was a five-month process before they made their decision. I try the espresso macchiato ($2.75) and swoon over the white foam heart floating around my cup. Stefania has a latte ($3.75) and her foam art is in the shape of an intricate leaf, with no extra charge for specialty milk.

Good NeighbourThe French desserts, such as the delicious plum Danishes ($2.50) come from Jules Patisserie, and more traditional desserts come from Circles & Squares bakery.

Good NeighbourWe share an almond croissant ($2.50) and Mancuso warns us beforehand that they're addictive. Within a few bites, I can't stop eating it. The flaky crust is sprinkled with powdered sugar and crunchy almonds, while the inside is full of creamy, custard.

Good NeighbourThe pastries are seasonally made, and the dessert choices change everyday. From chocolate chip banana muffins ($2.50) to lemon ginger scones ($2.50) the options are diverse. The tea ($2.50) is from Tealish and comes in a variety of loose-leaf flavours and is served in a mini glass teapot.

Good NeighbourMy favourite touch was the free cucumber and orange infused water that thirsty people can enjoy while waiting in line. I can foresee this being very popular when the temperature starts to rise.

Good NeighbourMancuso is endearing and kind to his customers. I overhear two elderly ladies telling him he looks like some actor from The Young and the Restless, while he smiles and listens attentively. While he and Amara both come from an advertising background, he says they were lulled by the romantic idea of having their own café. They wanted to make something small, simple and beautiful.

I believe they have succeeded.

The Good Neighbour is open Monday- Sunday 7:00am - 7:30pm.

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Photos by Stefania Sgambelluri

Discussion

75 Comments

amanda / April 30, 2010 at 11:25 am
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Beautifully written, and lovely photographs. I'm well convinced I need to take a stroll to check this place out!

The junction/high park/bloor west area seems to have ample demand to go around for lovely, independent cafes--I'm not surprised there are regulars already. The location truly does make it a "neighbour" cafe: there's not much (commercial) around it! (Not that this is a flaw!!) I wonder if the highschool students go there between/after classes, or if parents drop by on their way to or from picking up their kids from the elementary school?
Patrick / April 30, 2010 at 11:45 am
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excellent
Eve / April 30, 2010 at 01:22 pm
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They put so much thought into the space, and it's gorgeous....but not so much into the coffee - same old boring stuff.
Alex / April 30, 2010 at 01:31 pm
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It looks alot like dark horse.
Marce / April 30, 2010 at 02:35 pm
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They make THE best Americanos. mmm...
Elena / April 30, 2010 at 02:43 pm
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It is hands-down my favourite coffee spot in the whole city. This place is absolutely perfect the way that it is, and these photographs, as lovely as they are don't quite convey the magic of this place! They have great books lying around..music is never loud or intrusive..coffee and pastries selections are simply amazing - Wild Horse and Crema do not even come close, if we are talking desserts.

Also, please do a profile on Cafe Novo that just opened on Bloor West across from High Park.
I'm so glad to see the independents succeed and I'm happy to see people know what they are doing.
Andrea T. replying to a comment from Elena / April 30, 2010 at 02:49 pm
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They did Cafe Novo a couple of weeks ago. Scroll up to "Find a Cafe" and you'll find it. (I remember this because I was in High Park shortly after the profile went up, so it reinforced it in my memory.)

The preview post for Good Neighbour on the main page mentioned a second location near Yonge and Bloor. Does anyone know where it is? I did a quick Google search but couldn't find it.
Tim replying to a comment from Andrea T. / April 30, 2010 at 04:16 pm
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The location at Yonge and Bloor we mentioned referred to the second location of Crema.
Jaime / April 30, 2010 at 05:57 pm
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Great space, but I prefer the vibe and coffee at Crema.
Andrea T replying to a comment from Tim / April 30, 2010 at 07:28 pm
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Oops, thanks Tim. I misread.
Well then, where's that Crema? Their website only mentions the Dundas location.
Danielle / April 30, 2010 at 11:42 pm
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Sounds AMAZING. I rode by the other day and took a double take in the bike lane, I was thinking "Where the heeeeelll did this place come from?" I will DEFINITELY stop by now.
George / May 1, 2010 at 01:28 am
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I've been there a few times and have never met this mysterious owner. It's strange for a new business to not have the owner there. Good luck!
Neene / May 1, 2010 at 11:44 am
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I happen to live in this area and was THRILLED that The Good Neighbour came into the scene. VERY smart of the owners to put themselves in this location (Annette St & Quebec Ave). Right in the middle of a nice dense residential area which is incredibly "underserved" given most other local coffee haunts seem to focus on Dundas to the north or Bloor to the south. They're also right along the Annette St. bike path and across the street near the local library, so they could not have picked a better spot in the area for locals to walk to or stop off on their way to/from work. On top of this, this coffee shop is really gorgeous... love the exposed brick, copper wire light fixtures / vintage bulbs and european cafe feel (open door, big windows in the front with rustic wooden benches looking out onto the street). For me though, this is where the lust starts to fade... the coffee is... well... eh. Our first visit there (about a week after they opened) I ordered a cappuccino and my husband ordered a chai latte. My cappuccino was large and "watered down" and the chai latte arrived luke warm at best. They were nice enough to fix the chai latte and provided us promptly with a nice hot replacement, but The Good Neighbour still pales in comparison to Crema up the street (Dundas & Quebec) . Crema may not have the snazzy decor of the Good Neighbour, however the coffee at Crema is far superior. I'd love to see The Good Neighbour really step up their coffee-game and give Crema a run for it's money. Until then, I'm still very much a Cremalonian.
Jenny / May 1, 2010 at 03:08 pm
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This place has THE best coffee! Love it.
Jason Hendeles / May 1, 2010 at 03:28 pm
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Best coffee shop in Toronto by far!
LStav / May 1, 2010 at 03:42 pm
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I am in South America at the moment but have friends in the area who are regulars and absolutely love Good Neighbour - can't wait to get back to TO to settle in and finally enjoy a coffee there!
Greg / May 1, 2010 at 04:26 pm
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The Good Neighbour is an awesome place to hang out. It is the most comfortable coffee shop I have ever been in. The coffee and desserts are fantastic!!
Andrew / May 1, 2010 at 05:03 pm
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Great vibe and people. Always friendly hellos and conversation with neighborhood folk. Baby friendly to boot.
joanna / May 1, 2010 at 06:05 pm
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unsurprisingly fantastic. this combination of factors could only prompt such a charming, perfect locale. i'm happy to see the positive reviews and hope/expect more to come.
Gabe / May 1, 2010 at 11:26 pm
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Great review.


Comment:
One thing I find a little annoying about all of the restaurant/cafe/bar reviews on this site, is that when I click from the main page of the site to read the review, I'm takin to a page that tells me click here again to read the review in the restaurant section. Can you not just link directly to the review? Why an intro page to put me one step away from the review I want to read?
chuckie ize / May 2, 2010 at 03:49 am
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best coffee in the city by far!!! Good Neighbour's hand-made espresso machine fresh from Italia, great fair trade beans, and proper technique behind every cup makes every sip awesome . Good Neighbour is the Junction's freshest mom and pop java spot so support your local!
Shay / May 2, 2010 at 10:37 am
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!! It is adorable & cozy! I'm not a coffee drinker, so tea is a big deal, and it was wonderful! :)
the pastries are also delicious! This is the place to try!
I can't wait for the paninis... coming soon!
JD / May 2, 2010 at 10:54 am
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chilled vibe with great sunlight, and be sure to tilt back when eating the best butter tart in the city. the Good Neighbour is happenin'
Lexi / May 2, 2010 at 11:16 am
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I've been there a few times and it's the perfect relaxing spot to just grab a coffe and danish, read a book or chat on your laptop. it's got a really friendly, cool vibe to it too. I'll definitely be hanging out there this summer. A LOT!
Simon / May 2, 2010 at 05:30 pm
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actually, not much of a coffee-nut as most, but i find it hard to not have one when i am here.

im already addicted to the their muffins, and it is, as many have said before, an awesome spot to sit and catch up, get some reading done etc...the natural light there is far too ample.

Of what no one has mentioned is their teas...solido...
toss me a glass of cucumber water while im waiting...
perfect...
the staff here are also very nice. I will definately to continue support this place...worth the effort indeed.
Juli / May 2, 2010 at 06:19 pm
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Love the good neighbour. Great atmosphere, great coffee, great treats and I can't wait for panini!!!
Ann / May 2, 2010 at 08:19 pm
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It's like they copied all the other indie cafes in TO. Nice spot, but no wow factor for me - service is ok, coffee ok, never even seen the owner...
Jer / May 3, 2010 at 09:23 pm
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We need these places to contribute to the area's nightlife. Close @ 7:30, c'mon. That just makes us another suburb. A city's residents don't flop on the couch after work -- open til 11pm at least please. Maybe this place would work in Brampton or Richmond Hill.
Kyota / May 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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Hey I heard about this place I am a major tea drinker but I find now a lot of places actually know about there teas does this place actually have someone that knows about tea or do they just say this one taste good and leave it at that?
misha / May 4, 2010 at 08:16 am
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Love the Good Neighbor. The people are great, space is great, coffee is great...
but Jer, I'm totally with you. Where are all the late night coffee places in this town? No night owl (or at least evening) freelancers/laptop workers out there? I come from a land where a 7pm close time for a coffeeshop would be instant death.
david / May 5, 2010 at 03:08 pm
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Great space, fantastic vibe here. Crema has perhaps more traffic flowing by, but their coffee is often bitter and inconsistent. Btw, the best coffee west of Kensington Market? Cafe Novo does it perfect--naturally smooth and sweet. No bitter after taste (I drink my coffee black.)
AJKC / June 21, 2010 at 10:54 am
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Pirates, pirates, everywhere pirates.
Great spot, fire up the loud speaker and let Franz Ferdinand get everyone in the mood for great coffee!
Rrrrrrrrggggg...
EL / July 29, 2010 at 09:17 pm
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Love their decor.
rb / August 11, 2010 at 03:43 pm
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Good coffee & great vibe, but here is the kicker; I see the owners every time i go in and they are fantastic people. That's what separates this place from others in the city, or even the neighborhood for that matter. That is what makes a good neighborhood joint.
Tim / December 17, 2010 at 11:05 am
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The brewed coffee used to be fantastic but the last couple of times i've been here it has been terrible - like it's been on for hours.
William / December 18, 2010 at 05:05 pm
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Good Neighbour is amazing. Its now the only place I go to in the junction. The people there really know what they're doing and they always add new things to try to the menu. Always great music playing and the ambiance is so relaxed and fun. I love it. I've had everything from their brewed coffee, Lattes, to straight up espresso -easily best in the city. 5 stars!
William / December 18, 2010 at 05:06 pm
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Good Neighbour is amazing. Its now the only place I go to in the junction. The people there really know what they're doing and they always add new things to try to the menu. Always great music playing and the ambiance is so relaxed and fun. I love it. I've had everything from their brewed coffee, Lattes, to straight up espresso -easily best in the city. 5 stars!
Mike / January 9, 2011 at 04:16 pm
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I am consistently disappointed by the coffee and especially the indifference and unfriendliness of the staff.

Why anyone would go here when crema is just down the street is beyond me. Don't waste your time at Good Neighbour.
Alex / January 26, 2011 at 02:05 pm
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Best shop in the city by far. Consistently awesome service and coffee. There is a million reasons why I go here over the other shops in the city, You only need to try it to find out for yourself.
tim / March 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm
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best coffee in the junction. soooo good. i use to go to crema but now i only go to the good neighbor.
Victor / April 22, 2011 at 03:18 pm
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Is "The Good Neighbour" still in business? The phone number listed here is disconnected. None other listed it seems.
Victor / April 22, 2011 at 03:19 pm
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Are they still in business? The telephone numbers is disconnected and not other listing.
Victor / April 22, 2011 at 03:19 pm
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Are they still in business? The telephone numbers is disconnected and not other listing.
Goose replying to a comment from Victor / April 29, 2011 at 09:53 am
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Yes, they are still in business, and still great!
CP / June 1, 2011 at 07:40 am
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My wife entered the place a bit early before opening time in the morning and was treated rudely, When she asked what time they opened the person said "not now". She then asked again for the opening time - 7 am. She asked what time it was and was told "not 7 am". It was in fact approximately 10 to 7 am. We will not be patronizing this place.
Chade / June 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm
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$4.25 for a smallish "large" latte made with regular, hormone and antibiotic-rich Beatrice milk? GIVE ME A BREAK. The Common sells a much more delicious latte made with Harmony organic milk for $3.50. No comparison. The Good Neighbour=posers. Someone's trying to pay off their pretentious reno quickly. Get real.
Chade / June 26, 2011 at 01:54 pm
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Consistently disappointed with The Good Neighbour. The only reason I go back is that it's close by. Oh and I almost forgot, SAM JAMES also offers an incredible latte for $3.50. Pretty sure it's also made with organic milk. Where does The Good Neighbour get off selling for .75 more with inferior milk? Their coffee grounds aren't even very good. GET REAL.
Evan / July 1, 2011 at 11:45 am
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Sam James doesn't use organic milk, and thats for a reason. Stores test milks to pick which one they think tastes best, and steams best.
David replying to a comment from Evan / July 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm
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Surprised anyone who actually did the tests would not choose the Harmony Organic milk based on it taste and and the way it steams. Now they may not want to pay for it, that's another issue!
PDG / July 12, 2011 at 05:18 am
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Family friendly spot. Unfortunately, though, this means that the place is filled with small children. It's hard to read or to do quiet work here, as kids seem to do whatever they like. Great for parents, I suppose, but I'm now a Crema fan as the crowd's more adult (and queer positive). Last time I was here one of the baristas was VERY rude to me.
Simon replying to a comment from Chade / July 12, 2011 at 01:48 pm
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Pretty harsh words for simple reviewing a coffee, perhaps you should switch to decaf...an opinion is an opinion, fair enough, your words seem less like a review, more like an advertisement for another shop.
I go in the mornings, on m y way to work, get treated wonderfully, get a great latte, and a great start to my day, to each is own i suppose, definately worth a try if you have not been, but definately not worth a tirade.
JunctionTO replying to a comment from PDG / August 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm
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How strange, PDG, what made you feel that The Good Neighbour is not queer positive? This better be good. Junction has a strong gay community with MANY queer families with kids, you might not like the kids, but PLEASE don't accuse a business of not being queer positive, you have no clue what you're talking about.
Jess / August 15, 2011 at 03:21 pm
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I don't understand all the comments claiming Crema is better. Personally, I'm not at all impressed by Crema and much prefer the smaller, cozier atmosphere at Good Neighbour. The coffee is better too, by a long shot. The only complaint I have is that one barista (totally friendly great guy otherwise) tends to listen to bad late 90s early 2000s radio rock. Alien Ant Farm and Our Lady Peace is just not coffee shop music and it always kind of spoils the otherwise awesome vibe for me. It's just really at odds with every other quality of the space itself. I hate to begrudge someone their musical preferences at their workplace, but it's kind of a bummer.

As for the supposed rudeness of the staff, I have never experienced that here. Every staff member I've encountered has been nothing but warm and helpful with me. I do tend to find that those customers who find staff rude tend to be rude and demanding themselves though...
Lex / August 17, 2011 at 05:38 pm
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Love the decor of this place and the coffe is good too. I would pass on the panini though - expensive for not a lot of substance - especially the club, which was nothing like a club at all (what was that, pork and cheese?). Around lunch on a weekday, this place was packed with laptop users and we could find a seat. Still, I would get a coffee to go :)
Carolynn Fairhurst / August 21, 2011 at 07:59 pm
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Yesterday, my husband and I decided to visit The Good Neighbour cafe after finding it on the internet. For the last several years, this has become a favourite past-time, visiting various espresso cafes around the city. I ordered an espresso served over ice and was told that I couldn't have it as they only sold espresso the traditional way. I was told that I could have an americano on ice but I don't like americano. I enjoy espresso with a good crema. So I ordered an espresso with a glass of ice-water on the side and was told that I could not have that either so we left without buying anything and went to one of our favourite places, "The White Squirrel" on Queen St. W. and got my drink of choice. They readily served it without any reluctance. In a good business model, isn't the service industry supposed to meet the customer's preferences when it comes to a matter of taste? Many cafes in the city serve espresso over ice in the summer. We are a baby-boomer couple with a good disposal income but won't be going to spend our money at The Good Neighbour. Try "Rooster" on Broadview in the east end. Best espresso ever along with White Squirrel. Only problem is they are small and because they are so good, it is sometimes difficult to get a seat.
doug replying to a comment from Carolynn Fairhurst / December 5, 2011 at 05:23 pm
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i was working when carolynn fairhurst came in with her husband and they were definitely annoying. we could tell we didn't want them in our cafe so we decided to tell them that we don't serve coffee on ice. of course we do, and to a reasonable person we'd have served it, but we had to make an on-the-spot decision. it's the sort of thing we do to keep these type of demanding pretentious pricks who obsess over their minor version of middle-class extravagance out of our place. we're trying to run a cafe, but we can do it without the likes of carolynn fairhurst and her "good disposal income" which is clearly the basis of her self worth.
Doug: Does not work here / January 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm
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"doug replying to a comment from Carolynn Fairhurst" Does not, and never has worked at the cafe.
sally replying to a comment from Chade / January 13, 2012 at 08:13 pm
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Hi there, I realize that when it comes out of your pocket all you think about is the price tag, but please keep in mind that price difference between the Common and The Good Neighbour may not be about the Good Neighbour being a rip off. The Common barely offers room to sit and rent is quite cheap in that neighbourhood. I would suggest comparing coffee shops to their closer neighbouring shops. That price tag for a latte is pretty common in the bloor west/junction area. Another difference is that the good neighbour often employs at least 2 employees working at once so there is rarely ever a line up and the place is always pristine. The common has one employee and people line up for long periods of time to wait for their coffee. Try to consider all of the hidden costs. My personal preference is the no frills, lower cost coffee shops, but I felt your comparison price-wise was unfair considering the differences between two businesses.
Clendenanista replying to a comment from Mike / March 2, 2012 at 03:49 pm
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Ever since this place opened up I have been so happy. I really like the location and the decor and the food and drink they have on offer. I've had some very good times there but I have never found the staff to be that good neighbourly. I don't think it would be too hard to fix. Perhaps just a bit of a review of the basics of good manners and maybe just fire the rudest. Some people will actually pay extra to be treated rude because they think snobby staff add edge to a place. But in a place called the Good Neighbour that just doesn't make sense. I try to give folks the benefit of the doubt. People can have bad days. Today I almost felt bullied by one of the staff she was so rude. I live very close and I'd love to go there more often. Every now and then I try again to see if things have changed. Hit and miss.




It is hit and miss ranging from average to rude with a few exceptional occasions where I received better than average service. I am definitely treated better when I go in without my baby. Perhaps at one point it was kid friendly but perhaps there have been complaints or the staff got annoyed because now they seem pretty rude. Today I felt like I was being treated like a huge inconvenience just for placing an order. Later I asked if they had a phone. I wanted to know if I could call ahead to see if they still had sandwiches in stock because they often sell out. It would be nice to call ahead to know before coming for lunch. The staff promptly told me they had no phone and didn't try to offer any other options.
chuq / March 5, 2012 at 10:12 pm
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I went there today and I find this place too hipster to return. I was scared by all the ultra-hipsters.

it made me think of this http://yourscenesucks.com/
Local / March 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm
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It's nice to know Crema is around the corner on Dundas Street, as The Good Neighbour has become The Unfriendly Nieghbour.
deborah / March 11, 2012 at 08:15 pm
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Staff is unfriendly and unhelpful. They act as if they are doing you a huge favour by serving you. It's quieter than Crema but Crema has great staff, fantastic customers. It's loud at Crema but I love it there. They also have great coffee. This place is pricey
Matty / March 13, 2012 at 01:34 pm
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Oh come on, this place is awesome! Service is great and the coffee is the best in the city. I work all over the city so I'm in a lot of shops- prices are on par with the rest and its better. What more can you ask for???
Thea / April 1, 2012 at 08:49 pm
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I was into the Good Neighbour today and it was a really hip and friendly place. The place is charming and clean, and a little off the beaten path. The atmosphere was relaxed even though it was busy, and the staff were absolutely great. They really went above and beyond for us.

They talked to my kids like they were real people (a rarity in Toronto, I can tell you!) and they served us our drinks quickly while keeping us entertained while we waited.
The Good Neighbour is a real gem, we will certainly be back.
Pro_Vagabond / May 8, 2012 at 11:37 am
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Nice coffee and blueberry and cheese danish today. Love the place and will be back. The music selection today was super! Great feel as a commuity centric cafe.
Kat / October 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm
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I think I can finally start getting my coffee to stay since I bought a MacBook.
Steve / October 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm
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Freezing cold night, coming from George Bell arena, asked for warmed milk with my espresso. Got a shoulder shrug and a grunt in between the barista complaining to her colleague about her personal life. Should have walked out. Never again.
Awful service. Lukewarm espresso.
Matt / December 11, 2012 at 05:14 pm
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A puzzled east ender, I walked by last summer absolutely parched in 35c+ heat. Their delicious iced americano is still swimming in my memory.
judy / February 8, 2013 at 02:17 pm
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Terrible coffee. Terrible baked good. Far from intimate. Attracts people who dress the same and who want to sit in a crowded shop and use their mac books for endless amounts of time. Don't get it.
Matt / February 8, 2013 at 02:24 pm
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This place blows. I laugh at the people who sit in here and drink the mud.
Pascal / February 18, 2013 at 10:34 am
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Awesome coffee and vibe... You just have to try it once to fall in love with this place.
Tara / August 1, 2013 at 06:37 pm
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I popped in for the first time yesterday morning with a client of mine. I was short on change so I had to use their debit machine.

I stood at the counter, and ordered a coffee and a cookie. I could not figure out how to avoid the "tip" screen, and was surprised to even see a tip screen to be honest. After a few attempts I was forced to ask the cashier how I could do this. The cashier was clearly not impressed based on her disapproving body language, and general air, she mumbled "Oh no tip, not another one of these customers" she then turned to her co-worker and rolled her eyes.

I was floored, I felt totally put on the spot, and chastised, I could not believe my ears. I said "what am I tipping for, I am getting a coffee and a cookie, I am not at a restaurant ordering a meal where the service will continue on for 1-2 hours" I continued, "also I should not be put on the spot and made to feel uncomfortable because I do not feel a tip is appropriate in this circumstance"

If you can actually believe this, the cashier had to nerve to continue escalating the situation while other customers looked on; suggesting a small tip was in order. I have one word for this situation WOW!

How unfortunate, I really would have liked to return to this place but I feel way to uncomfortable now.

P.S
I waitress-ed all through college and I have never worked harder since! For the record I am an excellent tipper. I know how it feels to make peanuts and live off tips. In my humble opinion ordering a coffee and a cookie from a cashier pales in comparison! Hire some new staff!!!!
Alex replying to a comment from Tara / November 5, 2013 at 04:13 am
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Tara youre SO pathetic. I cant believe Im even reading this review! You actually asked the barista how to NOT tip, in front of a client. Probably made you look as cheap as you are. Im sure you tip bartenders, I dont see the difference. You just embarrassed yourself more by writing that review.
Marta / December 21, 2013 at 09:57 pm
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My husband and I stopped in for a bite today and were very happy with our selection. I had the Kale Salad with almond, currant and hemp seed granola and a very tasty unnamed dressing that I would call a dill vinegarette, there was just enough soft melt in your mouth feta. My husband had the BBQ chicken sandwich, served hot and toasted on a ciabatta-like bun with herb seasoning, the chicken was very tender and the bread just the right crispness. We also had two coffees, I would not say it's the best coffee but it was better than expected and I felt its effects - that more than I can say for many independent spots I've tried. I have to comment that I have been at Dark Horse on Queen and wouldn't compare the two. The staff here, two ladies, were pleasant and one engaged in conversation. This spot is a great neighbour.
Zainab / February 23, 2014 at 12:06 am
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What a sweet little place! I stopped in around noon today in need of something - anything - to get a jolt in my step, so I ordered a latte and a muffin. Much to my delight, the latte was creamy and delicious with beautiful latte art, and the muffin (it was raspberry something-or-other) was moist and flavourful. When I came in, I could tell how popular the place is with the people in the area - There were customers at every table and about five in line when I got there. Despite the lineup, service was quick and very friendly - the three employees on shift worked seamlessly! I had just enough time to take in the beautiful décor before my latte was ready for me.

Unfortunately I'm only a visitor to Toronto, but I'm definitely putting The Good Neighbour on my "Revisit" list :)

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