Good Neighbour is a series of indie coffee shops founded by the Mancusos, the same people behind Annette Food Market.
The high-ceilinged, 20-seat corner space formerly housed Luna Cafe (who themselves now have a Junction location) and still has old stained glass above huge windows, newly painted with signature lettering.
Detour custom roasts beans for Good Neighbour, an espresso blend of rotating origins used for all espresso-based beverages, which are also always made with double shots.
Macchiatos, cortados and flat whites are all evenly priced at $3.95, the addition of milk balancing out comforting, familiar flavours of chocolate and nut in the Espresso Blend.
Lattes and large Americanos go for $4.58, chai and matcha lattes fetching $4.77.
Try the immersion pour over method ($4) If you’re looking to experience a single origin roast at its finest.
The equipment made by Yama Glass takes about three minutes to brew a cup of coffee, but really brings out the more subtle notes of, say, marmalade and almond in beans from Timana, Colombia.
Cold brew ($3.75 - $4.25) is brewed using a full five-pound bag of Good Neighbour’s custom Filter Blend over sixteen hours for a glass of rocket fuel that’s not at all watered down, with subtle notes of toffee and fig.
A chicken and Tuscan kale panini ($9) on floury bread comes from Annette Food Market, and has a pop of flavour thanks to an herb mayo.
Pastries like pear danishes and croissants come from expert French retailer Petit Thuet.
Other items like scones, muffins and cookies are provided by Desmond and Beatrice.
Bags of all Good Neighbour’s custom beans are available to purchase at retail, as well as items like mugs that are insulated ($25) or uninsulated ($16).
Good Neighbour also has a partnership with nearby Flying Books, the owner coming in regularly to refresh the selection and leave little handwritten blurbs.
A quaint six-table patio outside on the leafy street seats about 12.
You don’t even need a password to sign onto the WiFi here, making it an ideal spot for a peaceful laptop session.