The Good Neighbour

JRA - The Good Neighbour - March 30 2010
JRA - The Good Neighbour - March 30 2010

It’s not a Tim Hortons but the Junction has another great coffee shop on the corner of Annette and Quebec called The Good Neighbour.

The spacious and bright cafe has a trendy lounge feel with eclectic furniture, gas fireplace, and bowling alley counter.  The vintage decor blends in very nice and I expect this will be a Junction hotspot by the weekend.

The Junction coffee standards are very high and my cappuccino was as good as any in the city.  The food on a Wednesday morning was muffins and baked goods which all looked good.

Post submitted by Martin L co-chair of the Junction Residents Association


Saw the post in the blog, and thought I'd check it out… Been working here on my laptop for a couple hours now and it ROCKS! Beautiful space, really nice owners, great spot to work or chill. Hope it does well – they deserve it!

For the record, this is real. The "coffee shop" at Annette and Clendenan is actually a film set, scheduled to be up for a week. Sunny Bar/Pete's hasn't gone anywhere.

I got a super latte there this am. The space is lovely and comfy. I will be definately be going there when I don't have a stroller in tow. The several steps up to the entrance make it tricky for a stroller, I am sure those who are tired of the stroller mobs in Crema will appreciate the deterent! =)

I hope this business well and can't wait to see if they are going to add any other food to their menu.

This place is great. Really laid back atmosphere in a big, fresh and intriguing space. Plus, the coffee is AMAZING. another fantastic addition to the junction. i'll be spending a lot of time "mobile working" in here.

LOOOOOOOOOVE this place. Been there twice now, the owners are incredible, they are super kid-friendly and work-friendly (free wifi!), gorgeous decor, amazing coffee and baked goods.

Been here twice now and love, love, love it! The graffiti can be off-putting from the outside but don't let that stop you from going in – the clean, white-wash and vintage rustic decor feels like cottage country meets the city in a comfortable, inviting way (read: no country goose motifs or overly-trendy damask prints here). I like the coffee and have tried the hot chocolate, which is creamy with a nice frothiness. Service is excellent and both staff and clientèle are of the friendly, laid-back variety. I hope it stays around because I plan on making it an everyday stop!

I actually really like this place too. Really good coffee and an excellent selection of teas too! The free wifi, is a super bonus, the speed is really good too, and with all that natural light, i got alot of work done relatively quickly.

The owners are super nice, and the place is very comfy to boot. Yes, i have seen 'a little' graffitti, but seeing as it was obviously not done by the couple who own it, and…the previous incarnation of this spot was a defunct eye-sore variety store…i can put up with the mild vandilisms for the work they HAVE put in.
Good luck with it, i hope you do well Good Neighbour.

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