This is where it all started. Opened 2009, this store went from a decrepit junk shop on a vacant strip, to a community hub in no time. It's a small place with big charm, a few seats, and a regular cast of characters from the neighbourhood. Nearby students, cyclists, and coffee lovers make this their destination.
This is home base, and the DNA of Sam James Coffee Bar.
Monday - Friday | 7am - 6pm
Saturday | 8am - 5pm
Sunday | 9am - 5pm
Directly across from the green and active Trinity Bellwoods Park, on the south side of Queen W.
Born of the ashes of our unfortunate eviction from 1000 Queen W, our forced relocation couldn't have been sweeter. A blessing in disguise landed us a prime spot with a better view, warm light, and air conditioning.
The Park shop, opened in Spring of 2016 blends the aesthetic of each SJCB location into the warm space with an uninterrupted view of Queen West and the park.
This location also offers house made cold brew, as well as cookies, poptarts, twinkies and more all made in house by Lindsey Gazel of LindseyBakes.
Monday - Friday | 7am - 7pm
Saturday / Sunday | 8am - 7pm
Underground at St. Andrew TTC station. The third, and highest impact location yet. Featuring a larger than life graphic treatment by artist Jeremy Jansen, and architectural features to create optical illusions of light and depth.
Opened 2012, in the underground pathway connecting the towers of the Financial District, serving the thousands of people who occupy it. This shop can gather a bit of a crowd at rush hour, often spilling out into the hallway. Muscle up to the bar and you'll be in good hands from there.
If you get lost finding us in the maze, we have 2 machines pulling shots all day... you can hear us from the building next door.
Monday - Friday | 7am - 4pm
This hide-away store goes back to basics. A stark and concise burst of simplicity in space and approach.
This store featuring a textural wheat-paste by artist Jeremy Jansen, covers the entire ceiling. The bar is a solid structure, made entirely of steel, is faced with see-through mesh making the space airy for a modest size.
The custom white painted machine, grinder, and milk pitchers ice the cake. Everything was considered in making this space feel complete, and clean, but not fussy.
Flanking the east side of Torontos financial district, on historic Toronto street, this shop brings the 1 on 1 feel of our neighbourhood shops to the downtown crowd, and offers an exciting space to the curious coffee drinker.
Monday - Friday | 7am - 430pm