The first SJCB shop, opened 2009.
This cozy space changed from a dirty old book shop on a vacant strip, to a community hub almost over night. 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.
Serving our own coffee roasted locally, our menu is a simple list of espresso drinks, filter coffee, and retail beans by the bag, with pastries by Mabels & Tori's Bakeshop.
This is home base, and the DNA of Sam James Coffee Bar.
HOURSMon - Fri: 7AM - 6PM
Weekends: 8AM - 5PM
Cash + Canadian Debit Only
Directly across from the green and active Trinity Bellwoods Park, on the south side of Queen W. you will find our Park location.
A curved knee high bench lines the length of the room, with a ledge for leaning opposite it, creating a space where conversations move side to side around the room.
The #1 destination for great coffee on Queen West, with a full menu of hot and cold drinks made by the best baristas in the city, and a beautiful view of the park.
This location also features a selection of SJCB merchandise on display.
Serving our own locally roasted Sam James Coffee, our menu is a simple list of espresso drinks, filter coffee, and retail beans by the bag, with pastries by Mabels + Tori's Bakeshop. One of a kind cookies and more available, made in the back of house by LindseyBakes.
Mon - Fri: 7AM - 6PM
Weekends: 8AM - 7PM
Cash + Canadian Debit Cards accepted
In the underground PATH connecting the towers of the Financial District to St. Andrew Subway station, this downtown shop takes the challenge of efficiency to the next level.
Operating as 2 cafes within 1 space, the same quality of coffee and service we're known for is executed daily at high volumes without compromise. You can't get a better coffee faster than this.
Featuring a larger than life graphic treatment by artist Jeremy Jansen, and lighting features to create the illusion of a skylight, it’s a staple for the downtown crowd with great taste.
Serving our own locally roasted Sam James Coffee, our menu is a simple list of espresso drinks, filter coffee, and retail beans by the bag, with pastries by Mabels + Tori's Bakeshop.
Mon - Fri: 7AM - 4PM
Cash + Debit + Credit Cards
TORONTO ST SHOP
This hide-away store goes back to basics. A stark burst of simplicity in space and approach.
This store features a textural wheat-paste by artist Jeremy Jansen if you look up, it covers the entire ceiling. The bar is a solid structure, made entirely of steel, faced with see-through mesh making the space airy for its modest size.
Opened 2015 in the east end of the financial district, on historic Toronto street, this store brings the 1 on 1 feel of our neighbourhood shops to the downtown crowd, and offers an exciting space to the curious coffee drinker.
Serving our own Sam James Coffee espresso drinks, filter coffee, and retail beans by the bag, with pastries by Mabels.
Mon - Fri: 7AM - 4:30PM
Cash, Canadian Debit + RITUAL APP accepted
This location in the heart of Chinatown showcases a modern interior design, wrapped entirely with steel mesh, creating a glimmering light affect throughout the day.
Our usual coffee menu is accompanied by selection of SJCB merchandise and beans on display.
Serving our own locally roasted coffee, we prepare espresso drinks, filter coffee, and cookies by Tori's Bakeshop.
Mon - Fri: 8AM-2:30PM
Cash + Canadian Debit Only