A Cappuccino at Sam James Coffee Bar

In 2009, Sam James opened his first coffee shop on Harbord and made his first mark on the city cafe scene. Since then, he has built a mini-empire with his perfect cappuccinos, expanding into small spaces dotted around downtown. He has even ventured into the Financial District, where few other third-wave coffee shops have dared go. [$]

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.