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.