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Aug 29, 2009 05:40 AM

Sam James Coffee Bar OPEN

Just got back from the Sam James Coffee Bar at Harbord and Manning and its not only open but delicious.

I had a machiatto that was perfectly poured and a croissant that's being supplied by J.P. Chalet, also excellent.

So if you've been waiting for Sam to pour you a coffee once again, run don't walk this weekend to his new spot!

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  1. Thanks for the update. I went by last week but alas it was not open yet. Can not wait to go check it out, have enjoyed what he did at hanks and dark horse.

    1. I had a stellar Americano there this morning. So glad it's in the neighbourhood.

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      1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

        Love it! Had a perfect shot of espresso this morning. It will be my regular stop now. (And what a cute place, too).

      2. unfortunately he is very much out of my way now, when he was at dark horse it was a 5 minute walk from my work, but it won't stop me from going at least once a week!

        1. I've consistently had the best cappuccinos poured by Sam. It truly is the city's best bar none. And I've scoured shops from Crema all the way to Mercury. I'm ecstatic that it's near my work.

          1. i live steps away and since i am not a regular coffee drinker (though i love the taste.. it's more because i don't want to become an addict, and wanna avoid the bad stuff that comes with drinking on the regular), took me awhile before i finally got to try the place. just grabbed a cappuccino and it is DAMN GOOD! will have to sample the espresso and americano next time..

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            1. re: helenhelen

              I think his americano is the best in the city. it takes me more than 30 minutes to walk to there, but i still go once a week to get my fix.

              1. re: tree25

                I keep scratching my head over reviews like the above. I agree that the machiatto at Sam James is perfectly poured. Unfortunately, it does not taste very good. The espresso at Sam James is like the espresso at the vast majority of attractive, funky cafes in Toronto - overly bitter.