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Dec 20, 2011 07:27 AM

Sam James Coffee Bar in the Financial District?!

Walking to St. Andrew station through the Sun Life concourse, I spotted a sign on one of the vacant storefronts: Coming soon Sam James Coffee Bar.

Knock me down with a feather. I never would have expected to see an independent high-end coffee bar in the PATH. But this is good news. I look forward to buying some decent espressos without having to take the TTC to his other stores.

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  1. Ooooooh this is exciting news indeed!

    1. Wow, that is surprising but stellar news indeed.

      1. Holy moly. Smart move on his part. Brand recog (and good product, of course!) will make him a hot sell in the path.

        1. That is awesome news! I get off at King but the Sun Life building is a few short blocks away from my office so I am definitely looking forward to checking this place out!

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          1. re: Sarah_G

            This is indeed excellent news. The spot will be in the PATH, below the new(ish) Earls. Likely to be March before it's open.

            1. re: EarlyDrive

              Tomorrow, June 4. It'll be open at 7 a.m. Yay!

              1. re: EarlyDrive

                Thanks for the tip I just went :)
                Verdict: great addition to the PATH. In addition to coffees they have baked goods and some sandwiches/salads from Delica Kitchen.
                My latte is smooth (I actually would have expected stronger flavour) and my 3-cheese/rosemary muffin has great flavour, if some texture issues. I'm not super close by and I don't often indulge in a $7 coffee break, but I can definitely see trying out the baked goods over time as they have some interesting options (almond butter chocolate chip cookie with maldon, etc).

                1. re: EarlyDrive

                  Thanks for the alert! I've been watching the space develop slowly the past few months. I could see it would be opening soon but never expected it to be this week! Got a latte and almond butter cookie this morning. Just as good as I remembered.