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Saint James Espresso Bar and Eatery

₱₱ - ₱₱₱Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
170 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L1, Canada
+1 289-389-6565
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“avocado toast” (11 reviews)
“short stack” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
170 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L1, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

We visited the Espresso Bar a couple of times, first for a coffee and one of their delicious scones and then for a brunch on a Saturday. Great food and smiling service! We were tempted by the stack of pancakes at the table next to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kaz5904
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I love breakfast and brunch, I came here on a first date after she insisted on it for brunch because they had the home fries. The wait to get a table was definitely worth it. When I eat at places that serve breakfast I judge...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank FueledByBacon
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I'm never displeased with Saint James. Their menu is small but everything is prepared very well. I especially appreciate the bottles of cold water available on each table--so refreshing on a hot day!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tina M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little restaurant on James with a cool vibe. They have a small menu, but you can tell they specialize in those dishes. I had the avocado toast; it was absolutely delicious and creative. Their coffees were also great. Service with a smile. Thanks!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank littlediddy2001
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Headed here for a breakfast out of the city before a day of small hikes. Clean, hip and pleasing atmosphere. It was smaller than I anticipated however there is a large sharing table and tables easily pushed together to accommodate larger groups, as well as...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tasha V
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Tried this spot with my friend that has been here before. She recommended it because she loves their avocado toast. There is a patio outside as well as dining inside. We chose to dine inside.The interior is nicely designed with modern features. Colours of black,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank _Ant0n1a_K
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Looking for a place for breakfast that isn't the usual run if the mill? St. James is a place to check out. Four choices for brunch but all delightful. The salted caramel Short Stack made my my wife's eyes roll in delight. I had The...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Came here for brunch with a "friend" ;) and it was absolutely amazing. The staff, atmosphere and service were on point. The food was absolutely delicious! I would recommend this place for anyone looking to have something different for brunch. Definitely a 10/10 brunch.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank corey s
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Got inspired by the Avocado Toast Table of three next to us - good choice! But also the pancakes and mushroom toast of my company were very good - all served with decorated cappucini by friendly personnel - what a start into the day!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank martin0612
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Been going here for years at this stage and it's always consistently good at brunch. Prices have been steeply rising over the past 12 to 18 months, but I suppose that's a reflection of doing business on James St. (Still though, its over $5 for...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank cbcjock
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 289-389-6565
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