Jimmy's Coffee Kensington Market

Jimmy's Coffee (Kensington Market)

Jimmy's Coffee has emerged from the spent ashes of the Hot Box Café at 191 Baldwin St. in Kensington Market, joining the original and very popular location on Portland.

Walking in, you're greeted with a portico type space with outside benches that will either be used by Jimmy's patrons, market regulars, or pot-heads protesting the change in tenant... if their memories serve them well enough (Abbie Roach has since reopened the Hot Box Café just down the street on Augusta.) Reclaimed wood tables, baroque metal tiling, and a working gas fireplace decorate the new space, giving it a bit of a regal atmosphere. After a working trip to Seattle owner Phil Morrison decided to go with an industrial living room vibe. The back area has book cases filled with leather-bound tomes ranging from the Encyclopedia Britannica to Yves Naud's quirky four part "UFOs and Extraterrestrials" series.

Jimmy's Coffee Kensington

My double shot 12 oz. mocha ($4.00, available from 8-12 oz) was measured at an optimal sweetness with subtle salty undertones from the cocoa powder poured overtop, which blended with the steamed milk to create an opulent tapestry of brown flecks. They actually reminded me of local artist Mango Peeler' s murky coloured oil projections.

Jimmy's Coffee Kensington

Warm, and creamy steamed ciders were just the right sensory experience for a chilly March day. I guess you can steam any drink with the right kind of espresso set-up and barista on hand. Jimmy's will soon be stocking chemex pour over pots and French press plungers. The owners have a strict agenda not to alienate the drip coffee lovers. The dark brew was nutty and earthy with sweet undertones, while the medium was sweet nutty and winey — both equally distinctive ($2.25, minus .25c if you bring your own mug).

Jimmy's Coffee Kensington

Treats from OMG Baked Goodness on Dundas W specialize in the innovative and surreal, like the stuffed breakfast hoagie ($3.50), a ciabatta bun filled with cheesy scrambled eggs, and the home made pop tart ($3.50), a strawberry turnover coated with white frosting and rainbow sprinkles, warmed up under the espresso machine hood, an old trade secret. Their moist vegan mini-cupcakes ($1.50) are also on-hand.

Jimmy's Coffee Kensington

The infamous Hot Box Cafe back patio has been preserved and a skylight has been added, gloriously flooding the space with vitamin D-rich light on sunny days. The familiar trellises have remained intact but upgraded patio furniture will soon be brought in. If you ever visited the former location's washrooms you'd probably remember how bad they were, but miracles have been worked and they've been restored to full functionality with a modern European home aesthetic.

Jimmy's Coffee Kensington Market

Hanging out at the café at the time of my visit were a pair of young blonde German work-abroad travelers, one who had just landed via New Zealand. Carina was ecstatic that the Jimmy's team had crafted a flag from her former home on her latte. So you can expect the same service and community involvement already on offer at their Portland location. Now with even more space, Jimmy's could very well be an open concept venue for local artists and performers. Stay tuned.

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Jimmy's Coffee Kensington

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Jimmy's Coffee Kensington

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  • September 20

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    For more info and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com

  • September 22

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • September 23

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • September 29

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • September 30

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 4

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    For more info and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com

  • October 6

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 7

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 8

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 11

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    For more info and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com

  • October 13

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 14

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00

    For more info and to get tickets, visit sav...

  • October 18

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 20

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 21

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 22

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 25

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 27

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • October 28

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 1

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 3

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 4

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 5

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 8

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 10

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 11

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    For more info and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com

  • November 12

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 15

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 17

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 19

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 22

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 24

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 25

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 26

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • November 29

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • December 1

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • December 2

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • December 3

    Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks.

    What's included?

    8 generous food and drink tastings

    Cost: $65.00 + taxes

    For more info and to get tickets, v...

  • December 6

    Immerse yourself in some of Toronto's best cafés and pastry shops!

    On our "Le Tour de Cafe" food tour, you will wander through the heart of Corktown and Riverside. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of speciality drinks from cafés focusing their efforts on creating an excellent cup of coffee. Indulge in scrumptious pastries and sweet treats as we visit some great b...

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