Robinson Bread Toronto

SJCB x Robinson Bread

COVID-19 Updates

SJCB x Robinson Bread operates on a takeaway only basis. There's a limit of six people inside at a time, masks are required, customers have to line up on distanced X's and you're encouraged to keep your visit brief.

SJCB x Robinson Bread is a coffee bar and bakery in collaboration from Sam James and Patti Robinson.

James is known for his chain of minimalist coffee shops with locations all over the city, and Robinson started out selling her bread and baked goods at Dufferin Grove Farmers' Market, wholesaling to places like Burdock and eventually producing and selling out of Paris Paris.

This space is now her headquarters and dedicated bakery. 

Robinson Bread Toronto

An open concept layout with transparent walls lets customers in on every aspect of production.

Robinson Bread Toronto

The cafe is complete with James' signature steps for sitting on, as well as a mural by Jeremy Jansen.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Visitors can spy on the prepping, preserve and jam production, pastry making and more happening in the modular space.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Robinson is known for her sourdough, which is typically available in several varieties for around $6.50 to $7, including country white, seeded light multigrain, whole spelt, corn, and whole hard red spring sourdough.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Sourdough is available as free form boules or pan-formed loaves.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Focaccia ($10) is available occasionally with a variety of toppings, such as caramelized shallot and tomato.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Croissants ($3.50) are made with organic white wheat and are nothing short of classic - very crunchy and flaky on the outside with lots of thin layers, then buttery and tender on the inside.

Robinson Bread Toronto

If you're lucky, you might happen upon other croissant varieties like hazelnut and jam, a creation made with house cranberry jam and a hazelnut frangipane of sorts inspired by an almond croissant.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Danishes ($3.81) are made with seasonal fruit - today's is a poached quince with a quince glaze and a delicate, slightly floral flavour.

Robinson Bread Toronto

The blueberry corn cake ($3.81) is salty, sweet and dense, made with yellow flint corn and organic whole emmer. The fruit rotates in these as well.

Robinson Bread Toronto

A brown butter financier ($1.90) with pecan and cranberry is naturally gluten-free.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Cookies come in varieties like double chocolate, peanut butter and spelt chocolate chip.

Robinson Bread Toronto

A cardamom coffee cake ($3.57) is made with organic white wheat, organic whole emmer, James' espresso and vanilla, and is extremely comforting dipped in a cup of coffee.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Espresso starts at $3.33, with an upcharge for extra shots, ice or alternative milks. Sam James' own Butter Knife is the default for all espresso-based beverages.

Robinson Bread Toronto

A cappuccino ($3.99) has a toasty flavour with a slight bitter undertone and a silky crema floating on top.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Drip coffee starts at $2.62, made with rotating single origin filter roasted coffees from James' Cut Coffee roastery, which are also available by the bag ($18.50 - $19.50).

Robinson Bread Toronto

Nothing is guaranteed here, so don't come seeking anything specific, or just try to arrive early. Popular items like brown butter cinnamon buns tend to sell out before noon.

Robinson Bread Toronto

Photos by

Fareen Karim


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