Cafe: Jimmy's Coffee
Address: 191 Baldwin St.
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 7 AM - 7 PM, Sun 8 AM - 7 PM
Study Appropriate?: Yes
Stamp Cards?: Yes
Drinks - Soy/Almond/Lactose-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Offers coconut milk
- Customized roasted coffee beans from Classic Gourmet
Food - Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options?: Yes to all
- Offers dairy-free products
- Offers gluten-free muffins
- Offers croissants from La Bamboche
- Offers baked goods from Queen B Pastry
- Offers baked goods from Circles and Squares
Drink of Choice: Cappuccino, $3.25
Back in February, my cousin came back from Montreal to visit. We wanted to have some quality time together so we decided to explore Toronto. Our original plan was to hit up a cafe on Queen St. However, we stumbled upon Jimmy's Coffee when we were going through Kensington Market. We decided to try it out instead because of convenience and I heard some good reviews about it.
Jimmy's Coffee has portraits of all the famous people with the name Jimmy (or variation of it), such as Jim Carrey, Jimmy Fallon, Jimi Hendrix, etc. The owner is a fan of classic rock and Jimi Hendrix, hence the inspiration for the cafe. I thought it was an interesting concept to base a cafe off of celebrities.
The place was full when we arrived and we definitely saw how popular it was. Despite it being full, it was a quaint place, especially at the back of the cafe. They also have a backyard patio for the warmer weather. The cafe sells coffee beans from Classic Gourmet that are repackaged and made specifically for Jimmy's Coffee. Overall, it's a neat coffee shop in Kensington, great for those who loves the original location on King West.