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We walked over on a Sunday morning to find plenty of seating. We ordered chai tea and a cappuccino. Both were piping hot. We sat at a window seat surrounded by used books to view or buy. The selection of books was impressive and prices...More
Stopped for coffee our first afternoon in Victoria. The combination of coffee shop and bookstore always draws our attention. Even though we weren't looking for more books--we had brought our own--sitting among the stacks is always nice. Lattes were very good and the staff was...More
Honestly, this review is less about the coffee or food, and more about the ambience. I only stopped in to get a mocha, but I ended up wandering around while waiting, and I'm glad I did.
The coffee shop adjoins a book store, and the...More
On my first day (Sat), I felt sorry for picking nearby Starbucks for my beans-fix. So, I made a point of walking five blocks to James Bay Coffee and Books on Sunday. I was there 35 minutes after their opening time - door closed, not...More
Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Robert K
kim w, Owner at James Bay Coffee and Books, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018
Hi Robert K.
I'm sorry for your recent experience.
We did open late on Sunday.
Our opening barista had a ligitmate home emergency.
She got there as soon as she could, and she also contacted me and I went in and took her place for...More
Across from James Bay Square a few blocks south of the Legislative Buildings. An easy walk.
Coffee shop has a few outside tables and chairs on sidewalk and some seating inside amongst shelves of books. Enjoy coffee drinks, pastries, sandwich food. Nice place just to...More
A great range of older books to browse through together with quite a few vinyls. Conveniently located close to the Gingerbread B&B we stayed at this became halfway house on our return from Victoria CBD . Only disappoint was the Cappuccino's Style is different than...More