Earth to Table: Bread Bar James

4.7
231 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Earth to Table celebrates what is best about food and is trying to shorten the gap between producers and consumer. Bread Bar celebrates and cooks with the seasons. We offer handcrafted food, made with the finest ingredients for people who want a better quality meal. Good Ingredients Matter.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 231 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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AshN
Toronto
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. The food was so fresh. So appreciated the experience.

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Erin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clean, spacious spot with great lighting. Food was fresh and really delicious!! Service was friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend Bread Bar on James St in Hamilton!! I will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best lunch we have had in so long! You get what you pay for, it’s phenomenal. Highly recommend the hummus app and jerk chicken pizza! Will be back.

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SaadK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Got there after a tiring treetop trekking experience, service was on point, welcoming and amazing. Food was terrific and prices are reasonable. I would definitely come back if I am in the area. Unfortunately I am in Milton and don't go to Hamilton much but would recommend to anyone in the area to check them out, well worth it.

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TerryK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at Bread Bar and we were not disappointed. Our server was well informed, attentive and amazing. We tried a variety of items that our server recommended. Everything was so flavourful and unique. You can certainly tell this is a true farm to table establishment. We can’t wait to try their other location in Guelph.

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ChrisE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food, great service, great drinks. Highly recommend!

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RachL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was amazing and the place was clean! Service was disappointing as the patio was not busy at all and it took over 30 minutes to just get our drinks.

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IsabelD
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

TLDR, food amazing, drinks amazing, portions amazing, bathroom mirror amazing, our server Emily amazing! We'll be back!

Making a reservation for four was easier than expected - had to make it several days in advance, which is pretty decent for a place like bread bar. Lots of information was provided on COVID guidelines, how long our reservation would be for etc. They sent a reminder and calendar invitation, which was very nice!

When we got there, our server, Emily was very nice! Super knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. I was worried about a sauce being too spicy and she recommended I get it on the side (idk why I didnt think of that) but thank god she did because I would have probably had a very spicy meal!

The food: Amazing, really impressive portion sizes for the price, whenever I eat at bread bar I always leave with leftovers. My partner and I order a pitcher of sangria wherever we go and most of the time we get about 2 drinks each out of it, but at bread bar we were stumbling home! When you pay $39 for a pitcher of sangria, you get A LOT out of it (it was also delicious). The special pizza was amazing, their food never disappoints. Emily is a beer expert and made great conversation with my friends about their choices.

Experience: By the end of the night, we already had inside jokes with Emily, she was awesome, the food is awesome, the ambiance is awesome - even the bathrooms are awesome. (James location has the most amazing bathrooms with a selfie mirror to die for)/ You might go to bread bar just for the food but you'll leave with an experience!

We paid partially with a gift card and went out of our way to calculate our tip on the total, not the total after applying the gift card just to make sure that we wouldn't under-tip. Emily - from your recommendations to your conversation - you made our night! (ps thanks for letting us know you work weekends, we'll definitely be back soon!)

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WesC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The apple bacon pizza is amazing. Great patio and amazing to see downtown Hamilton bumping on a Thursday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a good meal. Love their pizza.

CM
CorinaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had been to another location a few years ago and went back for the Apple Bacon Pizza. Still amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service etc.

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vipMarcyN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

This was our first time trying the James Street location. The food just wasn’t as good as what we are used to at the Locke Street location. Pizza dough wasn’t cooked all the way through. Forgot the honey on the Bee Sting pizza. Overall the food was just ok.

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iateawookiecookie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Favorite restaurant ever. It is quite loud, and I have a slight hearing impairment, so I find the noise level difficult for communication. Even so, the quality of the food, the service is truly exceptional. Portions are huge, so make sure you are hungry if you go!

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Shan
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, the whole family loved everything!

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K3v1n
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

So many more items on the menu we cannot wait to try...

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KeishaC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really great for lunch and dinner. Portion sizes are quite large and food is very tasty.

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TracyB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This will certainly become a place I will bring my visitors to Hamilton. What an amazing experience. The food was simply divine, server was attentive (but not obnoxious), loved the simple but gorgeous decor. I would eat here every week if I could.

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PeytonH
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food, service and ambiance. Would definitely recommend and go back. Food is seasonal so menu changes as do the seasons which is kind of nice.

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AbbeyD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Carrot ginger soup was incredible, and the service outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

sever was very kind to my boyfriend and i and made our experience very memorable. food was great too

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a wonderful night with my friends! Our server was amazing, the food never disappoints 😍 it was our first time inside and the indoor dining was beautiful, a great vibe!

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Glenn
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Staff were excellent. Atmosphere was very bright and friendly. Service was fast and our server was very attentive to our needs. Food did not disappoint.

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JSLeats
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bread bar has good food, nice interior with good service. I almost always wind up ordering pizza and never have room for the great desserts.

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TiffanyW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was hot, tasty and well displayed. The waitress was engaging and friendly. Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was amazing. My boyfriend and I are both in the service industry and everything from the food and service was 10/10. Thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Came here for brunch on a Saturday morning and ordered the beef hash and bee sting pizza. The bee sting pizza is very unique and tasty. Would love to come back to try other pizza flavours.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good quality and worth the price. Enjoyed the breakfast menu and of course their amazing pizzas. I love that the there is a patio but didn't enjoy the noise of busy James St., but that is to be expected of course!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great experience! Lights dimmed just a little bit more would really improve the ambience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A quick lunch. Food was ok. Nothing to crazy or stand out about the quality and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Was a slow start as it took a while for our server to get to us, but after that service was great. Our server was very sweet. We ordered the burrata (highly recommend), bee sting pizza and el Diablo pizza. We both loved the food. Was very yummy. Patio was nice, occasionally a little loud but nothing crazy. Will definitely go again :)

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RuthY
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quiet on the patio. Attentive service and excellent service. The bread board is a meal in itself. Watermelon and quinoa salads were both very tasty. Need to go back again to try dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good. Such good cocktails too

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vipMenumishap
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was a recommendation from a fellow chef in Hamilton. The staff were wonderful to our 10-month-old. Three of us had pizzas and they were all really good. We loved the pizzas so much that my mother purchased a cookbook so we could try them at home. We also grabbed desserts to take home, which were also really good.
My father had the breakfast sandwich with fries. There was a very generous serving of fries, but he did comment that he would prefer home fries with a breakfast item.

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Areeba
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a great time! Even with the limited menu it was such a pleasure - we ordered a large Cheese Louise with mushrooms added and it was so delicious!
The space and ambiance are among my favourite in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great but we didn’t know we were going right in the middle of the menu change from lunch to dinner so had a very reduced menu. We were celebrating my mother’s birthday so we were disappointed. They should put that on their website. Everything was lovely though, as long as you only wanted a salad or pizza 😜

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LizW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service. Delicious food in much bigger than expected portions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been meaning to try this location for awhile. We usually go to the one on Locke. This location is amazing. Beautiful, spacious and parking (paid) close by. Our server was amazing. We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Reservation was easy through the OpenTable app and it was a weekday evening. Our hostess was very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. Food tasted fresh and delicious, we ordered the bread platter (they are called Bread Bar after all!) for a starter and then a pizza, the umami burger, Mac and cheese and a sumptuous salad for mains and the chocolate brownie dessert. Their selection of craft beers was also very enticing. portions are excellent, we have enough for another meal from the leftovers. Was a treat for our family of 4, 3 of who are vegetarian. We will go back to try their spiked milkshakes and espresso drinks. thank you.

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TimToronto
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

FAQs

Earth to Table: Bread Bar James does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Earth to Table: Bread Bar James also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 522-2999 ext. 2.

Earth to Table: Bread Bar James is rated 4.7 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.