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Tim Hortons in Saint John: A Canadian Coffee Journey

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Tim Hortons in Saint John holds a special place in the hearts of Canadians, and stepping off your cruise ship into the charming City of Saint John, your day of exploration is about to get even better with a cup of their coffee. In this blog, we're not just touring the best coffee spots in Uptown Saint John; we're looking into what makes Tim Hortons a cherished part of the east coast adventure.

Coffee Near the Port of Saint John


Java Moose Coffee Roasters

84 Prince William Street

Local Artistry in Every Cup Just a stone’s throw from the cruise port, Java Moose Coffee Roasters offers a cozy atmosphere and a dedication to quality coffee. Their freshly roasted beans result in aromatic and flavorful brews. From espresso-based drinks to creative specialty blends, this café is a must-visit for those seeking a taste of local coffee culture.


Catapult Coffee & Studio

116 Princess Street

Nestled within a historic Princess Street building, this charming coffee studio offers a serene escape for those seeking specialty coffee and delectable baked goods in proximity to the Port of Saint John. With its expansive couch and inviting fireplace, it’s a haven of comfort, particularly on rainy days, especially during the autumn season. Moreover, the cafe features a delightful selection of handmade crafts, making it an ideal destination for unique souvenirs.


The Art Warehouse Café

120 Prince William Street

Tucked away in the heart of Uptown Saint John, The Art Warehouse Cafe is a hidden gem—a welcoming blend of an art studio and a cozy cafe. Here, you’ll find a warm, artsy ambiance and a team of friendly staff ready to make your visit memorable. Beyond serving delightful coffee and snacks, this unique spot offers a chance to unwind with board games, get creative with art projects, and explore a variety of charming gifts available for purchase.


The Tim Hortons Experience: A Canadian Love Affair


Now, let’s explore why Tim Hortons is such a beloved institution in Saint John. across Canada, and beyond. Founded by hockey legend Tim Horton and businessman Ron Joyce in 1964, Tim Hortons has become synonymous with Canadian culture. Here’s why it’s an enduring favorite:


Community Hub: Tim Hortons has long been a gathering place for friends, families, and colleagues to share moments over coffee and Timbits (bite-sized doughnuts). The welcoming atmosphere and affordability make it accessible to everyone.

Consistency: Whether you’re in Saint John or on the other side of the country, Tim Hortons offers a consistent coffee experience. From Double Doubles (coffee with two creams and two sugars) to Iced Capps, customers can rely on their favorite drinks being just as they remember.

Canadian Icon: Tim Hortons proudly embraces its Canadian roots, often featuring iconic Canadian imagery and sponsoring community events. Its annual “Roll Up the Rim” contest has become a nationwide tradition.

Charitable Initiatives: Tim Hortons has a strong commitment to giving back to communities. The Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation and various charitable

*You’ll find Tim Horton’s in Uptown, Saint John, located at 52 King Street, just minutes from the port.


As you begin your day in Saint John, the city’s coffee scene promises not only a delightful caffeine fix but also a taste of local culture. From the cozy ambiance of Java Moose Coffee Roasters to the artsy atmosphere at the Art Warehouse Cafe, each coffee spot offers a unique experience. And as you sip your brew, take a moment to appreciate the role Tim Hortons plays in Canadian life, embodying the essence of community, consistency, and a love for the simple pleasures of a good cup of coffee.