Located in the heart of St Jacobs, discover a wonderful place to relax, take a breath and re-energize. Have one of our specialty drinks or buy fresh roasted coffee for your travels. You can accompany your choice with locally produced healthy foods that will fill your heart with joy. Our cafe is that perfect place to take a break from your shopping, travels or the daily grind and reconnect with yourself and your friends without the stress of the busy place you came from. Whether it’s on our patio or while sheltering from the elements, you will find a warm place for the soul.
We’ve been roasting, delivering, and serving fresh, fair trade, organic coffee since 1998. Founded by Craig and Amber Hall with the goal of making a difference globally and locally, the name was chosen for a reason: to ‘Equate’ the benefit of drinking coffee, not just for the consumer but for all the people along the way, from our staff who pack and serve it- to the farmers who grow it.
Whether you’re on the go or want to take it slow, Snapping Turtle invites you to step into their cozy, family-run coffeehouse where the aroma of freshly-roasted, responsibly-sourced coffee will embrace you as warmly as the greetings of your friendly barista. Choose from a selection of fresh-brewed coffees, masterfully pulled hot or iced espresso drinks, premium teas, cold drinks and locally baked treats alongside an interesting collection of quality gifts and merchandise. Relax with your beverage on our street patio in plain sight of our ample bicycle parking, then be sure to take home a bag of Snapping Turtle coffee as whole beans, ground-to-order or as recyclable k-cups. Before you leave St Marys, wander neighbouring downtown shops and ride all or part of “The Loop” – a 13km trail among the best natural and historic sites St Marys has to offer including “the Quarry”, Canada’s largest outdoor spring-fed swimming pool!