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About Us

Mulberry Street Coffeehouse opened its doors on August 9th 2010. Since then we have been serving our Hamilton community as high quality coffee slingers,  a unique event space, and purveyors of addictive delicious baked goods.

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The History of Our Building


Our Building was built in 1887 by its original owner, Thomas Allen, a builder by profession.

In 1906 the building was expanded. the commercial space fronting James St. North was converted into a hotel lobby and drinking establishment, and the building commenced its existence as ‘Armory Hotel’. Its main clients of the day were the armed forces officers and their families from the Armory facilities directly across James St. North.

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Original plaster ceiling medallions have been maintained and enhanced in the former hotel lobby i.e where you get your coffee. Check out our original inlaid tile work in the floor of the cafe.

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Mulberry Street Coffeehouse opened its doors on August 9th 2010. Since then we have been serving our Hamilton community as high quality coffee slingers,  a unique event space, and purveyors of addictive delicious baked goods.

mulbs-history


The History of Our Building


Our Building was built in 1887 by its original owner, Thomas Allen, a builder by profession.

In 1906 the building was expanded. the commercial space fronting James St. North was converted into a hotel lobby and drinking establishment, and the building commenced its existence as ‘Armory Hotel’. Its main clients of the day were the armed forces officers and their families from the Armory facilities directly across James St. North.

“Historical

Original plaster ceiling medallions have been maintained and enhanced in the former hotel lobby i.e where you get your coffee. Check out our original inlaid tile work in the floor of the cafe.

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Mulberry News & Updates

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May

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The MacLeans Live at Mulberry


The MacLeans are a musical duo performing around Canada and the United States. They are multi-instrumentalist/multi-stylist musicians with a focus on Celtic/Canadiana as well as original material. Dave (Clarence) and Jack MacLean play a host of instruments including guitar, bass, violin, mandolin, cello, banjo and bodhran. A MacLean performance always has the audience moving, singing and (for those who partake), drinking. The MacLeans are always available to perform anywhere a good time is to be had.
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May

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Taylor Holden & the Law of Averages Live at Mulberry


By definition, the law of averages is a layman’s term supposing that events with the same likelihood of occurrence will even out, given enough tries. Aside from being an erroneous, misleading theory, The Law of Averages are also an indie folk band proudly based in London, Ontario, Canada. Fronted by London's own folk sweetheart, Taylor Holden, this new outfit pulls together Taylor's quirky love stories and infectious melodies, while giving the usually happy go lucky tunes a nice, sharp, edge. Showcasing the honesty + earnesty the songs have always held, they yield a warm yet energetic sound that's guarenteed to pull you off your seat and onto your feet. 2016 was a big year for Taylor. Having shared the stage with the likes of folk powerhouses like the Sadies + Fortunate Ones, the award winning singer/songwriter, recorded her debut album, "Home" with Robert Nation and Kyle Ashbourne and Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness) and took it on her first coast to coast Canadian tour. Topping it off with a sold out album release show, and a sold out Canadian Music Week Showcase, Holden proved that she was on an upward spiral and had no plans of slowing down. After pulling together her new band, The Law of Averages, they took Southwestern Ontario's music scene by storm, opening for Finger Eleven and headlining a sold out show at the renowned Aeolian Hall. Whether they're climbing up charts or into your heart, this group is definitely one to watch out for. You can catch them singing about chocolate milkshakes and chicken fingers as they tour Eastern Canada this Summer and showcase at Summerfolk 42 in Owen Sound. Taylor Holden and the Law of Averages are Taylor Holden, Charlie Weber, Katherine Fischer, and Alex Thoms.
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May

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Matthew Fleming Live at Mulberry


Matthew Fleming is a professional guitar player, composer and educator whose style ranges from jazz, rock, and folk music. His 19 years of experience has taken him across Canada numerous times, throughout the USA and recently into Europe. Alongside his solo career Matthew has been a part of many local acts such as Terra Lightfoot, The Inflation Kills, Hoosier Poet and Don Vail. You can expect to hear a wide range of solo guitar playing including original compositions, jazz standards and pop classics.
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May

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Kate Weekes Live at Mulberry


Kate Weekes is originally from Smiths Falls, the former Chocolate Capital of Ontario.  As the child of folk musicians, she was raised with rehearsals in her living room, Blue Skies Music Festival as her stomping grounds and her father's 'Sunday Night with the Folk' radio show as her sound track.  Weekes attended the Arts Canterbury program in highschool and began to study guitar.  Having written poetry from a young age, Weekes was encouraged to pursue songwriting.  After highschool, Weekes followed in the foot steps of the beat poets and hitch-hiked her way across Canada.    A long-standing love affair with the north drew her to Whitehorse in the Yukon Territory where she spent more than a decade living in a little orange cabin on Squatter's row, writing songs, paddling rivers and mushing sled dogs. Weekes’ debut self-titled album was released in 2007 and is a reflection of her cross-country travels and made her the recipient of the Beth Ferguson Award as well as the Mac Beattie award for songs dubbed 'quintessentially Canadian'.  Collaborative projects followed in 2010 with 'Beneath the Yukon Moon' (a folk and swing album with stride pianist Grant Simpson) and 'Home Sweet Home' (a northern fiddle album with Keitha Clark and Boyd Benjamin).  Weekes has toured twice to perform at the Nanjing Jazz and World Music Festival in Nanjing, China.  She has performed throughout Canada, reveling the connections made in house concerts and small halls. In 2014 Weekes released her 2nd solo album ‘Frost on Black Fur’, featuring contemporary original folk songs that take the listener from the Peel Watershed in the northern Yukon to the remote village of Shaxi in the Himalayas.  The album was reviewed in Canada's premier folk magazine, Penguin Eggs: “…Weekes’ songs add an exotic allure to notions of life in the North with their evocative imagery of frost, snow, darkness, spring thaw and mountain landscapes.”  (Roger Levesque, Penguin Eggs Magazine)    The 2014 album highlights Weekes' drive to explore Canada's wilderness by dog sled and canoe.  Since its release, Weekes has performed at unique venues such as the Canadian Canoe Museum, the Toronto Canoe Symposium and the Vermont Wilderness Paddlers Gathering.  She has performed for audiences of wilderness enthusiasts and captivated her listeners with her colourful stories from the north. In January of 2016 Weekes participated in a musician's winter residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts alongside musicians from around the world.  Weekes deepened her writing practice while collaborating with fellow residents and receiving mentorship from acclaimed songwriter, Stephen Fearing. Kate Weekes continues to perform in a variety of musical combinations, ever evolving as a songwriter and pushing her own musical capabilities.  She can be seen playing in a swing combo, fiddle group, at an Irish session or fronting her own band.  With much anticipation and excitement, Weekes is heading to Norway to work as a dog mushing guide this winter.  A long, dark winter with sled dogs is familiar turf for Weekes and bound to inspire a new body of musical work.
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April

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Dwight & Sue Live at Mulberry


Although Sue and Dwight were born too late to be part of the folk revival of the 1960’s their music embodies the spirit of that time. Both are songwriters whose work focuses on themes of peace, courage, and social justice. At their live shows they share, without pretension, their stories of the prairies, life in the big city, and travels in East Africa. Their warm harmonies, nesting on a bed of acoustic instrumentation, create a warm, intimate and memorable experience. https://www.sueanddwight.com/
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April

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Tragedy Ann Live at Mulberry


“Tragedy Ann are a versatile folk duo who deliver finely crafted and carefully arranged songs with the honesty and enthusiasm of people who can’t help but create and perform. Their songs are sometimes simple and heartwarming, sometimes complex and spooky, and always compelling. If you’re looking for a duo that audiences will fall in love with, you’ve stumbled on the perfect pair.” — Jon Farmer - Georgian Bay Roots Radio https://tragedyannmusic.bandcamp.com/