the Groggy Toad.

the Groggy Toad is a Fair Trade, Organic, Shade Grown, Bird Friendly and Environmentally Conscious Coffee Shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

The atmosphere is cheerful and carefree, warm, inviting, cozy and a comfortable space for all to enjoy either in solitude or with friends. The space is playfully decorated with contributions from local artists and photographers.

Our baked goods are locally sourced from Stardust Vegan Bake Shop, My Simply Sweet Desserts and Crumbs with some gluten free options available.

Additionally, we provide complimentary wifi to our guests, surround sound music, carefully crafted playlists, a variety of board games, and plenty of outlets for all of your gadgets in a clean and safe atmosphere.

Discover Shade Grown Coffee

The coffee we serve @thegroggytoad is of the highest quality available, the beans are certified fair trade, ethically produced with an environmental conscience and roasted by the family owned and operated Shuswap Coffee Company in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada.

The beans are expedited to the Groggy Toad Coffee House in 48 hours to guarantee a fresh and delicious product. Shuswap Coffee Company sources their beans from the co-operative Café Femenino,

The Café Femenino coffee program is a one-of-a-kind ethical sourcing model committed to ending the cycle of poverty affecting women coffee farmers across the world. Café Femenino provides direct compensation to women farmers, along with the opportunity and resources to enact positive change in their communities and on their own terms.

Our Coffee Values

Ethically Produced Coffee


Organic coffee is produced using sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or other harmful agrochemicals.

Fair Trade

Your coffee selection has the potential for powerful economic and social change. Use your power as a consumer to support Fairtrade as an alternative to the injustices of today’s global coffee and food market.

Shade Grown

Coffee plants are traditionally grown in the shade. The canopy protects the soil from erosion and provides natural fertilizers for coffee plants. This optimal environment allows for the slow growth of the coffee cherry, allowing the flavor to mature to its highest potential. Additionally, the canopy provides a natural habitat for many animal species and migratory birds so they can thrive and coexist with us while we enjoy our love for coffee without negatively impacting their environment.

Book Your Event

Do you want to celebrate a special occasion at the Groggy Toad Coffee House? Are you a Musician, Artist or Entertainer and want to use the space for your performance or show? Please contact us and let’s make that happen for you.

To book an event, use the form below.

the Groggy Toad. Coffee House

the Groggy Toad has something for everyone of all ages, Espresso based coffee beverages, Organic Tea from Teapigs, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Cortados, Flat Whites, Iced Lattes, Epic Hot Chocolates, Mochas, Matcha Lattes, Chai Lattes, London Frogs and several other hot and cold options… We provide a large selection of baking locally sourced from Stardust Vegan Bake Shop, My Simply Sweet Desserts and Crumbs with some gluten free options.

Open Hours

Monday to Friday 8 am – 5:30 pm
12 pm – 5:30 pm


8 Cumberland St S,
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada P7B 2T2