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Our Jam

Kitten and the Bear artisan jams, preserves and marmalades are made by completely hand, in small, limited batches at our atelier and tasting room at 1574 Queen Street West.  We create 50 to 100 unique, seasonal flavours every year, using a wide array of fruits, including local, sustainably grown fruit whenever possible, as well as tropical, heirloom, and hybrid varieties.  Made in the French confiture style, in traditional hand-hammered copper preserving pans, our preserves stand apart by their exquisite texture, interesting ingredients, and subtle balance of flavours.

Our Shop

Our Shop & Tasting Room

1574 Queen Street West



Wednesday thru Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm

Monday & Tuesday, CLOSED


The ever-changing collection of our small-batch seasonal preserves are available by the jar exclusively from our retail shop, alongside tins of loose leaf tea by Toronto-based Sloane Fine Tea Merchants and 12 oz bags of exceptionally roasted coffee beans by Portland, Oregon-based Heart Coffee Roasters.


At our storefront, we also offer our signature Jam Tasting experience for One or for Two.  This includes our fresh, all-butter scones made in-house from scratch using local Ontario buttermilk, your choice of jam from our current collection, along with Devonshire clotted cream and either precisely steeped Sloane Fine Tea served in vintage china, or manually brewed Heart Coffee.  If you are on the run or have a party larger than 3, all of our scones and jam, tea, and coffee are also available neatly packaged to-go from our Take-Away menu!

 Jam Tasting Menu              Take-Away Menu

* Note, Our space is itty bitty, and thus we can accommodate one party of 2 and one party of 3 guests for a Jam Tasting at any one time.  We do not take reservations.  We bake at multiple points throughout the day to ensure hot-out-of-the-oven freshness.  However, because of high demand, we may sell out of scones at times and due to the nature of any fresh baked item, availability is first-come-first-served towards the end of the day.  We accept cash and Canadian debit only, and unfortunately we do not have a customer washroom.

Throwing your own tea party?  Check out our Entertaining Bundles

To place a pre-order for an Entertaining Bundle, please contact us at 647.926.9711 or mail@kittenandthebear.com no later than 6 pm the day before your requested time of pick up.  Day-of orders are welcomed, however are subject to availability.   Your order is only considered confirmed if you receive verbal/email confirmation that it has been processed.


Your order will be held for a 1 hour window after your requested pick up time.  After that, they are released to our tasting room.  If you are running late, simply give us a call and we will happily hold your order until you arrive.


Our preserves are available at our shop & tasting room at 1574 Queen Street West in Parkdale, Toronto, as well as these additional locations...


Frank & Oak, Café St. Viateur

served at the toast bar at Café St. Viateur inside Frank & Oak’s Toronto boutique, 735 Queen Street West, Toronto, www.frankandoak.com


M Square Coffee Co.

mixed in tasty parfaits using Société-Orignal water buffalo milk yogurt and topped with nutty granola at M Square, tucked just outside the Sheraton Centre in the PATH, 123 Queen St. West, Unit C24, twitter.com/msquarecoffeeco


Ritz Carlton Hotel, Toronto

bespoke, exclusive flavours served at their famous Afternoon Tea service in the DEQ Terrace & Lounge, Saturday & Sunday from 2-4 pm, reservations required, 181 Wellington Street West, (416) 585-2500, www.ritzcarlton.com


Buck 15 Espresso

served at their toast bar atop artisan bread from Boulangerie Hof Kelsten and Boulangerie Guillame with butter from Societe Orignal, 3027 Rue Notre Dame Ouest, Montreal, www.buck15espressobar.com


Bake Shoppe

tucked inside flakey house-made pop tarts and other seasonal baked goodies, 859 College Street, Toronto, www.bakeshoppeto.com



our only retail partner, Maisonette carries a seasonally changing line of our preserves in exclusive flavours, 12 Tank House Lane, Distillery District, Toronto, www.maisonettedistillery.ca


Boxcar Social


on the cheese board at Boxcar Social, 1208 Yonge Street, Toronto, www.boxcarsocial.ca


The Scullery

alongside coffee and brunch at The Scullery bakery & cafe, 200 Carlton Street, Toronto, www.thescullery.ca


Geraldine Restaurant

on the Market Board alongside a selection of cured meats and cheeses at Geraldine Restaurant, 1564 Queen Street West, Toronto, www.geraldinetoronto.com


For all questions, requests for shipping, party favours, and food-service inquiries, you can reach us conveniently through our contact form or by email. We sincerely look forward to hearing from you.

  • Address: 1574 Queen Street West
  • Phone: 647.926.9711
  • Email: mail@kittenandthebear.com