The Freeway is an innovative, non-profit, fair trade coffee house, art and music venue, and community commons that functions as a third place and is committed to re-investing in the local and global community.

The coffee house serves up delicious fair trade coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and cafe mocha as well as an assortment of baked goods.

It’s a place to enjoy culture & creativity.

At the coffee house we feature live music every week. Do you want to see who’s playing? Check out our music page for all our upcoming shows. Do you want to play here? Check out our live music info page

The walls at the coffee house are filled with works of art from local artists. We rotate the art frequently and we would love to help promote your work.

Do you want to see what art is featured currently? Check out the arts section. If you have art that you would like us to showcase send us an email at

It’s a place to get some extra work done.

The coffee house offers free wireless internet access with any purchase. Simply ask one of our baristas for the password

It’s a place for deep community.

There could be no better place in Hamilton to come and simply be in community. We agree with Bono, “sometimes you can’t make it on your own.” We often say that the coffee house is like your living room, only bigger… your life, only bigger. That’s true. It’s really quite an amazing space to come and chat with friends (or meet new ones), read, surf the web, or just plain relax. The coffee house is specifically designed to be a third place.

We also offer community workshops on a wide range of topics from computer and internet basics to art and music to spirituality and faith issues.

It’s a place to try to be good neighbours.

We really care about our community and those that make up our community.Our neighbours are welcome to use our space without the pressure to consume. In addition, we are involved in several community projects which seek to help revitalize our neighbourhood. If you’d like to know more about what we’re doing, drop us a line.