Sam's Place is a cafe and used bookstore, run by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba, where youth find community as they develop employable skills and gain experience amongst volunteers.

We are proud to serve delicious food and beverages from sandwiches, salads and soups to desserts and specialty coffees. Our stage hosts a variety of events, often including performances by talented local and traveling musicians. Bookshelves feature a wide range of categories from Canadian Fiction to Children's Literature to Theology and more.

To find out more or to donate, email us at


Tuesday and Wednesday: 10am - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 9pm

Friday and Saturday: 10am - 10pm

Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

*Please note we may close early on evenings where we have no performances or events booked. 

Sam's Place wishes to thank the following organizations for their generous support of our Youth Program over the past year: 

LITE - Local Investment Toward Employment 

The Winnipeg Foundation

Neighbourhoods Alive! 

Elmwood Mental Wellness Coalition

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation

Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute - Youth in Philanthropy initiative