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The go-everywhere medium messenger bag.

8.5 liters / 520 cu. in.

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TLDR

The Medium Café Bag is our timeless crossbody bag with a distinctive asymmetrical flap that is designed to help you carry and organize your everyday gear. Like the name says, this bag is perfect for any trips to the café, whether for work or just to chill with a cup of coffee, but this bag is also ideal for daily use and travel. 

  • Perfect for an iPad Air, water bottle, and small journals and books
  • Main compartment with 4 organizer pockets and 3 O-rings
  • Front zippered pocket to secure important items
  • Slanted open-top pocket in the back for quick-access items

Think the Medium Café Bag is too small for you? Check out our Large size Café Bag. Want to size down? Check out our Small size Café Bag. 

Full Description

Main Compartment

Under the asymmetrical flap is an open-top main compartment. It's a good space for a medium-size tablet, e-reader, books, water bottle, or foldable jacket.

On the front interior wall, you'll find four organizer pockets. One of the pockets is sized to fit your iPhone or a Nik's Minimalist Wallet and the three other pockets are sized for pens.

The main compartment has three O-rings, with an 8" Key Strap attached to one. The Key Strap is useful for tethering on your house or car keys as well as our organizers, such as the Cubelet or Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch.

Front Zippered Pocket

On the front exterior of the main compartment, behind the asymmetrical flap, there is a zippered pocket that spans the width and height of the bag. Inside you will find one O-ring. It's an ideal pocket for storing items that you want to keep extra secure, like your wallet, passport, or other small items. It closes with a #8 YKK zipper.

Slanted Slip Pocket in the Back

The back of the Medium Café Bag has a slanted slip pocket, under a handy grab handle. It allows for easy storage and quick access to papers, phone, a small notebook, and anything that is relatively flat.

How to Carry the Medium Café Bag

The Medium Café Bag is designed to be carried as an over-the-shoulder crossbody bag. It comes with a sewn-on 1.5" shoulder strap made of high quality U.S. webbing produced specifically for us.

Please note: Because it is sewn on, the strap cannot be swapped out for another shoulder strap. From our experience, the 1.5" shoulder strap is sufficient for a bag of this capacity.

Small, unobtrusive webbing loops on the left and right sides of the bag allow you to add an optional removable waist strap to the Medium Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body while you're riding a bike. 

What's Included

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

What's Optional

Freudian Slip

Love organizing and want even more pockets? The Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip can add 11 additional organizational pockets to your bag. One side of the Freudian Slip has a zippered pocket and two open-top pockets, one in expandable mesh; magazines, an iPad or iPad Air, papers or notebooks fit great in those pockets (they’re a bit small for file folders). The other side has two open-top mesh pockets that can fit bulky stuff: snacks, power supplies, and charging cords. Above the mesh pockets are four pen slots and one tools/flashlight pocket; there’s also a pocket for a phone, big or small.

10A Cache

The 10A Cache is sized for iPad Airs / Pros and will provide your tablet with extra protection. Put it inside the Freudian Slip or directly into the Medium Café Bag.

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach a hip belt to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the back side of the Medium Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body when you're riding a bike.

Under the asymmetrical flap is an open-top main compartment. It's a good space for a medium-size tablet, e-reader, books, water bottle, or foldable jacket.

On the front interior wall, you'll find four organizer pockets. One of the pockets is sized to fit your iPhone or a Nik's Minimalist Wallet and the three other pockets are sized for pens.

The main compartment has three O-rings, with an 8" Key Strap attached to one. The Key Strap is useful for tethering on your house or car keys as well as our organizers, such as the Cubelet or Ghost Whale Organizer Pouch.

On the front exterior of the main compartment, behind the asymmetrical flap, there is a zippered pocket that spans the width and height of the bag. Inside you will find one O-ring. It's an ideal pocket for storing items that you want to keep extra secure, like your wallet, passport, or other small items. It closes with a #8 YKK zipper.

The back of the Medium Café Bag has a slanted slip pocket, under a handy grab handle. It allows for easy storage and quick access to papers, phone, a small notebook, and anything that is relatively flat.

The Medium Café Bag is designed to be carried as an over-the-shoulder crossbody bag. It comes with a sewn-on 1.5" shoulder strap made of high quality U.S. webbing produced specifically for us.

Please note: Because it is sewn on, the strap cannot be swapped out for another shoulder strap. From our experience, the 1.5" shoulder strap is sufficient for a bag of this capacity.

Small, unobtrusive webbing loops on the left and right sides of the bag allow you to add an optional removable waist strap to the Medium Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body while you're riding a bike. 

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

Freudian Slip

Love organizing and want even more pockets? The Medium Café Bag Freudian Slip can add 11 additional organizational pockets to your bag. One side of the Freudian Slip has a zippered pocket and two open-top pockets, one in expandable mesh; magazines, an iPad or iPad Air, papers or notebooks fit great in those pockets (they’re a bit small for file folders). The other side has two open-top mesh pockets that can fit bulky stuff: snacks, power supplies, and charging cords. Above the mesh pockets are four pen slots and one tools/flashlight pocket; there’s also a pocket for a phone, big or small.

10A Cache

The 10A Cache is sized for iPad Airs / Pros and will provide your tablet with extra protection. Put it inside the Freudian Slip or directly into the Medium Café Bag.

Gatekeeper Hip Belt

Attach a hip belt to the unobtrusive webbing loops on the back side of the Medium Café Bag to stabilize the bag against your body when you're riding a bike.

Materials

Zippers

1x #8 YKK coil zipper (front pocket)

Shoulder Strap

Nylon webbing shoulder strap and handle

Components

Duraflex®, Nexus, and Woojin buckles and related components

Specs

Dimensions

10.4" x 11.8" x 6.3" / 265mm x 300mm x 160mm

Weight

14.5 oz / 410 grams

Volume

8.5 liters / 520 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Strap Length

1.5" / 38 mm shoulder strap extends to 54" / 1.3 m

Total O-Ring

 4 (3 in the main compartment; 1 in the front zippered pocket)

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 459 reviews
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459 reviews
  • Mike M.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Comfortable, Thoughtful Design
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Comfortable, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect size for my “man purse” especially while on a knee scooter!

    I’ve had several foot surgeries over the years, and had not found a good way to carry wallet, phone, pad, etc. while having to use a knee scooter for 5-6 weeks each time. Backpacks proved awkward, the two Filson satchels too heavy/awkward. Having enjoyed a good experience with a TB Synapse 25 some years ago, I returned to the TB website.

    I found several possible bags and settled on the Cafe Bag plus Freudian Slip, and it carries everything I want, with aplomb. Items I carry: iPhone, iPad, 12 or 16 oz water bottle, pens/pencils/markers, multi-tool, flashlight, notepad, and misc. “stuff.”

    For short runs I can hang the bag by the back look on scooter handlebars, for longer I loop the strap over my shoulder for cross carry. (A PT guy I saw complimented me on my “murse,” and I naturally had to ask if it was a contraction of “man purse…."

  • John Z.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size, Versatile
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love my first TB bag.

    Perfect size for throwing all those things together and not having to weighing pockets and hands down. Was able to fit my small Surface laptop in and a small water bottle, lightweight shirt on chilly days on the town. I added a padded sleeve from an old messenger bag. Perfect for travel and flights as I also could bring a small backpack as my personal item but really didn't need to.

  • Fred F.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size
    2 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for EDC

    The Medium Cafe bag is the perfect size to comfortably hold daily carry needs. Large enough to also carry a tablet and chargers. Outside pockets in back and front with the front having a zipper make it an all around great bag.

    Highly recommend.

  • Barbara B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Other
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Unique
    3 months ago
    Bought For Other
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, High Quality Finishings, Unique
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Citizen Forester tool kit bag

    Since purchasing my first tote on 2nd avenue, I knew I would find the perfect water proof bag for our Citizen Forester tools at Tom Bihn. We are less likely to but down the bag on the forest floor with the cross body. We work rain or shine mapping trees so function, durability and waterproof are the main pluses. Also not too small or large. Fits a clipboard and an ipad. If Tom Bhn was on Guam our USFS would purchase 4 more today.

  • Sarvenaz S.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Good Storage Size, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile
    5 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Good Storage Size, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Perfect size to hold gear for a whole day out

    I have the small cafe bag as well but wanted the medium so I can fit some bulky/awkward items (including a large, rigid sunglasses case that made it hard to fit extras in my smaller bag). I could fit a few more pens, but what fits in my bag: headphones in case, book, notebook, sunglasses in case, small zip pouch, wallet, keys, regular and large Baggu, pen, hair clip... I could probably have squeezed in a few more pens and maybe a beanie or other soft item across the top, but this is the actual contents of what I had today. After watching 'Land of the Lost' as a child I feel the need to be somewhat over-prepared in case I suddenly find myself living among dinosaurs so I have all the essentials -- lip balm, a tiny flashlight, and disinfecting wipes.

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