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In the Beantime Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Cafe, Canadian
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18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
+1 250-245-2305
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Ladysmith, Canada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the community gathering places! Very friendly staff, and local art on the walls (various artists and groups display there)

Thank William B
duncan bc
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I found this hidden gem recently, they have great breakfasts and good lunches at a reasonable price. Their "goodies" to go with a coffee are varied and delicious. The decor is down home in the best way. All the locals go which is always a good indicator.

Thank yellow666
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Beantime 4 or 5 times in the last year and each time I mean to write a review as the service & quality have been excellent. Simply great food & great service!

Thank Jeff P
Ladysmith, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I ordered a cranberry cake. It was hard to even push a fork through and tasted like maybe last week it was fresh even the icing looked ancient . I will definitely avoid their desert display.

Thank Patricia916
Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I don't drink coffee or tea but my husband seems to love it and he is coffee picky. We even had to go back on another day and get him another cup (when we were normally just hitting up anywhere we could). really cute inside too.

Thank CJ W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The coffees are great, locally roasted. The salads are healthy and have a lovely variety of greens, fruit and cheese. The cinnamon buns on the weekend are amazing and possibly even better than the local bakery! This has become a regular stop for us when travelling through the region for morning coffee!

Thank Heather M
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to have a coffee and while away an hour or two. Great entertainment nights too.

Thank Alli K
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I will often drive to this place in Ladysmith that is only a 20 minute AT MOST drive for me from my home near to Nanaimo's Old Quarter for a cup of coffee (or more) to experience it's ambiance.

Thank Mark J
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The cafe had fairly good food. Place was clean and quaint. Had to order food up front but then they brought it to the table for you.

Thank Patrick K
Vancouver Island, Canada
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The service might be slow (because they're so POPULAR!)... but we're all on island time so chill, look at the art, edit your cell photos, check out a few neighbouring shops or read the book that you should carry everywhere for just such moments. The fresh roast coffee is the best you've had all week, the breakfasts are hearty, sandwiches... More 

Thank sparklemarilyn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-245-2305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?