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In the Beantime Cafe

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££ - £££
Cafe, Canadian
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18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
+1 250-245-2305
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Duncan, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a friend here for breakfast. We both ordered the early bird special and I got a pot of mint tea as well. When it was delivered to our table I noticed immediately that there was nothing appealing to the presentation and I was hoping the taste would make up for it. But to my disappointment the sausages tasted... More 

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Thank lilianelockhart
Ladysmith, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, relaxing atmosphere, great coffee and the best cinnamon rolls ever. Will definitely be going back there.

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Thank Chris D
Kelowna
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Hopefully our experience was something out of the ordinary, and it was a bad day for the kitchen. I ordered eggs and hash brown, and when my meal was served, the potatoes were cold. I ate one small piece and advised the waitress who had not even left the table. She took my plate away and advised the kitchen. Almost... More 

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Thank Robert M
Ladysmith, Canada
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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

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Thank William B
duncan bc
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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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!

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Thank Jeff P
Ladysmith, Canada
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15 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.

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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.

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Thank CJ W
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8 reviews
5 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!

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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.

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Thank Alli K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?