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Bean is now sadly closed, thank you to everyone who has visited and supported us in the past, very much appreciated.
PRICE RANGE
£2 - £9
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Healthy, Soups
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants
Reviews (186)
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

Recommended by the staff in Pickfords house What a gem of a cafe. Food delicious. As were the drinks. Staff friendly and helpful High recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

As ever this cafe never let's you down!! A true sign of quality is when even the simple things are done well and my choice of a green tea and poached eggs on toast couldn't have been better. My favourite cafe in Derby by a...country mile.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023

Excellent food, excellent value, excellent staff, excellent atmosphere. Great choice for vegetarians and others. Very healthy well prepared food served with a smile.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023 via mobile

Awesome place for a party. Perfect size with all the right facilities and brilliant hosts. Food is fantastic as you would expect from a great cafe. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2022 via mobile

I’ve been meaning to visit here for a long time, after driving past it more times than I can count. The layout inside, has definitely been thought out, with plenty to take in. We decided to go for a hot chocolate with cream, & a...bonfire latte. For food we had a full english breakfast & smoked salmon, with scrambled eggs on granary toast. Unfortunately the visit got 4 stars, due to building being a little cold.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Owner Bean Caffe, Owner at Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2022

Hi Simon, thank you for taking time to leave a great review and fabulous photos, it means so much more when the photos come from a visitor to Bean. Sorry if the building was not as warm as you would have liked, the overhead door...More

Reviewed 8 September 2022 via mobile

We had a family birthday party for 80 people at Bean last weekend. It was absolutely brilliant. Swain and the team could not have worked harder to give us all a fantastic time. They went out of their way to make time for us to...set up; were there throughout the evening working hard to serve drinks and sort the food; and were there the following morning when we returned to collect the decorations we’d put up on the morning of the party. And to collect the refrigerated food we hadn’t managed to eat! The buffet they do is AMAZING - so much of it: buffet for 30 easily fed 80, delicious and beautifully set out. Pizzas they do, also gorgeous. Can’t praise Bean enough- would thoroughly recommend as a party venue - the room and outside space are fab and easily accommodated the singer we hired with loads of space for sitting AND dancing!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

We visited Bean for a friends birthday party , what a fabulous venue , lovely friendly owner and staff , fabulous outside courtyard area too and the Grazing Table set up by Libby was beyond compare ! I totally recommend for a visit either to...the cafe or as a nighttime venue for a special occasion .More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Swain Myers, Owner at Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2022

Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. As a small family run business it really does mean a lot to us.

Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Great place. Went here for a private function. The grazing table was fabulous and there was a great selection of drinks available. The room is a great size for a smaller function with the benefit of an outdoor terrace with seating.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Swain Myers, Owner at Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2022

Thanks for the review Adrian. The room does have a "cosy" feel to it, great for 40-70 people. So glad the grazing table went down well.

Reviewed 28 August 2022 via mobile

Hired Bean Café for a private function. On arrival the room and outside seating area looked lovely. Staff friendly and very welcoming. Everyone commented on how wonderful and tasty the Grazing Table was. Home made pizzas were brought out later in the evening and again...tasted delicious. Would highly recommend this venue for private functions and visiting during the week for their amazing food and drinks.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Swain Myers, Owner at Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2022

So pleased you had a great night, it was great to see so many friendly faces having a great time. Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 17 August 2022 via mobile

Came here for lunch after hearing lots of good things! We wasn’t disappointed. Friendly service,delicious food and great tasting coffee. Very much worth a visit, We will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Owner Bean Caffe, Owner at Bean, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2022

Thanks for visiting and taking time out of your day to leave such a lovely review, as a small independent family run business it means so much to us. See you again soon.

Reviewed 4 August 2022 via mobile

Popped in for a drink on a walkabout around Derby, lovely courtyard to sit outside in and enjoyed one of the Specialty Drinks can be served hot or cold, seeing as it was such a warm day I opted for the cold version of a...Nutella Latte - delicious. Didn’t eat on this occasion but have done before and can highly recommend, great variety all freshly cooked. Great service too.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2021 via mobile

The staff are very friendly and happy! Which makes a great atmosphere! The coffee is also great. The food is okay - good enough for a Lunch Break on a normal day.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021 via mobile

Met by a welcoming team of staff, they were very accommodating for myself and my dog! The food was fresh and tasted fab, the atmosphere was relaxed and the staff were very polite! Would have happily paid more for my food and drink!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 22 September 2021

Bean provided our company with a buffet lunch for 40 people today. The food came in individual boxes for each person and there was a range of meat & vegetarian deli boxes and meat and vegetarian sandwich boxes along with catering for vegan and dairy...free. The boxes and food looked fantastic and tasted even better. Our customers and staff were all very impressed and said how delicious it was. I would definitely recommend Bean for buffets and working lunches.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

I had high hopes when walking inside. The decor is lovely and it's an interesting building with a spacious layout and pretty outdoor area too. The coffees we had were also very nice. However, the food was pretty awful and very expensive for what you...got. I ordered a salad with avocado and onion bhaji. There was about 1/4 of an avocado which was rock hard. The leaves used for the salad had so many mushy gone off leaves in it. The onion bhajis were like those pre made little ones you get cheap from supermarkets. They hadnt even been warmed up - just straight from the fridge packet. The "dressing" was simply a side of mango chuntey which became incredibly over powering and way too sweet after the third mouthful. The portion wasn't a great size either and all this for a whopping... £8. My partner had a sandwhich and found it really dry with not enough filling. The man who served us didn't really seem to understand the menu or how the place worked. He left the drinks and meal trays on our table, which takes up most of the space and is just such an odd and lazy thing to do. Felt like "Here's your drinks, can't be bothered to take away the tray, you deal with it." Definitely won't be returning. Oh, and the toilets were horrific. I'm not sure if that's down to them or the offices which share the building so I won't include that in the rating but yeah, filthy.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Bean is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
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