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Bean Caffe

#119 of 460 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Ford Street | Friar Gate Studios, Derby DE1 1EE, England
+44 1332 258318
08:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
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Rye, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went here for breakfast, it was freshly cooked, I had the full English it was one of the best I have ever had. My husband had the eggs benedict which was also very good. Coffee was great and the service was friendly, helpful and good.

Thank JaneThomasDerby
Derby, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Having visited the Bean many times for Sunday brunch we popped along mid week for breakfast. Paid £2.40 to park the car, ordered a couple drinks along with a bacon sandwich and full English; "we don't do those in the week, just on a Sunday, but we do the full English toasted sandwich". Being as that was a full English... More 

Thank fatandfrantic
Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We went for lunch, and I was surprised that it wasn't busier as it really deserves to be. The interior is beautifully done, with a lovely courtyard outside where we sat as it was a lovely sunny day, and thankfully people are not allowed to smoke outside. This is the sort of place I love; great design with excellent food... More 

Thank Susanplus3
Derby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Visited Bean cafe for first time on Sunday what a great place. Light airy & quite quickly. Excellent breakfast with a great choice of small or large plates to suit everyone. Well worth a visit & has added advantage of a car park right next door. Well worth a visit

Thank shelagh c
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

It's hard to find somewhere which is open on a Sunday morning for brunch, but now I know Bean is open I shall be returning. The menu is varied as has many vegetarian options which is great. I don't drink normal milk so had porridge with soya milk, it is rare that cafe's will do this. There are a large... More 

1 Thank Molly A
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

So, what better way to start an idle Sunday than avoiding a bowl of dry muesli by taking a short trip into town to enjoy a breakfast in a place that you've been meaning to go to for ages? Bean Caffe has been hitting the high end of reviews in Derby for a while now and from our experience this... More 

4 Thank Ian B
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Lovely food in a retro cafe. Friendly staff and tasty food. The Macaroni Cheese was piping hot and I enjoyed every mouthful.

Thank emmalouiseh01
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Great smashed avocado and perfectly poached eggs. Good coffee too. Casual, friendly, clean, modern environment. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank NSimmons91
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Popped in to warm and have coffee with the boss !!!! Nice friendly staff Good coffee Funky and stunning venue very industrial

Thank Steve W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Lovely little secluded café, beautiful food (my husband is a vegetarian and was spoilt for choice). I had an amazing beetroot, feta and hazelnut salad - fantastic!

1 Thank Hazel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Cafe, British, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ford Street | Friar Gate Studios, Derby DE1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 258318
Creative. Award Winning. Fresh. Friendly. Local. Freshly Baked. Wifi. Cakes. Coffee. Tea. Breakfast. Lunch. Brunch.

Opened in 2010 this is a large airy space where you can relax, reflect and rejuvenate. Tucked away at the back of Friar Gate Studios with a 'where on earth is it' style illusiveness, we are here to serve those in the know. The coffee is great and the service is smiley!

Our ideal is to create a real feeling of community spirit, a focal point for Derby business folk and local creative's, a place to feel relaxed and a place you'll want to come back to whatever the time of day.
We are open for breakfast, lunch and brunch to knock your socks off.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?