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“Average to above average 3.5 out of 5”

In the Beantime Cafe
Ranked #2 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Ladysmith
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Ladysmith, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average to above average 3.5 out of 5”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We have been frequenting In the Bean Time for 7 years now. The owners are very nice and very friendly. The premises is old and quaint and feels comfortable. Somehow it doesn't always feel fresh and clean however. A place can be old and at the same time very fresh, with fresh paint and immaculate upholstery etc. I would recommend a constant commitment to thorough cleaning and more frequent re painting. All in all we will continue to frequent the place, because the food and coffee are above average and so are the owners.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Vancouver Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Coffee is wonderful, breakfasts are wonderful, lunches are just as good and the live entertainment is fabulous..a must if you are heading to Ladysmith don't miss it

  • Visited April 2014
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Central Saanich, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Homecooked Meals!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

When we are in Ladysmith, we usually make a point of stopping in to the Beantime for coffee or a light meal. Everything is made right there and you can see into the kitchen the work that goes into preparing your food. They offer a variety of baked goods, hard to resist, and we have enjoyed every meal eaten there, especially breakfast. Even though it is an "order at the front" establishment, Bill usually comes around to check on the customers and makes sure no-one needs a re-fill. A very relaxing environment with comfy sofas around the fire, or stools at the counter as well as tables for as many as you need.

Visited February 2014
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food and coffee”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Everything in the beantime is homemade. Two soups fresh everyday. At least two great specials. Lots of goodies made fresh.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank sharon H
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Ladysmith, B.C.
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great place to be with your friends”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

I go there often after my TOPS class. They will make a half order for you the weigh you like! They are friendly and atmosphere is homey. It is usually full around 11.00 am. Homestyle cooking! Have lots to choose from on the menu, always a special each day. You have to order first and then sit down and they will bring you food to the table. They also have a yummy variety of baked goods! They make a great cup of coffee and they also make there own beans and sell them to the public. All the good stuff people have said, is definately true. They are on facebook also so ck out the menus!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank miara
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