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In the Beantime Cafe

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18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
250 245 2305
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cozy place

we discovered this coffee "by accident" and were absolutely pleased by the kindness of its owners, the service and the product. Even special requests as lactose free milk were taken into consideration. The menu is handwritten on the blackboard and proves orginality. Definitely a place to go when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
ThomasRi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

we discovered this coffee "by accident" and were absolutely pleased by the kindness of its owners, the service and the product. Even special requests as lactose free milk were taken into consideration. The menu is handwritten on the blackboard and proves orginality. Definitely a place to go when in need for a nice cup of coffee

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Ladysmith, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

excellent food and coffees. atmosphere is cozy and friendly. Excellent location close to the main street with some great little shops and a fabulous bakery just steps away.

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Ladysmith, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This small out of the way is the best coffee roaster and grinder.The coffee even tastes as good as the aroma of fresh roasted coffee. Menu selection is great. Try avoiding rush time as space is limited

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is our coffee stop now on our trips up-island. Always good coffee, a great bakery display (although no GF when we were there) and the menu is pretty extensive. The food takes a while to prepare, but it is fresh, very tasty, and there is lots of it. Their GF bread, baked on-site, is the best I have ever... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Love there freshly brewed coffee..a small place but they have variety of menus.I love the smell of there freshly grounded beans every time you go in to there shop..a cozy place to go.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have stopped in several times, mainly for a coffee and muffins, but this day I decided on a breakfast. I was not disappointed,the scrambled eggs were cooked correctly,lots of homemade panfries in stead of those awful frozen cubes… and wonderful coffee, and a muffin to go, around $10.00, what a deal!! Of course, having a newspaper to read made... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you are tired of the monotonous menus of fast food chains, check out the Beantime in Ladysmith. Easy access if you're heading south on the Island Highway; it's just a half block up High Street which intersects with Highway 19. The coffee is freshly ground on site, the food is made in their kitchen, the bread is home-made, and... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a lovely seat on the street in comfy chairs while enjoying coffee and a HUGE cinnamon bun (I mean REALLY big). Wonderful staff. There's always a nice bucket of water available for a thirsty dog. Ours appreciated the refreshment.

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Parksville, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited to have lunch meeting. Roast beef sandwich on whole wheat bread was delicious and filling - lovely bread - but I'm not fond of nacho chips. Would have been nice to have maybe small green salad or potato salad offered or, if one wants to avoid cutlery, good quality Kettle potato chips. The restaurant was busy at 11:30 but... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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84 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

It was a busy morning when we went into the cafe...the only table available was by the door, not a good spot on a cold day. Th service was good, freindly and familiar . Coffees and pastries were lovely, food seems to be homemade. They also do lunches and live music nights. Overall quite pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: 250 245 2305

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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