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In the Beantime Cafe

18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
250 245 2305
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Ranked #8 of 31 restaurants in Ladysmith
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Apr 28, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Vancouver Island, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Ladysmith, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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... More

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Vancouver Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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

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Nanaimo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 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,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

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

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Ladysmith, B.C.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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... More

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Ladysmith, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great place to warm up with a bowl of soup... especially on Sundays after a long walk along the trails at Transfer Beach. Parking is free and on a warm day you can sit outside.

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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great breakfast good value for the money. The staff is friendly and very helpfull. Campbell is one of the greatest cooks you have to try his specials. :)

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Nanaimo BC
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great breakfast place and very popular because it is comfortable and feels like home, with sofas and second-hand books too. The food is good, especially breakfast. Good soups and sandwiches too and home-baked goodies.

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Rochester, New York
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160 reviews 160 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Of course the majority of the shops happened to be closed on Sunday of labor day weekend and that lead me to In the Beantime. Looks can be deceiving as this cafe is much bigger on the inside than what you may think just walking or driving by. There's nice decor on the inside and it seems that you'll find... More

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