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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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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
Beantime, Bean there!!

For people passing through Ladysmith and looking for a quick place to have a meal or grab a good cup of coffee this place is awesome. Good food, good pricing and a great atmosphere and only half a block off the highway on High Street.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Alan H
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Ladysmith
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English first
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The tables were dirty and uncleared when we arrived. The coffee and tea selection was good. The Cappuccino served was well done with actual froth for the milk instead warm milk like many places. The barista did not communicate well as to whether we sit down after ordering or she delivers it to our table or we have to wait... More 

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Ladysmith
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

For people passing through Ladysmith and looking for a quick place to have a meal or grab a good cup of coffee this place is awesome. Good food, good pricing and a great atmosphere and only half a block off the highway on High Street.

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Aldergrove, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Coffee bar, bistro. Excellent food. They built us a custom panini. Good service and nice atmosphere. They even made a good decaf Mocha.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

we headed to ladysmith from victoria, and walked through town until we found a place that looked nice to eat. My friend had the Ruben and I had a 'white death' cinny bun and loved every bite!

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What sets this cafe apart is the food. It has become our "go to" spot on trips to and from Nanaimo. Not a large but varied and totally adequate menu, prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly. Older building with charm. No mobility parking out front but I don't recall any steps inside or out. My 95 year old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our hotel offered us breakfast there as part of our stay and I am so glad they did. We continued eating there for breakfast for the rest of our stay . Excellent!

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Chemainus, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Large variety of food and drinks. Too noisy and too small for elderley people and a wee bit uncomfortable to sit. The food was overpriced I thought and the coffee was cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This little coffee shop is located in a building that was once a bank. The cooler is the old vault and you can always bank on a friendly smile from the staff and a great cup of coffee along with fine food and tasty treats. A great location to meet friends for coffee. Sign up for their newsletter and you... More 

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Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Everything is great from the food to the staff. Lots to choose from and everything seems very fresh. Even live music on occasion!

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Duncan, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat on a Sunday afternoon in the winter and stumbled across this little gem. Nice and bright inside, we enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was fresh and tasty. Not a huge menu, but a little something for all taste. The coffee was excellent and so was the service.

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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: Cafe

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