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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 34 restaurants in Ladysmith
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
London, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Central Saanich, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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