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The Bean Bank

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77 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales NSW 2478, Australia
02 56150106
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Only a small joint, and not easy to spot on a rainy morning. But the coffee here is great!! Pros: Convenient parking out front, cosy welcoming interior, friendly service, sensible menu (no bacon - looking after my health) and prompt service. Cons: I prefer bacon on my bacon and egg roll (I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Speers Point, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Coffee was very good and so was the smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. Space is small, only five or six tables, but welcoming and cosy.

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Tintenbar Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Small cafe in Ballina's main street. No special ambience but nice friendly service. Usual cafe menu of salad, quiche, burgers no matter how you dress up the description. My Tossed Salad was all greens and little avocado, walnuts, lentils and tasted too heavily of walnut oil. Pricing is average. Ballina now has plenty of options for a light lunch with... More 

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Speers Point, Australia
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493 reviews 493 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Only a small joint, and not easy to spot on a rainy morning. But the coffee here is great!! Pros: Convenient parking out front, cosy welcoming interior, friendly service, sensible menu (no bacon - looking after my health) and prompt service. Cons: I prefer bacon on my bacon and egg roll (I know that ham is better for me -... More 

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Ballina, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great place to meet up with family, lovely coffee, yummmo raison toast. Met up with my beautiful Niece Nina, a Ballet dancing teacher, in Byron Bay. So proud of her, & great niece Tori, it was the perfect place to meet at the Bean Bank Café. Friendly staff with warm smiles. Seating out side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I love this little Cafe, it's so unexpected, best Coffee EVER, beautiful breakfast, lovely service, it's no joke the best Coffee I have ever had!!!!

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Maryborough, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What a delight to finally find a great coffee shop that actually has lactrose free milk in Ballina plus great light meals. Friendly & prompt service. A real delight. Simple & well patronised by the locals.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The best coffee place I know...and I know a lot of them,..but this is absolutely the beeest ever coffee..and nice deal for brekky bacon and egg roll with coffee...looove this place,..awesome, must try the latte, it's like Italy...but Ballina

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This little café has such good coffee, I am hooked it will be my first stop when next in ballina. I also ordered gluten free muesli with yogurt and fresh fruit yum! The service was great considering the few staff and how busy it was.

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West Midlands
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I ate here today. They are so friendly - the guy recommended a wrap. I like trying new things and this was so tasty. You can walk through the kitchen and eat by the river. The kitchen was spotlessly clean. Lovely staff. Decent price, filling and tasty food. Will certainly return!!

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went to this little coffee house on the Main Street for a late breakfast. Food was fine - we had the bacon and egg roll special. But the coffee was the standout. Service is also to be commended in this place. Decor is very well thought out and it is a place you can relax and hang out in

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 River Street, Ballina, New South Wales NSW 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: 02 56150106

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?