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The Bean Cafe

American, Organic, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries
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150B 1st St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
360-370-5858
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 48
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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great wait spot for the ferry

Enjoyed a light breakfast here while we waited to board the 8:30am ferry. They even had a TV screen inside the shop that showed the ferry terminal so you could get a head start in moving back to your car. The hot chocolate was excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
dizhydiva
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Woodinville, Washington
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Woodinville, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a light breakfast here while we waited to board the 8:30am ferry. They even had a TV screen inside the shop that showed the ferry terminal so you could get a head start in moving back to your car. The hot chocolate was excellent!

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Bellevue, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Was on a whale watching cruise that stopped at Friday Harbor for lunch. My daughter and I had a great lunch at this establishment.

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Salem, Oregon
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290 reviews 290 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

When your in line for the Ferry, this is a quick place to grab a bite while waiting. Over priced because they know they've got ya, but what we had was good. Premade Breakfast Croissants that they heated up were tasty. Serve yourself for the most part.

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Edmonton, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My friend and I ordered our coffee to go from the Bean and wish we had the time to stay! There was some gluten free options and my decaf soy latte was really good. There were some sandwiches etc. available too. If we had found this place earlier we would have been regulars during our stay! Service was fast and... More 

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Only drawback of this local favorite are the hard surfaces reverberating noise. Necessary to search or ask for its lane way location.

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Kenai, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Gave this place another try and ...much better this time! LOVE the turkey cranberry sandwich! And this is THE place to buy a cookie if you want one. The front counter could still use a lesson in being approachable and appreciating the customer, but I guess when you're in a tourist town, repeat business doesn't matter that much... Atmosphere is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great coffee spot, pleasant atmosphere, friendly service, gluten free pastry options, as well as all the usual coffee shop beverages. Loved the UN-COFFEE heading on the menu, and the art on the walls. A great place for some coffee away from the sun, or they have tables outside for good weather.

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Miami
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My coffee expanded to a cookie - oatmeal raisen. I rarely fall for the cookies, but this one was thick and chewy, not too sweet and really yummy. I wish they had peanut butter cookies!

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Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

While visiting Friday Harbor with our family, we tried this coffee shop for lunch. My husband and I shared a turkey & cranberry panini sandwich that was very good. Along with that he ordered some potatoe salad and I had a bowl of their soup of the day. It was excellent. They were quite busy and forgot to bring the... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I have yet to try the other coffee shops on the island however after trying this today I'm really hoping this isn't what people consider the best on the island. I don't know if I have just been spoiled at home with Forza and Dutch Bros but I would have rather had Starbucks than this :/ I gave them a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150B 1st St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor
  • Phone Number: 360-370-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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