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The Bean Cafe

American, Organic, Café, Coffee Shop, Bakery
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent drinks and homemade cookies

We stumbled upon this cafe by accident. It's tucked away down a little alley of businesses, so thankfully they have a sign out on the street. The white mocha was divine. Their gluten free cookies were a hit with my gluten intolerant husband. I loved their white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
RedAgue
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grants Pass, Oregon
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We just had coffee here before getting on the ferry. The coffees we ordered were really good and not too sweet. Also nice and hot for a chilly morning!!

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Whitney, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Love this place for breakfast - lots of variations of coffee, delicious breakfast sandwiches and some of the most delicious pastries! Easy to get to, window view of ferry terminal and cars in line for the ferry, tables and even a couch. Definitely recommend.

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Tacoma, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stumbled upon this cafe by accident. It's tucked away down a little alley of businesses, so thankfully they have a sign out on the street. The white mocha was divine. Their gluten free cookies were a hit with my gluten intolerant husband. I loved their white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie, it tasted homemade and was soft and fresh.... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The room was full of people guzzling coffee and working their computers. There's a view to the harbor. Our coffee was good. Service is poor-- the barista was grouchy and self-absorbed. Not a particularly friendly spot. They warm up pastries in the microwave, so there is risk of having your sweet goody killed by X-rays. Ours died, but we still... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Eric and his staff are attentive. A good place to meet friends or co-workers for a coffee and treat yourself to a cookie!

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Newbury Park, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great place to grab a cup of coffee and something to eat. Free WiFi. Lots of tables & chairs, as well as a comfy sofa in which to relax. Great place to people-watch!

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Redmond, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Good drinks and food. Clean cafe. Friendly and helpful Staff. Furniture and tables and chairs a bit uncomfortable.

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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Waiting on line to board the 7:50 AM ferry? Look to your left, and there's The Bean. Go in, get a cuppa and a hot breakfast sandwich. You can eat right there and not worry. They have a closed circuit TV showing the ferry dock, so you can see it arrive in plenty of time to scurry back out to... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Bean offers a great cup of coffee, and is located right next to the ferry landing. This provided a nice early morning warm-up while waiting for the boat.

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Friday Harbor, WA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I found that the food here just wasn't very good. Some of the muffins might be fine, but the breakfast sandwiches taste institutional and there aren't any actual stoves where they prepare the food, it's simply heated in a microwave. They're more known for their coffee, but I didn't have a cup.

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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, Café, Coffee Shop, Bakery
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

Questions & Answers

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