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The Bean Cafe

American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Café, Organic
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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/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic breakfast cafe!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
CarolK09
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Whitney, Texas, USA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Whitney, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
111 reviews 111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
319 helpful votes 319 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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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Hooksett NH
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153 reviews 153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited four mornings here while we were staying in Friday Harbor. The coffee is outstanding along with various pastries and delicious oatmeal. The servers were all very friendly and responsive. By the second day they knew us!! We heard that their lunches are great too.

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