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The Bean Cafe

American, Organic, Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, 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

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun spot to get a cup . . .

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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Grants Pass, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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113 reviews 113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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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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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?