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Bean Fiend Cafe

Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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194 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3B9, Canada
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only frequent a few local coffee shops in Thunder Bay. The Bean Fiend Cafe is my go to place for a "Red Eye" "Expresso" and "Late". It also serves really good food (salads, sandwiches, soups and sweets). A great place to do work, meet with colleagues and relax (out on the patio)

Thank HL_333
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

WOW!! If you are anywhere near Thunder Bay Ontairo Canada, go here and eat lunch. Seriously, you owe it to yourself. This was the best soup and sandwich lunch I've ever had. My wife had a grilled cheese and peasant soup, I had the Chicken and Brie grilled sandwich with the peasant soup. They offer hit and cold sandwiches. Simply... More 

Thank Josh W
Minneapolis, MN
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

A great place for Vegans and non-Vegans. Very friendly staff and owner is highly personable. The coffee is also amazing! Love everything about this cafe and wish it was where I live too!

Thank snickers28
Thunder Bay, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Recently I had lunch at the Bean Fiend Cafe. The Chicken, Brie, Spinach and Apricot jam sandwich was delicious . Along with my sandwich I had a great cup of coffee. The atmosphere is nice and the service was great. I look forward to returning to this cafe soon

Thank Beverly W
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch with my nephew after his HS exam. I ordered a latte and had the roasted chicken sammy. For a place called The Bean Fiend, to be honest, the latte wasn't great! Loose foam with big bubbles. I wanted it to be silky and luxurious but it was no better than I could make myself. I will... More 

Thank Jeff B
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the Toasted Turkey and Chicken & Brie sandwich. We thoroughly enjoyed our food, experience and the overall atmosphere. They were by far the best sandwiches we've ever had and will be sure to have us coming back for more :) Keep it up Bean Fiend staff!!!

Thank Elaine M
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We found this little gem on our roadtrip looking for a neat coffee shop in Thunder Bay. And that's just what we found. The small café has a warm atmosphere, the staff was friendly and interested, asked us about our journey and the large latte was done with four shots without extra charge, just cause they were nice. And it... More 

Thank woody_wooden
Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

I have been here several times and have always been impressed with the food, customer service and the quality that the Bean Fiend offers. Today I ran in to pick up soup for a co-worker and I. The service was quick and friendly. The owner is quick to address any concerns and issues and is a true community advocate. This... More 

Thank Rachel S
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I'm sitting here using the Bean Fiends free wifi to write this review. I had some time to kill before my flight and thought I could get some work done if I could find a place to hang out for a while. How lucky that I stumbled on the Bean Fiend! I first got a very nice cappuccino and nursed... More 

Thank Booonvacation
Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Friendly place and even though there was a small line the staff took the time to talk with us hearing we were from out of town. We enjoyed a latte and soy chai plus the grilled cheese sandwich. Warm ambiance in the cafe, would be lovely to sit in for a while, as it was we took our order to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $10
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: 18077682326
The Bean Fiend Cafe is a fun and casual cafe and lunch spot that focuses on simple but premium fare for discerning tastes.
All baking is done in-house and there is a wide selection daily.
Soups are all gluten free and homemade. Two available daily from Fall to Spring. (one in summer)
Grilled Sandwiches on offer for any palate.
Limited kids' menu.
Coffee supplier: Oso Negro Coffee, Nelson BC
Tea Supplier: Silk Road Tea, Victoria BC
Bread Supplier: City Bread Rye, Winnipeg, MB

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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?