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Bean Fiend Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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194 Algoma St S, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 3B9, Canada
+1 807-768-2326
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Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hard to find Vegan food at Thunder Bay Restaurants, and particularly on a Sunday, but the Bean Fiend stepped up with a really nice Chili. Served up with some City Rye Bread, it wasn't for the faint of heart (spicy wise), but I just loved it. Can't say the same for the almost tasteless Dark Roast coffee though. I expected... More 

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Thank Rink64
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is so neat - great decor and vibes. The coffee and paninis are also awesome. Last time we were there they gave us a free bakery bar and it was also delicious. Only complaint is that it's not open past 5pm and in a city predominantly driven by students you would think the coffee shops would stay open.

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Thank Dlayn
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely barista made coffee. Also has a decent selection of teas. Small but cosy place good for anything from a casual date to having a business meeting. Quite popular with students as a study spot, especially with the snacks and appetisers, and free wifi on offer. They support the local community through a billboard of advertisements, paintings, and use of... More 

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Thank Eoin A
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I was there a few days ago and ordered the grilled cheese. The flavor was awesome and I really enjoyed my meal- great atmosphere and great food!

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Thank Jodie S
Duluth, Minnesota
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This was a cozy coffee shop with excellent coffee and very friendly staff who were eager to provide recommendations on things to see and do as soon as they learned we were from out of town. Free wi-fi and a nice outdoor patio, too! There was fantastic selection and variety of coffee drinks. I would highly recommend the chai tea... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We headed off the TransCanada to find a healthy lunch - and ended up taking "food to go" as it was the best we'd found in days! The staff were friendly, and the coffee was delicious (roasted in BC ironically) We had homemade soup and a muffin for lunch - and ended up with a date square and muffin to... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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)

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Thank HL_333
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Josh W
Minneapolis, MN
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank snickers28
Thunder Bay, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $10
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 807-768-2326
Description
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?