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In the Beantime Cafe

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Cafe, Canadian
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18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
250 245 2305
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Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places to have a coffee and while away an hour or two. Great entertainment nights too.

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Thank Alli K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I will often drive to this place in Ladysmith that is only a 20 minute AT MOST drive for me from my home near to Nanaimo's Old Quarter for a cup of coffee (or more) to experience it's ambiance.

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Thank Mark J
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe had fairly good food. Place was clean and quaint. Had to order food up front but then they brought it to the table for you.

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Thank Patrick K
Vancouver Island, Canada
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service might be slow (because they're so POPULAR!)... but we're all on island time so chill, look at the art, edit your cell photos, check out a few neighbouring shops or read the book that you should carry everywhere for just such moments. The fresh roast coffee is the best you've had all week, the breakfasts are hearty, sandwiches... More 

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Thank sparklemarilyn
Victoria, Canada
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was impressed with the decor and ambiance of the place, but the staffing left a lot to be desired, even though the food was good. I didn't like seeing piles of plates on empty tables while I ate. It is nice, but I had mixed feelings about the cleanup crew, as one of the staff was on her device... More 

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Thank Kerrista
Ladysmith, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening full of live music, great food and gracious service! Loved it all! So many people came to share this amazing evening with us. The place was rocking!

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Thank Josephine D
Black Creek, Canada
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Just looking for a good cup of coffee, theirs is delicious, we had just eaten breakfast, otherwise would have indulged in one of their yummy looking treats.

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Thank butler52
Russell, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This was an excellent place for coffee and a quick lunch. It had a nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Thank Ellen K
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Great breakfast, lunch, café for meetings, snacks, coffee or a meal. Terrific service and delicious food.

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Thank Sean W B
Ladysmith, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Friendly service nice teas and coffees. Yummy breakfasts and homemade goods. Great place to sit and visit with friends

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Thank denise h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: 250 245 2305

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