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Bean Caffe

#117 of 459 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Ford Street | Friar Gate Studios, Derby DE1 1EE, England
+44 1332 258318
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went for breakfast and it was lovely, we will return , but it's on probation , my English breakfast although very nice was barely warm enough and if that happens again it will be a sad goodbye because the venue and food is spot on

1 Thank ziggy1Derby
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Came here just for a drink earlier this week with a friend and her baby. Staff were friendly and welcoming and our drinks were lovely and good value for money. We didn't eat, but the menu looked good and we are already making plans to visit again! The fire alarms did keep going off which did scare the baby... But... More 

Thank AMY B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Out with friends and thought we'd give it a try. In a lovely building in a quieter corner of the city centre. Decor and presentation delightfully quirky and staff very pleasant and accommodating. Food mainly burgers but oh what burgers they are! Excellent in every way. Love it

Thank Elaine B
Derby, England
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2015

The snow may have been blowing around outside, but the dish of butternut squash risotto and the quality of service were thoroughly warming. Plus the facilities include high quality WiFi connectivity, to make this just the place to drop in for a cuppa and a bit of on-line activity. You'd expect nothing less after enjoying Bean at FriarGate Studios but,... More 

Thank franc_o_fyle
Derby, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We'd tried to visit the Bean a number of times but found it closed - not open on a Saturday morning and struggled to find it open between Christmas and New Year, so were pleased with our impromptu visit today and finding it open for Sunday brunch. We arrived just as it opened and it felt a very comfortable environment... More 

Thank fatandfrantic
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

Seen this venue from the bus several times, but only got in for a snack yesterday. It's been open for a few months now - and a welcome addition to the ranks of Derby's better cafe's it is! The coffee was very good, and our snacks were good quality and reasonably proportioned. Prices not bad either! Nice atmosphere - the... More 

Thank Stuart L
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

Looking for somewhere for a Sunday breakfast/brunch and after reading reviews, decided to give this place a try. Firstly, be warned if you want to park in the car park outside - minimum charge is £2.40 for up to 2 hours. No 30 or 60 minute options!! The place in new and modern but with some nice decor to make... More 

Thank TJ S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to this new cafe for a snack which was very tasty. The place looks very nice and well designed will definitely be revisiting. There was only one member of staff on duty but this was due to two others leaving early as they were unwell so we felt for the sole member of staff which did a... More 

Thank Pernod0
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic little cafe that is hardly ever used by people 'outside' of the Friar Gate Studios office block. This is a lovely cafe with great breakfast options and a lovely chilled, creative atmosphere. Even the scrambled eggs on toast tastes far better than I can do at home!

1 Thank Robbie J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2014

I have been watching the progress of this place which used to be the Magistrates Court where I used to work. So, have popped in a couple of times in recent weeks and immediately enjoyed the friendly welcoming vibe. Colourful fresh decor and motivated, helpful staff. Have eaten watercress soup and fish cakes - both beautifully presented and delicious. Coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $8
Cafe, British, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ford Street | Friar Gate Studios, Derby DE1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 258318
Creative. Award Winning. Fresh. Friendly. Local. Freshly Baked. Wifi. Cakes. Coffee. Tea. Breakfast. Lunch. Brunch.

Opened in 2010 this is a large airy space where you can relax, reflect and rejuvenate. Tucked away at the back of Friar Gate Studios with a 'where on earth is it' style illusiveness, we are here to serve those in the know. The coffee is great and the service is smiley!

Our ideal is to create a real feeling of community spirit, a focal point for Derby business folk and local creative's, a place to feel relaxed and a place you'll want to come back to whatever the time of day.
We are open for breakfast, lunch and brunch to knock your socks off.

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