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The Bean Counter Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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#108, 6996 Island Highway, Bowser, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-757-9565
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We've so enjoyed visiting the Bean Counter with friends and family in the past. Food and quality has always been excellent. What a bummer when we visited today to see if new management were keeping it the same. Poor display, and appearance of baked goods, we had 2 panninis, mine was almost cold and both had a thin sliver of... More 

Thank BaRose
Vancouver Island, Canada
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Went out for a drive on a sunny Sunday afternoon to check out a mall in Bowser that friends had told me about with the Salish Sea Market and Bean Counter Cafe. I was well past lunch so went into this adorable cafe. Pleasant server. Daily specials and menu items easy to read. Served at counter but brought out to... More 

Thank patriciae648
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Last Friday after our group walk ( 20) . We had great fast service. Friendly help and I recommend the sweets with coffee.

Thank Magdalena G
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2016

My Dad lives in the area here. Daily he comes with with his group of friends for coffee. I came with him. Friendly group of friends, everyone passing through, and friendly people working here. Theres a good selection of baked goods and edibles. Coffee is good and hot. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a cup of... More 

Thank Russfest
Vancouver Iland, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 17, 2016

This cafe is a great place to go for lunch or a cup of coffee with friends who just want to meet up with one another. The food and service are both very good and everyone is friendly there.

Thank gptaylor
Bowser, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

quaint atmosphere, good coffee variety and teas. Great place to go with a friend for lunch or just go out for coffee or tea!

Thank Flemings2011
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638 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to the Bean Counter Cafe for a caffe latte and a cappuccino. The coffees had deep flavour and were very hot (a good thing). We also had a large and gooey Rice Krispie square. It was tasty. The coffeehouse has a very nice environment with lots of seating. We will definitely return.

Thank Golferboy18
Bowser, Canada
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Patronized by locals and visitors alike. Proprietors are friendly, hospitable, prompt and the food prepared onsite is very tasty.

Thank Susan012014
Bowser, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This small imtimate cafe is the idea place for a coffee/snack/lunch break. The service is quick and the atmosphere just what you need when taking a rest on your trip.

Thank William L
Bowser, Canada
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Had a latte and the most delicious roast chicken sandwich with cranberry sauce. It was served on thick slices of a yummy, grain bread. Also had a cup of pumpkin ginger soup. Awesome!

Thank lindylover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: #108, 6996 Island Highway, Bowser, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Bowser
  • Phone Number: +1 250-757-9565

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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?