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“Great food and atmosphere”
Review of Bean Caffe

Bean Caffe
Ranked #134 of 587 Restaurants in Derby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: British, Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

Really enjoyed a brunch there with a friend. Friendly staff and well prepared food, well worth visiting this hidden gem!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Matt H
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Sarah P, Owner at Bean Caffe, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Hi! Thanks for your great comments about our cafe! So pleased you enjoyed lunch with us. There seem to be a few reviews recently, saying how we are hidden away.....we are here for those who search us out....... People are surprised when they do find us ...We aren't really your usual cafe, we have a great open space and have homemade lunches, more bistro style than cafe style maybe. I'm sure we shall see you again soon. Thanks again for the review.
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Jupiter, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent find”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch yesterday, the goat cheese tartlet was wonderful, kids loved it... My husband had the fish finger sandwich, clean and friendly and excellent food

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank boso2125
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Sarah P, Owner at Bean Caffe, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
We are welcoming when you do find us and we love to see new faces here. And our best welcome is always a homemade lunch! You had my favourite....goats cheese tart, freshly baked.......and everyone enjoys a fish finger buttie! Thank you for review and we hope to see you again soon.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great brunch- go for the more unusual dishes”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I don't know how this place wasn't busier! It's really clean and nicely decorated with very friendly staff who look after you well. We went for brunch and I had Derbyshire pyclets with eggs and bacon. I'd recommend going for the more unusual and local stuff on the menu like I did - eggs benedict is great but there's only so much it can differ from other places. The coffee was really nice too and the outside terrace was good in the sunshine.

Overall probably the best brunch in Derby and I'd definitely return.

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1 Thank JodieCo
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Sarah P, Owner at Bean Caffe, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Hello and thank you for your review, it's so great when customers take time to post a us lovely comments in today's busy world! So pleased you found us....we are most definitely tucked away, but we are here for those in the know! Share us with your friends and family! Brunch is a busy but relaxed affair in the cafe, menu to suit all tastes we hope! With the summer the way it is at the moment the garden is every ones favourite spot! It's so quiet and sheltered.....a tiny oasis in the city centre!
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Very disappointing brunch”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

They just about manage to overcome the nasty corporate catering furniture. But brunch wasn't good. Great to see oatcakes on the menu. But mine didn't come with the cheese as described on the menu but with poached eggs. Hard poached eggs. Hard!!! My berry smoothie was blended with ice and slushy. So, not really a smoothie. And coffee not good.

Visited May 2014
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Sarah P, Owner at Bean Caffe, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
We are an independent cafe tucked away in Friar Gate Studios. Three years ago we started a new business in a sad and rather empty building. We had very little money to spend but with sheer determination, lots of passion and plenty of very hard work we have grown our business & our reputation and breathed life and built a community in the heart of Friar Gate. We deliver locally sourced fresh food without additives, made mostly here in our little kitchen. Our coffee is Fairtrade and triple certified and very popular with regulars, so much so in all this time we have never dared to change our beans! Sorry you didn't like the coffee or the tables & chairs. We had to stick with the furniture that was here when we opened, but we are ready for a revamp now we agree. It takes time to build a business and we try so hard to ensure we deliver service with a smile and a chat & love to make customers feel welcome and happy with the food we serve,so they return time after time. Normally they do!! I remember serving you the day you came in and talking to you. I explained it was my fault you had the incorrect topping on your Derbyshire Oatcakes, which you said was fine, not a problem. Its a shame really you didn't express your upset at the time. Please come and see us again once we have have had a face lift and try our brunch, we would like to think we would could change your mind about our cafe! Thanks for your review.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best coffee in Derby”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Fab coffee, fab service always with a smile. Great food. Careful of the 'healthy' flapjack, it's addictive.

  • Visited April 2014
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Sarah P, Manager at Bean Caffe, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
The healthy flapjack is a firm favourite with most of our customers....it must be the secret ingredient we add. It makes us happy to hear that you think we are doing a great job, thank you.
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