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“This is the place to wait for the Ferry to come in.”
Review of The Bean Cafe

The Bean Cafe
Ranked #15 of 64 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Orlando, Florida
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This is the place to wait for the Ferry to come in.”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Bean Café will put any Starbucks to shame. Or at least finish equal. Conveniently located near the Ferry Dock with a TV monitor showing the Ferry Landing, you can sit here and wait until the last moment to do down the stairs and get on board.
All sorts of coffees and Pastries are available, All good and served by an Island Friendly staff.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Another Grumpy Barista”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

I went to have lunch with my daughter and ordered a latte, BLAT, cookie and yogurt parfait. I must have had the same grumpy female barista serve me as another reviewer. The owner should really fire this person as she's not very friendly to folks and doesn't even make a very good latte. And her weak attempt at doing some latte art was not impressive to someone from Seattle. When the BLAT finally arrived 20 minutes later (yes, a sandwich), the bread wasn't even toasted and the avocado was old and stinky. In fact, it was hard to eat the sandwich because of the semi-rancid flavor of the avocado. My daughter liked her yogurt and the cookie was decent. It's a nice place to hang out, which apparently quite a few folks do who need to burn a few hours doing their Facebook. But the food and coffee as just mediocre.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank CaptainTrips
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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Grumpy Barista”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went in to this cafe after a long, long day of travel. The man who took our order was nice and personable, but the woman who made our drinks was incredibly rude. She huffed around and acted like making our orders was the last thing she wanted to do and scowled at us the whole time. I didn't feel welcome and did not go back in a few days later with the rest of my family.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Stephanie F
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Delta
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Skilled baristas make excellent coffee!”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Bean Cafe is a great place with generous seating and a few tables outside in the walk-through passage between the buildings. They have wonderful baked goods and excellent breakfast sandwiches. We stopped there to wait for our very early ferry departure, and the coffee was just delicious!! There are many coffee places in Friday Harbour, but try this one - you'll be glad you did!

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank Marvox
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2 reviews
“Great independent coffee shop & hangout”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

This shop offers organic fair-trade coffee brewed in a large variety of hot and cold varieties by friendly, enthusiastic staff. The baked goods and sandwiches are a nice plus, and the free wifi means you can hang out and catch up on email or finalize trip plans while sipping coffee. It can get noisy, especially when a crowd comes in off the ferry, but definitely a must-see spot in this town!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Robert M
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