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In the Beantime Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
+1 250-245-2305
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

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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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

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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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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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160 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 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
Lake Cowichan, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Later in the afternoon, the place was relatively quiet.We ordered sat down and absorbed the atmosphere. Food was great value for the money and the wait staff were very efficient

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Thank williamv0r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 High Street, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-245-2305

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