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Louise Dufresne

23 August 2019

Very good food, Nice atmosphere

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Benjamin Prus

9 August 2019

Great sandwiches and lunch fare. Quirky decor and great staff. A fun spot for a snack or a full meal. Coffee is delicious, and the menu is big and creative. Fun locale for Tots, with a mini bookcase and couch area. A work-in cafe for locals. Great spot for stopping on your way along TransCanada-1, or a daily hang if you're in the area. More...

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Ralph Wagner

31 July 2019

Very cute outdoor patio, great Americanos, some excellent little desserts.

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Alex Kleider

26 July 2019

Friendly and spunky 'barrista.'

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Gayle Wigmore

17 July 2019

Great place for lunch! I had the chichen quesadilla with mango and hubby had the chicken clubhouse. Both came with a great organic green salad.

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Tanya Henn

10 July 2019

Great food and serve

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Callum Wake

30 June 2019

That make a proper cappuccino!

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Doug Walker

30 June 2019

Such a great old building, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff, with tasty coffee and treats.

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Clayton Sawyer

31 May 2019

Awesome place. Service is super friendly and the coffee is so great. Had the breakfast burrito, was so good.

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Gerry Kusz

20 May 2019

Simply amazing eggs benny. Large sizes small prices. Can’t say enough about the great tastes, prices and atmosphere. Definitely a hidden gem.

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Karen Kusz

20 May 2019

Amazing food! Will definitely be back!

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Clover Mohr

13 May 2019

Awesome experience!! Great food, pleasant environment!!

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Ailsa Siemens

30 April 2019

Delicious coffee and baked goods. Very friendly staff. Lovely place to visit with a very dear friend xoxoxo

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Nigel Henzie

30 April 2019

Very tasty food, I got the Santa Fe chicken wrap and it was delicious. Service was friendly and relatively fast.

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Amanda Proctor

30 April 2019

Love this place. Amazing coffee

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Tim Mcgrath

31 March 2019

First time visitor. The place was full of locals which is usually a good sign. The decor was awesome, filled with local artist work that is available to purchase. Nice to see them returning the patronage. Not to load, easy to carry on a conversation whether it be a friend or informal business meeting. I will be back. More...

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John Palmer

31 March 2019

Good breakfast and coffee

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Chad Toth

26 March 2019

Great food, great service, great atmosphere

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Laila Knutsen

28 February 2019

Great beat salad..check it out you won't be disappointed

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David Bitonti

9 February 2019

They made the best heuvos rancheros I've ever had last week (a dish I've ordered MANY times!). Such a great place that really takes care of their guests and is a wonderful presence in our little community! Heck, they even made a special named after me after playfully suggesting they do so. We've been fans for years but wanted to say a huge thank you and good luck for hopefully many years to come! We love In The Bean Time! Always a great experience More...

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YesNoMaybeSometimes

31 January 2019

My new favourite ladysmith midday coffee stop. Great americano. Nice deco

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TJ Cleroux

31 January 2019

Food here is good. It's kinda self serve but they do have table service. You still have to order at the counter but they will deliver your food to the table. It's obvious that it's a popular place as seating was an issue More...

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Dave Copeland

31 January 2019

They make amazing sandwiches

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Bill slade

31 January 2019

Very quaint, old school building with a very fresh breakfast menu..

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dale seymour

31 January 2019

Awesome curry wrap.

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David Friend

31 January 2019

Great coffee reasonable price!

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Kezia Girard

31 January 2019

Great food!

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Lynn Halkett

31 December 2018

Fabulous food and relaxing environment.

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Larry Laws

31 December 2018

Great coffee in a nice setting.

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Elisha Anderson

31 December 2018

Perfect environment to stop by regularly this is a place you must stop at if you are driving threw Ladysmith

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Niki King

31 December 2018

Great coffee.

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Patrick McNary

30 November 2018

Great espresso and food, cozy atmosphere, friendly staff. The Reuben sandwich is one of the best things ever.

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Nick G

30 November 2018

Really cozy warm old eatery

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Debby Baker

30 November 2018

Always great and love the changing artwork

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Jane C. Gilfillan

31 October 2018

Great place great food

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Troy Grant

31 October 2018

Ladysmith pillar, community owned and run shops are vital to health of the town.

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Eddy mercer

31 October 2018

Good ruibin

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Elisa L.

2 October 2018

Great service. Great Reuben sandwich and blueberry muffin. This was my experience the first time I visited this place. Yesterday on our way back to Victoria we stopped by again for lunch since we thought this place is halfway between Courtenay and Victoria. I ordered their lunch special of grilled scallops sandwich. That has to be the best sandwich I ever tasted. The sauce was perfect and delicious with the scallops. I would have taken a photograph but my iPhone was not available at the time. I certainly would order that sandwich again the next time we stopped there in our travel. More...

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Eliza McGuire

30 September 2018

Had a great time here with my parents. Delicious food, helpful and kind staff... Found a new favourite cafe for sure!

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Albert Pickleball

30 September 2018

Nice wraps getting a little pricey $1150 but they are good I like the Thai wrap.

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30 September 2018

Cozy, good food and drinks :)

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Jey Nowicki

31 August 2018

Friendly with good food. Got the Reuben and the BLT and it was amazing!

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capesandcityscapes

31 August 2018

They have awesome red espresso you need to try. The food took really long, but that is my only complaint.

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Island Guy

31 August 2018

Good place with a nixe atmosphere good cheesecake

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Margaret V

31 August 2018

In the Bean Time was a very pleasant surprise for a breakfast option for a hotel I stayed at a close distance away. A meal of two eggs a selection of breakfast meats and a great coffee. Presentation was wonderful and I really appreciated the gluten free bread. It was clear it was a popular restaurant as we were almost in a line up to get in. Full menu available great value for breakfast. If we didn't have a coupon it was a great meal at under$5 . Service was good food was great. More...

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Lorrie Syms

15 August 2018

Great food, great staff, excellent value all the way around!

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Julie MacQuarrie

31 July 2018

Good food. And quickly. Good coffee as well.

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CoCo Bezjack

31 July 2018

I enjoyed my eggs and gluten-free toast, thanks for the option! A cozy, warm neighborhood restaurant filled with laughter , chatter and local art!

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D H

31 July 2018

Great food! Good service! Lovely atmosphere

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Dillon Fotie

31 July 2018

Good prices, great wraps and sandwiches, and good coffee. Can't ask for much more from a cafe.

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Julie Moores

31 July 2018

Good food, coffee and gluten free choices.

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Benjamin Donovan

31 July 2018

Lovely little coffee shop. Even has chess boards for the customers

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Willow Rhoades

31 July 2018

Good food with friendly service and a comfy atmosphere. Found a peice of plastic wrapper in salad though.

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Wendy Alexi

31 July 2018

Rustic style with local art displayed on the walls. Nice menu. I suggest the thai noodle wrap.

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Aaron Bowes

31 July 2018

Good coffee and good food.

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Bob Hawkins

31 July 2018

Stopped here for a late but light lunch. Good selection, especially the recommendations from the lone staffer out front. We enjoyed this place

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Erin Sowerby Greene

31 July 2018

Busy! Friendly staff and great food! Unfortunately I've had my drink order mixed up every time I've been there, but still delicious

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JM Mandryk

31 July 2018

Live entertainment and dinner was great.

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Carol Skorey

31 July 2018

Delicious !

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Michael Arthur

31 July 2018

Bean there. Its a treat.

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Chris Adams

31 July 2018

Typical small town cafe with reasonable food, good coffee and furniture that has seen better days.

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Aaron Stone

31 July 2018

Great specialty coffees and classic bistro menu. Breakfast, bennies; lunch, soups and sandwich, specials. Lots of variety and all very good. A Ladysmith gem.

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Tony Smerychynski

31 July 2018

Super cute little coffee shop. Love it.

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Magdalena Wegner-Powala

31 July 2018

Medium roast - one of better flavours I know :)

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Geoff Stewart

31 July 2018

Great food, drink & coffee choices.

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Belen ruiz calderon

31 July 2018

Very cozy place, delicious food and nice people :)!

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Dawn

31 July 2018

A breakfast and Lunch staple in Ladysmith. Nicely made coffees and some great snack selections.

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Lorelee Ruygrok

31 July 2018

Great breakfast!!

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Amanda S

31 July 2018

The food here is to die for! All home made. Staff members always welcome you with a smile

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RandE Clarke

31 July 2018

Extraordinary food terrific paintings impeccable decor and amazing option of food

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Kim Parker

31 July 2018

Always good food with gluten free options. Great service and a lovely atmosphere. Love they have local artist's work displayed for sale.

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dee gee bee

31 July 2018

Had a nice coffee and sandwich here. very friendly staff

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Faye Reeves

31 July 2018

The customer service and food was excellent there. Highly recommend people to have a delicious lunch there. Coffee is great.

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Matthew Lysakowski

31 July 2018

Very cozy with warm and friendly staff. My Americano was rich and flavorful.

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Brandi Doupe

26 June 2018

Cute & cozy cafe! Went for lunch today and the food, atmosphere and staff were 110%! We will definitely be back �

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Ashley H.

6 April 2018

First timer to in the Beantime! I will go back! The sandwiches were sooo delicious and the atmosphere was nice, service was friendly. They were the only ones open on easter weekend, thank you because I was starving! More...

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Ruthie Esther Hird

21 March 2018

Visiting from the mainland, this little gem is right across the street from our motel. Yummy food, and a little table full of toys to keep the kids occupied. My son enthusiastically declared that they were the "yummiest pancakes ever!" Thumbs up! More...

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Rob Grey

27 February 2018

Great coffee and atmosphere- friendly staff. Will be back!

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Sharon Louise

17 December 2017

I join Liz Engelberger in recommending In the Beantime Cafe for your next event. Their Christmas dinner at the Cassidy Mobile Home Park was one of the best I've ever attended. Smooth service, delicious food, friendly staff, and well-received by all participants. More...

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Liz Engelberger

17 December 2017

The Beantime Cafe was hired to cater the Christmas dinner for the Cassidy mobile home park. Wow what can I say !! out of this world. Incredible food, cooked to perfection, every tray was replaced before it was empty, food was hot, and all our dishes and cutlery was cleaned and the kitchen was left immaculate. Cam and his wife went above and beyond to make this evening a great success and people where very pleased. Personally I highly recommend the Beantime Cafe for their professionalism, competitive price and excellent food. Thank you and Merry Christmas More...

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Graham Harder

30 September 2017

Came here for breakfast, had the classic benny, one of the best I've ever had. Had an Americano and it was very good. Mel had a breakfast sandwich called the morning glory and it was excellent as well. Would recommend this place as it was excellent food and service. More...

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Youbou Bob

18 September 2017

Every time passing by Ladysmith, was an opportunity to have a coffee and soup and sandwich.....Great soup and sandwich and coffee.....lovely atmosphere and staff...

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Avi Lambert

31 July 2017

Great restaurant for the Island traveller.

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Simon P

31 July 2017

Wonderful coffee shop, with really great food too. Try the pancakes, but plan to share them, they're huge.

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Rob Johnson

31 July 2017

Good food heritage building and some seating out side

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Susan Sutherland

31 July 2017

Always good strong coffee.

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Pat Edwards

31 July 2017

Wonderful friendly staff. Great food.

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julien250484

31 July 2017

Nice place. Good food. The staff could be a little more enthusiastic tho ! Not expensive and free wifi which is always a bonus.

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ben sharp

31 July 2017

Great coffee. Great service. Great food.

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Immanuel M

31 July 2017

Wonderful open coffee shop and lunch/breakfast place. Baristas are friendly, fast, and well trained; atmosphere was nice and the food was good. The chicken quesadilla is my favourite menue item so far, and the dirty chai my favourite drink. More...

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Mark Harrison

31 July 2017

I frequently stop by for a coffee and a snack.

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Guillermo Ferrero

31 July 2017

Outstanding Service! Great coffee and you must try their "Island Salad"!!! Fantastic!

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Cam Scott

31 July 2017

Good Americano, interesting surroundings, looks like a local fave.

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Jessica Gilroy

31 July 2017

Cozy little cafe

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David T.

15 July 2017

Great coffee and breakfast place on the way to Nanaimo! They have Nanaimo bars!!! I'm looking forward to the eggs and hash browns(potato cut)!

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Laura Nelson

31 January 2017

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Lisa Pridham

13 December 2016

Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing staff and owners and a cozy atmosphere! It's our fav spot hands down in Ladysmith.

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Kim Nakahara

13 December 2016

Great food, yummy hot drinks and an awesome atmosphere. One of my top picks for breakfast and lunch!!

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Elise Waters

13 November 2016

The food, staff, beverages and atmosphere made for a perfect Saturday afternoon in Ladysmith. Our first time visiting and we are definitely coming back, everyone was so friendly so our daughter and the FOOD was just immaculate. Thanks for existing, Beantime!

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Lisa Cajolet

22 August 2016

Excellent food and atmosphere. My kids loved the grilled cheese.

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CHRIS COWLEY

31 July 2016

Amazing spot lovely sandwiches and staff.

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a google user

31 July 2016

Great staff, Great food! Everyone we take there loves it.

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Andrew Bertram

31 July 2016

Excellent food and good atmosphere! A great lunch spot!!

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Marilyn E

31 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 coffee is the best you've had all week, the breakfasts are hearty and healthy and the baked goods are delish. Every neighbourhood needs an inclusive cozy and friendly coffee shop like this one! More...

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Joan Gordon

31 July 2016

Kudos to the owner of In the Beantime. I called him on July 7th to explain about the poor service we received on Father's Day. He was most apologetic. The rude server no longer works there and he asked that we try him again. Gave us a very generous gift certificate for the restaurant. He stepped up to the plate by correcting the problem and we will try him again. Thanks. Dated July 11/16 4 of us just tried to have breakfast there. Asked the service staff why it was so slow and was met with rudeness. I went up to the counter 3 times to see where our order was. Again rudeness. Finally, when I told them I wanted a refund the rude server told me our order was ready. Went back to the table, we waited another 5 minutes, no order. In total we waited over 55 minutes for our food and finally got a refund. Asked the server what her name was and she said "I don't have to tell you my name". We will let the owners know of our bad experience. We won't go back. More...

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Glen Foster

21 November 2015

The food, the atmosphere, the staff and the entertainment were all terrific. Great time, we'll be back!

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Leigh P.

25 June 2015

Great local place! Have a wrap...it is enough to share. We had the Thai. The coffee is good, the folks are friendly and the art around on the walls great too. Thanks folks for a good lunch!

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Trudy T.

30 April 2015

Great food...great place to meet a friend for coffee....awesome London Fogs, actually the best ones I've ever had. I also love the veggie wrap for lunches.

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Mary Knowles

16 March 2015

Best. Breakfast. Ever. If Campbell served this every day I wouldn't need a kitchen.

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Kale Gray

22 September 2014

If I'm in Ladysmith.. this is where I'm getting coffee.

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Eric Scholefield

28 February 2014

Awesome place! I'm eating there right now! ;)

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John Adams

22 January 2014

The food and coffee is excellent the atmosphere is inviting and the people are friendly

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Sam C.

29 December 2013

We were passing through on our way from Campbell River to Victoria, after visiting family up north, when we stumbled upon this place. Coffee was good and we had a tasty muffin too. Great rest stop on our road trip! More...

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Wayne Johnston

31 July 2013

My Favorite Coffee stop. Great food served by great people!

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william hull

31 July 2013

Great restaurant good food wonderful atmosphere friendly people great prices

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Hez Ronningen

31 July 2011

Good coffee and food!