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Bean Fiend Cafe

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Cafe, Canadian, Soups
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194 Algoma Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7b 3B9, Canada
+1 807-768-2326
07:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was my girlfriend’s choice to meet and what a good choice it was! The Bean Fiend is a happening little coffee shop located in downtown Port Arthur (Thunder Bay North) on Algoma Street. This area has certainly been revitalized with a large number of new local shops. My girlfriend and I met for a coffee and a pastry. When... More 

Thank Mommytraveller1
Thunder Bay, Canada
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165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Hard to find Vegan food at Thunder Bay Restaurants, and particularly on a Sunday, but the Bean Fiend stepped up with a really nice Chili. Served up with some City Rye Bread, it wasn't for the faint of heart (spicy wise), but I just loved it. Can't say the same for the almost tasteless Dark Roast coffee though. I expected... More 

Thank Rink64
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This cafe is so neat - great decor and vibes. The coffee and paninis are also awesome. Last time we were there they gave us a free bakery bar and it was also delicious. Only complaint is that it's not open past 5pm and in a city predominantly driven by students you would think the coffee shops would stay open.

Thank Dlayn
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely barista made coffee. Also has a decent selection of teas. Small but cosy place good for anything from a casual date to having a business meeting. Quite popular with students as a study spot, especially with the snacks and appetisers, and free wifi on offer. They support the local community through a billboard of advertisements, paintings, and use of... More 

Thank Eoin A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was there a few days ago and ordered the grilled cheese. The flavor was awesome and I really enjoyed my meal- great atmosphere and great food!

Thank Jodie S
Duluth, Minnesota
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a cozy coffee shop with excellent coffee and very friendly staff who were eager to provide recommendations on things to see and do as soon as they learned we were from out of town. Free wi-fi and a nice outdoor patio, too! There was fantastic selection and variety of coffee drinks. I would highly recommend the chai tea... More 

Thank smullen4677
Red Deer, Canada
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We headed off the TransCanada to find a healthy lunch - and ended up taking "food to go" as it was the best we'd found in days! The staff were friendly, and the coffee was delicious (roasted in BC ironically) We had homemade soup and a muffin for lunch - and ended up with a date square and muffin to... More 

Thank Treetravellers59
Thunder Bay, Canada
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I only frequent a few local coffee shops in Thunder Bay. The Bean Fiend Cafe is my go to place for a "Red Eye" "Expresso" and "Late". It also serves really good food (salads, sandwiches, soups and sweets). A great place to do work, meet with colleagues and relax (out on the patio)

Thank HL_333
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

WOW!! If you are anywhere near Thunder Bay Ontairo Canada, go here and eat lunch. Seriously, you owe it to yourself. This was the best soup and sandwich lunch I've ever had. My wife had a grilled cheese and peasant soup, I had the Chicken and Brie grilled sandwich with the peasant soup. They offer hit and cold sandwiches. Simply... More 

Thank Josh W
Minneapolis, MN
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

A great place for Vegans and non-Vegans. Very friendly staff and owner is highly personable. The coffee is also amazing! Love everything about this cafe and wish it was where I live too!

Thank snickers28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Algoma Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7b 3B9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-768-2326
The Bean Fiend Cafe is a fun and casual cafe and lunch spot that focuses on simple but premium fare for discerning tastes.
All baking is done in-house and there is a wide selection daily.
Soups are all gluten free and homemade. Two available daily from Fall to Spring. (one in summer)
Grilled Sandwiches on offer for any palate.
Limited kids' menu.
Coffee supplier: Oso Negro Coffee, Nelson BC
Tea Supplier: Silk Road Tea, Victoria BC
Bread Supplier: City Bread Rye, Winnipeg, MB

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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?