Credit: PHOTO: Joanna Smith
Beans On Lonsdale Inc
1802 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2J9
Live music, free Internet, great organic coffee and gelato—what more could you want from a neighbourhood sidewalk café?
|Cuisine Type |||Coffee Shop, Ice Cream Parlor|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Ice Cream Parlor|
|Amenities |||Live Entertainment, Wheelchair Accessible, Coffeehouses & Desserts|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Mon – Fri 6AM - 11PM, Sat and Sun 7AM -11PM|
Profile Last Updated: August 26, 2008
In a world where large-chain franchises increasingly overtake small neighbourhood coffee shops, Lonsdale Avenue on Vancouver’s North Shore is still a haven for several independently owned and funky cafés. Beans on Lonsdale, always bustling with people since it opened in 2003, is one of them.
Live Background Music
Strumming acoustic guitars and crooning folk, Celtic or other genres of laid-back music in front of a fireplace, self-recording artists from around Vancouver and as far away as California bring a true coffeehouse atmosphere to this popular sidewalk café on Monday nights and all day on Thursdays. There is no cover charge and no need to close your book or stop your quiet conversation over cappuccino. Giving concerts that lead to an evening of ambiance, the live performers let you relax on the comfy couches or gaze out the large windows overlooking Lonsdale Avenue as you enjoy their music any way you like.
What More Could You Want?
Live music, a cozy atmosphere, great coffee—what more could you ask for from a neighbourhood sidewalk café? Whatever it is, Beans on Lonsdale just might have it. Along with its list of teas and organic specialty coffees, Beans offers a good variety of sandwiches—including turkey, chicken, veggie, tuna and the ever-popular breakfast sandwich. There are homemade soups for a casual lunch on a break from the office or a light dinner on your way home from shopping or the gym. As if that were not enough, Beans treats its customers to free wireless Internet, with outlets all along the wall, so busy customers can take a deserved java break without leaving their laptops behind.