At Full of Beans, we believe in great food that nourishes the body and the soul; food that is both delicious, and that you can feel good about eating, and feeding to your children. Our coffees and teas are organic, as are as many other ingredients as possible; as well, Numi Teas have been cited many times for being safe from pesticides, and the majority of the Monin Syrups used to flavour both our hot and cold drinks are naturally flavoured. We source as many ingredients as we can as locally as we can, from what goes into our soups and sandwiches (meat from Pete's Mountain Meats, bread from Mountain View Bakery, cheese from Qualicum Cheeeseworks), to the baking (free-range eggs from the Alberni Valley), to the fruits and vegetables (local farmers' markets, seasonal), and even our coffee (roasted locally by Misty Ridge Roasting Co.)! The soups we serve are made fresh daily (except on Saturdays), our sandwiches are made-to-order, not pre-wrapped, and we use only real butter and organic raw cane sugar in all our baking- we even have vegan and/or gluten-free and/or KETO friendly options for bread, baking, and (often) soup! Toddler-friendly menu options include the very popular "pick-a-snack" (the ice-cube tray pictured above), and noodles with cheese, as well as applesauce or veggies with dip, and many others.
We want you to be confident that much thought and care has gone not only into the choosing of the ingredients and the preparation of the foods we serve, but other items in the cafe as well. Our disposable cups, lids, to-go food containers, sandwich and bakery bags, and even the straws for your drinks are all either recyclable or compostable, and many are made with post-consumer product. So please come in, sit down, and let us treat you like family, because we care about you like family!
With our apologies for any inconvenience, please note that because we are a food primary place of business, NO outside food, with the exception of baby formula, is allowed on either the cafe or play side of our premises. We strive to make our menu as child- friendly and affordable as possible; please do not hesitate to provide feedback regarding the options available!
Feel free to use the contact form to inquire about catering or hosting your next event; there is also information about our birthday party packages for children on the "events" page.