Season 19 is upon us!

It is true. Patio season is just around the corner! We look forward to enjoying our little corner of paradise with the Peterborough / Nogojiwanong community and welcomed visitors to this beautiful area. Mark your calendar for May 1st!

A majority of our fantastic team is returning; and we welcome our new manager, Jade Wallace (who used to manager The Planet North at Trent University). We are most grateful for the dedicated work and the positive impression our former manager Maggie Piper has had at the Bean. We wish her well in her new career path.

The new season greets us with fresh opportunity and challenges. We hope you enjoy the updated seating options in the event room and the addition of some new menu items. We also wanted to be upfront with the current reality of rising food, coffee and ice cream costs, we’ve had to bump up many of our prices. We strive to be affordable yet sustainable as a business. And we thank you for your support.

Here’s to another pleasant Ptbo patio season!

Cheers, Dan.

Curtain Call on the 2021 Season

As our 18th season comes to a close on our last day Oct 17th, we are most grateful for the amazing community support once again. Outdoor dining was thriving this summer. The Staff Bean Team was hard-working, creative and consistent. And the waterfront was a daily treat for us all. Cheers to You!

Patio Reopening

As of Friday, June 11th, our patio will be open once again! And in keeping with provincial public health guidelines, please maintain up to 4 per table with exceptions for household members. Allow us to clean each table after each use (help us out by flipping the table marker!). And please continue to show the love to our incredible staff!!

Much love, Ptbo!

Spring Awakening

It’s just around the corner Opening Day, May 1st 2021!

After another winter hibernation, we look forward to seeing you once again, enjoying delicious food and drink, immersed in classic Peterborough scenery; your cottage in the heart of the city.

There will be familiar staff faces and some new. The menu classics and new intros (such as the Pesto Chicken Pita Pocket, and with the help of our cookies, Ice Cream Sandwiches!).

Like last season, we continue to abide by local Public Health regulations to keep your eating experience by the water safe and enjoyable; adapting as necessary.

Cheers to patio days at your waterfront cottage in the heart of the city!

Is it a mango, mixed berry or strawberry kind of day?

Curtain Call

Sunday, Oct 25th: Our last day of the 2020 season! Get your ‘cottage in the city fix’ this week before our hibernation.

It has been a challenging yet positive season. Our sincere thanks to You for being ever supportive of local businesses. Thanks for making the café come alive each day.

And our incredible staff. You have been flexible, consistent, kind and committed. Bravo.

October – the final lap

Despite all of the Covid challenges, this season has been another amazing experience, thanks to the support of the Peterborough community. Thanks for learning with us and being flexible and patient as we focused on a safe experience for all.

October is our final lap for any given year. This time round, we would like to stay open this month as long as decent weather permits. We have heard how outdoor dining is all the more valuable in these trying times. So come on out, including Thanksgiving Monday, and into late October! Join us for beautiful fall days (with heaters available in the back room) at your cottage in the city.


Dan & Michael and the Bean Team.

Fall’n for Fall

Amidst cooler weather, school plans, and Covid-19 vigilance, we want to let you know your cottage in the city is still open. We are aiming to stay open into late October, barring nasty weather. Bundle up for a less busy patio, or take refuge in our back room where we aim to facilitate a cozy workspace (wifi and power and hot chocolate available!).

We will be Open on Labour Day and Thanksgiving.

Fall Hours: Sept 1-13: 8:30 AM to 7 PM daily; Sept 14-30: 8:30 AM to 6 PM daily; Oct: 8:30 AM to 5 PM daily.

Lots of love for wonderful Peterborough,

The Bean.

Summer Days Update

This has been a summer of updates, alterations and accommodations. Thanks for your flexibility and patience, Ptbo!

Heading in August, here’s what’s new:

  • We have tables available but not upon reservation, but first come, first serve. There are many options to sit within beautiful Millennium Park as well. Please continue to maintain physical distancing when necessary.
  • There are no boat rentals this year as Pedal & Paddle have decided to close that chapter of their book. Lloyd and Mo will be missed!
  • As of Aug 1st, to make an order, a face mask is required where and if possible as mandated by Ptbo Public Health. If this is a challenge, staff can accomodate by meeting you at the door to order. We will also sell masks for a donation towards the New Canadian Centre. No mask is required while seated on the patio.
  • We will be closed on the Civic Holiday, Aug 3rd for a Staff Day away. Our incredible staff require a decent and fun day of rest. 🙂

Canada Day

We will be open on Canada Day from 9-7.

And we are grateful that we can be open at all this season! We are grateful to public health, frontline workers, decision makers, caregivers, and mindful community members. You! We are grateful to live in a country that leans towards being and doing better for the greater good. Keep leaning, Canada!

Patio Reopening

Remember patios? They’re about to make a comeback.
And we’ll help by opening ours safely tomorrow. Expect half the regular amount of tables, spaced at least 2 metres apart. Please leave the table cleaning to us. Thanks for being so patient and flexible with the cautious reopening. And a note of gratitude for our hard-working and conscientious staff!
We’re open 9-7 daily (kitchen 9-3).

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