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Beaver Cafe

Posted by Staff / Posted on March 25, 2008

Beaver Cafe
Cafe by day - bar (or sometimes raging dance party by night), the Beaver defies categorization. Good for lunch, dinner, drinks or a pick-me-up latte in the afternoon.

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14 Comments

Diana / January 12, 2009 at 07:46 pm
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Too noisy to carry a conversation. They should turn the music down a bit...at least in the afternoon.
/ February 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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The service wasn't very friendly, and the food was nothing special either
Hem-ant / February 22, 2009 at 09:07 pm
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Great place. Service is prompt. Staff is professional. I've never much cared for bend over backward types. You get what is written on the menu. And the music is awesome - its like my stereo, except outside my place....
/ April 1, 2009 at 04:24 pm
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i love everything about the beaver.
Rebecca / April 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm
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My husband and I stopped into this tiny restaurant on a Sunday afternoon. The waitress began by listing what items they can run out of (no turkey, no sausage, no French toast etc.) With the choices limited we ordered and waited...and waited. The joy of the open kitchen is you get to hear the wait staff make comments about the patrons. The coffee guy wasn't impressed that I had ordered a tea ("how exciting"). Finally, our food was ready, sitting at the counter. And there is sat for over 5min minutes while the wait staff/coffee guy and 'cook' talked and ate their own food. My husband eventually decided to just pick up the food himself. When we asked for utensils we were told by a snarky waitress that "our waitress normally brings the utensils with our meal." My husband's panni was especially good cold, with all the cheese gelatinous. yum yum It was like pulling teeth to get the bill, they pay, then get our change. The staff just seemed to be too cool to actually work-rather they just sat at the bar eating. Would recommend the Mr. Sub accross the street -better food, better service, probably better atmosphere.
Elle Driver replying to a comment from Rebecca / May 13, 2009 at 02:25 pm
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I too stopped by on a Sunday, and received the same identical poor service and lethargic attitude. I was warned by two unrelated friends that this place was "not known for its service", and I should have heeded them.

The place was practically empty, but 15 minutes went by before the waitress finally appeared to take our orders. In a rush that day, I ordered a simple yogurt and fruit bowl (which cost a hefty $8) while my two other companions ordered scrabbled eggs and toast. We waited for 20 minutes for the cook to make our order, and an additional 10 minutes of staring at our food from afar, while it sat cooling on the cook's counter.

Just as I was leaving, I asked the waitress to re-fill my water bottle (it was a particularly hot day). Instead of grabbing the pitcher full of ice water sitting on the counter, she handed the bottle to a guy who was washing dishes. He ran the bottle under the tap, and handed bottle back to me.

(I am by no means a water snob, but I would prefer to not have water served to me directly from a sink full of dirty dishes. But maybe that's just me.)


Alex Ababa / January 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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love this place! great place to go for a bear with friends. food and service are good. music rocks, too.
L Fuentes / March 13, 2010 at 06:21 pm
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Loves it! Day and night... Like 2 different but equally enjoyable spaces.
margie / January 30, 2011 at 01:39 am
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frig. I live very close by, so I frequent on the regular. Last time i waited so long for service, i just upped and left. Used to love it, now i can't stand the pricks. Really got my goat
Trevor Scott / May 15, 2011 at 09:38 pm
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Biggest sin of them all: BORING
phillipe / June 28, 2011 at 11:11 am
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yeah, the servers arent the bend over backwards types and why should they be? personally, i hate that whole hovering server vibe. take my order, bring me my food that's all im looking for. and the food there is great. super simple but well made. and their house baked pastries kick ass, oh man those scones! and the tunes are usually pretty good there.
jc replying to a comment from margie / June 28, 2011 at 11:14 am
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i dont know if youre aware but during the weekdays they have one person there to do everything. everything. thats crazy. so if you were there then i think you should cut em some slack. ive never had a problem.
Torontolover / January 1, 2012 at 10:57 am
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I love the Beaver!! I go there several times a week for either coffee, lunch, brunch, dinner or dancing. The turkey burger is truly delicious. Brunch can be a kaotic at times and not always the best service but the music and relaxed vibe the rest of the time keeps me going back.
Dee / February 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm
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Your crackhead (tattooed Asian chick) bartender accused me of stealing beer from the tap when I had JUST ORDERED A FULL PINT OF BEER from her. I was looking for change for tip by candlelight, then the bouncer asks me to leave. Never been so humiliated in my life. You owe me my dignity and my money back for the pint. I sure hope you fired her and that no one else had to experience that kind of embarrassment ever again.

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