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Lil' Bean N' Green

Posted by Staff / Posted on September 30, 2009

Lil' Bean N' GreenLil' Bean N' Green is a kid (and mum and dad) friendly cafe in Leslieville. They serve all the usual coffee options, gluten and nut free snacks and have a fun play area in the back for kids. For more info, check out this post.



Jeff Blake / September 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm
$3 for kids to play?!!!!!!!!!!!!!Geez, I am not going to this place just because that is lame.

John M replying to a comment from Jeff Blake / October 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm
Well then dont go there. Im sure theres come economics involved, and im sure they dont want to charge for that, but the truth is there are bills to pay and people have to live. So why dont you take your kid to Chuckie cheese where they can eat pizza and get fat...Big buy
TooHipByHalf / October 24, 2009 at 04:50 pm
actually, the $3 for kids to play somehow perfectly suits this newly arrived, mommy blogging pile o' leslieville silliness. infant hammocks indeed. the end of civilization, and the end of the neighbourhood.
Med / December 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm
Its probably more the case that you need to spend a min. of $3 on something in the cafe for your kid to play. So you can't just let your kid play while you don't buy something.
Paula / February 3, 2010 at 02:56 pm
Just went to the cafe this morning for the first time with my baby. Their charge of $3 is justified (in addition to coffee, by the way) - the place is beautiful, the toys and books in good repair and a pleasant place to spend an hour with the little one.
Acornart / August 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm
My 2 year old son and I went with a friend of mine last Sunday. It was brilliant to be able to sit and have a latte and a chat and be able to see my son playing happily in my periphery. Toronto is so in need of more places like this. I wish there was one in the Bloor West area; you can be sure there are enough moms, dads and caregivers that would frequent the joint. I take my boy there when I want to have a gourmet coffee and a conversation and know that he is having fun and safe. It`s also nice that the other folks who go there also have kids and there are no raised eyebrows from those of the ``kids should be seen and not heard`` variety. The other adults there are just as glad to you to be out having a coffee and a bite to eat, while their child is able to socialize with other children. The more the merrier. Hurry up and open a chain in the west end, won`t you???
Megan Mooney / October 16, 2010 at 05:21 pm
We went today and it was great.

It was kind of like those indoor playgrounds that charge $10 a kid. Except, there are nice places to sit, lots of food options, and really good coffee.

My partner and I were there and it did still cost us around $10, but I got a latte (unheard of at an indoor playground) and he got a coffee, and our son got to play with all the really fun cool stuff there.

I mean, I enjoy a good Jet Fuel latte as much as the next person, but it was pretty cool to be able to sit on a couch inside an area that is gated off from the tables and not have to do any chasing at all. I just got to enjoy my latte and watch my toddler explore.

Yay for lil bean n green!
coco / July 29, 2011 at 05:37 pm
Price is now $4 for the play area - a total rip off. Can't believe they charge for this puny area of run down toys and limited activity offerings. Have been twice and not impressed with either the food or the staff. Will not be returning.
Parker / February 3, 2012 at 09:55 am
I don't know why there's this grumbling about charging kids to play...even the city-run indoor playgrounds charge a fee. All indoor playgrounds charge you, some charge a heckuva lot more than $4, and serve crappy food to boot. So this place is a decided improvement.
Dale / December 13, 2012 at 12:22 pm
Great cafe. My daughters both love it (especially the treehouse).
Kirk / February 26, 2013 at 10:55 am
Just put on the DineSafe list for health violations. Some infractions were serious.
Pennie / July 11, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Got a pass on 21 Feb 2013
AnotherDad / September 13, 2014 at 08:52 pm
I'm surprised at how mean some of the comments are. I've been to Lil Bean n Green a few times, and for me it works. The lady who runs it is super nice, my kids like the play area, it's toddler safe, and the coffee is quite to my liking.

It's obviously a business, so I'm not amazed I have to pay something - and that's fine. The current scheme is that you either pay an entry fee ($4 for a kid, $3 for each sibling) OR buy $10 worth of food. I don't consider that unreasonable. I may not want to pay that every day, but on a rainy day it keeps my kids happy and me sane.

The way I look at it is I pay typical cafe prices for stuff, but I get the bonus of way better service, kid gear (high chairs, sippy cups, goldfish crackers) plus a play area. I just don't see that as a bad deal.

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