Bean Around the World
is a fantastic Café Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Downtown Victoria.
Some say it is different.
The Latest Review: ★★★★★
Sent on the 12th of March, 2011
Every chair is different
Rank #1 of 21
No homogenised decor here
Character and history in every grain of lumber
1880's are just around the corner.
Amidst the steam the baristas play---
Laughter and chatter as the work goes
Codgers and curmugeons rattle their newspapers
Lovers freshly met hold hands and gaze.
A dozen scents from a dozen coffee'd brews
Pervade the air and join the laughter
Europe in Chinatown in Canada
Do I hear Cantonese, English, French, others?
All the while as time flits by
Light turns to shadow --- the street empties
Even in darkness the cafe beckons
More stories unfold tommorow.
Doug Henderson 12 March 2011