The Bean Barn Café
For years, the one thing that was missing from the town of Ingonish was a coffee shop. You had to drive for over an hour for a decent cup of coffee until someone decided to open The Bean Barn Café in the center of the town. I spend a lot of time in Ingonish but until recently, I had nowhere to go to enjoy a decent coffee so when I heard there was a new café in Ingoginsh, I had to check it out. Well, I did and the coffee was good, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing, the service was friendly and the carrot cake was the best I had every tasted. The café serves specialty coffee drinks, cookies and other sweets and meal items, including pizza and sandwiches. Because I am a freelance writer and my work never really stops, I often take my laptop with me when I travel to Ingonish and on rainy days, I now have a place with free WiFi to do my work and enjoy my daily coffee. Bonus: The Café is located near some of the most beautiful beaches on Cape Breton Island and some of the most spectacular scenery is all of Canada
. The Cape Breton Highlands National Park surrounds the café and there are many things to do in the area including hiking, swimming and camping.