Socially distanced sit-down coffee at Bean Loved

Caramelised banana pancakes

Bean Loved

17 Otley Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DY

Our very first trip out for a ‘socially distanced’ sit-down coffee and breakfast was at the amazing Bean Loved in Skipton. How lovely and special it felt to be able to go back into a coffee shop, after lockdown and to actually be able to sit down ‘inside‘ the cafe. It had been too long but…we were back! 😀

Health & safety procedures for socially distanced sit-down coffee

As we entered the store and were welcomed very warmly by staff wearing masks and gloves, 😷 the very next thing that was brought to our attention was the hand sanitiser near the door. We always have our own with us but it’s a lovely ‘safe’ touch. 😀

Next we were taken to our very nicely socially distanced table (no bookings required). There was absolutely nothing on the table itself at that point. We were then handed a disposable menu where we were invited to use the Track & Trace system by scanning the code on the menu itself and simply entering our names to let the NHS know we were there. (Some people are going to think ‘Big Brother…’ for sure but we weren’t bothered by it personally ourselves.)

After making our choices as to what to eat and drink our order was then taken by the waiter who was also wearing a mask and gloves 😷 and then, after only a short wait, delivered to our table – table service is always a treat I must admit. 😀

I ordered the delectably delicious caremelised banana pancakes (try saying that fast lol) whilst hubby had a yummy sourdough bacon sandwich and we also ordered two cafe lattes. Just as we remembered, the food and coffee was up to its usually amazing high standard!

I have to say it did feel rather special being waited on ‘hand and foot’ so to speak – mostly tho it was just fabulous being able to finally sit down in a cafe again , even if it was a socially distanced sit-down visit lol.

After you’ve finished your meal & coffee

Whilst we were there we did note what happened once someone was finished with their table and left. The waiter/waitress cleared the table quickly and efficiently and completely cleaned and wiped down the entire table surface and the chairs before the next person sat down.

Shortly after this we were ready to depart ourselves. However, since there was a short queue waiting to get some takeaway coffee, we sat patiently at our table until it was safe for us to pass. You see, we were sitting at the table near the counter and since there is still a one-way system in place, we just had to wait a few short mins before we could get up and go (not a problem for us whatsoever I might add).

Takeaway and click and collect

For those of you that are not quite ready to take the step of sitting down inside this cafe, don’t worry – Bean Loved still have you covered! Takeaway and the implementation of a new ’click and collect’ service could be right up your alley instead! Simply drop by for your takeaway coffee fix or order via the website and ‘click and collect!’ (includes food and drink) What could be simpler? 😉

Current Opening Hours

Mon-Tues – CLOSED

Wed-Fri – 8.00am – 3.00pm

Sat – 9.00am – 3.00pm

Sun – 10.00am to 3.00pm

An absolute pleasure

After a quick thank you, see you again soon and a friendly goodbye we safely departed thru the back entrance. We noted there were also a few tables outside where you could sit if you wanted to and again, plenty of hand sanitiser to use at your disposal.

I will say it once more – it was an absolute pleasure to be able to sit inside the cafe again, after so long, to have our delicious breakfast and coffee! We felt completely safe and the food, the coffee and the service, as always, was impeccable! 🥞🥪☕️

Have you been out for a socially distanced sit-down coffee yet? If so, where did you go and how did you find the experience? I’d LOVE to hear from you in the comments below 👇

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10 thoughts on “Socially distanced sit-down coffee at Bean Loved

  1. Great review Christine. Hopefully will give people reassurance that it can be safe to go back to coffee shops etc. This establishment seem to have got it right.

    1. Definitely! We felt very safe and it was a treat to be able to get out into a coffee shop again where we could sit and relax with a great coffee! 😍

  2. Wonderful review Christine! No doubt well deserved. Team Bean Loved are the best, and they are doing a fantastic COVID-secure job in the current circumstances. I’ve only had takeaways so far, but I’ll get back inside as soon as I can.

    1. Ah that’s great I’m sure you’ll love it! They are doing a wonderful job and I for one can’t wait to return 🙂 Ty so much for your comment 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. It was great to see you again in our coffee shop.
    Completely understand your concerns about the takeaway queue. We have changed the procedure for this today and now have customers waiting outside for takeaway. This certainly relieved the pinch point at the bar.
    Just an update to the opening hours as we are actually open til 3pm Wednesday through til Friday.
    Thanks again for your support.
    Wes Bond and the Bean Loves team.

    1. Oh! We weren’t concerned at all and I didn’t mean it as a negative in any way I assure you! I’ll adjust the hours for you. We loved every min and can’t wait to return! Stay safe guys! X

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