Bean Counter Bistro & Coffee Bar
Whether you need a jump-start in the morning, you’re looking for a hearty and delicious lunch with home-cooked flair, or you need a decadent pick-me-up treat in the afternoon, the Bean Counter Bistro and Coffee Bar is the perfect destination. Here, the focus is on farm-to-plate ingredients for its from-scratch soups, salads, sandwiches and baked goods, plus an enticing array of organic coffees and teas. There’s even a selection of delicious gluten-free dishes and baked goods. Kick back and relax in the cozy shop’s ambient atmosphere or take your selection to go. The Bean Counter Bistro and Coffee Bar is well-known here and beyond for its friendly staff who always make their guests feel as if they are at home, and you are always welcome.
The Bean Counter Bistro and Coffee Bar is a member of the Williams Lake Downtown Business Association. It is the 2013 Food Services Award winner and was named the second busiest business during the 2014 Art Walk. It was also voted the #1 Restaurant in Williams Lake by TripAdvisor.
Meet Cindy Chappell
Meet Cindy Chappell
Cindy Chappell grew up in Williams Lake, and those early years left her with many great memories. She eventually went on to raise her own family here too.. four boys, who kept her life busy and full. When they finally grew up and left home, Cindy decided it was time to open up a new chapter in the book of her life. "I needed a new 'baby'," she jokes, so in 2009 she purchased The Bean Counter Bistro & Coffee Shop.
The Bean Counter has become something of a local icon in Williams Lake, and in a sense it keeps a pulse on the community. People often meet for a coffee and chat at the Bean Counter, and Cindy always enjoys keeping up with the regulars. "I love coming to work each day and seeing my customers young and old arrive and leave with a smile on their faces," remarks Cindy. "I also love being a productive part of a growing community. I'm most proud of being able to create a successful and sustainable business that the community continues to enjoy."
Cindy refers to Williams Lake as "an outdoor playground," with many things to enjoy outside in every season. Cindy tries to get in a healthy dose of outdoor play time when she isn't busy at work. But what really makes Williams Lake special, according to her, are its wonderful citizens. "It is a close-knit community. People know each other and are willing to help one another more," she says, and people always have a smile to share in passing by.