Construction from the previous year persisted - this time with even heavier traffic flows and a PDO to direct drivers around temporary road closures. Needless to say, the parking lot was chaotic. Though, the positive aspect was that many families had taken to carrying about their business swiftly, meaning that parking spots vacated quickly.
The cafe also presents seasonal choices such as Lavender Lattes (based off of synthetic syrups instead of dried petals of the aromatic flower) and the ever-classic Pumpkin Spice Latte. Two-dollar Babyccinos, or steamed milk with vanilla flavouring, is also available for children.
The white tables and backless chairs are still spotless at this point, though it is predicted that they will deteriorate and darken with time. Even the white outlet-lined walls will one day be subject to accidental scrapes and scratches.
Two individual bathrooms stalls are available for customer use; both are unisex, with the roomier one adopting an accessible layout.
While I have no complaints regarding the larger of the two housing some sort of a cleaning area in one corner, I will comment on the lack of hooks, accumulating dust, and fine cobweb threads (and its occupants) camouflaged behind the door.
That being said, Bean + Pearl is strictly mediocre in comparison to the plethora of other options in the GTA - especially those located within closer proximity.
All other factors taken into consideration, it's unlikely I'll be venturing out northeast specifically for a second visit. Honestly, it's quite a shame since I did enjoy the vibe of the establishment as well as its availability of outlets, Wi-Fi connection, and mellow music.