Beans-n-Cream ... a history of it's own...
Interior of Beans-n-Cream with the beautiful, original architecture from when building was built for use as the bank.
Where it all Began
It was in the Fall of 1997 in the small space that was the original Exchange Bank in the late 1800's, a barber shop in the 50's thru the 70's, a florist shop in the 90's, and is now home to Deborah's Attic.
When Paul and Diane Cope took the reins in the Spring of 2000, more room was an issue and the small building next door gave a little more seating, but was lacking heat! As the tiny shop kept up with the caffeine demands of the locals it also felt the need to look a little further to future growth... and so came the shop's first move... down the street to the spot that had historically held many a cafe over the years and was, at one time, the home of the only bakery in town! The new space gave room for Beans to grow and it was there that "breakfast" was added to the menu.
The Next Step
In the year 2008 an opportunity to move yet a second time, presented itself.
With the total renovation of the early 1920's Exchange Bank, the opportunity
of a lifetime began to unfold. The building that you see today is original and
even still houses the original bank safe. The marble on the walls, the
woodwork and the stained glass windows in the loft, tell of a time when life
was very different in the growing town of Cedarville.
Join us, Friends!
We are proud to present to Cedarville,
a place of atmosphere to study, to
meet friends, to read, to listen, to eat
and of course to enjoy one of life's
simple pleasures — coffee at it's finest!
The first location of Beans-n-Cream was in the old Exchange Bank (1880's) building just down from the current hardware store. This space was later a barber shop, a florist shop, and is now Deborah's Attic.
The second location has been a restaurant, a coffee shop, an ice cream parlor, gift shop among other shoppes.
Current building in the 1920's as the Cedarville Exchange Bank.
Current building was built with the same bricks as the current Cedarville University Human Resource Building on Main Street. This building was home to the Thrift-T Store, Harner's Grocery Store, and Elegant Junk. Photos below are of the inside of the grocery store.