Posted: December 3rd, 2013 | Tags: community, event, university | No Comments »
The Green Bean Cafe is excited to announce our second annual Community Christmas Dinner! Last year was such a wonderful time that we couldn’t help but do it again. Over the past year our family has grown to include a second location on Ouellette Avenue and we’ve added our very own Green Bean baby! The neighbourhood where we work is also the neighbourhood where we live and raise our family.
We know that every year in our neighbourhood hundreds of students stick around the university campus for the holidays. In addition, there are many families and individuals around us looking for new ways to celebrate the Christmas season. The Community Christmas Dinner is our idea to draw these two groups of people together and unite them around a traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings.
The dinner will be held on Christmas Day (December 25) at noon. We’ll be eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, squash and delicious assortment of desserts.
If you’re an International Student this meal is for you! We really encourage you either take part in the International Student Centre‘s Host for the Holidays program or come over to the cafe and join us for dinner. It’s a great way to experience an authentic Canadian holiday! If you need it, we will have vegetarian options for you to enjoy.
Plan on bringing kids? Perfect! Christmas Dinner is no fun without kids running around. We’ll have some special treats for the kids and we’ll be playing a Christmas movie after the dinner.
We’re also excited to announce that this dinner is a totally free gift to our neighbourhood. To reserve your seat, all you have to do is put down a $5 fully refundable deposit. The $5 deposit helps us confirm our numbers for the meal. When you arrive for the dinner, the $5 is refunded to you! If you pay a deposit and don’t show up for the dinner, thanks, you’ve helped cover our cost! You can register and pay for the deposit online (just scroll to the bottom of this page) or you can also get your ticket (and pay your deposit) anytime at the cafe.
To help make this all happen, we’re working with a great group of volunteers, the special help from our neighbours, University Community Church. If you are interested in volunteering interested in volunteering for this event please look here for our complete volunteer package.
If you would like to register for the dinner, head to the Community Christmas Dinner event page and fill out the online form. There you will be able to register for the dinner and even pay the deposit online.
We love our neighbourhood and we’re so excited to be able to give back a little bit of all the good things that you have all done for us!
To find out more about this other events at the Green Bean, please visit our events page.
- Ben, Michelle and the Green Bean Cafe Team
Posted: November 5th, 2013 | Tags: downtown, event, WIFF | No Comments »
The Windsor International Film Festival is almost here and together with our partners at the Windsor Star, we’re excited to be hosting a series of events at our downtown News Cafe.
All of the events this week, coincide with films that will be playing during the festival. So if you intrigued by, “This is what a feminist sounds like” or what to know more about, “Cinephilia” the News Cafe is the place for you!
If you are a WIFF pass holder, the cafe is also where can go to pick up your tickets for the day’s screenings.
Here’s the lineup of events:
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
This is what a feminist sounds like – Panel Discussion
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - 3:30 pm -4:30 pm
Odette Debate Team debates on issues of the films “15 Reasons to Live” and “After Tiller“
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH - 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Behind the Scenes of WIFF with Peter Coady
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH - 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discussing Short Films: Min Bae’s Cinephilia
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH - 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
MUSIC ON FILM - a discussion inspired by “20 Feet From Stardom” and “Muscle Shoals”
Our downtown News Cafe is located at 300 Ouellette Ave on the third floor of the new Windsor Star building. We hope to see you there this week!
Posted: October 29th, 2013 | Tags: downtown, event, music, poetry | No Comments »
On November 2, we’ll be hosting a fundraiser for The Bloomfield House at our downtown location. The Spoken Funk Fundraiser will be an exciting night of music, poetry and vendors selling many wonderful items. The night will feature music by Tony Coates and The 519 Band as well as a fashion show put together by Bras by Jillish.
Spoken Funk will include an open mic part to the show but there are only 10 spots open so you must contact Amina at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot.
The doors will open at 7:30 and the show will start at 8. There is a suggested donation of $5; tickets can be purchased ahead of time by contacting TJ at 519 567 0089 or Amina at 519 567 7673 or by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit their Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/305371506267684/
Posted: October 11th, 2013 | Tags: downtown, hours, university | No Comments »
Thanksgiving is here! Our downtown location will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday, while our University location will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Both locations reopen Tuesday morning.
Have a great weekend!
Posted: September 7th, 2013 | Tags: downtown, hours, university | No Comments »
Fall is here and the students are back! As usual, we are adjust our hours at the University location to to make the cafe available for evening studying sessions. Here are our new hours.
2320 Wyandotte St W. Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday : Closed
Our downtown locations hours are unchanged but it never hurts to repeat them anyway.
300 Ouellette Ave. Hours
Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
To keep up to date on the latest and greatest at the Green Bean follow us on Twitter @greenbeancoffee or on Facebook!
Posted: August 26th, 2013 | Tags: hours, university | No Comments »
Our University location will be closed from August 26 – September 2. We will reopen for business on Tuesday, September 3 at 8:00 AM. Sorry if we inconvenience anyone but we will be back next week and ready for a busy fall at the university.
In the meantime, you can check out our new downtown location at 300 Ouellette Ave. in the new Windsor star building!
Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Tags: downtown, event, university | No Comments »
One of our favourite events of the year is Windsor Eats “Eat Your City” event. It’s a week-long of great food at some amazing prices. This year, we’re featuring a sandwich (or wrap), side salad (or soup) and a cupcake for $9!
This special is available all week at both our University and Downtown locations.
If you do stop by for Eat Your City, you can help spread the word by using the hashtag #eatyourcity when you tweet, instagram or post your lunch on Facebook.
Posted: August 5th, 2013 | Tags: hours | No Comments »
The Green Bean is closed today for the civic holiday. See you tomorrow at 8:00 AM!
Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Tags: downtown, hours, university | No Comments »
Hope everyone is having a great day before the long weekend. We’re open Friday at both locations and open downtown on Saturday.
We’ll be closed on Monday at both locations so we can fire our fireworks, wear our maple leaf hats and complain about the Senate!
Happy Canada Day!
Posted: June 8th, 2013 | Tags: events | No Comments »
Now that we have two locations, there are more events happening at the Green Bean then ever. If you want to find out what is happening at the Green Bean be sure to check out our Events page. You’ll find a list of all our upcoming events covering both locations.
You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for more information.