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Beans Cafe & Bakery starts with fresh, quality ingredients

Homemade Bean Soup from Beans Cafe & Bakery, Dry Ridge and Hebron, Kentucky. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Take home a box of doughnuts—seasonal delights—from Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery makes the bread used for its sandwiches. Or, take home a loaf. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich with soup at Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
The Reuben on rye bread at Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Soup and salad is the perfect lunch at Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery serves full breakfasts. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery serves premium Caribou Coffee, lattes ice coffees and more. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Fresh fruit smoothies at Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery serves a wide variety of doughnuts and muffins. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Try a Skillet Sundae at Beans Cafe & Bakery. This is the most popular—Reese Moose Trail. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery offers catering. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery’s Dry Ridge location features a deck. Photo: Tia Hayhoe
Beans Cafe & Bakery. Photo: Tia Hayhoe

WHEN HIS FAVORITE DOUGHNUT SHOP moved out of town, Richard Hayhoe decided he could open up shop and quickly replace it. “We thought, ‘How hard could it be?’ If you ever wake up saying that to yourself, it’s going to get you,” he says.

Still, 10 years later, Hayhoe has two locations of Beans Cafe & Bakery, the flagship restaurant in Dry Ridge, served by Owen Electric, and the Hebron location, which opened last year.

Since Hayhoe had no background in restaurants, a man with a major food supplier showed him how to combine quality ingredients to produce a great sandwich with a special sauce.

Hayhoe’s son went to bread school to learn how to make fresh bread. Daughter, Tia, attended culinary school and is the general manager/chef. The company now operates a separate bakery in Hebron, where breads, doughnuts and pastries are made from scratch daily. “Our Ancient Grains Bread is to die for,” he adds.

Hayhoe says he chose the name Beans because it can stand for many things—coffee beans, soup beans or vanilla beans (think Skillet Sundaes and hand-spun milkshakes).

Their No. 1 seller is Beans’ Bacon Cheddar Chicken sandwich, followed by the World Famous Club. They serve a full breakfast and also cater to large group events.

Hayhoe is grateful to the community for its support this past year. “Without them, we might not be open.”

Beans Cafe & Bakery Bean Soup 

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