February 19, 2018
John Neate Jr.
From its humble beginning of a 200 square-foot retail outlet on Granville Island, JJ Bean has grown to 19 prime Vancouver area locations and a considerable national wholesale business. Since 2016 JJ Bean has opened four Toronto locations. JJ Bean has been voted by the Georgia Straight reader poll as the best coffee chain every year in Vancouver since 2008. In 2013, John was the first to be inducted into the BC Restaurant Association Hall of Fame in the newly created Coffee category.
In 21 years, JJ Bean has never closed a location.