about us

Lil’ Bean n’ Green opened its doors in 2009, and was founded by April Cook and Meray Mansour. At the time, there weren’t any cafés in Toronto where families could truly kick back, enjoy good food, interact with their children, and connect with other parents. Inspired by a well-known family-friendly café in Manhattan, and by the birth of their daughters, April and Meray decided to start Lil’ Bean n’ Green! In 2014, April and Meray welcomed the very talented Amber MacArthur to the Lil’ Bean team.

The café serves a wide variety of beverages and food items from amazing local vendors that cater to both parents and children alike. It also features a beautiful indoor play area for children, and a back room for hosting a number of regular programs including MommyConnections of East Toronto classes, weekly sing-alongs, and Wholeplay! Plus, we also host birthday partiesand private events for families and businesses!

Come by, say hello, and stay a while. We want you and your family to relax, feel comfortable to connect with others in the community, share experiences and ideas, feel nurtured, and recharge.

So Park your stroller, pick a spot, and unwind…