About Bean and the Baker
Bean and the Baker is proud to be your new go-to spot for coffee, pastries, and delicious breakfast and lunch favorites in downtown Ravenna! We have been serving top-notch beverages and food since we opened our doors in March 2016. Our goal is to provide both superior customer experience and tremendous value for our customers.
We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on. We will reply to your email as soon as possible.
To find out about working at the Bean and the Baker, visit our page about Employment.
Bean and the Baker
Assistant Cafe Manager
Bean and the Baker
Located in the Historic Phoenix Building
Located in the Phoenix Building, Bean and the Baker is a landmark Greek Revival masonry building in the heart of downtown’s Historic District. The 12,000-square-foot Phoenix building, built in 1853, is Ravenna’s oldest existing commercial building.
The Phoenix building hosted a wide range of commercial tenants in the following decades from grocers to law offices, but by the early 2000s was showing significant signs of its age.
Coleman Professional Services, a non-profit provider of behavioral health and rehabilitation services, bought several blocks of the building in June 2011 with a plan to restore the landmark to its former glory. In addition to restoring the building’s exterior, the renovation included adding 10 one-bedroom apartments and three commercial retail spaces, including Bean and the Baker. Visit us to learn more about this historic landmark of Portage County and Northeast Ohio!
Ties to Mark Twain
Not only does the Phoenix Building have historical roots in the community, the location is also known for its ties to 19th century author and humorist Mark Twain. Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, visited the second floor of the East Main Street landmark in 1869. The Ravenna Lecture Association sponsored Twain and six other guests to speak at Day’s Hall, a lecture hall that was used from 1846-72 on the second floor of the building.
A Social Enterprise of Coleman Professional Services
Bean and the Baker is a social enterprise of Coleman Professional Services, a nationally recognized non-profit provider of mental health, addictions, and rehabilitation services headquartered in Kent. All proceeds from the Bean and the Baker go to support their mission. Learn more about Coleman Professional Services here.