TLDR: Lama was the general manager of Jimmy Beans, when the old owners decided to sell the restaurant, he purchased it from them and renamed it Lama Beans.
Today Lama Beans continues the legacy of Jimmy Beans since 1994 to bring excellent food and service at inexpensive prices.
Whenever possible we opt to use recycled or renewable products to reduce waste.
All of our trash is presorted and we try to reduce waste where ever possible. Which is also good for business 😉
Dinner items listed in the “On rotation menu” will usually be available.
Other items are either single run trials or seasonal specials.
We try to incorporate seasonal vegetables into our Dinner entrees, so the sides are constantly changing.
Check out the PDF in our menu section for the most recent menu!
We will also have a seasonal beers on tap when available.
The most popular ones such as the Trumer Pils from our neighbors on 4th street will always be available!
“Daily Lunch Specials” are posted everyday by 11am and run from 11am – 4pm change day to day.
“Weekend Brunch Specials” are posted every Friday by 5pm. Only available for the weekends and run from 9am – 4pm / 3-day holiday weekends.
“3-Course Dinner Specials” will rarely change and only seasonally. Available everynight starting at 5pm.
Customer feedback is very important to our rotating Dinner selections and popular weekend Brunch.
Nothing is ever frozen, to maintain freshness, we buy light and restock every 2-3 days.
We also use Pacific Rim Produce for additional produce deliveries.
Our meats are also delivered frequently from Golden Gate Meat and Aloha Seafood
We source our bread fresh everyday from Acme Bread Berkeley.
We source our organic fair-trade coffee and espresso from Mr. Espresso
We source our dairy products from Petaluma Farms and Challenge Dairy
We source our fresh juices from Voila! Juice.