Cozy After Hours Event Space in East Van Cafe

  • Min booking length
    3 hr minimum
  • Max attendees
    60 people
  • Square footage
    1200 sq/ft
Great Rate. This location is $100 per/hr cheaper than similar locations in Vancouver.
Available from 6pm-1am. 3 hours minimum. The Laughing Bean transforms into an intimate, cozy event space after business hours. A hidden gem in the heart of East Van. Vintage bicycles adorn the back walls, and plants add dashes of greenery throughout. The warm lighting is dimmable to match any mood, and the white walls with rich chocolate accents provide the perfect neutral back drop for bringing your event to life. Gain exclusive access to this space for any part of the evening between 6pm-1am, 7 days a week at the reasonable rate of $150/hour for up to 30 people, and $175/hour for 30-50 people. ------------ ***IMPORTANT*** -We charge for set up / take down time. Depending on the event, we recommend 30-60 mins on either side. ------------ We provide: > The space - 1200 square feet of wheelchair accessible indoor space, 50 person capacity (seating for 25), 1 unisex washroom, spacious patio with awning and furniture. > For events requiring an alcoholic bar set up, we can provide a counter, sinks, water, recycling, garbages, and a moderate sized ice machine. The sound system is quite decent for most non-music focused events. > 1-2 staff - All rentals include myself and/or another person on site strictly as liaisons for you throughout the event. Depending on the nature of your event, we can either stay out of the way and leave you to it, or we can offer our services as professional baristas - making espresso based beverages or pretty much anything else from our usual menu (paid separately). Please feel free to message me to discuss your unique needs and vision. You provide: > Bartenders + all alcohol, mixes, lemons/limes and cups. As well as any other bar supplies you may need. Minimal fridge space available, please bring coolers if you need to keep a large amount of drinks cold. > Clean up. Please ensure all tables and chairs are placed back in position, garbage and recycling is gathered, and the general space is cleaned up to the best of your ability. The space is a fully operational cafe during the day from 6am-5pm so it will be necessary to work around our products in some ways. > For music focused events you will need to supply your own sound system and audio gear. ------------ About “The Bean” : What started over 18 years ago as a love for coffee and people has become The Bean, as our regulars call it. A family run business from day one, we are a cozy, welcoming home away from home for the community of East Vancouver and travellers alike. Enjoy our hand crafted coffee and fresh baked pastries while catching up with friends, or escaping into your book. We pride ourselves on damn good beverages and strive for an authentic, fun vibe. So no matter who you are, you can be sure you will find a smile, a sassy remark, and delicious treat with your name on it at The Laughing Bean. We have put a lot of intention into our space over the last few years, completing various renovations and updates, making it an ideal space for hosting a wide variety of functions. This landscape has served as the canvas for many of our own private parties and music events (deep house anyone?), and now we would like to extend the space to you. *Available for day time/film rentals from 6am-6pm for a price of $3000 per day (because we would need to shut down the cafe)
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Category and style




Parking for 2 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft): 1200

Location Rules

Catering allowed
Music must stay contained inside the cafe as we are located in a residential neighbourhood. Entry and exit through front door on Hastings side only. Side patio door will be locked to help keep noise down. Smoking is allowed on outside patio under the awning, but please be mindful of conversation levels, especially after 10pm! :)


Air Conditioning


Tiles Floor
Coffee Shop
White Walls

Restricted Areas



Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access

Opening hours

6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM


  • Q: What's the maximum attendees I can have at this location?

    A: Paulina allows 60 attendees on location

  • Q: What types of activities are allowed at this location?

    A: Paulina allows production, events and meetings

  • Q: How many square feet is the location?

    A: Cozy After Hours Event Space in East Van Cafe is 1200 sq/ft

Featured Reviews
Stephanie S.
a year ago
We had a great time at Paulina's space! Rebecca and Paulina were wonderful hosts that really helped make our night memorable for everyone. They were kind, helpful and accommodating to our needs and I'd recommend the space to anyone wanting to throw an event in their cozy cafe!
Alissa A.
a year ago
This place was awesome. Paulina and Rebecca were the best hosts and were so fantastic and working with us to make our event vision come to life. Highly recommend working with this fab team. Thank you both for one of the best nights!
Jeevan D.
a year ago
Paulina and Rebecca were amazing hosts! Initially, they were very communicative and clear on their guidelines. They accommodated all of our needs, and went way beyond our expectations as hosts. Both of them were friendly, caring, and super hospitable. Their space is flexible to host for any type of event and I would definitely recommend and book again. I am beyond content with my experience!
Kelsey G.
a year ago
Both Paulina and Rebecca were so amazing to work with through booking and the entire event. The space is so cool and versatile with the ability to be inside or out on the patio and it was perfect for our birthday party. Rebecca was so helpful and accommodating and are sure everything went off without a hitch. The decor on the walls is awesome and the venue has a ton of character so I didn’t feel like I needed to decorate at all. Rebecca was also super kind to provide things I had forgotten like a lighter and knife for the candles and cake. Thank you both so much!
Nodoka M.
2 years ago
I used this cafe for my farewell party. The owners were very kind and friendly. Thanks to them, I enjoyed my party a lot. Thank you so much!!!
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