We’re Jersey Beans!
We’re true Jersey beans at Café Ubé. All of our café products are made fresh on the Island by our happy team, who are paid at least a Living Wage.
We’re passionate about our Island, our producers, and our community. We do our best to source the best local and sustainable ingredients for our café products – from the yogurt in your breakfast pot, to the beef in your chilli con carne, to the locally-grown vegetables packed into our soups. It’s all Jersey produce that we’re proud to serve.
“Jersey beans” is a nickname given to people from Jersey. It stems from Jersey’s traditional dish: Jersey Bean Crock.
The dish is similar to a casserole or a French cassoulet, and is made with dried beans, vegetables, and usually some kind of meat. It used to be really popular, with Islanders hanging out French beans to dry in farmhouses and garages so that they could make Bean Crock over the winter months! Nowadays, Bean Crock isn’t quite so commonly eaten, but the Jersey Bean nickname lives on.
Our Bean Crock
As a truly local business, we’re proud to help to keep Jersey’s Bean Crock tradition alive. You’ll find Jersey Bean Crock on our seasonal soup menu. It’s delicious with crusty bread and a little Jersey butter!
Look out for Bean Crock in our St Helier cafés, and at Jersey Airport in our Hot Food to Go cabinet.
To celebrate our love of all things local, we’re giving away free samples of Jersey Bean Crock this summer. You’ll find us at Jersey Airport on 19th August and 2nd September with a batch of our tasty Bean Crock and other free goodies. Don’t forget to grab a cute Jersey Bean sticker and a bag of our Jersey Bean jelly beans.
Whether you’re a genuine Jersey Bean, an Honorary Jersey Bean, or even if you’ve just ‘Bean’ in Jersey on holiday, we hope you’ll give it a try!