Sandy Spring Friends School


Beest Cafe & Bookstore FAQs

What are the hours of the Beest Cafe and Bookstore?

The Cafe and Bookstore are open Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  when school is in session. We are closed daily from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, unless otherwise posted.

How do I pay for things in the Cafe?

Each student is given a school account at the beginning of the school year. Parents are sent a bill for purchases and pay this account each month. Parents do have the option to turn off this account if a student is using it too much, but it can’t be turned off and on multiple times throughout the year. Students may also use cash.

What types of food do you have in the Cafe?

We offer a large variety of foods and beverages, such as breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt, protein bars, chips, a variety of sparkling water drinks, coffee, and more.

Is there a bookstore with clothing and school supplies?

Yes! We have a nice school supply kiosk in Yarnall Lobby that is open daily for students, and we have a fantastic school store stocked with a variety of SSFS clothing and swag choices.

Where is the Cafe and Bookstore located?

We are located in Yarnall Lobby (by the main School library).

What do I do if I have a problem with my student’s account?

Please contact Jessica Groeger in the Business Office at or 301.774.7455 x181.