829 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040134.019486 -118.497852
Mon - Thu, 5am - 11pm; Fri, 5am - midnight; Sat, 6am - midnight; Sun, 6am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: West LA
Great place – Coffee is always delicious, employees friendly, place clean. Moreover there is a nice fireplace outside in the patio. What else do you need :)
A family-run empire of cafe-shops that's been brewing caffeinated beverages since 1963. – In Short
Honey-colored oak and leaded glass give a homey touch to this California-based chain of specialty coffeehouses. Commonly referred to as the Bean, this purveyor of high-end blends--from dark roasts to oolongs--built its reputation on the international scope of its seasonal bean offerings (originating from Yemen to Hawaii) and a highly diversified selection of teas. Pastries encourage patrons to sit; espresso makers, French presses and coffee grinders let folks bring it home.
Decent coffee, excellent location! – There's a lovely fireplace out front where couples cuddle and students tap away on their laptops in silouette. The drinks themselves have been very good if not entirely consistent (sometimes my chai latte is thick and sugary, other times it's thinner and too flat). The atmosphere's the real reason to come here.
firepit makes this a good non-bar nightspot – The coffee and goodies are just the same as other coffee beans. The interior may be a little cleaner and have more windows than most. But the real draw is the fire pit on the patio outside, which gives the place a much more social feeling. It's nice to have a bit of life at night in an otherwise sleepy area.
Cosy but Noisy – It's very small but the firepit thing outside is very cosy, although its always crowded. It's open later than most places are. The staff is very friendly although I usually end up waiting quite a while for my drink. The drinks are just like all other Coffee Beans . Try the Strawberry Creme tea. It tastes heavenly!
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