The Bean

The Bean

Coffee Shop$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Tina L.
    "My usual order of dirty chai, maybe three times a week..."(17 Tips)
    Katy V.
    "Peanut butter cookie + hot cafe au lait"(5 Tips)
    HashtagNYU
    "Conveniently located across The Strand bookstore"(3 Tips)
    Bobby N.
    "The new WiFi password is espresso."(4 Tips)
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  • Alexandra L.
    this is the perfect coffee shop: free wifi, good food, quality music, spacious seats, outlets... EVERYTHING. i love it and i've only been here for five minutes.
  • Olesya O.
    Olesya OJuly 10
    Nice place and everything is delicious. But service is slow as fuck
  • David P.
    I just watched someone order a Cafe au Lait and the "barista" (hah) poured a coffee with milk from the plastic gallon container and charged the au Lait price. Your supposed to steam that "barista"!
  • Aditi L.
    Ambience is super cool, food doesn't quite deliver doe
  • Ricky K.
    Ricky KimJune 2
    service is quick and beverages are relatively cheap. the cafe itself exudes young college-y vibes -- definitely a throwback
  • Michael D.
    Pretty weak and overpriced coffee. Lots of seating the AM though.
  • Cyndie D.
    Hotspot for laptops as of Free Wifi. Guy at the register is cool funny and so nice !
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUApril 14
    Their chai tea latte is everything you could ever want on a chilly morning, and their pastry selection is delicious and Instagram-worthy.
  • Audrey C.
    Audrey ChouJanuary 24
    Chai latte + comfy work space with some bomb looking pastries 👌🏻
  • Den
    DenDecember 20, 2016
    Amazing place to go read your new book from the Strand bookstore
  • Chelsea M.
    Chelsea MurrayNovember 8, 2016
    Dirty chai all the way!
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PlaineOctober 5, 2016
    Apparently you have to pay for wifi minutes. Good iced coffee though.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JenningsSeptember 15, 2016
    Bubble tea was more like milkshake but might've been a poor choice.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾August 13, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    The dirty chai (iced or hot) is life.
  • Kornelija M.
    Trendy cafe with a lovely staff. The tables were full and it's a wait on where to sit down! A lot of people around are working. Though if you like to work in quiet - might not be suitable.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJune 10, 2016
    Matcha matte is pretty good, or at least better than the coffee. Made with Silk brand, sweetened. $5.30 with almond milk for medium 16 oz. Accepts CUPS app
  • Gajtana S.
    Excellent coffee and chill vibe. Reminds me of coffee shops in the 90s before Starbucks. Wifi.
  • Kavita R.
    Kavita RMarch 25, 2016
    Caramel Mona Lisa
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUFebruary 18, 2016
    Conveniently located across The Strand bookstore (18 miles of books!), settle down here with a book for a generous serving of free wifi, exquisite iced chai lattes, and Dough doughnuts!
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUFebruary 14, 2016
    Comfy pillows, great coffee, free wi-fi. What else do you need?
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordFebruary 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nutella Fitzgerald. Hot after October. Cold after March.
  • Nadja F.
    Nadja FeulnerJanuary 22, 2016
    Coffee is good, but it's cold, the banana bread is hard from yesterday and the toilet was dark, no light, suck.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 21, 2016
    Order a vanilla chai ❤️
  • Avinash S.
    Avinash SalgamJanuary 2, 2016
    The Chai latte looks good. It is not. It is made of powder. Service was rude and unattentive.
  • Timelessnomad
    TimelessnomadDecember 22, 2015
    Chai tea was pretty nice :)
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengNovember 21, 2015
    Matcha green tea is great! Free wifi, and password is buysomething
  • Josiah L.
    Josiah LauOctober 8, 2015
    they got cold brew coffee
  • Anna
    AnnaJuly 29, 2015
    Their cold brew on tap is surprisingly good
  • Josiah David C.
    The environment is enjoyable and conducive to work/studying, if you can find a place to sit. The coffee is not the greatest. My americano was watered down. I'll come back to study, but I'll have tea.
  • Molly F.
    Molly FreemanMay 23, 2015
    The hazelnut coffee here is fantastic, plus the atmosphere is extremely welcoming and cozy.
  • Citi Bike
    Citi BikeMay 10, 2015
    Dirty Chai all the way! We love the vibe and friendly service.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneMay 7, 2015
    Poor soy cappuccino. Scalding hot, poorly foamed, flavorless coffee & 2/3 filled cup.
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JMay 5, 2015
    Bad coffee and awful service
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiMay 1, 2015
    Always occupied and the outlet is so loose and don't work. The cold press is pretty good
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanMarch 27, 2015
    Get the dirty chai with an extra shot of espresso.
  • Jay H.
    Jay HarrisFebruary 26, 2015
    Not awful, but you have Think Coffee and Everyman Espresso in the neighborhood, so why go to The Bean?
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyFebruary 20, 2015
    Great spot for coffee! Check out their virtual tour! Read more
  • Sia S.
    Sia ShinFebruary 2, 2015
    bad latte, bad croissant, bad service. :(
  • David C.
    David CutlerJanuary 16, 2015
    Laura - they have a good vanilla latte here!
  • Ming-Samurai L.
    Ming-Samurai LaiDecember 10, 2014
    Cozy coffee spot on a snowy day.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 5, 2014
    They have WiFi here:)
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhNovember 5, 2014
    Get the cold pressed coffee!
  • Gulsin H.
    Gulsin HarmanNovember 4, 2014
    the walnut brownie is surprisingly perfect.
  • Solène M.
    Solène MaîtreNovember 3, 2014
    Good working vibes. Free WiFi. It can be hard to grab a free seat though.
  • Shantanu J.
    Shantanu JoshiOctober 23, 2014
    The chai latte here is probably the best I've had in NYC. Ask for the vanilla chai if you're feeling adventurous.
  • Christina P.
    Christina PeironaOctober 21, 2014
    The cold brew iced coffee is pretty tasty! Make sure to choose the cold brewed iced coffee over the regular iced coffee.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾October 13, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Solid coffee and yummy pastries. The staff is always smiley.
  • Stacey C.
    Stacey ChaisOctober 11, 2014
    Dirty chai latte with almond milk
  • Jing Jing L.
    Jing Jing LiAugust 27, 2014
    Delicious iced hazelnut coffee
  • Lori B.
    Lori BerenbergAugust 19, 2014
    The chai lattes and NutElla FitGeralds (Nutella coffee) are so yummy!
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MoAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee here is better than Starbucks but still mediocre and tastes slightly over-brewed. But come for the atmosphere. Great place to study, chat, or just people watch.
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JohnAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Best coffee in the city - get the Bam-Beano (cold press)!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 25, 2014
    Cold brew banbeano is a must!
  • Christian B.
    Christian BorgesJuly 18, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Holy ish! Just had the Caramel Frozen Mona Lisa. Life-altering coffee experience! #Hooked
  • Isha P.
    Isha PatelJuly 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite away-from-school homework spot.
  • Park Slope Notary
    Park Slope NotaryJune 26, 2014
    The cold pressed coffee. Heavenly.
  • Julie B.
    Julie BasqueMay 5, 2014
    The iced chai latte tastes like melted ice cream. Take that how ever you'd like.
  • Marsha T.
    Marsha T.April 21, 2014
    I like the WiFi password "buy something"! Absolutely!
  • Candice
    CandiceApril 4, 2014
    Iced chai is really on point here
  • Allison P.
    Allison PollisonMarch 29, 2014
    Stopped in after browsing the strand bookstore. Not impressed with the peanut butter choc chunk bar - save the $ for more coffee or another book...
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMarch 29, 2014
    Machiattos are very weak. I recommend the Dirty Earl Grey
  • Sidny G.
    Sidny GinsbergMarch 22, 2014
    The large caramel Mona Lisa is like a better version of a frapaccino and with 4 shots!
  • bpmuir
    bpmuirFebruary 19, 2014
    Super hospitable staff, generally busy, mildly private, great dirty chai
  • bpmuir
    bpmuirFebruary 19, 2014
    Dirty chai is legit! Do it!
  • Manisha
    ManishaDecember 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's not on the menu, but they do make a mean vanilla chai!
  • Jane C.
    Jane ChyunOctober 30, 2013
    Try the raspberry cheesecake<3!
  • Kat P.
    Kat PrzybylaOctober 27, 2013
    The frozen mocha Mona Lisa is a chocolatey frappachino-like drink that you must get. Delish.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PatafioOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Skim nutElla Fitzgerald. Do it.
  • Seth M.
    Seth McBeanOctober 3, 2013
    Try the Cafe au Lait with almond milk. Simple, mellow, with a natural sweetness.
  • Fabio
    FabioSeptember 5, 2013
    Its perfect in the middle of t day
  • Catríona L.
    Catríona Lohan-ConwaySeptember 4, 2013
    Cashier Is pretty snarky not only to the customers but to each other. Why change your password! Make it easy for people to come here & support you!
  • Luyba Z.
    Luyba ZeylikmanAugust 29, 2013
    Great coffee great wall outlets :)
  • Monica S.
    Monica SumaAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite vanilla latte in town, love that they use square for payment! Great $5 special lunch for a quick bite!
  • @sloane
    @sloaneJuly 28, 2013
    They have at least 5 kinds of Rice Krispie treats - chocolate, fruit loops, cinnamon toast crunch - delicious!
  • Jacky C.
    Jacky CJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced chai!
  • Burcu B.
    Burcu BaranJune 27, 2013
    Their Chai Latte is the best! Also the chickpea salad is sooo very good.
  • TC K.
    TC KidaJune 24, 2013
    correction: password is now fatelvis
  • Taavi L.
    Taavi LindmaaJune 19, 2013
    Kind of startup friendly. Password: fatelvis
  • James P.
    James ParkJune 15, 2013
    Lattes are extremely bad here. There are legit bubbles in the foam so they obviously don't know how to froth their milk. And it seems like they use drip coffee instead of espresso. Everyman FTW!
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MonroeJune 13, 2013
    Great neighborhood coffee shop. Perfect hangout for artists.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CancelMay 31, 2013
    My cappucino sucked. I don't they understand the difference between a "Latte" and a "Cappucino." My cup was nearly 80% milk and with a drop of espresso. Terrible, just terrible.
  • Jerome G.
    Jerome GentoliaMay 20, 2013
    Music is too loud!!! I came here to enjoy a book and just couldn't. Wish they lower the volume or play classical music instead. TOO LOUD!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FordMay 16, 2013
    Not really much in the way of vegan desserts which I often prefer.
  • Nelly O.
    Nelly OrtizMay 7, 2013
    Pay with their new app Kuapay, whenever you spend 10 dollars you get 1 dollar... Pretty cool way to pay with your phone and get money out of it :)
  • amy
    amyMay 2, 2013
    In love with this place. Such nice staff, lovely atmosphere.
  • Alexandre T.
    Alexandre TosoMay 1, 2013
    New wifi pass: alfajores
  • Laurie P.
    Laurie PeaApril 27, 2013
    Deeeelicious almond pear pastry
  • Whitney
    WhitneyApril 23, 2013
    They have a $5 lunch special: a sandwich, chips, and bottle of water. Can't beat that!
  • Anjali A.
    Anjali AggarwalApril 7, 2013
    Now the wifi password is alfajores
  • alex p.
    alex patriquinMarch 24, 2013
    wifi pw alfajores (03.24.13)
  • Lauryn B.
    Lauryn BennettFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best skim chai latte in the city.
  • Antonio
    AntonioFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Superhero tea rules!! Especially if ya happen to stop by forbidden planet or the strand and pick up some comics haha :D
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VelezFebruary 18, 2013
    Nut-Ella Fitzgerald coffee! Try it if you're a Nutella fan ;)
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Frozen hot chocolate is especially good - and they are dog friendly
  • Autumn G.
    Autumn GJanuary 31, 2013
    Not even a real bar! 350 something for a latte that's a out 8 ounces I better see a effin leaf on my foam. At the very least.
  • Inna
    InnaJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wifi password as of 01/06 is espresso!.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LeeDecember 25, 2012
    must try: Dirty Chai and Cafe au lait
  • Jared B.
    Jared BrodskyDecember 20, 2012
    New wifi password is : espresso
  • Zoe D.
    Zoe DexterDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Katie is the best
  • Bobby N.
    Bobby NooromidNovember 13, 2012
    The new WiFi password is espresso.
  • Tina L.
    Tina LOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My usual order of dirty chai, maybe three times a week...
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUOctober 24, 2012
    With Starbucks and Think Coffee near school, The Bean doesn't get enough love. All the better for you and your efforts to find an empty table.
  • Liz L.
    Liz LiangOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Loving the throwback music and relaxed vibe. I only get the cappuccino, but their espresso is good so I assume their fancier drinks are good too!
  • Sierra L.
    Sierra LongOctober 12, 2012
    Get the dirty chai. BEST EVER.
  • Alexa Mae A.
    Alexa Mae AsperinSeptember 23, 2012
    My fave NYC coffee spot. I recommend the lattes and muffins! Try the dirty chai for a twist :) (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Katy V.
    Katy VanSeptember 6, 2012
    Peanut butter cookie + hot cafe au lait + a good book = the best afternoon at this place
  • Annie L.
    Annie LuAugust 31, 2012
    The chai and lattes are amazing but skip the Hurricane Island blend if you're an iced tea person - tastes like a vaguely bitter herbal version of Starbucks' passionfruit tea
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew ReichAugust 30, 2012
    For 50% off use Scoutmob app or say "Scoutmob" at the counter. Amazing deal, great coffee & baked goods plus staff is extremely friendly.
  • Suz .
    Suz 🍋August 17, 2012
    Make it filthy and get the dirty chai.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BrownJuly 27, 2012
    Get the caramel mona lisa - SO good!
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine BatruniJuly 12, 2012
    the frozen mona lisa is delicious
  • Jakob
    JakobJuly 2, 2012
    Get the cinnamon toast crunch crispy cake! It is sooooo delicious
  • Cecilia P.
    2nd cup is 1/2 price. Great deal!
  • Kate P.
    Kate ParkerJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    New wifi password is monalisa.
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FudorJune 18, 2012
    Go out the door, turn right, make a left onto 4th ave and go to Think Coffee for a much better Americano
  • Manasa V.
    Manasa VedulaJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They make a damn good cappuccino. And the rice crispy treats are amazing.
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Open late and free wifi (password: mona lisa)
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiJune 6, 2012
    WTF?! They have rice crispy treats made from cap'n crunch, fruity pebbles and apple jacks. That's sick! Coffee is ok and lines can get long at times but move quick. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Alexandra F.
    Alexandra FlaminiMay 26, 2012
    For all the good reviews this place got, people behind the counter were rude!
  • Arie W.
    Arie WMay 25, 2012
    If you use the scoutmob deal make sure you spend a lot because the cashier will yell at you
  • Elisabet  Diaz C.
    The fresh apple pie is so good.
  • zach f.
    zach falkMay 12, 2012
    Good coffee. But to get the discount I had to log on to Facebook and download an app. I never got the discount.
  • Michele W.
    Michele WellsMay 5, 2012
    THEY ALLOW DOGS HERE!! :-)
  • Amy V.
    Amy VernonApril 26, 2012
    Cafe au lait is their favorite drink name to say
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RodmanApril 23, 2012
    Great coffee (and chai lattes!), free wifi, and a variety of delicious treats. The cupcakes are awesome. Lots of vegan options.
  • Freddy Z.
    Freddy ZaltaApril 17, 2012
    Coffee is hot, service is great and the atmosphere is inviting. Love it!
  • Cameron L.
    Cameron LedyApril 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is delicious and HOT (I hate a lukewarm cup in the morning)
  • Tribeca
    TribecaApril 11, 2012
    Neighborhood favorite coffee and bagel shop
  • david h.
    david hojnowskiApril 7, 2012
    Try the chocolate chip muffin, just eat it bottom to top, the top is crunchy
  • Ari G.
    Ari GraziMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Artwork curated by IndieWalls
  • Jacqueline I.
    Jacqueline IncorvaiaMarch 28, 2012
    Delicious dirty chai. Get it.
  • Katie S.
    Katie S.March 12, 2012
    The Dirty Chai is so tasty will convert non-Chai drinkers
  • Austin L.
    Austin LucasMarch 9, 2012
    Don't get an iced-cappuccino. Seriously. You will be judged.
  • Karina O.
    Karina O.March 3, 2012
    Hot chocolate is the best in town. Waaaaay better than Starbucks, crumbs and even max brenner. Also- don't skip the macaroons. My favorite is passion fruit.
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KhorFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The evening crew with tab an Michael r nicer!! Tip well
  • Antonio
    AntonioFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly staff! Yummy coffee! Oh! Try the cinnamon raisin pretzel! Nom Nom!
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KhorFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If u ask for a soy dirty chai they will lie and put whole milk instead of soy milk.
  • Michael-Zero
    Michael-ZeroFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Put a bird on it!
  • Esther L.
    Esther LeibelFebruary 15, 2012
    Cozy place and great music!
  • Dasha
    DashaFebruary 11, 2012
    The mocha melt is pretty damn good!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BarnettFebruary 9, 2012
    New wifi password is: makeitfilthy
  • Dominick Q.
    Dominick QuartuccioFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Vegan chocolate peanut butter bar = ridonculous.
  • Dawn T.
    Dawn TurnerJanuary 24, 2012
    Drink the chai latte...it's awesome! But the food and service has little to be desired. Ever since the 1st location closed the staff have been rude and remarkably unfriendly.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BiroJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    lovely people and a dirty chai to write home about
  • David N. D.
    David N. Dave EZ NYCJanuary 12, 2012
    They gave me the wrong muffin yesterday and no mocha today. Wth man!!!!
  • Jonathan G.
    Jonathan GalloDecember 22, 2011
    The bathroom graffiti is hilarious and great!
  • Melissa I.
    Melissa I.December 3, 2011
    Great and friendly service. Try to pay in cash during rush hour.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LeonDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Macarons - Delicious ... the pistachio is amazing.
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WendtNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan cinnamon roll is awesome.
  • Jay R.
    Jay RNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Reminds me of woyton coffee shops.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BiroNovember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    really sweet people behind the counter
  • Alicia W.
    Alicia WalterOctober 26, 2011
    Tofu sammie w kraut. Half off after 9p. And vegan soup. Mm. And cupcakes.
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZOctober 18, 2011
    Good coffee, attractive crowd
  • Kate R.
    Kate RitchieOctober 8, 2011
    Sign outside claiming origin of the Dirty Chai (my fave) is what brought me in. This deliciousness tastes so much like a gingersnap.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LynchSeptember 16, 2011
    my new favorite place!
  • Erick L.
    Erick LajoieSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their cappuccino is the best I have ever tasted. Try it out.
  • Lizzie R.
    Lizzie RanishSeptember 8, 2011
    Guy, the manager, is awesome!
  • Shayna D.
    Shayna DomnitchAugust 31, 2011
    Students get 10% off
  • Brian K.
    Brian KalmaAugust 30, 2011
    So funny, wifi password is: buysomething
  • Angie G.
    Angie GentileAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Free wifi here. Password: buysomething
  • Veronique V.
    Veronique VAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place! Loved my soy milk mocha. And they have macaroons!
  • Deans C.
    Deans C.February 19, 2013
    The most cheesy place of America. Le lieu le plus inutile du monde. Run!
  • James H.
    James HunteJune 22, 2012
    wi-fi password: monalisa - via 4sqwifi.com
  • Yesenia B.
    Yesenia BaezMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    El mejor chai latte de la ciudad! Pidelo skinny!!
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