The Bean

The Bean

Coffee Shop$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
  • 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)
    "Conveniently located across The Strand bookstore"(3 Tips)
    Bobby N.
    "The new WiFi password is espresso."(4 Tips)
161 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • chai
  • wifi
  • strand bookstore
  • free Wifi
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  • 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.
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