The Bean

The Bean

Café and Bakery$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Nicole S.
    "Best dirty chai I've ever had"(8 Tips)
    ZZubin
    "Nutella Fitzgerald is like a delicious coffee hot chocolate"(3 Tips)
    Tom W.
    "Great for work!"(3 Tips)
    Madeline M.
    "Excellent cold brew, juices and lots of plugs for laptops."(7 Tips)
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  • Lucy X.
    Lucy Xu3 weeks ago
    An East Village classic, to post up with some coffee and do some work.
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraSeptember 24
    A bit loud but good vegAn peanut butter bar
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BorgeSeptember 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Want to freeze to death in the middle of summer? This is the place, without fail.
  • Esther L.
    Esther LeibelAugust 31
    Nice space, but macchiato was beyond disgusting
  • Allie S.
    Allie StrongJune 13
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, bagels, coffee, very friendly pleasant staff AND free WiFi with plenty of tables!
  • Arthur M.
    Automatic coffee machine = bad coffee that is overheated
  • Aditi L.
    Ambiance and vegan options!
  • David S.
    good luck getting a place to sit on a weekend.
  • Sravanti T.
    Great spot to work w/ reliable wifi.
  • Jenni G.
    Love the Bean. Hard to find a table but a great place to work if you can.
  • Elina N.
    Elina NikitinaFebruary 15
    Coffee is too good 😝😝😝
  • Taiowa W.
    Taiowa WanerJanuary 10
    Nice coffee shop with a large variety of drinks and food. It can be tough to get a seat so bring a friend and one person can order and the other can scope out a spot.
  • Escott H.
    Escott HayashidiazDecember 3, 2016
    Dirty chai latte is the way to go.
  • Clare M.
    Clare MunzurNovember 15, 2016
    Plenty of seating
  • Giovanni D.
    Giovanni D'PalmaNovember 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a decent selection of pastries and bagels.
  • Mo G.
    Mo GoodmanNovember 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee is good and so is the food. If your in a rush I wouldn't advise ordering food.
  • Christian T.
    Christian TrappOctober 28, 2016
    Great coffee and food. Perfect spot to work for a few hours
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MorrealeOctober 26, 2016
    Great great atmosphere. Super spacious and colorful, great for working or getting a cozy drink with friends
  • Deek V.
    Deek VelagandulaSeptember 2, 2016
    Great large space, but they don't even use a real espresso machine and make lattes that are 50% foam
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FordJuly 3, 2016
    Get the cold brew coffee and any of the sandwiches
  • Beau H.
    Beau HaughMay 23, 2016
    Life-giving ice-cold A/C. Cold brew ain't bad, either
  • Adrien
    AdrienMay 14, 2016
    The ok coffee/coworking space by default if you need a place with caffeine for your macbook
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾May 10, 2016
    Love the cold brew and chai lattes.
  • Madeline M.
    Madeline McDavidApril 10, 2016
    Excellent cold brew, juices and lots of plugs for laptops.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SimeoneApril 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Chai Latte's are the best here!
  • Gonzalo F.
    Gonzalo FiorinaMarch 26, 2016
    Cool atmosphere. Full of Windows, great selection of smoothies and they have a printer you can use!
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorMarch 22, 2016
    line is was too long, try a smaller neighborhood spot
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelMarch 22, 2016
    Great place to study and work, the coffee is average
  • Justin G.
    Justin GaudenziJanuary 5, 2016
    Iced coffee/cold brew is great in summer
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickDecember 17, 2015
    Best place to do work I have encountered. They have wifi and outlets and everyone else is doing it too.
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole StahleckerDecember 2, 2015
    Best dirty chai I've ever had
  • Susumu
    SusumuOctober 27, 2015
    Go-to cafe for work. Cheap snacks. Delicious Cranberry Orange Muffin($2.50). Free water server.
  • Florence N.
    Florence NguyenOctober 8, 2015
    Get the green bean juice with ginger. Organic
  • Cassie U.
    Cassie UttOctober 4, 2015
    Quick stop for coffee. Nice location and lovely people.
  • Jacques C.
    Jacques ChiracOctober 1, 2015
    Dog lovers are disgustingly gross.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewSeptember 7, 2015
    Very spacious place that would be great for working. I had the cold brew but found it a bit weak
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneSeptember 1, 2015
    Weak, watery coffee. Ok matcha lattes. Soy available
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangAugust 22, 2015
    Great for work! Free wifi too.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinAugust 6, 2015
    Nutella Fitzgerald is like a delicious coffee hot chocolate
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJuly 21, 2015
    Great neighborhood coffee spot whose work space rivals Starbucks any day...except the coffee is decent. And it's dog friendly!
  • Stacy K.
    Stacy KimballJune 24, 2015
    Poochie love this place. Friendly for pups and they actually give your dog a bone. Good peeps.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BorgeJune 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Had to leave. Couldn't connect VPN on wifi and the music was loud and obnoxious.
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsJune 6, 2015
    Great coffee, good pastries
  • Mish and Rob
    Mish and RobMay 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The coffee is meh and the wifi is horrendous, but there's a nice big table for laptop users, plenty of air-con, and a PRINTER! If you can tether, this place is great for getting work done.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyApril 28, 2015
    They have iced coffee and cold brewed coffee - get the cold brew.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonApril 6, 2015
    Well-known for good reason.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinApril 5, 2015
    Kale Smoothie is good for people who don't normally like kale like me. Tasted so good I actually got work done instead of procrastinating by people watching.
  • Pablo S.
    Pablo SmithApril 2, 2015
    Insane iced soy milk chai and tasty scallion cream cheese poppyseed bagel!
  • Lynn Marie F.
    Lynn Marie FrancoMarch 23, 2015
    Their selection of macaroons is only okay.
  • Andres A.
    Andres AlonsoMarch 16, 2015
    The coffee isn't very good
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DonleyFebruary 28, 2015
    Plenty of seats and pleasant atmosphere to do work or hang out. Wifi. Good chai. For those bothered by laptop users, there is a seating area where use of electronics is discouraged.
  • İpek A.
    İpek A.January 25, 2015
    Hot chocolate is really really bad in this place!
  • Monica Z.
    Monica ZarateJanuary 19, 2015
    Chai!! Dirty Chai!! Great place to work and sip chai and listen to 90s music!
  • Jillian
    JillianDecember 25, 2014
    Great spot for a productive afternoon (free wifi!) spent with a flagel and coffee.
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 19, 2014
    Outlets at nearly every table. Free Wi-Fi, no password required. Read more
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinNovember 26, 2014
    M&M cookies are tasty if you don't mind a little crunch on the outside
  • J. I.
    J. I.G.October 27, 2014
    Can get crowded
  • Lindsey K.
    Lindsey KimOctober 7, 2014
    Dirty chai latte with soy/almond milk. Try it frozen during the warmer months. Ask to make it not too sweet
  • Ramya
    RamyaSeptember 14, 2014
    Fantastic hot chocolate!
  • Monica Z.
    Monica ZarateSeptember 13, 2014
    Soy dirty chai!
  • Erica R.
    Erica RhoneSeptember 10, 2014
    The morgue of coffee shops 👎 #Zombies #LapTops
  • Sonny D.
    Sonny DatoySeptember 9, 2014
    decent espresso, but strong wifi and late hours are the main draw here.
  • James G.
    James GreenAugust 22, 2014
    Everything is compostable?!
  • Caleb F.
    Caleb FernandezAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Iced Hurricane Island Tea, and a bagel. That's all you need.
  • Kristerpher H.
    Kristerpher HendersonAugust 11, 2014
    Their cupcakes are OK. Nothing to rave about.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CarrollAugust 7, 2014
    Study with the NYU kids
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmJune 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Their "Hangover Helper" juice is real, y'all.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.May 12, 2014
    Very dog friendly place (almost too dog friendly). The juice bar inside this place is really good. Lots of seating and plugs available for computer users.
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuMay 5, 2014
    There are places with far tastier coffee in the East Village but oh the late hours...
  • Greg C.
    Greg CalderinApril 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Keep it simple. Plain bagel with cream cheese and a large Americano. You're welcome.
  • bpmuir
    bpmuirFebruary 19, 2014
    Mild noise level, generally busy, good dirty chai, seats generally available, not too private
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LeviyevDecember 3, 2013
    There dirty chi selection is amazing
  • Pete L.
    Pete LevinNovember 16, 2013
    Don't order a smoothie if there are more than like 4 people here as you'll be waiting a LONG time for it.
  • Louis-Felix B.
    Louis-Felix BinetteNovember 2, 2013
    Don't come here for the coffee, which is average at best. But there's free wifi & plugs a-plenty, friendly staff + lots of cookies, cakes, macaroons & fudge to spice up your work afternoon in the sun.
  • Danny H.
    Danny HertzOctober 27, 2013
    Current password is: juicebar
  • Kunal K.
    Kunal KalroOctober 18, 2013
    Great coffee, free wifi, and cute girls. What else can you want?!
  • Eddie M.
    Eddie MoyOctober 11, 2013
    Current wifi password is "alfajores"
  • Alex M.
    Alex MitowOctober 3, 2013
    The Internet freaking blows. Wish I hadn't spent 15 bucks on food and drink to settle in and get work done.
  • Wylie C.
    Wylie ConlonSeptember 26, 2013
    This is my new neighborhood coffee shop. Open late, wifi and power. Current password is alfajores.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneSeptember 19, 2013
    Terribly weak coffee here. Soy latte tasted of over-heated soy milk! Don't ask for a side of butter with your bagel otherwise you get an espresso tub of it!?!? Shame since relaxed setting n free wifi
  • Stephanie V.
    Stephanie V.August 27, 2013
    They have vegan treats but try the alfajores.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BarbatoAugust 26, 2013
    Bring a sweater and wear long johns if you plan on being a laptop zombie here. The AC is freezing!
  • Alissar T.
    Alissar TaremiAugust 18, 2013
    Best Chai latte.. Ever
  • Farra T.
    Farra TrompeterAugust 17, 2013
    Check in on Yelp! too and get a free alfajores cookie. It's tiny, Argentinian, and delicious.
  • Steven B.
    Steven BenarioAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Wifi is terribly slow :(
  • Helena W.
    Helena WongJuly 23, 2013
    Looks can be deceiving...their display case isn't the prettiest but try the vegan chocolate brownie!
  • Nilay
    NilayJuly 14, 2013
    Good bagel, tasty coffee, cool staff.
  • Oonline
    OonlineJuly 7, 2013
    Got an iced Americano. Barely tasted the coffee. Nice atmosphere. Great AC!
  • Anna B.
    Anna BrowneJuly 3, 2013
    Decaff drinkers - watch out for caffeinated beverages!
  • Maryanne C.
    Maryanne CheahMay 30, 2013
    Try a frozen NutElla Fitzgerald with almond milk! Great on a hot summers day
  • Audrey L.
    Audrey LoMay 27, 2013
    Random wandering surprise for someone(me) who doesn't live in the hood. Loved my iced coffee. The cafe also had a great sense of humor(check pic)
  • Meg M.
    Meg McDMay 26, 2013
    Dog Friendly is a nice perk
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrykMay 24, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The smoothies are top notch
  • Franck
    FranckMay 7, 2013
    Password wifi "monalisa"
  • J. Blake P.
    J. Blake PattersonMay 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Intriguing tea mixes. Sip on one.
  • Project Latte: a NYC cafe culture guide
    While not as large as its 2nd Ave cousin, this branch of The Bean shares nearly every other characteristic of that shop, good and bad: fast wifi, lots of plugs, awful coffee & generic music. Read more
  • Dens
    DensApril 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hey nerd, go check out the QR code in the men's bathroom.
  • Squash C.
    Squash C.March 25, 2013
    Can get pretty crowded. Chai lattes are the way to go. My favorite is Green Tea.
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HMarch 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Note to self + PSA: The "medium" is ginormous and generally unnecessary. I keep forgetting (at least they don't skimp!)
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaFebruary 24, 2013
    Get a lucky charms marshmallow bar with your joe :)
  • Greg C.
    Greg CalderinFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Nutellafitzgerald is the latest! Enjoy!
  • Francisco R.
    Francisco RuscalledaFebruary 17, 2013
    Very week coffee. Great ambiance.
  • Alan
    AlanFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Yelp check-in gives you a free cakeball. Wifi Pass: nutellafitzgerald
  • Melisse
    MelisseFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Nutella Fitzgerald you won't be disappointed!
  • Brigette K.
    Brigette K.February 8, 2013
    Chai latte is the way to go
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia HarperJanuary 26, 2013
    Dirty chai latte is delish! Expresso and spicy chai mixed yummm
  • Chelsea V.
    Chelsea VanceJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent alternative to Starbucks, but the music always gets on my nerves.
  • Ankit S.
    Ankit ShahDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    unplug, have a notebook, and write about everything you see. draw a picture on a coffee cup and leave it for someone else to enjoy. (although if you must connect, wifi pw is now espresso)
  • Spencer Benjamin W.
    Spencer Benjamin WalleDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    also if you're here on a weekday morning, say hi to my new best friend Dominique
  • Spencer Benjamin W.
    Spencer Benjamin WalleDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    best cafe to get work done in the entire EV. love love love the staff here too
  • Jigesh M.
    Jigesh MehtaNovember 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Iced Dirty Chai, Pay with Square, and check-in on Perka
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzNovember 13, 2012
    Great spot if you have dogs or big-ass strollers in tow.
  • David S.
    David S.November 3, 2012
    New wifi pw is halloween
  • Rae @.
    They have Vegan cupcakes. This place gets crazy busy
  • Laurie
    LaurieOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Use LevelUp here! Super cool!
  • Amie R.
    Amie RomanoOctober 2, 2012
    Ask for Duke - he's awesome and makes delicious chai!
  • Estelle .
    Estelle 🐰September 22, 2012
    Wifi PW: dirtychai
  • P L.
    P LAugust 29, 2012
    Hot chocolate yum!
  • Mani K.
    Mani KAugust 7, 2012
    They also take LevelUp. Love that mobile phone payment.
  • Tamara H.
    Tamara HJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    No cash? It's chill. They take cards (and don't hate you for it).
  • Gregory
    GregoryJune 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For WiFi use "The Bean B" pw: monalisa. For whatever reason "The Bean" does not work.
  • Gregory
    GregoryJune 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Public restroom if you are stranded in the East Village.
  • Eben E.
    Eben EsterhuizenJune 14, 2012
    Exactly what the neighborhood needs. Another coffee shop!!!! :)
  • Willem P.
    Willem PauwelsMay 3, 2016
    Sort un peu des chaînes de café .
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