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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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Coffee Shop, Tea Room, and Café$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Hallifax J.
    Hallifax JOctober 2, 2014
    I have to be caffeine free and as a tea drinker, it's rare to find a good decaf tea. But Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a wonderfully fragrant and flavorful Rooibos Chai. Tasty even in latte form. 👍
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyJune 6, 2015
    Perfectly good coffee and iced blendeds. It's certainly not the best coffee in San Francisco and considering the competition in the area I'm not giving it a heart but the Cookies and Cream is good.
  • Sanchit D.
    Sanchit DuaOctober 12, 2014
    coffee with blueberry muffin is the combo helping you out recreating your thoughts.. have it outside or with the music & WiFi ON inside..
  • Peter B.
    Peter BerkiDecember 28, 2012
    Iced hazelnut latte is by far their best drink. Try a medium in a large; the additional ice breaks the drink's somewhat overwhelming flavor.
  • Karla
    KarlaMay 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have brewed decaf iced coffee. No bathroom, so it's not the perfect coffee shop for a pregnant woman, but I'm still a very happy customer.
  • Martin W.
    Martin WeigertMay 4, 2013
    If you want to work, the atmosphere here is better than at the Starbuck's around. Unfortunately, the free Wifi didn't let me connect through VPN (unlike at Starbucks)
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MichaelJanuary 23, 2013
    Great place for coffee. About 11 tables and one larger one with good WiFi. *** They have an opening for a barista now!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PursellJuly 1, 2015
    Terrific Madeleine's. If you ask for whole milk or a latte it may confuse the cashier because they have their own weird anti-Starbucks lingo that still manages to avoid true Euro names. LA based.
  • Asiyat T.
    Asiyat TsalikovaMay 31, 2013
    You should try birthday cake ice blended coffee with sprinkles and whipped cream! Super coffeelicious
  • Ricardo
    RicardoOctober 21, 2013
    Always hard to find a seat, but the staff and baristas are friendly and the cappuccino is always great!
  • Wayne A.
    Wayne AJune 22, 2013
    Best double espresso macchiato - order extra wet. Voila you have a stowaway latte on steroids for half the price!
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikMarch 26, 2012
    Cool coffee/tea shop to do work in. Good coffee and friendly staff. Free wifi. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sabina
    SabinaJuly 19, 2013
    The "Your Favorite" Tea Latte with Strawberry Cream or Morrocan Mint green tea is so good!
  • Peter K.
    Peter KirnMarch 12, 2010
    Faster wifi (free), better coffee, friendlier atmosphere than the 'bucks across the street: win.
  • Christine
    ChristineNovember 21, 2014
    Nice choice of great tea with real tea leaves!
  • Anil D.
    Anil DashJune 8, 2012
    One of the few places that will make a tea latte with a decaf tea like decaf English Breakfast, for those of us who like milk.
  • angela h.
    angela hayesFebruary 24, 2010
    Just as busy as any coffee bean in so cal, considering this is 1 of 3 in northern ca! Coffee bean is 100 times better then stbux. The frap cups arent sticky like stbux and they are real smooth...no b
  • Barbara M.
    Barbara MatthewsOctober 13, 2014
    Dark chocolate mocha is great. Nice chocolate flavor and not too sweet!
  • Laurissa
    LaurissaSeptember 4, 2014
    OMG. The vanilla latte with coconut-almond milk. Amazing. Can't wait to find another coffee bean and tea leaf!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChiangJanuary 5, 2012
    Love the winter dream tea latte in the winter! Also, no lines when I go at 9:30!
  • Krysta
    KrystaApril 12, 2013
    If you sit outside, you will see the many odd sights of Market St. (This includes but is not limited to people drinking from trash and youth yelling at each other.)
  • mayu-chan
    mayu-chanSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Omg. Their Jasmine Green Tea iced lattes are eeeeevvviiiillll ;)
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 20, 2012
    Lots of plugs along the wall to recharge while you sip coffee and people watch...
  • Haleigh T.
    Haleigh TutrowNovember 25, 2012
    If you're looking for a Holiday drink, the Winter Dream tea latte is the best! Tastes like Christmas in a cup!
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KaufmanNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for the current wifi access code in the lower right corner of the TV on the wall.
  • Nick R.
    Nick ReynosoMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place.. Staffs real nice. Next to Powell station
  • Nigel Y.
    Nigel YorkJanuary 9, 2015
    In 4 years, not a single negative aspect. Always busy and fast, kind service.
  • Karla
    KarlaMay 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a free drink when you buy a $25 gift card. Think of it as a 10-15% bonus.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WuFebruary 28, 2013
    Green tea latte is a nice midday pick me up without the harsh effect of late day caffeine.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SmithApril 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your coffee to go or stay inside. This place attracts cigarette smokers who tend to lurk at outdoor tables.
  • Liza S.
    Liza SperlingAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for the access code on the monitor - squint, because it is tiny. But it will unlock 2 hours of wifi goodness.
  • Piyush A.
    Piyush AggarwalJuly 27, 2013
    Lovely location.. Fresh sandwiches... Hot coffee..life was never so better :-)
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FlemingFebruary 2, 2012
    Cool easy spot to sit on market when the weather is nice :)
  • Clare
    ClareJanuary 27, 2016
    Less crowded than other coffee shops in the area. Better tea.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MonteroJune 29, 2013
    Very decent WiFi great coffee!
  • Sergio B.
    Sergio BaffiApril 7, 2014
    Check the Wi-Fi password on the bottom left corner of the main screen.
  • @Nacron
    @NacronMay 27, 2012
    The workers here aren't that friendly or helpful...guess I'm just used to the @coffeebeanhi's focus on customer service
  • Carlos O.
    Carlos OchoaMarch 10, 2014
    The sofas are so damaged that you should ask for coffee to go
  • Malin F.
    Malin Fox-KodaOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Moroccan mint latte is like hot chocolate with mint. Amazing.
  • KaraLeigh C.
    KaraLeigh ConklinFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee and really nice friendly employees.
  • Rose J.
    Rose JNovember 10, 2014
    I love purple straws, ice blendeds & their coffee!!
  • Ivan P.
    Ivan Pulido NavarroDecember 13, 2014
    Confortable place in the market st... and the coffe it's ok...
  • Art
    ArtFebruary 4, 2012
    I love hot tea latte with less syrup....very friendly service.....
  • Alanna C.
    Alanna ClerkinSeptember 3, 2011
    Wifi and tea, power outlets, peace and quiet.. what more could you want?
  • Roshan
    RoshanMay 3, 2012
    Free Wifi is the best thing.. I took some ice tea, went straight to the bin
  • LR Y.
    LR YDecember 28, 2012
    Kinda smells like fart inside and the service is slow, but at least they're nice. Drinks are delicious; wifi is good.
  • Penny Y.
    Penny YuanMay 29, 2013
    Almond milk + free wifi (pw: 0000001963)
  • EMF D.
    EMF DestructionOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is going to sound really american but they really need larger cups... There's colleges nearby.
  • Nadine S.
    Nadine SaezAugust 29, 2013
    Hey management: get more chairs for outdoor seating. Missing a huge opportunity. More chairs!!!!
  • Jigar B.
    Jigar BrahmbhattJuly 20, 2014
    "English Breakfast" Hot Tea Latte is awesome. Get in mug :)
  • Vicky T.
    Vicky TeinakiFebruary 12, 2010
    Nice location- can get a bit busy but a few power points around. Wifi connection code in cafe on the big screen.
  • Alison C.
    Alison ConstantineApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    English Breakfast Tea Latte! It's a good thing I don't go by here everyday, or the coffee bean would end up with all of my money1
  • Rika P.
    Rika PutriApril 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pomegrenate Blueberry tea latte with 1/2 vanilla powder wins
  • Drew W.
    Drew WOctober 14, 2014
    Skip it. This place had a line out the door during a huge conference and the cashiers did not know their Colombian brew was the dark roast.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellDecember 13, 2013
    Toffee Nut latte is really good.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GomezJuly 15, 2013
    Super fast service!!! Great job y'all!!! ;-)
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MichelleMay 3, 2013
    They need more of these in NYC. 100 times tastier than Starbucks.
  • Matthieu R.
    Matthieu RENAUTSeptember 22, 2011
    Free (very fast) wifi. The code is in front of the coffee maker.
  • Hungrylee H.
    Hungrylee HuangJanuary 30, 2013
    Dark chocolate lattes are a treat!
  • Kensie S.
    Kensie SmithAugust 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Busy in the mornings, but the line moves quickly.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgJune 26, 2014
    There are non-coffee options here if you're into that.
  • Ia S.
    Ia Samoan_BarbieMarch 31, 2012
    Pom-Blueberry ice blend is so delicious! Yum yum!
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FletcherOctober 12, 2010
    I personally recommend the Dark Hot Spiced Chocolate
  • Dan S.
    Dan ScanlonAugust 9, 2014
    Excellent chai latte.
  • S Blair
    S BlairJanuary 16, 2013
    There's free wifi but it costs to go to the bathroom. 12356 is the code.
  • Mick T.
    Mick ThompsonApril 15, 2013
    They have wireless chargers in the tables!
  • Karla L.
    Karla LopezAugust 21, 2013
    African sunrise. Herbal tea, no caffein.
  • Kristy L.
    Kristy LiOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love their rich chocolaty mocha
  • Ester P.
    Ester ParkDecember 31, 2010
    The ice blended vanilla is soooo good! :)
  • Omar Q.
    Omar QariJanuary 31, 2012
    If you're in the area and need it, the bathroom code is 12356
  • Faruk A.
    Faruk AtesMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Tea Latte. It’s like a Chai, but better than most places make Chai.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DuskusSeptember 14, 2011
    English Breakfast Latte w soy milk and half the sweetener/powder mix. Awesome.
  • Priscilla D.
    Priscilla DotsApril 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The barrister and counter staff here are so wonderful!
  • Alicia B.
    Alicia BlairMay 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Green Tea Matcha Latte!
  • Evan D.
    Evan DrakeApril 6, 2013
    This is not a correct address; it is a Goodwill!
  • Jose S.
    Jose SanchezMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Tired of Coffee? Try the Pom-Blueberry blended! Super delicious!
  • Tobias K.
    Tobias KemperJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free wifi! (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DembiskiMay 23, 2012
    Awesome iced latte!
  • Cristián S.
    Cristián SepúlvedaFebruary 20, 2012
    Really good dark chocolate mocha
  • Michael S.
    Michael SquiresOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Typically faster and tastier than SB across the street.
  • 토깽이
    토깽이July 19, 2011
    WIFI is better than starbucks across the street :D
  • Michael W.
    Michael WandAugust 19, 2012
    This is the nastiest bathroom ever. It smells of fermented old urine and had dried feces smeared on the toilet seat. Do the staff use this or ever clean it? Ever? The city should shut it down.
  • Dalal A.
    Dalal AlAbdulazeemJuly 23, 2015
    The best coffee place ever
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew ByrneJuly 18, 2012
    #pachakutech tip for the coffee bean
  • Aanchal S.
    Aanchal SanghiJune 28, 2011
    Get the raspberry ice tea ... Yum yum
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuJune 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mocha + a ton of cinnamon + a toasted waffle
  • Michael D.
    Michael DuskusSeptember 14, 2011
    English Breakfast Latte, soymilk,
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuJuly 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tea lattes are delicious.
  • Powen S.
    Powen ShiahSeptember 8, 2014
    The wifi is pretty crappy here.
  • Kate F.
    Kate FanJanuary 9, 2012
    Mocha blended coffee is awesome!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BurkeFebruary 6, 2012
    good, but not as good as blue bottle around the corner
  • John M.
    John MattesFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They're the best chai teas
  • trinity s.
    trinity songNovember 7, 2010
    lemon loaf is delicious!
  • Bo J.
    Bo JeanesMay 28, 2014
    Bathroom code: 12356
  • Leoncio M.
    Leoncio MOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lines are too long but I do enjoy an afternoon cup.
  • arnorhs A.
    Awesome espresso!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SmithSeptember 1, 2015
    Stay upwind of the smelly people around here
  • Austin Z.
    Austin ZhuangFebruary 18, 2011
    went here in october 09...my mom and I were like sucked into Dreamsworld when we got in there, followed by the smell of the coffee beans..
  • Andre C.
    Andre CharooDecember 8, 2009
    Love the couch here! Nice to work for a couple of hours.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AnderOctober 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bathroom pass is 98765
  • Pooja
    PoojaApril 10, 2016
    Place seems to have become ghetto. Better as grab-n-go.
  • Dave B.
    Dave B.March 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The hazelnut latte is off the chain !
  • Xi K.
    Xi KuangJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    caramel latte is the best!
  • Kyle A.
    Kyle AnneMay 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chai tea latte. mmm.
  • Luke Kash Y.
    Luke Kash YunMarch 14, 2012
    Bathroom code is still 12356
  • Ariela
    ArielaMarch 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Has gone downhill @ this location since under new ownership.
  • Stevie C.
    Stevie CoelhoJune 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't trash the bathroom. You wouldn't want to use it if someone else did.
  • Leïla E.
    Leïla EggerAugust 29, 2015
    First and last visit there! Unfriendly and unhelpful girl!
  • James K.
    James KealohiDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a hot vanilla :-)
  • Devan L.
    Devan LaneFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to Coffee Bean and get the Hot Vanilla.
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuJune 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Waffle + nutella
  • Joe S.
    Joe SchwartzApril 30, 2012
    This Location Closed. Bummed.
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuJuly 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't stay after 6.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BSeptember 16, 2011
    Cappucino!
  • Helena H.
    Helena HounselDecember 26, 2015
    Crappy wifi.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreJune 9, 2011
    Wow! These two working tonight just don't care. SLOW!
  • Korki L.
    Korki LDecember 16, 2010
    Candy Cane Latte!
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangMarch 27, 2010
    mocha soy latte. always.
  • yo y.
    yo yoshidaJune 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Free ice tea at 4pm today june 29
  • Derek H.
    Derek HanleyJune 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    I spend too much money here.
  • DJLYRiQ
    DJLYRiQJuly 10, 2014
    this place is suuuuuuper slow. go somewhere else. aint nobody got time for that
  • Aubrey B.
    Aubrey BullerMarch 25, 2014
    don't go here.
  • Juan D.
    Juan DiezJune 11, 2013
    En los televisores encuentras la clave del WiFi
  • Eduardo G.
    Eduardo GJanuary 12, 2016
    Expresso doble para cargar pila
  • Shinsuke S.
    Shinsuke SuzukiNovember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    本日のコーヒー、スターバックスのトールの大きさで$1.70というのは安い!
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