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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Coffee Shop and Tea Room$$$$
Mission Valley East, San Diego
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  • Chris W.
    "Carmel extreme ice blends are the best from coffee bean!!!!"(3 Tips)
    Diana M.
    "They are out if pumpkin latte!!!"(3 Tips)
    Hanna V.
    "order an iced strawberry cream tea latte, it will rock your socks :)"(2 Tips)
    Dezzie H.
    "Tea Lattes are the best alternative to coffee."(5 Tips)
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  • Peter B.
    Peter BerkiJanuary 26, 2013
    The only real difference between "for here" and "to go" is the additional charge you incur with "for here". Small-regular hot drinks are the only drinks that get a "for here" cup. So, just say "to go"
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattMarch 21, 2015
    Mexico are organic beans with floral tones of hibiscus that make for great aromatics. Assorted nutty light-body flavors are also complimentary in the cup.
  • Christine M.
    Christine MJune 17, 2014
    First experience was a simple fun one. My Batista s name was christian capuchino! cool and friendly guy. He did a good job helping narrowing down my order.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KornburgerDecember 24, 2015
    Great selection of loose leaf sachet teas, wish they had straight oolong without the added flavors, though. I'd also vote for a darjeeling!
  • Mai T.
    Mai TeagueMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The ice blended drinks here are way better than Starbucks (and I love Starbucks)! Try the "pure" versions for caffeine-free for the kiddos.
  • Faith W.
    Faith WalkerJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chris is the BEST! Try an Iced Americano w/ hazelnut and dark chocolate flavor. Oh and add a splash of soy milk or non dairy.
  • Paul S.
    Paul Smith6 days ago
    My favorite is the Black Forest blended drink... so delicious and chocolatey
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CettoJuly 28, 2016
    I love their no sugar added vanilla blend frapuchino ; a bit pricey at 4.99 but hey , it's s superb
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JuckettAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the freshly made yogurt parfait (not in the case). It kicks the butt off Starbucks' premade parfait. Full of berries and yumminess!
  • Liana M.
    Liana M.October 8, 2014
    For those looking for a dairy free option, they now have almond-coconut milk!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HarrisJune 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Pomegranate Blueberry Tea Latte has converted me from my standard Hazelnut Latte. Try It! so yummy!
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WhitneyMay 10, 2012
    Dont get the blueberry scones... It kills me when I roll in mid afternoon and all the morning people have nommed them already!
  • Aracely L.
    Aracely LopezApril 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Oatmeal & yogurt parfait...yum, free wi-fi, closes at 10:30, earl grey tea latte-my fave!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SchwarzFebruary 3, 2016
    I like the white chocolate Mocha's with whipped cream on top.
  • Tophie D.
    Tophie DecaturNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Internet! ...the code is on the TV [usually bottom right corner]. Free, yes. Slow as molasses, yes. But, it's free!!
  • Lacey R.
    Lacey RodriguezNovember 12, 2011
    Super friendly employees here. Love it. Will definitely be back :)
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SoxxMarch 13, 2013
    they have ice pebbles! goes on places with the best ice list
  • Robert E.
    Robert EsparzaMarch 1, 2012
    Great place to meet someone if you're buying something from craigslist. Plenty of cops on hand in case things go bad.
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie ArcioAugust 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Half dark chocolate, half hazelnut ice blended! Brilliant!
  • Kris P.
    Kris PurtleOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Their Blood Orange Sweet Tea is really good!!!!
  • Hanna V.
    Hanna VenizelosFebruary 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    order an iced strawberry cream tea latte, it will rock your socks :)
  • Marisa J.
    Marisa JohnsonSeptember 14, 2011
    If you get Frozen Lemonade, ask them to add fresh strawberries!
  • Chris
    ChrisJune 18, 2013
    Fave spot for client meetings
  • Liz C.
    Liz CDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Inside the Raphs so it's ran by the grocery store staff. Stick to menu items only, don't bother with custom stuff.
  • @SDWIFEY
    @SDWIFEYApril 11, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Replace your milk with soy milk in your drink, it makes it better! :)
  • Rosemarie Ann A.
    Rosemarie Ann A.May 29, 2011
    Good iced coffee. Try it with white mocha :)
  • Chris W.
    Chris WentworthJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Carmel extreme ice blends are the best from coffee bean!!!!
  • Christine G.
    Christine GuaglianoneJanuary 29, 2012
    Blueberry pomegranate blended with whipped cream
  • Veronica A.
    Veronica ASeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have amazing crunchy ice!
  • Melissa P.
    Melissa PApril 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Iced vanilla Ceylon latte is the best!
  • Suzette V.
    Suzette ValleSeptember 18, 2011
    Get the tasty Dutch Hot Chocolate here!
  • Toby B.
    Toby BOctober 20, 2012
    Bring a cushion if plan on staying a while.
  • Alberto D.
    Alberto DuránApril 15, 2014
    White chocolate latte + everything bagel = great combination 👍..
  • Alley D.
    Alley DascoDecember 16, 2010
    Try the red velvet hot chocolate it's delicious!
  • Faith W.
    Faith WalkerJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Use non dairy creamer as substitute for milk/soy= no extra charge.
  • Dezzie H.
    Dezzie H 🌸August 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Tea Lattes are the best alternative to coffee. So yummy.
  • Liana M.
    Liana M.October 18, 2014
    Come on a Friday night to practice ASL
  • Diana M.
    Diana McCabeOctober 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Rats. They are out if pumpkin latte!!!
  • Frederick Z.
    Frederick ZamoraSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Love the friendliness ofthe people here. :D
  • Lorelei
    LoreleiJanuary 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try Genmaicha green tea. Also check out asl night on Friday evenings.
  • Virginia B.
    Virginia BrownJuly 21, 2013
    So real...so good!
  • William T.
    William TaylorOctober 26, 2010
    I like their tea leaf very much. Read more
  • Seth P.
    Seth PoindexterMarch 27, 2013
    I love the coffee
  • Priya S.
    Priya ShuklaOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pumpkin latte. Nuff said.
  • Magui C.
    Magui CossioMarch 4, 2012
    Great service!
  • Amber G.
    Amber GJuly 7, 2012
    They don't take coffee bean gift cards
  • Nick D.
    Nick DoeringMay 2, 2010
    Try a Spring peach tea latte. It blows chai lattes out of the water
  • Gretchen H.
    Gretchen HoltzAugust 17, 2011
    Way better than Starbucks!
  • Austin A.
    Austin AJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Experience the Black Forest. It's wonderful!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GroenbergDecember 11, 2011
    Pumpkin Latte
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