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The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

(Now Closed)
Coffee Shop$$$$
Upper West Side, New York
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  • Esther
    EstherJanuary 26, 2012
    The best diversion from Starbucks. Same religion; work with your laptop, read a book while having a coffee or tea, but with a BUNCH more variety of drinking and eating and BETTER coffee!
  • JessAnn S.
    JessAnn SmithOctober 4, 2012
    The coffee and tea selections may be great, and I love the crushed ice cubes- the playlists ROCK, but the cashiers were very rude and impatient and argumentative, I felt very unwelcome!
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FordJune 17, 2016
    Cute atmosphere with room to work downstairs. For flavor without too many calories, get the "no sugar added" vanilla powder in your coffee
  • Brett V.
    Brett VenkerJune 6, 2013
    Head to the bottom floor for a solid place to get work done. Almost always a table open. It is pretty hot down there though
  • eFlirt Expert
    eFlirt ExpertApril 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Writing Nook Tip: Best playlists around. You'll be groovin' in your seat! If upstairs is packed, there are seats underground.
  • sabler
    sablerDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If chain you must, a really good diversion from Starbucks. Their light roast is always a good decision.
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasMarch 22, 2015
    Extra seating downstairs, although it gets stuffy and hot. Weakest wifi signal in all of Manhattan.
  • Lulu
    LuluJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their tea lattes! Pick any of their signature teas and they can make it into a latte
  • Nikolaus P.
    Nikolaus ParisJuly 4, 2013
    Downstairs is best for getting work done and the music is less intense here as well.
  • Madeline M.
    Madeline McDavidApril 10, 2016
    Decent place to work with decent coffee. Very limited food and pastry selection. A little small, with a commercial feel to it.
  • Alisa K.
    Alisa KrutovskyJune 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I always get THE SAME! Yes, it's that good - the vanilla latte! Heaven!
  • Preston S.
    Preston SprenkleFebruary 26, 2012
    Awesome kids area downstairs with Xbox kinect, and chalkboards, beanbags, etc
  • LeAnna C.
    LeAnna ChristiansenFebruary 28, 2015
    A fan of this chain. Unlike Starbucks, they use power over syrup so the flavor doesn't get stuck at the bottom. Plus there's always seating!
  • Taryn C.
    Taryn CooperMarch 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Usually plenty of room to sit, and all working outlets to charge phones/laptops!
  • Cherry C.
    Cherry CokeMay 5, 2012
    Their Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, available during the holiday season, is sinful but worth every sip.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PipengerMarch 30, 2015
    Very good coffee. Very friendly people. What's better?
  • KELMY R.
    KELMY RODRIQUEZ, Th.BFebruary 18, 2013
    Belgian Waffle with Strawberries and Syrup!!! Yummy Yummy!!!
  • Deborah B.
    Deborah BDecember 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My go to drink wherever and whenever at Coffee Bean--Vanilla Latte
  • Lee K.
    Lee KoppelFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the chai latte. Maybe the best one I've ever had.
  • Ryan
    RyanSeptember 15, 2016
    Huge interior - extra seating downstairs!
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GarofaloJanuary 24, 2014
    Favorite tip jars anywhere!!!!
  • Staci W.
    Staci WMay 11, 2013
    Such a step up from that OTHER coffee joint !
  • Erin M.
    Erin MooreApril 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The old staff was awesome. The new staff is dumb as rocks.
  • Zoe
    ZoeMarch 16, 2012
    Love this place!!! super friendly and great drinks!
  • zak
    zakApril 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Plenty of outlets and seats downstairs.
  • Raphael C.
    Raphael ChavesSeptember 16, 2013
    The Chocolate Rugalach is fantastic!
  • Jenny H.
    Jenny HJanuary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    For a California Girl who despises Starbucks, this is my personal heaven!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WhelanFebruary 18, 2013
    Heat and polite employees? CBTL on UWS trumps UES.
  • Audrey P.
    Audrey ParkMarch 30, 2014
    Grumpiest people working... They take so long to make your order
  • Jess
    JessMay 5, 2013
    They keep the downstairs real toasty for ya
  • Tomi A.
    Tomi AlabesDecember 21, 2014
    Great caramel latte!
  • Lee K.
    Lee KoppelJanuary 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the ice blended !!!
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DengMarch 15, 2013
    Carmel Latte is the best
  • Zied B.
    Zied BFebruary 10, 2012
    Go downstairs, and play ping pong!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.March 25, 2012
    Congratulations! You've just discovered the worst coffee in Manhattan!
  • Aaron U.
    Aaron UhrmacherDecember 24, 2011
    Moroccan mint tea latte. You won't regret it.
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza CaisseMarch 22, 2013
    Feels much healthier than Starbucks
  • Isaiah S.
    Isaiah ScottAugust 3, 2013
    Better than Starbucks Chai Tea Latte
  • Lori W.
    Lori WhiteJuly 4, 2013
    They have pellet ice!
  • Garret I.
    Garret IrelandNovember 5, 2012
    Grand opening nice staff
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McClutchyMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good coffee but they mess up orders a lot.
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel SDecember 15, 2013
    Quite crowded on a Sunday morning....
  • Nat N.
    Nat NussbaumMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have dance central kinect downstairs!
  • Aaron U.
    Aaron UhrmacherFebruary 4, 2012
    Only get the Moroccan Mint Tea Latte. Seriously.
  • Molly S.
    Molly StoddartApril 27, 2015
    Decent coffee, mediocre service. Lots of seating inside.
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SelwayMarch 23, 2014
    If there's even 1 person ahead of you in line, don't bother. You'll be waiting 15 mins.
  • Alex S.
    Alex ShiozakiAugust 25, 2015
    Iced teas (crushed)
  • Carolyn
    CarolynJuly 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Such nice staff!!
  • Nicolai K.
    Nicolai KollnerJuly 8, 2013
    Great coffee
  • Karen E.
    Karen ElizabethOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hazelnut latte. Enough said.
  • Clara C.
    Clara ChinApril 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    I don't come here for the coffee ;)
  • Elias F.
    Elias FriedmanAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Kosher hashgacha by Kof-K
  • David M.
    David M.September 6, 2012
    BR code: 2352* (Set/05/12)
  • Elias F.
    Elias FriedmanJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They're kosher!
  • Nat T.
    Nat TMarch 1, 2014
    The staff here is sooo ghetto!
  • Bryan P.
    Bryan PageJuly 13, 2015
    Not often is it too busy
  • Rachel G.
    Rachel GruberDecember 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Service is really slow.
  • Wilhelm Josef Yavuz U.
    Immer chai tee Latte. Sehr lecker.
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