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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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321 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA
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Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I'm not a huge caffeine guy but I do like to stop in here for an iced tea on a hot day. They have a large selection and it's worth the quick stop

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Los Angeles, California
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297 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you have a free hour and want to go somewhere to work, have coffee and people watch. CBTL on MB Blvd is the place to go. The staff is friendly, it is always busy, and in the summer, there is a never ending parade of people going to the beach, having meetings, and enjoying the beach life. You just... More 

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Manhattan Beach, California
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269 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I am not a fan of Starbucks at all, so this is my "go to" place. Too, I like to get tea when I go out, so this place works! I like that it has a patio with tables and chairs in the front. Great place to people watch.

Thank Ace90266
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We go there almost every morning for a coffee as our dogs can sit in the patio area while we meet and greet with friends. The manager is very friendly and they have a great array of morning drinks to please everyone.

Thank Don J
Reading, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

One coffee shop is a bit like any other - although this one was clearly very popular with its clientele, very busy for a mid-morning.

Thank BobandJosie
Newcastle, Australia
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We had hopes for this to be great coffee based on the ratings, however, the coffee was very average as the milk was burned and the espresso over done.

Thank Jon H
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115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a good Italian style cappuccino- this is the place to go. The atmosphere is good trendy coffee house and the coffee is very good. On our second trip to Manhattan Beach we headed straight there and were not disappointed.

Thank Travel_addict13_10
Canberra, Australia
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433 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

I really only called in here to sneakily access their wifi (tourist), but of course ordered something to drink - an iced chocolate. It was delicious - not your usual iced chocolate. Service was also genuinely friendly and efficient. I was tempted to buy some of their products to take home, but as this was my 1st day of a... More 

Thank Randall K
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Got my usual ultimate Mocha, but they had some trouble ringing it up and it took a while. I think she was training. Also got overcharged, but it's all good. I pointed it out and it got corrected. Delicious as always!

Thank HanKelly
Manhattan Beach, CA
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

I don't believe ANY other coffee house can beat the lattes made at the Coffee Bean. The Ice Blended and delicious as well.

Thank sdrnek22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?