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Cafe, American
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

The Bean is one of my absolute favorite stops in Oriental. My favorite here is the bean freeze. My wife enjoys the hot coffee flavors. My son really likes the ice cream. Service is fast and polite. The shop has a great view of the...harbor. I really enjoy this small shop. A consistently great experience.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2020

The Bean is a favorite of many of the area's locals. Serving up hot or cold coffees in a variety of flavors. Ice Cream and smoothies are a hit with as well. The Bean hires young locals and depending on the wait time, the service...can be slow, but not because they aren't trying.....mostly because there is a line waiting to enjoy the treats they serve!! If you're in the area.....don't miss it.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Great coffee! Great smoothies! Amazing cinnamon rolls. Bagels were lovely too. Cute little spot downtown, lots of charm.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2019

We drove over to Oriental from New Bern on Thanksgiving Day. Great weather and perfect destination Oriental did not disappoint. Water views, several local shops and...The Bean! I was very pleased to find a big selection of herbal (non caffeine) teas available as well as...several coffee options. Sitting on the front deck was very relaxing and enjoyable way to spend some time in the late afternoon. Very nice experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 29 September 2019

Stopped by one morning while out and this place was buzzing with activity. Lots of coffee choices and a big variety of pastries. They also have ice cream for later in the day.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Great views and people are sweet. They need to up their game on everything and they would be exceptional. Coffee is so-so. Iced tea is over brewed which gives it a spoiled flavor. They serve ice tea in a coffee cup...spring for some styrofoam. This...is the south...no excuse for bad tea. Baked items are grocery store good. Find an exceptional baker. Love Oriental and this place has all the potential in the world but, for now...find a Starbucks on the way to Oriental.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

We had a delicious cup of ice cream , cookie, and lemon bar. We enjoyed it immensely. Going back on day two to have some more!!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 9 July 2019

At the end of Bow to Stern sailing camp, my granddaughter and all of her captains and crew members got to sail from 290 Blackwell Point Loop Road, to this dock. The kids got to learn how to dock their sailboats, and how to push...off to start sailing again. This ice cream shop gave all of the sailing campers free ice cream! The adults that were there to watch the campers sailing in bought sweet treats as well. I got an iced coffee mocha and it was just delicious. Thank you so much for supporting these young people in the community! What a great town!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 29 June 2019

Went into get a bagel - I expected a fresh one - they are frozen! I don’t remember how much they were charging for a buttered bagel but whatever it was, it was too much for one they had to defrost first!

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 4 March 2019

I use the bean a few times a week and always when i have friends or family in town. Great ice cream and good coffee and views from the deck.

Date of visit: March 2019
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The Bean is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5