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Green Bean Cafe

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315 Green St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-2410
+1 757-393-2070
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 18:00
Fri 07:30 - 14:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fun place with delicious food. There is so much to look at while you're eating. Everything you see, you can buy. Once you find it, you will enjoy it. GPS will get you there. Great place to go and have lunch.

Thank ggigionth3go
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I stopped for lunch on the way to Virginia Beach. We had a private table and the owner stopped by to make sure we were happy with the food and service. Both were excellent. The tuna wrap and turkey grill were excellent. They were decorated for Christmas with many items for sale. They also have a nursery... More 

Thank gwen v
Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I discovered Green Bean cafe by accident, but it's my "go to" place if I want to surprise family & friends with a unique dining experience. The entire staff treats you like a dear friend, the food is consistently delicious, & the atmosphere can't be beat. I've learned to trust the owner's recommendations of foods I wouldn't normally eat, and... More 

Thank debo217
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Not well signed, so look carefully or you may pass it by. Expected to be sitting in a garden shop but instead the cafe is inside of a charming gift shop filled with very eclectic items. The food was amazing. The cheese-steak on a grilled roll with mozzarella and the ham with Brie and raspberry jam panini were both strange... More 

Thank mtr001ricky
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Inside Bowmans Nursery. Great place to meet up for Brunch/Lunch.Staff is super sweet. Dishes look like artwork.

Thank Ktandrews
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I hesitate to share how good it was to share lunch with co-workers at the Green Bean Cafe hidden away in Bowman's Nursery near historic Portsmouth, VA since it might get crowded. Despite being very late for our reservation, the people there were patient and calming. The specials of the day were described for us very thoroughly. The salads and... More 

Thank Haoleboy96789
Chesapeake, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The setting, at Bowmans nursery, is an unusual mix of fabric hangings, archectural salvage, and antique store. "Everything is for sale". The service was plenty fast, but our waitress wasn't very communicative. Simple phrases such as "I'll be right back" were not in her vacabulary. I asked her what came with the special (the fried catfish sandwich) and she said... More 

Thank Jean H
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

This little cafe is tucked inside Green's Nursery. It's very small, but the food there is just delicious. Great sandwiches.

Thank Amy B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Service was horrible, waitress too busy to answer questions or tell us about the specials, didn't provide straws for our drinks or napkins (we got a paper towel!), and then served me raw chicken for my chicken salad sandwiche! Ugh! Stay away.

1 Thank CaptainHart
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Quaint little lunch place with great food. Ever changing specials. Always some wonderful RIPE fruit on the plate. Smithfield ham sandwich with fruit jam is a killer!

Thank Barbara M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Green St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-2410
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-393-2070
Located in Bowman's Garden Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth

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