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Boston Bean Cafe

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12 S Lake St, North East, PA 16428-1214
+1 814-725-0750
06:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 18:00
Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

North East is lucky to have such a great coffee house, one that would not be out of place in the big city. Funky vibe, great coffee, great music, and terrific food. A wonderful place to hang out with your laptop and linger over your coffee. Since changing ownership and becoming The Bean it's even better than it was. I... More 

Thank Oscar P
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very inviting café, with friendly and efficient staff! The new owner, Tamara, has created such a warm and inspirational atmosphere, and the café is also very clean. My husband, sister, bro-in-law and I were looking for a place to have a light lunch and coffee, and we were delighted to discover "The Bean". We enjoyed the yummy soups, quiche, and... More 

Thank KandD773
Rochester, NY
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It was the Boston Bean or Tim Horton's and boy were we glad we decided on the Boston Bean. It is a great college cafe with exposed brickwork and tin ceilings. We ordered two drip coffees, a breakfast sandwich, a quiche, and a chocolate chunk cookie for lunch. The breakfast sandwich was excellent - sausage, egg, and cheese on a... More 

Thank philosopher_al
State College, PA
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great environment with clean and modern look, super friendly staff and quick service, a notch up from Starbucks and Panera. It's a nice place to meet with friends. As to practical value, bill of the meal is a bit larger than the portion. One side note: if you have a restaurant.com coupon under The Boston Bean Cafe, it's invalid with... More 

Thank GiantHyssop
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Now called The Bean, new owners reopened the restaurant on September 8, 2016. The turkey and cheddar panini was delicious and the new owners redecorated well. The hours are restricted to breakfast, lunch and early afternoon, but it is definitely a place to try. PS- the cookies are amazing!

1 Thank Denise C
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to relax for a great cup Of coffee or tea and relax. Pastries are home Made Staff is excellent and friendly. Owner gives the place character

Thank Sitarblue
Forney, Texas
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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great coffee shop-delicious food. Good service. We stop here every summer when we come in for a visit

Thank Kathy H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way home from Niagara Falls. The potato soup, club sandwich, and hot chocolate are wonderful. Fast, friendly service. Clean restrooms.

Thank Rick Z
North East, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We have been patrons of the location over the years but recently it changed hands. What stood out was the poor quality of food. The clam chowder must have been from a can. The Rueben sandwich I had was mediocre, at best.My wife's sandwich, part of a half & half was so little it almost got lost on the plate.... More 

Thank Joseph S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I love this cafe!! They carry my favorite chai, and the owner is super nice! The layout is also great, with a small upstairs loft-y area. Just wish a) the music weren't so loud - it's hard to read and write and have a conversation with a friend - you know cafe stuff! - and b) they stayed open later.... More 

Thank Joyce K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 8
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 S Lake St, North East, PA 16428-1214
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  North East
  • Phone Number: +1 814-725-0750

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