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Boduthakurufaanu Magu, H. Jazeera Building, Male
+960 798 6907
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Ranked #9 of 91 Restaurants in Male
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Dessert, Café, Fusion, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Shell Beans currently has two cafes located in the heart of Male. One cafe overlooking the turquoise blue Indian Ocean opposite jetty number 7 and the other cafe centrally located down Ameenee Magu opposite Ghiyasuddin School.
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Good location, especially for those, who is not often in Male. Close to jetty. Free wifi. Nice food and drinks. We visit time to time, most of the time we are happy with the food quality. Recommended.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Really enjoyed the food from this restaurant. This lies facing the sea where you can take boats to different islands. I tried some sandwiches and wrap, which were very delicious and cost effective. Good coffes and many other foods, cakes etc.....one should try here

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Helsinki, Finland
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208 reviews 208 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good tasty risotto, free wifi, diner-like air confitioned facility. Good lunch place. The place is well maintained and clean. Locals seem to come here on ongoing basis.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I love their menu. One of the best restaurants in Male' City. It's one good favorite place. Staff are very friendly and their service is very great. Love the atmosphere as well.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The service is fast, friendly and welcoming. The food is easily made, healthy and tasty. A great place for a meal any time of day.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We read other reviews that why we are here to try their cake. The shop is located at the main road, facing the main or facing the jetty. I am a cake person. So we try their tiramisu. haha! It is the male version of tiramisu because it didnt use any alcohol as it is a Islam country. We also... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This place is over the standards of Male. Nice pastas sandwiches and desserts they have. And also their prices are acceptable. And the staff always smiling. Nice place...

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I have been eating at Shell Beans for some years whenever I am in Male but last time, (Oct 2014) the menu was much more limited. However, the food is good and the staff excellent and the views from sitting upstairs interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My short two day visit had the Shell Bean become a coffee destination always presented by them with a cookie. One of the managers created a wonderful beef combination sandwich on a select bread they apparently make.

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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great coffee, selection of freshly prepared snacks and sandwiches as well as quality meals. Wi if zone that is a must meeting place with great atmosphere and friendly helpful service.

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Additional Information about Shell Beans

Address: Boduthakurufaanu Magu, H. Jazeera Building, Male
Phone Number: +960 798 6907
Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Male
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Dessert, Café, Fusion, Sandwiches

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