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1651 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-2222
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bust your fog here

This small coffee shop serves up great coffee and much more. The friendly and staff and myriad coffee and tea choices along with breakfast and lunch items puts a line to the door that gives you just enough time to survey the menu before you place your order. With plenty of cozy seating both inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Kate W
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Carlsbad
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Carlsbad
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This small coffee shop serves up great coffee and much more. The friendly and staff and myriad coffee and tea choices along with breakfast and lunch items puts a line to the door that gives you just enough time to survey the menu before you place your order. With plenty of cozy seating both inside and out, it has a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great cup of coffee. Or tea if that's your thing. Great oatmeal, waffles, egg sandwiches, bagels! Close to the ocean with lovely Dinosaur Cave close by. Open at 6am for earl birds! Fantastic! Oh, yes....GREAT cup of coffee! (if you're in rush...if you're not into paying a small premium for breakfast in Shell Beach....don't go here....otherwise....come on in!)

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Avila Beach, California
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88 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We've passed by this place numerous times and finally we stopped in on a Sunday morning. I was impressed by the variety of coffee options, blended beverages, smoothies and a decent breakfast menu! Their prices are also really good for the area! My husband got the pigs in a waffle and it was awesome - served with strawberries (see picture... More 

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Renton, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Steaming Bean has the best lattes, smooth coffee, not bitter. We stopped in for our lattes every morning while on vacation. Enjoyed the friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. The 'big chain' could take notes on how to make 'handcrafted' coffees from the baristas here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great chai beverage! Unfortunately food menu promises more than staff can deliver. Food was cold and took forever. Apparently kitchen is set up to cook one dish at a time, components all heated separately in microwave. While staff chatters constantly amongst themselves.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews 112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Good variety of coffee and very reasonably priced, especially for the area. The offer a wide choice of specialty coffees (cappuccino, lattes, and all that fancy crap I don't go for <grin>) as well as different flavored "real" coffee for those of us who still drink such things. I'll be back!

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36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

The Steaming Bean is a great local coffee shop. The "Nutty Bean" is a great drip coffee and their food is all excellent!

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San Marcos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a great little coffee shop. The service is great, the girls were very friendly, and the selection is good! They even seem to make some more exotic coffees! It was a great start to our road trip to Napa.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

On our way to San Fran and needed an afternoon caffeine hit which the Steaming Bean exceeded our expectations. Free Internet & no starbucks crowd!

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The double expresso, americano, and cafê au lait were all superb. The service impeccable, and the coffee well balanced. The atmosphere is cool and relaxed. A great local find.

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  • Address: 1651 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: (805) 773-2222

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