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1651 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449
+1 805-773-2222
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6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Fantastic!

Stop in here for a really great cup of coffee! They have multiple drip flavor to choose from that are sways fresh and ready to enjoy. Grab a cup here, then head down to old west cinnamon rolls. You won't regret it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Jenni B
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Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
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Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stop in here for a really great cup of coffee! They have multiple drip flavor to choose from that are sways fresh and ready to enjoy. Grab a cup here, then head down to old west cinnamon rolls. You won't regret it!

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San Diego, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The options were many and we like strong hot coffee. While we had to wait for the Fog Catcher it was worth it. We fueled up on our way southbound

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Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I asked the hotel for the coffee shop serving Illy coffee as I'd seen a sign driving into town. Steaming Bean is on the same street as that coffee shop, but it's not Illy coffee. For me, it was a very simple, rustic local coffee shop. At 6:45am it was nearly dead and barely appeared that the barista had arrived... More 

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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fresno
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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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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1651 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Shell Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 5:00 pm

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