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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking

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  • 23
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    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
Big breakfast

Huge breakfast burritos and monster waffles. All was great at this little coffee shop off of the highway. Staff was very friendly and made our quick pit stop a good one!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Boulder, CO
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Boulder, CO
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Huge breakfast burritos and monster waffles. All was great at this little coffee shop off of the highway. Staff was very friendly and made our quick pit stop a good one!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Enroute from Santa Barbara to Monterey we stopped here for liquid refreshment. My wife had an Americano, I had a double espresso, and my granddaughter had a hot chocolate. Because I was driving and needed the caffeine, I was the only one to finish our drinks. We have drunk hot chocolate all over the world. Even when stirred this one... More 

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Kristin F, Owner at The Steaming Bean Shell Beach, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your drinks at The Bean. We try very hard to keep the quality of our food and drinks top notch and consistent and I apologize that you felt yours were not up to par. We will definitely look into this and I hope that if you're ever in the neighborhood, that you'll give... More 

Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about The Steaming Bean Shell Beach

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

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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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