We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Bean Scene

Fast Food
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6112
408-738-4523
Today
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 16 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exactly what it should be

A very nice casual coffee house that also serves crepes, sandwiches and baked goods. Atmosphere, really good coffee, pleasant service. It's like you've been there before, easy to fit in, read a little, chat. The crepes were very good, light, and well filled. Prices were reasonable. I'd stop in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Paul D
,
Northeast USA
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Northeast USA
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A very nice casual coffee house that also serves crepes, sandwiches and baked goods. Atmosphere, really good coffee, pleasant service. It's like you've been there before, easy to fit in, read a little, chat. The crepes were very good, light, and well filled. Prices were reasonable. I'd stop in anytime.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sonora, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great coffee. Savory breakfast which included crepes, breakfast sandwiches, and fruit. Located in the Murphys historic neighborhood of Sunnyvale. Great place to have breakfast and hang with friends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spring City, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Bean Scene is a nice relaxing place to spend some time on Murphy Street. It's good for both adults and children and my husband and I enjoyed coming here with our 3 little grandchildren---4 and under. They liked the eggs, bacon, and bagel plate---one plate was enough for all 3, and we enjoyed the coffee and pastries. The apple... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Ramon, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's amazing how everybusiness has one review that has to be so extreme. The previous review (what an embarrassment) is an example of someone with nothing constructive to say. I have gone to the Bean scene many times. As with any business, there are some visits which are better than other but what is consistent is the care and genuine... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The coffee is burned, the pastries are stale, the service slow, and the inside of the shop is old--and not in a "cool coffee shop" way--in a "needs to be remodeled now" type of way. If these weren't enough drawbacks for you, it's likely that if you're on Murphy and looking to get a cup of coffee, The Bean Scene... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

the food and Owner are great but the man behind the counter, I found to be very rude. Left a bad feeling about this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palo Alto, California
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

nice local place for a cup of java. also serves limited breakfast fare. great place to feel at home, seating inside or outside, your pleasure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Altos, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Bean Scene is a fun comfy coffee place. It's at a great location on Murphy Avenue with such a cute street outside. The staff is very friendly. It's a great place to hang out with a good book or your computer/iPad or some friends. And the coffee etc is all really good! I personally think it's much better than Starbucks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I love Bean Scene for the relaxed mornings. I like to go there in the morning to catch breakfast with my husband sometimes. Chai lattes are good. The bakery products are good too. Plenty of options and they accept level up payments too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

It's not a fancy place, but if you looking for a latte or other coffee drink in downtown Sunnyvale, it's the place to go

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Bean Scene? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 186 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-738-4523

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Bean Scene staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?