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20 Pennsylvania Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-541-8160
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Description: The Artful Bean is a Coffee Shop and Fine Art & Craft Gallery located...
The Artful Bean is a Coffee Shop and Fine Art & Craft Gallery located in down town Bethany Beach, one block from the ocean. Serving only the Finest Coffee, Espresso and Pastry. We also represent over 40 local and regional Artists and Artisans.
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  • 28
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  • 4
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for coffee and shopping

Wonderful coffee shop. Very friendly. The also have a beautiful display of art crafts for sale which are reasonably prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
clare h
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Wonderful coffee shop. Very friendly. The also have a beautiful display of art crafts for sale which are reasonably prices.

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EC, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This place had cozy sofas and chairs for seating and free wifi. The menu was great for brunch/lunch. And it's near enough to the beach to order to go. Friendly service

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Don't go to this place, first hand experience: coffee is old and sits around for hours.. Go to beach break cafe instead !!

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I really enjoy coming here for an early morning coffee while I'm in Bethany. The staff is always friendly and the breakfast sandwiches are very good & fresh. The coffee is good but I wish they wouldn't serve the regular coffee in those pump containers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We visited the Artful Bean daily (or more) for the entire week of our vacation. Cute place with a cool vibe, everything we had from coffee to breakfast sandwiches to the curry chicken salad sandwich was very good to excellent.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a great little shop. The coffee is great and the artwork is lovely. We bought several pictures for our girls bedroom. The service was very friendly and the bathrooms were clean. The hubby especially loved the mint latte. They have comfy chairs and sofas all around the shop. They also have a checker/chess set out, which my girls... More 

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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Each year that my family vacations in Bethany Beach, we have put the Artful Bean on our list special places to visit. This year's visit, however, was beyond disappointing. Upon arrival we stood in line for a fair amount of time, which was understandable given that the Artful Bean is usually well worth a wait and we had waited a... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stopped at the Artful Bean after a small bike ride from the Sea Colony. We found that it was good and healthy but a little expensive even for beach prices!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I go to this coffee shop every time I'm in Bethany. Great coffee and I love the art that is for sale. It has gotten very popular, so I don't go there any more to read the paper or work on my computer.

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Thank Judy R
Lake Villa, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went there the first day of our week long stay as we did not have time to go shopping yet. We just wanted a cup of coffee. Stood in line for some time, a lot of workers but it seemed to take awhile. Ordered a regular coffee... I was given a cup and a thank you. I was not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Pennsylvania Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: 302-541-8160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Description

The Artful Bean is a Coffee Shop and Fine Art & Craft Gallery located in down town Bethany Beach, one block from the ocean. Serving only the Finest Coffee, Espresso and Pastry. We also represent over 40 local and regional Artists and Artisans.

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