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The Artful Bean

20 Pennsylvania Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
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Ranked #15 of 65 restaurants in Bethany Beach
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Bagels
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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92% Recommend
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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip to Bethany Beach, we would visit the Artful Bean for our morning cups of coffee. Both the coffee and my wife's Mochas added a nice start to the day. We appreciated the opportunity to avoid the coffee maker in our rental house! We would have loved to hang out, as the atmosphere seemed inviting and interesting,... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Loved the choices and the ability to try some things. Great quality. very friendly staff... Nice layout and location

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DuBois PA
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Charming. Quirky. Authentic. Unique. Great coffee. Friendly staff. Awesome environment. Kid friendly. I actually even liked the scones and I am a tough judge of scones.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I really don't want to tell you about this place. Go West (on 26) my friend and you will find this gem. Breakfast, lunch or dinner; everything is good.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a great little coffee shop in the heart of Bethany Beach. it is a comfortable, and cozy atmosphere with friendly staff behind the counter and a nice selection of gifts, arts and crafts produced by local artisans. The shop provides both made to order espresso drinks and a selection of self serve drip coffees. I would have to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Cool place with great coffee and a cozy atmosphere. Having a gift/ art shop and living room atmosphere provides a great diversion at the beach.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Artful Bean, two blocks off the main drag in Bethany Beach, DE, is a great place for specialty coffee any time of year. But they also make the best panini I've ever had. You have about 6-7 choices; my three favorites are the veggie, eggplant, and portobello mushroom. You can order the panini as half or who sanswiches (the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

During a recent visit to Bethany Beach, I drove 15 miles inland to the local Giant and stood in line at the in-Giant Starbucks for 30 minutes for two cups of drip coffee. The next morning, I went over to the Artful Bean, parked right out front, ordered two custom drinks drinks and had them in-hand within minutes. I watched... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Been coming to this place for years and was stunned this year at the poor quality of coffee. Additionally the customer service was poor- I am not sure what happened to the place that was regular for our coffee. Too bad. Moving on to better quality all around.

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I thought for a small coffee shop in a small town they had good coffee. Yet I thought that they were a bit over priced for what you got.

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