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20 Pennsylvania Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
302-541-8160
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Artful Bean is a Coffee Shop and Fine Art & Craft Gallery located in...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice cafe

Great coffee, food and atmosphere. Pick up quick or sit down and enjoy. Good stop on the way off the boardwalk after the morning walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
TJKM14011
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great coffee, food and atmosphere. Pick up quick or sit down and enjoy. Good stop on the way off the boardwalk after the morning walk.

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New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I feel badly writing this review, but this weekend we got two of the "healthy sandwiches" (i forget the exact name but was supposed to be egg whites, spinach, and mozzarella) the food was terrible, we got it to-go and did not finish it - we had to go somewhere else after. To be fair this was our only experience... More 

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Snydersville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a nice coffee shop close to the post office. Excellent coffee, competent employees, and good food, WIFI, comfortable lounge and local crafts to browse while you wait for your sandwiches. I've been coming here since it opened and I'm always pleased to see it provides the same high quality of food & beverage that I experienced in the... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

On our first visit, a Saturday morning, it seemed as though our servers were hung over and were, frankly, unfriendly. However, we decided to try them again and found that a different server was very pleasant. The coffee is always very good, albeit a little expensive. One concern might be that the owner is trying to sell the business and... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious foods, and a nice selection of coffee beverages. Peruse the art while you wait for your pastry, sandwich, or other treat to be served. Enjoy!

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virginia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Coffee is always hot and tasty. They make excellent lattes and cafe au lait with the house perks good as well. The counter people are very nice. The have yummy pastries, toffee and you can pick up a newspaper as well. Which is handy in offseason when not much is open in Bethany.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I make an annual pilgrimage each Fall to Bethany Beach and no trip would be complete without a morning walk on the beach with coffee from the Artful Bean! The coffee and pastries are wonderful and the service excellent!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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148 reviews 148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Been here solo and w the kids a couple of times. Good coffee and other choices too. It's quirky and a local find. Lots of folks checking out the arts and crafts too which look interesting. Recommended!

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are looking for a light breakfast, this place is great. Good coffee and good food in a relaxing setting. I just love their egg and bagel classic and there are lots of creative choices to please everyone. The menu is vegetarian so you won't find bacon or other meat options.

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baltimore, maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited nearly every day for excellent coffee and chocolate crossants. Line moves quickly, Very friendly service. Comfy ambiance

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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, Coffee Shop, Bakery, Bagels

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?