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2240-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239.395.1919
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Just an average experience

This place comes with a lot of hype but does not measure up to expectations. The staff is disinterested, the portions are bare minimum, and there are many better places on teh Island to get your coffee, pastry, or ice cream.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
yodamak
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The outdoor patio on the side is a tropical oasis. The coffee and sandwiches are great and the prices are fair for the island.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place comes with a lot of hype but does not measure up to expectations. The staff is disinterested, the portions are bare minimum, and there are many better places on teh Island to get your coffee, pastry, or ice cream.

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I travel to Sanibel Island frequently. I look forward to visiting the Sanibel bean because of their service and quality. This past March I visited and the service was awful. They forgot my order and were talking to the woman in front of me and I was completely ignored. I don't know what happened. There must be new owners

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for coffee & wish he had found it sooner! Admittedly, I am picky about my food & coffee. Could not have been happier to learn the Sanibel Bean offers Almond Milk! I thoroughly enjoyed my cappuccino w almond milk, steamed at a 'not too hot' 140 degrees! Breakfast bagel sandwiches & scones were yummy, too! (Again, I'm picky... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Plenty of choices on coffee, able to meander around on island time and awesome snacks. What more can u ask for! Plus Nice time away from kids

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Been to the Sanibel Bean a few times in years prior. This time, with 4 adults and 1 baby. All of us had coffee as well as various sandwiches. One iced mocha with skim, two iced coffees and one regular hot coffee--all delicious. As for sandwiches, had a BLT, turkey bacon club, mushroom panini, and artichoke panini. They were a... More 

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Howell, NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I eat bagels a lot and these are the best you are going to get on the island. Bad part about this place is they will not let you buy more than 3 of each kind (what are we rationing??) and this year they don't sell onion anymore. Never had the coffee so I can't rate that-I'm a DD person.

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Spofford, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A one sentence summary of this review is: Just go elsewhere. Now for the details. Everything is a little bit “off” or weird to semiabusive at Sanibel Bean. The decor is dark, old, and ratty appearing. Clearly nothing’s been updated for a very long time. Also, it’s also rather unappealing to see three flat, almost depleted bags of factory-filled whipped... More 

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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Bean is a Sanibel tradition...good coffee and a nice place for a quick snack. Love the iced coffee! They often close too early for us as we would love to stop in the evening to have dessert. Used to have a nifty environment with pictures customers sent in with "The Bean" bumper stickers from all over the world. Worth... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Sanibel Bean has the potential to be great but it is holding itself back with lack of adequate staffing in the early hours and rather pricy specialty drinks. It has excellent coffee choices, however.

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Additional Information about Sanibel Bean

Address: 2240-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: 239.395.1919
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2240-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239.395.1919

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?