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Sanibel Bean

Coffee Shop
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2240-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239.395.1919
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Takeout

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quick coffee stop

We swing by the Sanibel Bean for a to-go cappuccino and had a very nice experience. We struck up a conversation with the guy that took our order, only to find out his family was from our hometown! Very friendly. The cappuccino was hot a very good. We've never eaten here but I'd definitely consider... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
LovesTheBeach13
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Buffalo
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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Buffalo
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159 reviews 159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We swing by the Sanibel Bean for a to-go cappuccino and had a very nice experience. We struck up a conversation with the guy that took our order, only to find out his family was from our hometown! Very friendly. The cappuccino was hot a very good. We've never eaten here but I'd definitely consider it next trip!

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Ithaca, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While they had great coffee here, several items on the menu were not available (but still listed). I wasn't the only disappointed customer the day I was there. Besides the drinkable coffee, they do have a small menu and Wi-Fi/internet. If you're a coffee drinker on Sanibel, you'll want to make a stop here. Just don't expect much else.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a little place that specializes in various blends of coffee, sandwiches and salads. The food is good - plenty of it - and reasonably priced. The fruit plate is one of my favorites, with the various sandwiches being close behind. If you are on the island and don't want to spend a lot of your vacation time in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I'm a sanibel resident, and I've been coming to the bean for years, but I have to say as time passes the whole place is going downhill. I've always loved the food, but it's getting harder and harder to deal with the service that can't be described any way other than awful. I've been ignored for half an hour when... More 

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Chicagoland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There is not a lot of excellent food on Sanibel Island. So I was pleased with my Cuban Sandwich and fresh squeezed lemonade. We were treated well and SB had a nice outdoor dining area.

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Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Best coffee my wife has ever had outside of Costa Rica. Service was a little slow, but worth the wait. Fantastic breakfast fair, bagels etc. Clearly a hot-spot for locals and those in the know! Don't bother going anywhere else if you appreciate a good cup of joe!

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Minnesota
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123 reviews 123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After years of going to The Bean for coffee or lunch, we declare that, while not always perfect, it is consistently very good. Sandwiches and salads are large, certainly big enough for sharing. The atmosphere is comfortable, making this regular stop on our bike rides feel like home.

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Newport, RI
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Their coffee drinks never disappoint. I've never ordered anything to eat here but I do make a special stop for their coffee and make sure that I bring some home. This is another favorite Sanibel spot of mine.

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Many options . Drink in, take out, Ground or whole bean, lots of varieties for different tastes. A cuppa on the front porch on a war m day is very nice, in spite of the parking lot view.

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We've been coming to the bean for every bit of 25 years at their current and previous locations. The coffee quality and good quality has always been great. There obviously has been a change in management. They're desperately understaffed. Waiting 25+ minutes for coffee and a bagel (both great) is insane. We've been a handful of times this week for... More 

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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: Coffee Shop
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?