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Kool Beanz Cafe

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921 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
850-224-2466
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 307
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  • 133
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 14
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but lack of attention to detail by servers could have made me very ill

The food at Kool Beanz is still very good, nice, fresh and tasty, but the service was sorely lacking at my last visit for dinner yesterday. My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary so it was rather disconcerting to have such a totally unconcerned waiter who forgot things we asked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
scoobytrips
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Tallahassee, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Tallahassee, Florida
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food at Kool Beanz is still very good, nice, fresh and tasty, but the service was sorely lacking at my last visit for dinner yesterday. My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary so it was rather disconcerting to have such a totally unconcerned waiter who forgot things we asked her to do and made a major mistake... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was finally able to get in for brunch today and it was delicious! I had the french toast with plaintains and everything was cooked perfectly. My friend had the chicken and waffles, which I also tried, and it was just as yummy. Our waiter, Dan, was also wonderful. This is my new favorite place!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Specials are interesting and different. Food is always great. The restaurant is small with an outside area to eat and lounge. Service is usually pretty good. Their salmon is my favorite!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Service was a little slow for the lunch hour, but once the food arrived, it was really good. There just wasn't a lot of it and it was very pricey. The other drawback is the fact that we had to park down the street. For the three of us. lunch totalled around $60.00 and I left not feeling quite satisfied.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You never know what's going to be on the menu. They like to keep It fresh like their food. Always yummy. Always accommodating for special request.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Kool beanz cafe is one of our favorite restaurants in Tallahassee. It is an eclectic restaurant that displays art for purchase by local artists with incredibly friendly staff. The menu changes daily so don't be surprised if you're not able to get the same thing twice. Most recently my husband and I both enjoyed alligator fritters, salad, seared scallops and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food is totally awesome I think you'll really enjoy this place but if it's 100° outside you better get ready for warm dining. The owner of this restaurant seriously needs to invest in a couple additional air conditioning units or something to solve the heat problem. The last few visits I have been here it has been really hot... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Every time I go to Kool Beanz I am impressed by the successfully creative cuisine. Last night I had perfectly cooked tile fish (local) with red beans and rice and fried kale. The dish was still terrific when I had the leftovers for lunch today. (The portions are big for me but I'm a small eater and I love leftovers... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We got there at about 10:15 (doors open at 10:30) and there was a line forming. By the time they let people in, we were in the first 3rd of the line. They were seating people quickly, it was a breeze. We opted to sit outside, where they have a nice covered patio with plenty of fans. But I think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

These folks just do a consistently good, laid back job of presenting creative yet down to earth dishes time and again. I'm rarely been there for dinner but can only guess they don't let up. Great little funky place in midtown. Enjoy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 921 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303-6219
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: 850-224-2466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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