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Bean Counter Cake & Pastry Shop

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288 Boston Tpke, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(508) 754-0505
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Right down the road from my apartment, convenient

My boyfriend and I simply roamed in here one day because it is right down the road from our apartment. We have been there two more times since. Every time we go the lattes (iced or hot) are really good. I've never had the cupcakes, but the pastries, bagels, and egg sandwiches are decent. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Ashley J
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I simply roamed in here one day because it is right down the road from our apartment. We have been there two more times since. Every time we go the lattes (iced or hot) are really good. I've never had the cupcakes, but the pastries, bagels, and egg sandwiches are decent. The only thing I would say... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I had been to the Bean Counter on Highland Street and loved it. The only drawback was the crowding. The Bean Counter in Shrewsbury has the same quality pastries and coffees. It has a small space for one to be seated, but felt very roomy. It is bright and sunny and you can relax and have a conversation with minimal... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

I've searched far and wide for delicious vegan cupcakes, and The Bean Counter definitely comes in first! Try the chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting - I promise the vegan cupcake is even better than the non-vegan! Not much space/ambiance for hanging out here, so best to grab your delectable treats on the go!

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MA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This place has, hands down, the best pastry in central MA. Also, fabulous coffee. A nice place to meet someone for brunch or coffee because it is out of the way and quiet (despite being on Route 9). Only drawback is that it's on the eastbound side, and if you're on the westbound side you'll need to figure out how... More 

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Holden, MA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The drinks and food are fine here--no better than at other places. But the one thing that strikes me about this place is the lack of friendliness from the staff. They act like you are bothering them when you place their order, and there is never a smile. It's unfortunate because it makes the place not welcoming and makes it... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Love their coffee! And they have wonderful delicious desserts. Unbelievable desserts :)

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Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

I have been dealing with Alice Lombardi in a commercial as well as a retail customer for nearly 15 years. I have never recieved anything less than the best service and quality of cakes and desserts in 25 years of restaurant employment. I have served her cakes, pies , and mini pastries to some of the finest restaurants in the... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

My family stopped in a few times after church for a quick treat. I liked the muffins, but never cared for the cakes - the frostings all have a funny, heavy aftertaste. Anyhow, one morning my young son got a decorated cupcake and noticed it was completely moldy on the bottom after he started eating it. We quietly and politely... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011 via mobile

We always get the "snowflake" cake. Light moist and refreshing. We've gotten them about a billion times. Got a special cake for my daughters first birthday with cherry blossoms and glitter. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

The best "Berry Brulee" an Fruit tart.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 288 Boston Tpke, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Shrewsbury
  • Phone Number: (508) 754-0505
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?