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J & S Bean Factory

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1518 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2529
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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Very friendly neighborhood coffee shop

They really do know your name if you come here regularly. Variety of drinks & fresh bakery goods. Also freshly ground beans. Very friendly, pleasant staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
St.Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This coffee is so good that you'll cringe at buying coffee at Starbucks! The caramel latte is my favorite....so smooth, not too sweet. The staff are young, hip and unpretentious and are friendly! The outdoor patio (mismatched chairs & tables speckled around the pebble-laden ground) is unique and charming. Smoking is allowed, graciously, at the outer edges of the patio.... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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675 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

They really do know your name if you come here regularly. Variety of drinks & fresh bakery goods. Also freshly ground beans. Very friendly, pleasant staff.

Thank Seniordad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The big chains may have plenty of show, but when it comes down to the real deal and being able to get a real cappuccino or even exotic and delicious beans J and S does it right. The food is just okay, but really go for the coffee as priority since that is their thing. Plus, they roast everything on... More 

Thank Chester B
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

J&S certainly sells beans! (About a pound every 10-15 minutes, from what we noticed during our visit). In-house roasting is a key feature here & workers clearly know their coffee varieties, but I wouldn't drop in looking for food or ambiance to compliment my espresso drink (or an elegant restroom). Cold drinks? We've had better. Classic cappuccino? No complaints--it's hand-crafted... More 

Thank A Marie T
Florianopolis, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The Bean Factory is a great place to hang out with some friends over a cup of coffee. The staff is courteous and efficient, the atmosphere is cozy and familiar. It's definetely one of my favourite places whenever I'm in St. Paul.

Thank Helosbl
Saint Paul, MN
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

You want strong Robusta-Not Bitter - not stale or burnt. You want organic, fair-trade, water-processed, huge variety. You want community-building, single owner, not mass-produced. Come on get your best French Roast ever

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Stop here for your caffeine needs. It's a cute local coffee spot that offers inside and outside seating, treats, hot and cold drinks and free wifi. Prices are reasonable and they definitely acknowledge their regular customers. Service was not fast but not too slow either. Check it out when you are tired of I those chain coffee places.

Thank mineesnowtah
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Often buy their ground coffee. I've never plunked down at any of their tables but there are always a lot of people, a lot of laptops, a lot of deep conversations going on. Love their outdoor patio - on warmer days.

Thank GManPackerFan
Delhi, India
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is listed in the local paper as one of the top 10 coffeehouses in the Twin Cities - that's what drew me to this place. It was delightful - from the unique sign suggesting that would-be burglars escape the dark side and apply for a job - to the neighborhood group arriving, dogs in tow, as if on parade.... More 

Thank DelhiExpat1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

I go everyday. Best people, best patio and best coffee! Hands down! Their cold press is amazing! The Courtney Speacial and Mexican Mochas are signature drinks and are fabulous. Since they roast all their own coffee beans, the coffee is always fresh and roasted to perfection.

Thank Maria B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1518 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2529
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: 651-699-7788

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30


Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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