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304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-4918
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quaint!

Great town meeting place with good coffee and bagels. Not quite enough cream cheese for my husband though. Nice setting on the harbor. Very welcoming.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great town meeting place with good coffee and bagels. Not quite enough cream cheese for my husband though. Nice setting on the harbor. Very welcoming.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were hot and wishing we could have something cool and tasty. As we rounded the corner on our bikes, we discovered The Bean. Friendly staff. Terrific ice cream. We were tempted by the coffee concoctions and will try those next time.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

While up in Oriental, I was in need for some good coffee. This place was recommended to me by a local and it was perfect. The food menu is basic (bagel with cream cheese) but the coffee was great, the staff were friendly and the view was gorgeous. I would definitely stop here while staying in town or passing through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Number two???? Would you rate Starbucks the number Two resturant in a town, or Duncan Donuts? They buy their bagels from Carolina Bagels, (which are awesome fresh at Carolina bagels) two days ago. So they have a view, so does Lou Mack Park. Their coffee is still weak and the cream cheese tastes like school paste. Makes me think folks... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love the biking. So sit back....You will ride your bike more than your car. People are so friendly. They are always saying hi. So warm.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Went back to see if things have changed, they haven't. Still mediocre coffee and frozen bagels. So many "furiners" I thought I was in Brooklyn or Jersey. Want to hang with the locales? Go to M&M's or the Tiki Bar around 5:00. You can even get good food. Those that know can't figure out why The Bean is #2

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You can always tell the quality of a good restaurant by the quality of their espresso. The Bean has an excellent shot (or two if you dare)! Clean bean prep is a must for this to be true! Staff is very friendly and all extras are wonderful! Scones are top notch! I only wish I would have known that a... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The bean is oriental's equivalent to Starbucks great coffee, real good fruit smoothies plenty of bengals and breads. Also stop by late afternoon or early evening for the ice cream. Friendly people reasonable prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved this little coffee shop and reveled in sipping on my beverage watching the ships come and go in the marina across the street.

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Havelock NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had an iced coffee while walking around Oriental . It was very good. Many drinks to choose from, Ice Cream and pastries.

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Additional Information about The Bean

Address: 304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571
Phone Number: 252-249-4918
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
  • Phone Number: 252-249-4918

Price and Cuisine

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

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