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“Great Addition to the Railyard/Sanbusco” 4 of 5 stars
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The Lucky Bean Coffee House and Cafe
500 Montezuma Ave. Suite 108, Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 438-8999
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“Great Addition to the Railyard/Sanbusco”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We were very pleasantly surprised by our experience at the Lucky Bean earlier this month. Occupying a small part of the former Borders space at Sanbusco Center, this little cafe has a diverse menu, reasonable prices and good service. The owner told us she has only been there for six months, and believes she has finally found a good rhythm for the business. We agree. The broad array of breakfast foods, sandwiches, pastries and drinks (hot and cold) makes it a good place to relax for a while any time during the day. The service is friendly and responsive, and the ambiance is laid-back. Oh yes -- free wi-fi, too. We found it a refreshing and relaxing alternative to the various restaurants that dot the surrounding area, where it's somewhat harder to sit down and just relax with a light repast. If they keep it up, we reckon these ladies will be very successful.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Haughty, sarcastic owner with no concept of service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

My husband and I went in to ask for change to buy a newspaper which we intended to buy then sit and have coffee. The employee started to give us the change, until the owner stopped her and hostilely told us that she does not give change out unless we buy something. She also told us that it was she who had to go to the bank and get the quarters and it "makes her grumpy" when people ask for change. Since we wanted to buy the newspaper, we bought an orange juice from her, got our paper and left. We will never go back, and we will warn our friends an neighbors to do the same. If I was opening a business I would gladly give change to begin a new relationship with a potential customer. It's called service.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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