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Cherry Bean Gourmet Coffeehse

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332 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 424-1981
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5:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our regular place to meet

We go to the Cherry Bean around once a week. There are friendly regulars there and it is a great place to meet. What happens at the Cherry Bean stays at the Cherry Bean!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Anne S
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Monterey, California
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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We go to the Cherry Bean around once a week. There are friendly regulars there and it is a great place to meet. What happens at the Cherry Bean stays at the Cherry Bean!

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Twain Harte, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

An upscale newer coffee house where people get great coffee and can hang out to visit - or to catch up on social media. Will go back over and over.

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Thank KnowsWhatSheLikes
Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Best coffee but the owner has to make it. He know what he's doing with that caffeine. Adding in a double never hurt nobody!

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Thank CookingMama620
Salinas, California, United States
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Whether you want a hot cup of coffee or a fancy mocha or other hot or cold drink, Cherry Bean makes everything to order and just the way you like it. Specify how many shots you want, whipped cream, sprinkles, etc. They also sell a great selection of whole beans or you can have them grind it for you. Support... More 

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Thank 556danaa
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in for coffee and glad we did! Got great welcome from the barista who made a wonderful caramel macchiato which would rival starbucks any day!!!! The bananas foster pie is not to be missed!

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Thank h4dox
California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I frequent there a lot. It is well lit and able to relax and read the paper. Their coffee is roasted right there. I enjoy fresh coffee.

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Thank LuigiCalifornia
Salinas, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Consumers beware. This business levies a 50 cent surcharge for using a credit card in violation of California Civil Code Section 1748.1. They break the law and unethically charge a hefty % to consumers who pay with credit cards. Boycotted for unethical practices.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

I have patronized "the bean" since 1995 and have never had an unpleasant experience there. Pete (owner) does all the roasting on site and is a hands on proprietor. Stop by whenever you are ready for a "non-corporate" cup of coffee. I drive past 5 coffee shops to go visit the Cherrybean. Give it a try.

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Thank Chuck G
Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This place has had it's ups and downs in the past and present. It's lost a lot of it's great staff, baristas and manager bicker in front of customers, and the shop has become a bit of a mess. Aside from that, the coffee is good and a good business for downtown.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Having frequented Starbucks, we were looking for something non-commercial. Triple 20 oz Americano was excellent! Nice dark roast full of flavor. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. We liked it so much that we returned the next morning to grab another coffee before heading out of town. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 332 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 424-1981
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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