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The Steaming Bean Shell Beach

1651 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1957
+1 805-773-2222
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Jul 15, 2017
“Good cuppa coffee.”
May 6, 2017
“Quaint, but should step up their game”
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1651 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1957
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Went early so service was fine, had coffee and a pastry both were good. Free wifi some decent people watching.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Considering how many coffee, breakfast, and pastry places there are in a town such as this, this place could really step up their game. We visit Pismo Beach a couple times a year and have routinely stopped in this particular place to grab coffee in...More

Thank C L
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I've stopped here a few times and the coffee is good but depending on who is working, you can get served in a few minutes or put up with a long wait. Another reviewer described the decor as "bohemian", I would call it "the owner...More

Thank domsimonian
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Cute little coffee shop with a cool local vibe and friendly staff. I had an iced coffee and it was really tasty. Love that there's outdoor seating. Would definitely recommend stopping by for your caffeine fix!

Thank Jaimie3
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Coffee is as consistently good as the place in consistently slow. Give this bohemian place a try when you're not in a hurry.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Arrived around 11:30 to get coffee & lite breakfast. Three young ladies behind the counter. Placed our order and was told it would be 45 minutes for our food order consisting of granola & yogurt. We passed on getting food. I was given coffee cup...More

Thank 1JetSetGal1
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Great coffee, friendly staff, outside seating, some food (although we didn't eat). This is an easy location to get to with off street parking.

Thank punkiepam
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great little place for breakfast. We had a breakfast buritto, a granola and a med scrambled egg. Good iced coffee too. Only reason for not giving 5* is that service was rather slow.

Thank beebad2013
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Place has authentic beach-bum charm and interesting breakfast and lunch munchies. Coffee is good but espresso only fair, and they definitely do not understand ristretto. Try it only when you have time and patience because service, even walk-up counter service, is slow.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Popped in for an afternoon cup of coffee while on vacation, and I was pleasantly surprised. Found this coffee so good, I came back with the hubby the next day for more. Even bought some coffee to give as gifts when we returned to Chicago....More

Thank Knong5
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1651 Shell Beach Rd, Shell Beach, CA 93449-1957
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Shell Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2222
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