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J & S Bean Factory

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1518 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2529
+1 651-699-7788
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
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

I travel 20 miles to buy beAns here. Great variety and fine place to hang...Great folk as patrons to interact with. Tables outside. Light meal choices. And for those who care, they still roast their Obama blend.

Thank jesseMN
North Oaks, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Great neighborhood spot with excellent coffee. I had the cappuccino. It was perfect! You really get the St Paul vibe here. Has a very nice outdoor seating area , as well.

Thank Bloomington48
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Great local coffee shop, with a variety of drinks and some various snack items. Great spot to hang out and catch up on some misc reading.

Thank Office L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank CrazySpiti
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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983 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

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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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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

1 Thank burke_152
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cafe, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-2529
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-699-7788

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?