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304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571-9707
+1 252-249-4918
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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charlotte
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rode bikes to have coffee and pastries. Very good coffee and attentive waitstaff. Nice rocking chairs on front porch watching boats in harbor. Nice small town atmosphere.

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Thank fireman54Charlotte
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little coffee shop is where the people of Oriental become a community. They also serve really good coffee.

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Thank Johngc74
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this quaint coffee place one Sunday. It was quiet and peaceful in Oriental, some people were walking their dogs, some hanging around their boats.... beautiful weather ! The servers were prompt, sweet, and offered good coffee, hot chocolate and bagels. Decent prices. Loved their little book library out on the left deck. Good selection of books. A nice meeting... More 

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Thank 3carol8888
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Terrific local place for morning coffee/muffins/scones overlooking the shrimp boats and marina. Don't miss it.

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Thank Paulo701
Oriental, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Every time my grandchildren come to town they want to go to the bean, not for coffee, but for smoothies. They love to go there.

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Thank ejbbeebe
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Small and usually a line out the door but the service is fast. Usually crowded early in the mornings. Everything we order was really good.

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Thank Sharon M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Lively place to get a bagel or muffin, read the paper, or chat with friends, both new and old. Love looking at the fishing boats in the harbor. June is the best barista in the world.

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Thank Sharon B
North Carolina
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Oasis of good coffee, toasted bagels, ice cream, friendly locals, and one of the last great views of NC commercial fishing boats. Bring your dog. Kick back. Life does not get better than the porch at the Bean.

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Thank mmmNorthCarolina
Clayton, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A pleasant surprise among a village of surprises. Best visited by bicycle and the porch is comfortable. Coffee is fine, too.

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Thank jasonfedukovich
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I just had coffee but their other item looked delicious. The coffee was hot and smooth. It's us located directly across from the harbor so it has an excellent view of the water. I recommend you stop in at The Bean.

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Thank Tommy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571-9707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
  • Phone Number: +1 252-249-4918

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