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“Perfect little coffee house”
Review of The Human Bean

The Human Bean
Ranked #25 of 90 Restaurants in Cobourg
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Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Perfect little coffee house”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

An excellent substitute for those who enjoy Starbucks, or those who want to support independent coffee houses, the Human Bean offers a wide variety of delicious drinks and muffins/cookies/pastries. Sit outside on the sidewalk during the summer months and watch the goings-on of a small town, or warm up in the winter after an ice skate at the outdoor rink in the winter - perfect.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Cobourg, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious snacks, great coffee, friendly staff”
Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been going here often since we moved to Cobourg. The staff is very friendly, the coffee is fair trade and delicious, the prices are reasonable, and the snacks and cakes are fantastic. I wish there were more places like this!

  • Visited April 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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239 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Nice improvement!”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We spend our summers in Cobourg and as with all small towns in Ontario, it's difficult to find a really good coffee house. I'm happy to say there has been some positive improvements since the previous years. Number one, they seem to be giving more attention to cleanliness, which was a big issue for us in the past and kept us from patronizing. Thankfully, there is a notable upgrade in that department and I hope they continue to keep on top of this. Also, the service we received was great. There is one girl that seems to be there daily. She served me once but has remembered my drink order every time I came in. The cookies and scones seemed fresh and the place is always buzzing in the morning. Here's hoping they continue with the upscale tea and coffee they serve.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Rivergirl1
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Cobourg, Canada
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best Coffee in Town!”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

A regular stopping place in Cobourg for coffee - a very popular spot, and rightly so…the coffee is superb, and soups to die for! It has great atmosphere, and the changing artwork on the walls adds to the ambience. It's also a wealth of information about local events with an extensive bulletin board.

Visited January 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Bad attitude, cold soup and stale rolls”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Looked great from the outside and seemed just our kind of place but the waitress was clearly having a bad, BAD day. The meal was bad enough so we didn't hang around long enough to sample the coffee - and won't be going back. There are plenty other good friendly places in town - like Chocolates down by the lake - so give this one a miss.

Visited November 2012
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