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“Sweet and Fun”
Review of The Artful Bean - CLOSED

The Artful Bean
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: The Artful Bean is a Coffee Shop and Fine Art & Craft Gallery located in down town Bethany Beach, one block from the ocean. Serving only the Finest Coffee, Espresso and Pastry. We also represent over 40 local and regional Artists and Artisans.
East Coast USA
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Sweet and Fun”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good coffee and pastries. A comfortable place to stop in and read the paper or use your laptop. Quirky little art offerings and fun surroundings. Doesn't quite rise to the level of one of those great art cafes that draws you in with raw talent and bohemian flavor.... but still fun for a resort town. The staff was welcoming and served you with a smile. A great place, too- for non-shoppers to hang out while their partners scout out the surrounding stores.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice spot for coffee and Internet”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Artful Bean is the closest you'll get to a Starbucks drink without leaving Bethany Beach and it is a good choice. I first went to Artful Bean because my rental house did not have internet. Artful Bean rates are very reasonable.. I think I only had to purchase a $4.00 drink in order to sit and use the wi-fi.
Nice, comfortable place, good drinks and pasteries.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Travelr101
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Northeast U.S.
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Coffee, cozy”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stopped here to kill some time in the "dead zone" between vacating our rental house in the morning and meeting up with relatives in the evening for dinner. We were there a few days after Labor Day, so our experience of no line and plenty of open seating is probably not the high-season norm. I had a delicious spiced chai, my partner had a smoothie and a piece of cake, both of which he enjoyed, and we happily spent 90 minutes reading and surfing the web -- you have to ask for the WiFi code, but it was readily supplied with our more-than-$3 purchase.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank NoRestForTheWeary
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good coffee and WIFI”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

The coffee is always good here and one of the few places in town with WIFI available.

Visited July 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Cute and comfy”
Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in with my sister to do some online ordering. Free wifi with a $3 purchase. Got a peach smoothie and it was so good! We really liked the atmosphere- people reading, doing work online, drinking coffee in a relaxed setting. Enjoyed looking at the artwork on the walls which is also for sale. I will definitely stop back on my next trip to Bethany!

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