As others have said, I can only repeat. Great coffee, good pastries and friendly conversation. It's probably the friendliest coffee shop I've been to - and I range quite a bit looking for good coffee shops. Now, I've only been to The Bean twice, it's 130 miles from my house, but both times the folk on the porch welcomed me as soon as I got my helmet off - and the conversation didn't stop until I left; the coffee was excellent and the view is killer. It's really a charming place, don't pass it up if you are close to Oriental.