I know, I know, I’ve been totally MIA for a while, (blame my professors). But the good news is that I’m back with another review of a coffee shop to add to the list, and just in time for National Coffee Day! Which unfortunately, I was not able to celebrate due to an extremely painful migraine which made me a slave to my futon all.day.long.
Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of writing one of my research papers (did you know that Panama has the lowest sales tax of any Latin American country?! I didn’t! But you probably don’t care anyway!) at Bean & Bean, which is located in Chelsea near Penn Station. The store has an industrial vibe with many floor to ceiling windows to let in the natural light, which makes it a perfect place for studying! Much of the decor was wooden or made of metal, with a communal seating style including long tables with stools (or in some cases SWIVEL CHAIRSSS WOOOOOOOOO….bear with me…the two doses of Excedrin migraine plus the 5 hour nap have me quite wired.) There are also high tables for those who wish to stand, tables for two, comfy chairs, and some good music as well, featuring artists such as Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5, and Snow Patrol.
Overall, Bean & Bean has a great selection of drinks from lattes, to cappuccinos, to matcha drinks as well, and the latte art is on point! I ordered an almond milk latte to stay, which came in a HUGE mug and was AMAZING. The almond milk didn’t water down the espresso at all, and if I didn’t know any better, I probably would have thought it was a skim latte instead. It was also the perfect temperature and not too bitter or too mild. In addition to my coffee, I also got a chia pudding which had nuts and fresh and dried fruit on top. Bean & Bean also sells pre-made sandwiches and oatmeal, juices, and baked goods as well. I will definitely be returning to Bean & Bean in the future and recommend it to any coffee lover or a person who just wants a cool atmosphere to get some work done.
Bean & Bean:
320 8th Avenue (between 25th and 26th)
New York, NY 10001
Takes credit cards: Yes
Noise Level: Medium
Recommend to a friend: Yes