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Oldie but goodie

We have really been on a winning streak lately guys. Every coffee shop we touch turns to gold. Haha! No, but really, we are finding the best places. This is something we are truly passionate about and enjoy so thank you faithful followers and new followers! We are honored that you have choosen to take this journey with us! Momma bean still gets a rush everytime she enters a new coffee shop. Seeking out coffee shops in each and every new town we go to has always been our thing. Blogging about it now just makes it that much better. Anyway, our audience has spoken and we listened, we have been working on adding many more Hampton Roads area coffee shops. You guys are going to love this place!

This coffee shop is so unique in the way its set up. There are different rooms that are seperated by half walls so its still very open and spacious feeling. They thought of everyone when they designed this place. There’s a back screened in porch type of room that has a large variety of games and is perfect for families, kids, babies. The main room has comfy couches and a fireplace, relaxing, good for studying or dates. There’s a room to the side with tables good for larger groups, meetings, etc. The staff is very friendly. The drink selection is outrageously good!¬† To give you an idea poppa bean had the cinnamon roll latte which literally tasted just like a cinnamon roll. Momma bean couldnt resist the name and description of my drink, the butter crunch, which has almond roca. Ive never even seen this flavor and I was so excited. But honestly and unfortunately it wasnt good, bit of a let down. Should have got the cinnamon roll, once I tried that nothing could compare. This is the first coffee shop in Norfolk, and still going strong, and I can see why. Any place that gives you a whopping 3 shots in a large is worth going to! Check it out beans!

Bean score…

Customer service 4/5

Atmosphere 4/5

Taste 3/5

Uniqueness 4/5

Price 3/5

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Fair grounds
806 Baldwin Ave #2
Norfolk, VA

This place is conveniently located right by Norfolks McArthur Mall, they have such a great kids play place there! Heres our wild beans having some fun.

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Pretentious bean

Borjo coffeehouse

Along our journey we run into a lot of things. Some coffee shops exceed our expections and come up with such unique drinks and fun atmospheres, we are constantly on our toes. Then, of course some places are a huge disappoint and you honestly wonder how they even stay in business. Most places fall somewhere in between. As was the case with Borjo.

Pretentious is the best word, sums up this place perfectly. The decor, the crowd, the staff. The place was fancy, which I do appreciate and enjoy, it seemed a little over the top for a coffeehouse and sometimes places are so fancy that you dont even feel welcome, esp with kids. But it was a cool, pretty, different atmosphere. Momma bean loves blown glass so the special glass lights earned extra points from me. think it would be great to study or for a date.

The staff was rude. Even made a stupid joke at our expense, totally embarrassed us. Everyone in there had a dirty look on their face. The drink selection sucked. What we got tasted bad. You can count on honest reviews from us, not everyplace is good. They did have a nice little area with books and a fireplace which was cool. They also had beer. What we did get was some cute pictures, so enjoy, after your bean score…

Customer service 1/5

Taste 1/5

Atmosphere 4/5

Price 3/5

Uniqueness 3/5

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Navy bean

Norfolk is known for two things…

An impressive navy base…

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And, Bean There Cafe!

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So today we spent the first half of our day enjoying the Norfolk zoo and the second half driving around in circles in search of this coffee shop i spotted out of the corner of my eye one day.¬†¬†Eventually we found it and it was well worth the wait. The staff was friendly and helpful. The drinks were top notch and the atmosphere is one of the best we have ever seen. Poppa bean had the snickerdoodle, momma bean had the kaluah and cream and the baby beans fought over chocolate milk. It was so comfy cozy we could have sat in there all day, but due to a lack of spare change the parking meter only allowed us 18 minutes. If you are looking for some place bright, comfortable, delicious, and totally different then look no further. This ships a sailin…onto the scores!

Atmosphere 5/5

Uniqueness 5/5

Taste 5/5

Customer service 4/5

Price 3/5

Bean There Cafe

223 E. City Hall Ave #101

Norfolk, Va 23510

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