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Bean by the fountain

Finally, were not sick anymore! Sorry, we haven’t posted, I know you have missed us. Here is a glimpse at what we looked like.

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The closest we got to a coffee shop, you may ask, you may not want to know…

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Anyway, today we went to a really cool place!! Aromas, Newport news location. For anyone interested we have already reviewed the Williamsburg location and its a place we frequent. This location is better though, in our opinion, much better. It is a lot bigger, way less crowded, a lot more seating. It is in such a nice spot with a view of the fountains. Its a great spot to grab a drink on the go as you shop around or sit in and enjoy. The food is really good, especially the breakfast. The drink selection is not all that impressive but you usually cant go wrong with the drink of the week. The atmosphere is top notch. The area is dog friendly which is fub, aromas even has a communal dog bowl out front. They also have free, live concerts by the fountain every friday which is also cool to check out while your there. Bean score…

Atmosphere 5/5

Uniqueness 3/5

Taste 2/5

Price 1/5

Customer service 4/5

Now for the best part, the pictures!!!

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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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Gelato bean

Mmm…splendora!!!! Gelato and coffee all in one. Gelato is one of Gods greatest gifts. Many of the people ive met arent familiar with gelato which is such a shame. I have a hard time explaining it. I would say it is much more creamy, decadant, rich then ice c ream. But, this isnt a gelato blog afterall.

We came across this place because it was bright yellow and the big espresso sign drew us in. We loved how it was set up and decorated, it was quite unique. The seating was fun and quirky looking. Nice colors. I would say its kid friendly because they have a great little kid sized table by the window and of course kids enjoy gelato. The staff was very friendly and patient with my rowdy baby beans. Momma and poppa bean had afagattos. A big scoop of gelato, drenched in espresso. It was truly magical. Before we get to the score, I want to let our faithful followers know we love you, we appreciate you, and you will be happy to know we are soon adding many new states to our site, so keep checking back.

317 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA

Bean score…

Atmosphere 4/5

Taste 5/5

Price 3/5

Uniqueness 4/5

Customer service 4/5

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This was a much appreciated change of pace after camp coffee which is just instant coffee. Although poppa bean did find this to spoil us with…

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Heres some camping pictures to leave ya with…

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See ya tomorrow bean enthusiasts!

Momma bean

Im totally in love with Charlottesville! This is momma bean speaking of course, poppa bean on the other hand, takes me to big cities on special occasions but is perfectly happy in the middle of nowhere with his closest neighbor being a bear. Something we both love, obviously is adventure and finding new coffeeshops. Everytime we go to Charlottesville we seem to find at least one new cafe. This time it was Cafe Cubano.

112 Main Street
Charlottesville, VA

They had a very impressive food menu and drink list. The breakfast was delicious. The coffee creations were unique, tasty, and there were plenty of them! The place was spacious, lots of seating indoor and out. I got a picture of a small part of the menu, wish i would have gotten more. Poppa bean had the nutty irishman which was hazelnut and irish cream. He is still raving about it. Momma bean had the carmello, it was as it sounds,  mocha and carmel, delicious! We really enjoyed this place and will definitely be back. It comes highly recommend by these beans.

Scores…

Customer service 3/5

Taste 4/5

Price 3/5

Uniqueness 4/4

Atmosphere 4/5

I want to say happy mothers day again! Check out Cafe Cubanos awesome moms drink…

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My boys made me this for mothers day, although not coffee related i had to share…

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I hope you all had as nice a day as I had! Thanks a lot for following us, cheers from our beans to yours.

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Yuppie bean

Mudhouse coffee. Ill keep this short and sweet, well short and honest i should say. Bunch of snobs. No body friendly. Coffee cups are tiny. Nice outdoor seating area. Atmosphere is very unique. Cool dark colors. Super crowded. Locals only feel. Not family friendly. Dont even have chocolate milk.

BUT… momma bean says mudhouse is the home of the best coffee drink shes has ever had. The monkey. Banana, coconut, chocolate, espresso, blended up, topped with whip cream. To die for! Everyone must try.

213 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA

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Bean score…

Atmosphere 3/5

Taste 5/5

Uniqueness 4/5

Price 2/5

Customer service 2/5

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Im in love with Charlottesville so of course thats where i choose to spend my mothers day! (We celebrated today since tomorrow we will be spending the day with poppa beans mom and grandmas.)

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HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!!! Cherish your children, enjoy your day. 🙂

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