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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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Jo jacked up prices

Jo Jacks Espresso bar
5700 Churchland Blvd
Portsmouth, VA

Today was an adventure for sure. We decided to go somewhere momma and baby beans have never even been before. Portsmouth! We really enjoyed it there!!

Our first stop was coffee, of course. The thing is, for the first time in history momma and poppa bean have completely different opinions. So different, that were going to have to right seperate reviews. Starting with momma bean. Momma bean really really likes Jo jacks. I thought it was unique. They had a very delicious drink selection, a real good variety of coffee drinks. I had a real hard time choosing between the cookie dough frap and the Irishman which had vanilla, caramel, and irish cream. The irish cream drink ultimately won, as it usually does with me. It was extremely good. They had a pretty good food menu. Momma bean had the chicken caesar which is just like the usual salad but in a wrap, it even had the croutons, so good! The place was a little small for my taste, but i really liked the private backroom where we sat, perfect for the kids. The best part for momma and baby beans was that they had baskets of toys to play with. We picked a basket, brought it to the table, and the kids were happy while we enjoyed our drinks. Going above and beyond for the kids like that will always win points with me. This is a great place your whole family can enjoy. Although I must warn you, its pricey. If your in a hurry they even have a drive thru. Momma beans scores are as follows…

Customer service 2/5

Uniqueness 4/5

Atmosphere 4/5

Taste 4/5

Price 1/5

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And as for grumpy ol poppa bean, this place rubbed him the wrong way all around. He didnt like how small and crowded it was. He didnt think there was anything special or unique about it. He couldn’t find anything on the menu he would eat. He thought the staff was rude. What really got to him was the prices. Momma beans drink was almost 6 dollars for a small frap with only one shot of espresso. Thats just not right. He compared it to a run down diner without any good diner food. Anyone that knows poppa bean knows hes not one to hold back. Haha! Beware, poppa beans scores…

Customer service 1/5

Taste 2/5

Atmosphere 1/5

Uniqueness 1/5

Price 1/5

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See ya tomorrow our beloved beaners…thats what poppa bean wants to call you, is that okay? 🙂

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. 🙂

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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