Bean Coffee Roasters is Leaving West Hollywood

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Photo by Fernando Rojo for WEHO TIMES

Bean Coffee Roasters, located at 8743 Santa Monica Boulevard, is closing its West Hollywood location and moving to Orange County. A note posted on their door states their last day of operation in WeHo will be this Saturday, June 12th.

“Been Coffee Roasters will be moving our West Hollywood store to Orange County,” reads the special announcement on their store front. “Our last day of operation in West Hollywood will be Saturday, June 12th. Our hours for the coming week are 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Stay tuned for more information on our new Orange County location. Thank you to all of our new loyal West Hollywood customers. We hope to see you in the future at one of our other locations.”

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Photo by Fernando Rojo for WEHO TIMES

The coffee shop opened in WeHo in December of 2019. According to an employee, the location did not generate enough traffic because it was so hidden. The closure of Gym Bar next door also hurt its foot traffic, as patrons there tended to grab a cup of coffee to sober up.

Bean Coffee Roasters was built to give people a better place to get a better cup of coffee. According to their website, the company looked into what was necessary to make the very best coffee and then built the coffee shop around that concept.

The West Hollywood location has five stars on yelp.

“The Bean is a quiet and comfy spot to escape it all with a cup of coffee, reads a yelp review from Koshka K. “The tiny cafe is nestled off the street in a hidden corner. You have to look for it to find it. The atmosphere is hipster chic crossed with the 50s. It’s quite the oasis compared to a Starbucks or Coffee Bean. There are a barrage of options on the menu, all available with plant based milks. I enjoy a really good cup of black coffee. All the drip coffees are smooth, no acidic or bitter aftertaste. Same with this cold brew. It’s really well done and prepared as it should be (unlike Starbucks where they make a cold brew concentrate and then water it down). The coffee quality is superior and the customer service is warm, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable about coffee and their menu. My favorite thing is that they have porcelain cups to serve in-house (when so many coffee places no longer offer glassware). You can enjoy your beverage in a real mug while avoiding unnecessary paper cup and plastic waste.”

“Amazing!” Wrote Danity Z. “Coffee is great, staff is sweet. A little hidden so I hope that doesn’t hurt them, but really a cute gem in WeHo.”

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