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Bean Traders


Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 484-2499
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Photo of Soo Kim (motofoodie) Soo Kim (motofoodie)
Jan 15, 2024 5

super busy when I went. good cold brew and beignet. beignet was soft and sweet.

Photo of Katie Reams Katie Reams
Dec 26, 2023 5

Bean Traders provides you with incredible coffee and atmosphere. Dave and his team are down to earth and so friendly. I always looked forward to each seasonal drink the menu provided. This coffee and this environment cannot be replicated. It has been greatly missed since we moved out of state recently.

Photo of Laurie Whitnack Laurie Whitnack
Nov 7, 2023 5

Bean Traders is a community coffee shop in South Durham. They have a variety of coffee drinks, scones, muffins, bagels, waffles, quiche, pies and MORE! I had a blueberry pancake muffin, yogurt bowl and iced vanilla latte while I worked there. Everything was fresh and delicious. It is a great place to work, meet with friend or colleague. It has casual indoor/outdoor seating. It is a VERY spacious cafe with many seating options. I highly recommend checking out Bean Traders and getting a bakery item and coffee drink!

Photo of Anindita Barman Anindita Barman
Oct 17, 2023 4

Cute cafe with ample seating area. I had the chocolate habanero coffee which was good but more like a hot chocolate as it didn't give me a kick. I also had a buttered beignet muffin which was yummy. Would love to try their lattes the next time.

Photo of Kathryn Workman Kathryn Workman
Sep 18, 2023 5

Nice coffee shop with spot-on espresso drinks and delicious treats! Their coffee is consistently delightful, I love the yummy, smooth texture of the Iced Carmella for a sweet treat. I tried their blueberry scone today and it was heavenly!! Lovely sugar/butter crunch on the outside—would highly recommend :)

Photo of Rob Mihelic Rob Mihelic
Aug 29, 2023 4

Always a good time here. The coffee is good, but not the best in the triangle. Prices are really good though! This is a good spot to meet a friend, take a date, or send some emails. Their pastries are good! Plenty of parking. Bathrooms are just ok, they can be dirty and the doors are hard to close. Very family friendly

Photo of Alaina Barnes Alaina Barnes
Jul 7, 2023 5

The coffee here is always great. The prices are really reasonable for a coffee shop too. I don't come very often though because how long the wait for coffee can be. But if I have free time or I see it's slow, I love to stop in. Today I got their chocolate iced cold brew 😍

Photo of Carlos C Carlos C
Jul 3, 2023 4

Great spot for breakfast or lunch. There is indoor seating and outdoor, so plenty of space to dine in. I got a Chai latte and an "Elvis" bagel. Great flavors for something so simple. I don't normally like bagels but these had a crispy outside and a soft inside, which gave the sandwich great texture. The Chai latte was a giant cup with the tea bag still in the cup, which was different. I found it had a bit too much cinnamon but overall good flavor. Staff was pretty friendly and you can see it in the way they treat their regulars.

Photo of J. B. J. B.
Jun 20, 2023 5

Updated Review: This is now my favorite spot on the planet (now 5 stars). I love their coffee and I love the staff. It's a trademark small coffee spot with staff who learn their customers names and orders. They have a consistent and yet changing menu; meaning they usually have quiche, pies, scones, and muffins but the flavors differ. Additionally they'll have some special treats like cinnamon rolls or cookies, so they keep you on your toes with their variety. Lines can still get long, but totally worth it. I just budget time for the greatness! Enjoy- you won't regret it! Previous Review: This is a cool spot, very popular, which can sometimes lead to really long lines/waits (hence the 4 stars), especially a weekend morning. On a recent trip I purchased a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee frosty. Both were good, I would have liked the coffee frosty to have a bit more coffee flavor. Seems like a popular spot for families, people who need a spot to work and many of the exercisers who are accessing the gyms or the tobacco trail.

Photo of Elaine Guevara Elaine Guevara
Jun 8, 2023 4

I really like this coffee shop! I've lived nearby for ages but wasn't drawn to it because of the strip mall vibe. I finally checked it out and realized I was missing out. It's a great place to hang out and work. I study and work from here with my laptop and I never feel like I need to keep ordering stuff or leave. I also like the bagels. The coffee drinks are not anything special but perfectly fine. Pros: -Spacious - three rooms of seating. One room tends to be noisier and one quieter. There is also outdoor seating. -Good wifi -Good food options. Not an extensive menu but I appreciate they have more than just a couple pastries. Bagels are solid. -Multiple bathrooms -Real mugs! -Bike racks Cons: -Can be really noisy and hard to work at times (this is only a con if you are trying to work. This tends to be more on Fridays and the weekends so fair enough!) -There seems to be something lacking in their order system. I've had my drink messed up more than once, which only really matters because I am lactose intolerant and have been given a latte of cow's milk rather than oat milk. -The food takes a while. Probably a staffing issue, like everywhere. I've had my food order apparently simply go into the great beyond and never get come out of the kitchen until I've inquired, though, too. -Apparently no "to stay" option for food - it is always served in a wasteful "to go" box. -Bathrooms can definitely be on the grimey side All and all, a solid coffee shop and I am more than content with the few cons to have a laid back place in my neighborhood where I can hang with my laptop in my workout clothes without any pressure to order more than a coffee and bagel.

Photo of Kelli Kaspar Kelli Kaspar
Apr 27, 2023 5

I met an industry colleague here for the first time yesterday and loved it so much I stopped by in between appointments today! I'm vegan and I love coffee shops and I love it when they have fresh baked vegan options. I had the pumpkin muffin yesterday and I had the donut muffin today and they were both delicious. I was turned on by something called a tcloud which is Earl Gray tea with vanilla and your choice of milk. I recommend soy milk.