I love the atmosphere- very colorful. The coffee is delicious and I love the food menu! The bagels they have to choose from are amazing: from a cucumber, tomato sandwich to a banana chocolate bagel! The fact that the muffins disappear quickly is proof that they are very yummy! The only downside is that it's a bit pricey, but I will definitely be going back!
Jul 16, 2019
Great atmosphere and I love to coffee here. This is also the place I go to get coffee beans to bring home. Bean Traders also has great treats for a little snack. I haven't tried their more savory, meal type foods, but they do sell them.
Oct 11, 2019
Bean Traders is amazing. I was in the area for an appointment, and decided to stop in just to check it out. I'm beyond glad I did. The whole place has this cool, laid-back atmosphere. Everyone was super friendly, and very forgiving of the new customer who didn't have any idea what she wanted. (Thank you for that!) As for the coffee and food... Stellar. Honestly. Best bagel I've had in quite some time, and the coffee was AMAZING. Well worth a stop if you're into delicious stuff!
Sep 26, 2019
I love Bean Traders! It has plenty of space to do work and/or have good conversation. They have fantastic coffee and get it out to you fairly quickly even when they're super busy. I have spent a good amount of time here and always wish I could spend more!
Sep 1, 2019
Funky, fun, with lots of seating and parking. They have affordable snacks and really fun staff. This is a great spot for a larger group if you needed because of all of the space. I had the Dirty Hippie, a drink with black tea and coffee. Super interesting and delicious.
Sep 23, 2019
I can never say enough good things about this gem. The coffee will leave you speechless. I buy the cold brew by the gallon, and the iced caramel lattes with almond milk are my go-to. It's reasonably priced and I don't get charged an additional .75 cents for milk substitutes like some chains that I won't mention.
Nov 9, 2019
The Chocolate Habanero was delicious. It looked almost too pretty to drink. I sure am glad I did. It was as delicious as it was good looking. Even though there was a line out the door, the staff took their time and answered our questions about the menu. I will definitely go back!
Oct 25, 2019
Absolutely love this place! The coffee is delightful, reasonably priced, and I always look forward to enjoying a blueberry muffin buttered and toasted . The staff is also hard-working and friendly. Even when the line is long on the weekends, it moves quickly and they occasionally come around with an iPad so you can order drip coffee pretty quickly. I've started buying beans from them and they ground up the beans for me and were knowledgeable about how the beans should be ground for the type of filter I use.
Nov 22, 2019
Nice spot to get some decent coffee and hang out with friends. This place is pretty packed during the morning and weekends with people meeting up with friends and working on their computers. The temperature is sometimes warm inside during the summer and pretty cold during the winter so prepare accordingly. They also have baked goods which are delicious.
Nov 19, 2019
Lots of seating options. Great place to work or hang out. The gluten free waffles are fantastic! They also usually have one or two gluten free baked goods (muffins, scones, cookies). No gluten free bagel or sandwich options though.
Dec 11, 2019
They have latte flavors that you won't find anywhere else. They have a lot of variety with milk options, baked goods, breakfast, and lunch options. I especially appreciate the vegan and gluten free options. Yes options (a lot more than one. yay!) The space is creatively decorated and has plenty of room for a lot of customers (which they have.) Highly recommend!
Dec 7, 2019
Great food and delicious coffee. Perfect place to study or grab a coffee with friends! Workers are also very friendly and add to the great atmosphere
Dec 11, 2019
My favorite coffee shop, right off the American Tobacco Trail. I always stop here for a coffee during my morning bike ride. Room to park your bicycle while getting your coffee, and the girl behind the register is always so friendly! Great coffee too.
Jan 3, 2020
There is a lot of understandable love for this place but don’t share it.
Virtually all of the seating is awkward and noisy. It is almost always very crowded and getting a drink takes a long time. Not the employees’ fault, they are always hustling, but still not fun to deal with.
The approach to coffee itself is really outdated. You can find better coffee at pretty much any independent coffee shop, and especially at another roaster.
The food and smoothies are pretty decent.
I would give it one star as far as my personal taste goes, but I added an extra star for the fact that the people who work here really seem to care about the place and what they do, and another because they held it down in South Durham long before anyone else did.
This could be a great place if they modernized their coffee and were more thoughtful about arranging seating in the space to accommodate people who *gasp* just want a cup of coffee and not a virtual office or meeting room.
Jun 10, 2019
This has become my go to coffee stop because it is consistently dependable. The atmosphere has a vibe of casual professionalism. In my photo is my favorite drink, the Americano, and while I normally get the chocolate mousse pie, this time I had a blueberry lemon cheese cake. Trust; it is good.
Apr 16, 2019
Atmosphere was fun, coffee and tea selection was good, pricing was good. First two staff members came in contact with seemed like they'd really rather not deal with me (a man at the register and woman making the drinks), so that was a big turn off. Later, a younger lady at the register was much more pleasant. Not sure how long she'll last though if the culture is that level of hipster/"we don't need customers" - then again, maybe the other two were just having a bad day. Overall, the shop is worth a visit. Especially if you're only there to get your typical drink, and enjoy the space with a book, homework, or a friend.
Jun 4, 2019
It's dangerous this place is less than 15 minutes from my house. Top notch joe and light eats that mesh perfectly with the relaxing atmosphere. Plenty of spots to casually look like I'm actually doing work on my laptop.
May 18, 2019
Great coffee experience. Can get busy though, particularly on the weekends. Line to the cashier was 15 ppl deep when I went, but I guess that's a sign a place is worth it. They definitely need a second register, but I lived through it. Had the Cinnamon Toast Latte with a Pecan Muffin and both were very flavorful. Again, I can see why the line was so long. Will definitely return when I'm in the area.
Jul 5, 2019
All I can say is yumm. I loved my plain waffle with whip cream. It was simple but classic flavor. The coffee is self service, but pretty strong for a drip in comparison to some places in the area. There is plenty of space to sit and work. And their food selection is wide. Gluten free and vegan options as well.
Jun 19, 2019
The pick up of your items can be a little confusing but what we got tasted great! We got the waffle with ice cream and it was amazing! Well worth the price. The drip coffee is decent and changes so there's a variety and the drip prices I thought were very agreeable. Will likely come back