My wife and I stopped by here to grab some lattes and boy were they good!
The place Is interesting and busy with lots of seating scattered throughout, and most of the seats taken, so you gotta be aggressive, and kind of course. So initially, we sat outside until some were available inside.
The lattes were great though. We're not sure why some places don't do hazelnut 🤔, but my wife enjoyed her Vanilla Latte. I really enjoyed my Oat Chai Tea Latte. It was smooth and the mugs make it worth it.
Jan 31, 2023
I'm a Birmingham, AL native, and I frequently miss the quirky and delicious coffee shops there. I've tried to find a coffee shop/cafe in Durham that has both character and delicious coffee, but I haven't had any luck... until now! Bean Traders is SO spacious, has such a fun and eclectic vibe, and has both delicious coffee AND food! The workers were also very sweet; you'll have to wait a few minutes to get your things, but it's well worth it because it's made fresh. I'll definitely be coming back!
Nov 25, 2022
Always a pleasure. It’s great to have local businesses who show their flare and personality flawlessly. Definitely a spot to come and enjoy, grab to-go, and they even have online ordering. One of my Durham faves!
Oct 28, 2022
Bean Traders is a delight. I'm not a coffee drinker but love their chai, hot cocoa, sipping chocolate (!!!), and milkshakes. My friends and family report that their coffee is excellent. It feels very welcoming and the staff is helpful and kind. Bean Traders has a nice, relaxed vibe. It's nice to be at a place that has retirees, families, students, and just a lovely mix of folks. Lots of outdoor tables, which is especially helpful during this pandemic.
Tanya Wells (VidaWells)
Oct 11, 2022
Coffee is great, but service is extremely slow. We waited at least 30 minutes for 2 French pressed and 2 1lbs bags of coffee. Even though the coffee is great, I would not recommend if you have anything else to do for that day! Will not repeat visit
Sep 1, 2022
Great service. Great coffee smell. The waffles are better than the waffles at Waffle House. This place reminds me of Central Perk (The Coffee House On Friends). The atmosphere has a cozy feeling.
Aug 27, 2022
Love this coffee shop in south Durham! Great location, staff is friendly, their cold brew is incredible, their treats and food are tasty, and a great place to study or work! I love their seasonal drinks and cold brews. Their bacon and herb quiche is delicious! Their outside sitting is great! They also sell beans, which I buy occasionally! Always recommend it!
Jul 18, 2022
I know this is a pretty popular coffee shop in the Durham area but I wasn't a fan of the seating. I went there to do some work and it was pretty dark. I ordered an iced chai and while it tasted good it was mostly milk. The staff is very friendly though!
Jun 15, 2022
Absolutely a must!!! My boyfriend and I have become regulars here and we honestly can’t get enough. The staff are all extremely friendly and the baristas are 10/10. Coffee is the best & always done right. Also the pastries are delicious! They have a chocolate mousse pie and a honey walnut scone that are insanely good. Can’t recommend it enough :)
Jun 14, 2022
I love to support local businesses when possible and Bean Traders makes that super easy to do since their coffee is so amazing! I tend to order online (when they aren’t super busy) and I’m always greeted with a “Hello” when I go in to pick up my order.
The pastries they offer are also really tasty. If you order something online and they don’t have it for you when you go to pick up your order, they will let you pick something else or or offer to give you a refund.
Great atmosphere and great customer service to go along with some of the best coffee I’ve ever had.
Jun 9, 2022
I love bean traders and always have. Delicious coffee and a nice location. Worth waiting a little longer for the quality.
Jun 9, 2022
Everything was fabulous... had a beignet muffin and a scone and bought a whole quiche and they all were melt in your mouth heavenly good!
Oh and I had a coconut coffee and was pleasantly surprised as I don't normally like flavored coffees but it was not an over powering coconut flavor it was mildly good, you could taste the coffee and the coconut.
May 14, 2022
Stopped in for the first time. The iced latte was so flavorful and smooth even unsweetened. I got the Cool Cat bagel sandwich. So good, with everything bagel toasted, cucumber, and vegetable cream cheese. Will definitely be back.
Apr 17, 2022
Love Bean Traders. My favorite coffee place to go to. Plenty of space to spread out and meet up with a friend, or a business meeting.
Apr 14, 2022
Support your local coffee roasters! Bought a 5# bag of their "Panama" naturally processed light roast (included pour-over cone to show scale). Very knowledgeable about their products, stop on by if near Southpoint!
Apr 13, 2022
I really enjoy the comfortable vibe of the shop. Everything I’ve had there has been delicious and I particularly loved the iced mocha habanero. Wait is a bit long but worth it.
Mar 31, 2022
We have been going to Bean Traders for almost 10 years now, and it has always been excellent! Dave, the owner, is exceptional in his coffee making skills, and he never ceases to make everyone feel at home. Bean traders is like a family.
Be careful though, once you start drinking Bean traders coffee nothing else will compare!