The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

8601 Lincoln Blvd #140, Los Angeles
(310) 665-9814

Recent Reviews

Marcie Findlay

A wonderful coffee establishment with lots of history, worth a shot. A wide variety of beans on offer for the discerning palate. There is place to sit and have a bit to eat, eg a brownie to go with your coffee. However space is limited. Also this place specializes in coffee and doesn't sell tea!

Al Sierras

Nice location to relax and sip from your favorite beverage!

Car Tab

Music was a bit too loud for such a small space, on a busy traffic corner. Loud music and loud voices leads to a hyper energetic environment that isnt always pleasant

Doerte Sennecke-Chow

The coffee is decent and there was plenty of seating on a Thursday morning. The staff is neither friendly nor mean; they do their job.

Kim Ja

Very good Dark chocolate iced blend!

Justin C.

Bottom Line: I don't care for the service here. I work nearby. I come here often. I've purchased big coffee-to-go orders for work here. The last 3 or 4 months, service sucks--even the shift manager's. (Check my other reviews, I don't just slam businesses). They should probably get a 2.5; I rounded up. 1. Update the bakery items in your app. I've asked various people here, including a supervisor. They just say it's up to them if they do it. Oh for real? 2. When you charge someone for something you don't have, it's not the customer's fault. Joel was ever so happy to tell me his name while trying create a negative situation. Nah, I'm an adult. If your in-store management can't handle it (she refused to come out and engage), I just deal with corporate. Other than that: They usually get the orders correct. I just wish it had better customer service training and silks displayed considering this is the closest to work. Orders: 3 Service: 2 Average: 2.5 Final Word: Any questions?

Chelle Brighton

This is one of our favorite place for coffee. Lovely environment. Easy parking. Friendly staff as well.

César Vásquez-Carrera

Awesome, quick, and friendly service!

Jason Robert Litten

Pricy but good otherwise, they have wifi.

Rawad R.

Internet sucks so bad. Coffee shops without internet are useless these days. We've complained many many times and ownership seems to care less. It amazes me how store owners can be so careless about what their customers think. That said, the staff who work there are amazing and helpless regarding internet.

Mazariegos Estrada CarlosJavier

very good coffee, at its point

Christine Cliver

Latte. That is all. ♥️

Chulx M.

The mango iced tea HERE is ! S/o to the barista who served around 6:40ish today. Hella need a tip more next time!

Annie Walsh

Exceptional coffees with delicious food which is rare. Always packed, service is great. Sometimes there is a seating shortage but I still find myself going there a lot.

Dale Bryan

always enjoy coming here. Great tea and good food. I tried the egg salad sandwich and I have to say it was delicious. This isn't a mushy egg salad. This is huge chunks of egg with "omg" bacon on it! It has a very subtle mustard seed spread that went lovely with it.I tried the coconut creme tea and it was fantastic. It had a very creamy quality and was perfect for a hot summer afternoon.

Nancy Walsh

Great coffee shop. They have two different kind of Ethiopian coffee and you can buy whole beans too. I tried one of pour over Ethiopian coffee and breakfast burrito. Both are excellent. Will go back to try others

Judy Cox

Enjoy all cold and hot drinks Great service

Bam WAM

The young lady with short dark hair that took care of my order was nice great attitude and attention to detail. Unfortunately the other young lady with long hair that works at this location has alot to learn about working a job in customer service.

Alberto Gonzalez

Just like every Coffe Bean place, great personnel, nice amd friendly

Marcus Brener

Low Key, mediocre wi-fi....drinks andnservice are good

Daniel Draper

Helpful staff and good coffee.

Diane L.

They have the best chai tea lattes. No one makes them like they do. They also have very delicious pastries. The staff is very friendly. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

B K.

Probably the worst, ok second to worst breakfast burrito ever. Second round reheated potatoes with almost semi fresh scrambled egg and 7 week old microwaved red bell pepper with a splash of well needed cheese which probably came from the underbelly of a...I'll never go to coffee bean again.

A B.

Mostly a typical Coffee Bean location except about half of the employees here - at any given time - will have a bad attitude or display unprofessional behavior. That being said, the other half of the employees are usually pretty professional and polite. This location also plays a lot of music that does not lend itself to a coffee shop atmosphere nor a studying or lounge-like kind of atmosphere and there are often groups of school kids [minors, not college-aged] that can get a little loud at times.

Deb D.

I am a regular customer as I stop in after going to my gym next door several times a week. I think their entire staff has changed and no one smiles anymore. Before everyone remembered my name and order. Today I had an unfortunate experience with their staff and pricing. As usual I ordered a small hot latte to go. When I saw how much I was charged, I asked if they had recently raised their prices. I was told yes, a few weeks ago. I think as a regular customer I would have noticed the price increase a few weeks ago since 3 days ago I paid what I usually pay $.55 less. I'm there at least twice a week. I watched the barista make a regular size latte and questioned her since I had ordered a small and was charged for a regular. She replied, "We don't advertise the small Latte." Hmmm, but you sell them, don't you? Yes, but we don't advertise them." So you think it's okay to charge me more for something I didn't order because you don't advertise it?" At this point I'm rather confused. Last week I paid $3.57 with tip and today I paid $4.18 for a small latte and yet, you've prepared a regular one, that I never ordered and didn't want. She then offers to refund me. Well that's a point in her favor. She tells me it was an "accident." When I look at the menu, the small size price has effectively disappeared.So how can a company as big as the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, get away with this kind of nonsense? Do most customers just not care or ask for an explanation? I think their entire staff has changed and no one smiles anymore. Before everyone remembered my name and order.

MA B

Mostly a typical Coffee Bean location except about half of the employees here - at any given time - will have a bad attitude or display unprofessional behavior. That being said, the other half of the employees are usually pretty professional and polite. This location also plays a lot of music that does not lend itself to a coffee shop atmosphere nor a studying or lounge-like kind of atmosphere and there are often groups of school kids [minors, not college-aged] that can get a little loud at times.

taz sharif

I always love the coffee and service here.

Tiffany S.

There is nothing better then the coffee bean. No matter what area you are in it is always the best.

Katerina K.

This location is average, however, the reason I gave them 3-stars rating, is their rudeness. They were extremely impatient with my order, gave me attitude, and I had to pay for this poor customer service. Will not be coming back!

R B

when you first enter, the yummy fragrance of coffee greets you- the place has indoor and outside patio seating. Wide assortment of pastries, salad and hot/cold drinks. Friendly staff- clean

Katrina C.

I stopped by the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf a couple of times during my brief weekend in LA. It was very close to the Airbnb where my boyfriend and I were staying, and it was conveniently located among other shops in the corner of Manchester Ave and Lincoln Blvd. You really can't miss it, so it made for the perfect Lyft/Uber ride. I've seen The Coffee Bean around the Bay, specifically San Jose, but I had yet to actually try it. I ordered an ice blended white chocolate and breakfast wrap, and I thought they were just OK. For future reference I wouldn't mind going to The Coffee Bean if I didn't have any other choice. My blended drink tasted fine, but I was a bit confused as to why my white chocolate drink was covered in milk chocolate syrup. Because of all the chocolate syrup, it ended up tasting like regular mocha and that was not the flavor palette I intended on having to begin with. Perhaps the employee misunderstood me, but I didn't have time to wait for a revised order. I sucked it up and left with the drink, but I gave it away since it wasn't what I wanted. I ordered a breakfast wrap that consisted of egg, potato, and Asiago cheese. I found it in the refrigerator case where the bottled drinks were stored, so I asked the employee at the register to heat it up for me. The flavors of the breakfast wrap were also fine, but I thought the tortilla was way too soggy to enjoy. Furthermore, the paper wrapping was stuck to the soggy tortilla, which made it very difficult to peel off. There needs to be better packaging of this product. Service was not bad. The employees were efficient, and my orders came out prompty.

Michael Oconitrillo

Conveniently located on the corner of Lincoln & Manchester, I sometimes meet clients here. Parking on the street is the only issue.

Pat W.

The coffee and food are great, but the customer service is excellent. Gigi and her team are willing to go the extra mile to make sure we get what we need, including special orders.

Shaun L.

It's comical how consistently RUDE the staff is. I don't need a warm welcome but would it kill the staff to at least acknowledge customers? I've received unnecessary and unsolicited attitude EVERY visit and I'm just ordering iced coffee so one can only imagine the sort of attitude that comes with a more complicated order. There are literally two Starbucks nearby and a Bristol.

Jessica Ceballos

Baristas are always diligent. Great coffee makers. Quick and lots of space to sit and study.

Kagamusha SW

Coffee and service is slightly better than at Starbucks, and a little more expensive.

Prathyusha R.

Their tea collection is pretty darn good, the best lemon chamomile tea I've had till date. YUM!

Hannah Floto

I actually prefer the coffee here rather than Starbucks, personally. Though both are nice, I just prefer their taste. It's a wonderful place to get coffee, a snack, do work, meet up or just stop by for a drink before heading off to work. The staff usually, for most of the stores I go to, are friendly, inviting and try to get me my order as quickly as possible.

Jacqueline Kruger

Best Chinese in CA hands down! Don't let the exterior fool you, this place is AMAZING. Great prices on lunch specials with a large amount of quality food. Try the Kung-Pow and the cheese cream wantons!

Casey Nicholson

everyone at our table was glad to be there. the staff was very friendly and kind.