Bean

1138 Goss Ave, Louisville
(502) 785-4079

Recent Reviews

Andre P.

Amazing staff, very friendly. Cute decor. Came here as drop 3 on our caffeine crawl across Louisville and so far best stop!!! I ordered the everything bagel with Brie, served with alfalfa spouts, red onion, and tomato. Watching them make everything fresh was a treat. Wife had the everything bagel with cream cheese and salami with sprouts, onion, and tomato. We both thought about ordering a second. I haven't even tried my Cortado yet and already gave them 5 stars

Rick S.

This is now turning into my favorite go-2 for coffee and a snack. I mostly get a macchiato - and they make it correctly, not the way Starbucks has ruined the word by their version) - double shot of espresso and a bit of foam. A couple of times I have asked for a dark roast coffee, and when they are out, they will gladly brew a pot. The snacks are great and fresh, and they will warm them up in a real oven, not nuked. I have had the curried tuna sandwich a few times now, love the mix of curry, apples (i think) and raisins. I do feel a bit old there, (i'm 63) but staff is super friendly and easy to chat with.

Sandy Wharton

Bean has a great atmosphere and the barista was super friendly. We didn't make it back for lunch but we'll certainly stop in on our next trip into town.

Sarah Huckaby

Cute place, yummy coffee. Maybe I'm just cheaper than most but it was pretty expensive though.. I didn't order the cheapest things on the menu but still.. $13 for a slice of quiche and coconut latte is pretty hefty for a poor grad student. I guess I'll come back when I have a real job.

Taylor Young

Fun atmosphere and good service. Their sandwiches are also a tasty treat to enjoy while enjoying one of their coffees. The iced coconut latte is my favorite!

Matt Palomaki

Solid neighborhood coffee shop. All the basics and excellent customer service.

Michael Tang

They know coffee. Great place to chill.

Leiding T.

Such a solid place to pass the time. Unfussy, trendy coffee shop in the middle of a food and drink desert. Loved the healthy options and their clever twist on the cold brew. Great service and thrift shopping to boot.

Elizabeth R.

I've been here a handful of times now and have enjoyed each drink I've had. Most recently, I had a coconut milk latte with honey added. YUM. Each time I've gotten the drink "for here" and sat with a book or just to simply sit and enjoy watching outside through the window. The lighting in the front room of the space is wonderful in the early to mid morning hours. You can tell a good neighborhood business by the interactions with regulars. It was fun to see people coming in and being greeted by name, orders being known when they walk in, etc. This is the staple interaction I look for in places I frequent. The reason I'm knocking a star off is due to the condescending attitude we received when ordering during our latest visit. The person I was with ordered a cappuccino on ice and the person taking our order laughed, gave a funny look, and said "Do you KNOW what a cappuccino is?" Unconventional order or not, it's the type of unfortunate interaction that would keep me from coming back if this had been my first visit.

Ali C.

This is a place we walk to often. Friendly staff, fresh baked goods, unique breakfast items and lovely atmosphere. I always have an iced coconut latte and am making my way down the food menu. Today I ordered the curried tuna salad sandwich and it made me realize how overdue this 5 star review really is. It's so good, everything here really is. It's a Germantown gem, if you're in this area make Bean a stop in your busy day, you won't regret it!

Kenneth Jeckell

Cute local coffee shop with great coffee and breakfast treats

Shanequa Renee Singletary

Cute little neighborhood cafe! The food was ok, had to jazz up my sandwich with some salad dressing. We sat in their for hours working on our computers and you could tell it was a local favorite. Located in the heart of #Schnitzelburg

lisa tegethoff

The coffee was wonderful. I loved the relaxed atmosphere. What a wonderful neighborhood coffee spot.

C D.

Meh. They would probably do better charging people to use their shop for Pinterest backdrops than selling tea and coffee. the hot chai latte I got was super watered down. The people in the shop were much more interested in talking to themselves than to me. The bran blueberry muffin was good, but not worth a special trip

William S.

Besides having good coffee as my wife can attest, they have excellent tees and some tasty pastries. Nice little hole in the wall with really friendly staff and a nice atmosphere.

S. R. Singletary

Cute little neighborhood cafe! The food was ok, had to jazz up my sandwich with some salad dressing. We sat in their for hours working on our computers and you could tell it was a local favorite. Located in the heart of #Schnitzelburg

Michael M.

I work from home a lot - so what I really mean to say is that I work from Bean a lot. The atmosphere is good and the staff is comprised of some of the nicest people in Louisville. The owner spent years roasting for Mike Safai so he obviously knows what he's doing - the coffee is great.

Pam Goodwin

Great neighborhood coffee shop. Comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.

Pamela D Sweeney

Awesome vibe, friendly staff. Food is wonderful, coffee is perfect. Highly recommend!

Elise Dixie Jane McCulloch Kent

I am grateful for a cozy space such as Bean. Staff is always friendly and the tea is swell. Coffee, too. I just do not drink joe. Bean offers delicious treats and food. You can even grab vintage clothing off a rack from employees! The space has plenty of natural lighting and tall ceilings for breath. You will sell local artist and occasional galleries, too!

Dillon Head

An interesting little coffee shop. They have a variety of drinks available, and they sell coffee beans that they roasted themselves. The baristas are considerate and knowledgeable and are willing to answer questions you may have about their products. This shop is one of my favorites to go to, since they're open every day until 7 p.m.

Remington Crawford

Decent. This is my first time being here. The staff is somewhere friendly. My miel is mediocre. The "tall" drinks are the size of mediums at most shops (for $5.50 + tip I want a large drink). The seating is... interesting. The atmosphere is busy to the point where it's distracting.

James Mountain

Best coffee in Louisville! The staff rocks and their eats are delicious!

jordym313

I love when somewhere just keeps it simple and does it well. Great little coffee spot, did not try the food yet, but the coffee was good enough that I know I’ll be back!

Elise Dixie-Jane McCulloch Kent

I am grateful for a cozy space such as Bean. Staff is always friendly and the tea is swell. Coffee, too. I just do not drink joe. Bean offers delicious treats and food. You can even grab vintage clothing off a rack from employees! The space has plenty of natural lighting and tall ceilings for breath. You will sell local artist and occasional galleries, too!

Elise Dixie Jane M.

I am grateful for a cozy space such as Bean. Staff is always friendly and the tea is swell. Coffee, too. I just do not drink joe. Bean offers delicious treats and food. You can even grab vintage clothing off a rack from employees! The space has plenty of natural lighting and tall ceilings for breath. You will sell local artist and occasional galleries, too! Bean is a coffee shop that a good deal of folks in the East End should visit more. It isn't just your neighborhood coffee shop but a phenomenal place to work in an inspiring/uplifting atmosphere. Always worth passing fifty Heine Bros to get here!!

Hamilton P.

I support Local Business! Great coffee. This ain't $5Bucks but the price is about the same. 5 stars if the menu had a few more options. Spent our time talking so didn't even check WiFi. Friendly staff and service.

J. Victor Ryckman

Check out the Roaster, looks like its from another time yet has the New Paint look too.

Ellyse L.

What to get: coffee specialties, lattes Time in line: 5 mins (Saturday 2:30PM for 1) Time food arrived/finished: 5 mins Ambiance: casual, cozy neighborhood coffee shop Parking: street parking ==The Space== Bean is divided into two rooms, connected by a hallway where the bathroom and kitchen are. The front room lets in a lot of natural light and has a dreamy feel of a coffee shop: sipping coffee on a stool by the window, watching the cars drive by on a cloudy day. Great place for a coffee and chat. The back room is more for groups, studying, and gettin work done. It's a somewhat mismatched space with different tables and chairs, but everyone's there to get something done. There aren't outlets at every table and some of the tables can be a bit on the small size. Gotta be space efficient on those tables. I like the space overall and after spending an afternoon studying here, I think I'd rather make it a "meet up for coffee" spot than be on my intense study grind. It all depends on your needs, really. ==The Drinks== Originally I wanted some Vietnamese coffee (aka crack coffee), but since they stick to the traditional notion of making it with condensed milk, I had to opt for something else. Ah the struggles of being lactose intolerant. ++Almond Milk Latte++ I'm actually surprised how nice this drink turned out. I don't have high expectations when it comes to frothiness when ordering almond milk, but here I got a thick layer AND some distinct latte art. Bravo! I also watched the layers separate through my tall mug, which I didn't capture via pics or video. Aesthetics and overall care put into this drink gets an "A" in my book. ++Spicy Hot Chocolate [seasonal]++ Rich and made with chocolate sauce, I love that there was a twist with some added heat to it. Most of it was in the spices added on top, so you'd get it at the beginning and end of your sip. It was more of an enjoyable treat to close off my study session since I probably didn't need to get any more caffeine me. Would I get it again? I'd probably opt for a regular hot cocoa, but it was fun to try once ;) ==For Next Time== -Coconut latte? I'm intrigued -Miel -Another seasonal specialty, perhaps

Shelby Z.

Bean is just the cutest little hipster coffee shop in Germantown. We were already in the area and were in need of some hot brew to fill our frozen (from the weather) spirits. This is a perfect place for hanging out, getting some work done, or to meet up with someone. It seems very small in the front, but they actually have a much larger room in the back with more seating! We were lucky to snag a couch in the back corner, where you can take a gander out of their garage door windows out into the neighborhood. They also had a bunch of awesome books laid out on the coffee table, including a Louisville history book that my boyfriend and I enjoyed perusing through while sipping on our lattes. When it comes to their coffee, the options are pretty simple. I went with a coconut latte and it was very tasty. Yeah, you do pay that hipster price just a bit, but I don't mind when you have friendly baristas and they make them well. I also noticed the homey vibe this place gives off. The girls working in the shop were hanging out, talking to customers, but were still attentive to those wanting to order. I liked that. They also have food too! If you're in need of a bigger meal, The Post and Four Pegs are just right down the street, making it super convenient to grab a bite.

Dane F.

This is my go-to coffee place. Slightly biased because I can walk there but their coffee is great. I mostly drink black coffee or cold brew and both are great. The atmosphere is very relaxed and is a nice place to sit and relax, study and even hang out with friends. Everyone there is always friendly. Their food is also a plus, my personal favorite is their salami and cream cheese bagel.

Gabriella Sterne

Really delicious coffee and food, plus friendly staff. The owner can be found in the back of the shop roasting coffee most days and it smells incredible. And a comfortable and spacious place to work!

Kacey Gibbs

I love stopping by here any time we're in the area. It's my favorite spot to hide out with my husband.

Alison R.

Loved this place...just two blocks from home and worth going out for the best cup of coffee rather than brewing at home. Tried Heine Bros in the pay but Bean Roasting surpasses for the best cup of coffee in Louisville. Quaint shop, friendly batista, all around a great place to start 9/16/2018 Is it only me, don't you just get cravings for a good cup of coffee...after a lazy Sunday or reading the paper and beginning FEAR by Woodward, realized I was out of fresh ground coffee shop decided to walk over to my favorite coffee spit without thinking. 5:30 on a Sunday you can't get your cup of love. Hmmmm, maybe if more people were coffee addicts like me e could get Bean to extend their hours. 1/4/18 My coffee at home never tasted as good as a brewed cup from Bean. Keurig you don't match up by a long shot and Chemex, though closer, still doesn't quite cut it. So drizzling rain aside I made my way once again to BEAN for a great cup of coffee. If you can imagine that one place you frequent so regularly that you feel at home there then you can understand how I feel when I walk into Bean. The Barista always has a smile and makes you feel welcomed. Looking out the window into Goss Avenue lends a birds eye view of The Pearl, which didn't open till 4pm and the walkers along the block. Today I chose to get my coffee to go and walk home in the light rain drinking my steamy cup of black gold. I'll elaborate on my love for walking in the rain in another post.

Kathleen Davis

Quiche and latte after morning yoga. Completely satisfied and feeling rested. Join us. Relaxed atmosphere, fun folks, great coffee and the food is the bomb!

Gil Schrage

Chill neighborhood Italian style coffee shop. Kinda quirky place, in addition to selling freshly ground coffee from beans they roast in house (actually in back of house.... You can see the grinder and roaster up close) they have lots of food items, local art on the walls for sale and classic denim blue jeans.... because of course. Service was attentive & friendly, my coffee was good, I didn't have a chance to try any of the food yet but the denim jeans looks tasty.

Colton Cope

Nice local coffee shop. They really balanced the atmosphere well. Good for lunch and breakfast! Get the morning bun!

Kaitlin L.

Bean is my favorite coffee shop in all of Louisville. Cute and cozy coffee shop. The decorations make you feel at home. The cold brew with almond milk is my go-to. Everything is made right in front of you. They also sell local honey.

Samm M.

They always save the day on a weekend morning. Their bagel sandwiches are unique and super delicious. They have decent coffee and lots of different espresso drinks. Sometimes the wait can be long. It is local for us and for just a short walk we are happy and content everytime we stop in here. Plus we love spending our money on local businesses.

Cat L.

I can't even articulate! The coffee, the staff, the lighting, the environment, the patrons.... If I were to fantasize about the perfect coffee stop this would be it. Also, The staff is so accommodating! Their coffee is all sublime, but once I decided to get a turkey sandwich sans bread (because I can't have bread) and they offered to put it on a bed of greens and it was one of the most satisfying lunches I've ever had! I meet clients here all the time now because it's one of few places I can guarantee will always have the perfect atmosphere.