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“Great coffee-expensive but excellent home-made syrups”
Review of Urban Bean

Urban Bean
Ranked #118 of 121 Coffee & Tea in Minneapolis
Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
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Dining options: Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I read the other reviews and not sure I agree with much except that it's expensive. I thought the atmosphere was fine. it's stark but I think that's what they were going for and I've been in far worse. It is on the corner and lots of interesting people walking by to people watch. I loved my medium sized latte with home-made hot pepper syrup. It was spicy but not over the top that I couldn't drink it. I would have ordered a large for another dollar or two but the sign said something like if you order a large you should "really add another shot of espresso to it for best taste". Ok, if I am paying extra for a large wouldn't an extra shot of espresso be included? it was $1.75 (I think) for that extra shot which is ridiculous. So, loved my coffee but review is mixed.

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

I Don't get it. No atmosphere. Dirty bathroom just average coffee. Sure the Andrea the giant on the wall counts for something. Like hotel room coffee without being FREE.

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

So was going to go there last night, around 10pm. Got there about 10:05 and there was one person inside cleaning up, doors locked, open sign off. Both google maps and their own website list that they were open until 11pm. Didn't even see hours on the door either. Apparently its too difficult for them to keep this updated. If it is too difficult to manage times on a website, I'm sure it is just as difficult for them to pour a good shot, probably wont go back to even try it. There is a competitor close by anyway just a few blocks away that is open till 11.

At the time of writing this, here is the text from the website:

Urban Bean Coffee (Lyndale)
2401 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Mon - Fri 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 7:30 am – 11:00 pm

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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Urban Bean has been around for many years changing its locations and eventually multiplying. Coffee is tasty and pastries too but both are OVERPRICED. For some odd reason they feel that they offer something special but in the end all they have to offer is endorsement of mediocrity. Right across the street from them is Dunn Beoss coffee shop that offers similar things and more choices at lower price.

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Reviewed 18 May 2015

My husband & I heard about Urban Bean after reading about it as one of the top coffeeshops in the Twin Cities. We were rather disappointed in the limited offerings and completely underwhelmed by the minimalist decor. To top things off, everyone was hardly talking giving it a library feel which is so odd given we were there on a warm actually sunny Spring day.

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