The Friendly Bean Cafe

Serving world class coffee, tea, and pastries

MAY 2002

The Friendly Bean Cafe opens its first store to the coffee lovers of New York City.

September 2004

Introduces their now famous Homemade Coffee Cake to the menu.

JULY 2006

Partners with Conservation International to promote sustainable coffee‐growing practices and introduces ethical coffee‐sourcing guidelines.


Switches to paper beverage cups and plates containing post‐consumer recycled fiber, saving more than 20,000 trees each year.

MARCH 2012

Expands digital offerings for customers with free unlimited Wi‐Fi.

JUNE 2017

Wins the Time Out Love New York Award -- Most Loved Cafe in Lower Manhattan.

Testimonials 1
Maria I love this place! Super cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Perfect place to meet friends for coffee. My go to order is a Toasted Coconut Cold Brew and Blueberry Scone. The staff is very friendly and remembers me by name! This is always my first coffee shop to recommend to people visiting the area.
Testimonials 2
Stephanie Very impressive coffee shop with awesome design and delicious drinks. I stop here every morning before work. They are very fast and efficient. The place feels very hip and calm. Always a great start to my day!
Testimonials 3
Dan Perfect place to hang for hours and get some work done. Location and ambiance is amazing. Coffee and pastries are always fresh. The staff is super upbeat and gives me an overall awesome vibe as soon as I walk in the door.
Testimonials 4
Heather My absolute favortie place in town! Everyone I know raves about this coffee spot. The pastries are seriously delicious and the drinks are to die for. I'm absolutely addicted to the London Fog Tea Latte. The decor is super cool and the staff always makes me feel right at home.

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  • Monday 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Tuesday 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Wednesday 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Thursday 6:00am - 10:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 12:00am
  • Saturday 8:00am - 12:00am
  • Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm