This coffee house is relatively new to Wells-next-the-Sea. It provides a welcome spot for sitting with a decent brew and watching the world go by.
Wells, on the north Norfolk coast, is an odd concoction of beautiful scenery, renowned beach, old-fashioned seaside resort, upmarket shops and good pubs. It was my home for over 20 years, and I’m delighted to see Bean 2 the Coast throw some coffee into the mix
From the outside, Bean 2 the Coast Coffee House looks suspiciously like a tea room. But the sign says “COFFEE HOUSE” (in capitals so there can be no doubt) and on the drinks board inside there are at least half a dozen coffees listed before any mention of teas. So, it is getting the benefit of my doubt.
It is full of Norfolk friendliness and the owners have created a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. There is nothing too fancy here – it’s all simple square tables and wipeable dotted table clothes.
There are cakes and buns available as well as the expected light bites. This (quite understandably) caters for lunchtime crowds, but I’m sure anyone needing just a coffee will be more than welcome at any time of day.
I have to say I don’t like the name! But it’s a small gripe — it is a lovely place and recommended.
20 Staithe Street
We visited on 21 December 2007.