Coco Bean Coffee Shop & Cafe

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1114 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, 27517

Coffee shop and cafe serving vegan donuts, specialty cakes, baked goods, sticky buns, coffee cakes, banana bread and 5 non-dairy milks. Also has Farmer’s Market takeaway foods like tamales, pasteles, vegan soul food mealpaks with bbq tofu, collard greens, corn bread, curry and rice. Wraps include mock chicken salad, bbq jackfruit and seasoned tofu - sides include potato salad, mac n cheese, corn bread and almond milk yogurts. Many gluten-free options. Est 2016. All vegan except dairy milk option and some latte syrups which are indicated. Open Mon-Fri 7:00am-7:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, American, Take-out

12 Reviews

First Review by Rachelr832

My Favorite Coffee Shop - Edit

Love this coffee shop. It is my favorite in the Triangle. My favorite is any coffee drink made with macadamia nut milk.

Pros: All food is vegan. Don't charge ectra for nondairy

Cons: Do offer dairy milk for there coffee drinks.

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AMAZING - Edit

This cute cafe offers goods for vegans and gluten free alike- tons of sweet treats as well as full-on meals. The Mocha lattes are to die for!!

Updated from previous review on 2017-12-31

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Favorite Coffee Shop - Edit

I go here nearly every day. Coffee is from Carrboro Coffee roasters, direct trade even better than fair trade. Super eco-friendly. Vegan cream cheese for my bagel and coconut whipped cream for my small apple pie. Seems like new foods every week. Love the mock chicken wrap. Great atmosphere, comfy couches, huge windows, Friendly baristas every time.

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Don't go out of your way - Edit

Wanted to love this place since it's vegan but it's not a cafe in my opinion, only a coffee shop. Came for lunch right at noon and managed to get the last entree which was in a cooler that could then be microwaved. There were no wraps or anything close to a wrap. Pastries are all gluten free, from a local company whose products can be found in many places. This coffee shop doesn't seem to make any of its own food. Nice atmosphere but I think you're better off going to a veg-friendly place. I wouldn't come here expecting real food as it was slim pickins' in the cooler. Also the trash cans in the seating area and the bathroom were almost overflowing while the barista was on her phone between customers. Also they have cow's milk so I was under the impression in Happy Cow they should not be labeled as vegan and should not be entitled to 5 stars.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Hardly any food

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delish! - Edit

Really enjoyed the vibe of this single location coffee shop. All baked good are vegan, and many are gluten free. The chocolate chip cookie and cherry pie were our favs. Wide selection of plant milks, too. All packaging is 100% recyclable.

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Delicious! - Edit

So many options to choose from, Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate (with almond or soy milk!), Vegan Cinnamon Buns, Vegan Yogurt, it’s all great! Very vegan friendly and would recommend.

Pros: Lots of options, Vegan-friendly, Great service

Cons: Long wait, Busy, Too many options 😂

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Vegan Gem in the Southern Part of Heavenr - Edit

Super happy to find Coco Bean!! So many yummy options- Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate (with coconut whipped cream), Sticky Buns, Chickpea Tartini, Souly Vegan entrees and wraps and soooo much more!!! Also cool retail items including coffee mugs and cute tee shirts. I also got to meet Tamara! Very nice and welcoming. I highly recommend visiting Coco Bean when you are in the Triangle area. But, don't wait (like I did)- go before your last day in town so you can go back and try more of the awesome drinks, treats and nosh.

Pros: Beautiful Store with Lots of In/Out Seating, Tons of Delicious Options!, Friendly, Welcoming Staff - Great to Meet You Tama

Cons: I didn't have time to try/buy more. ;^)

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TamaraLackey 08 Dec 2017 - Thank you so much! It was wonderful meeting you. I love your support of vegan businesses and the kind things you shared about ours. I sincerely hope you can come back through again soon :)  


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Cozy and Clean Coffee Shop with Delicious Fare! - Edit

This is quickly becoming my favorite coffee shop in the triangle. The shop is kept very clean and they have a friendly staff. The vegan offerings for milk are exceptional. It is not every day that I can find soy, almond, coconut, and macadamia nut milk for my coffee drinks. And if I want a special coffee drink, the syrups are vegan too! Hello, mocha drinks! They also have coconut whip cream.

The vegan and gluten free sweets are amazing. I tried an English muffin that was out of this world delicious! They also have cupcakes, bagels, brownies, candy, etc. One will not go hungry after a stop here.

My only complaint is that I'd like a shop closer to my house so I can go more frequently. ;-)

Pros: Clean atmosphere, Awesome selctions, vegan/gf sweets

Cons: They aren't in Durham

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Great vegan pastries! - Edit

Coco Bean has delicious vegan savory and sweet pastries. The chickpea tartini was incredibly rich and "buttery". They have so many nondairy milks to choose from. I got a PB hot chocolate made with macadamia milk. So delicious!

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Vegan goodies galore! - Edit

This is a vegetarian coffee shop with an all vegan selection of baked goods and ice cream. Baked goods are not made in house, but come from several local bakeries with vegan options like Dee's and JP's. There is ample room to hang out and use the free WiFi while snack ng on vegan goodies. The coffee is good too and nut milk choices are plentiful!

Pros: All vegan baked goods, macadamia nut milk, vegan ice cream

Cons: would love if they had kitchen and served hot vega

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expansion - Edit

As of May 2017, they expanded into the space next door so now there is more table space and they are offering more food options (all vegan!) including locally-made ice cream from Sweet Hazel's. I love their wide selection of non-dairy milks and they have the best selection of vegan pastries.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-16

Pros: all food is vegan , several choices of non-dairy milks, friendly staff

Cons: not 100% vegan - offers dairy milk option

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EXCELLENT - Edit

This is basically and entire vegan coffee shop and bakery that also happens to have cows milk on hand for those who want it in their coffee!!! THE ENTIRE OFFERING OF BAKED GOODS is vegan!!!! And a huge number of them are gluten free as well. I had a delicious coffee and a cranberry walnut hand pie which was fantastic. I also got a chickpea pastry to go which I had later that evening and completely filled me up.
I'll definitely be back!

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