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The Sentient Bean

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 35 reviews )
Contact 912-232-4447

13 E Park Ave, Savannah, Georgia, USA, 31401

Coffee cafe offers a variety of vegetarian dishes, baked goods, and fair trade coffee. See website for live music, independent films, and other events. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Organic

Reviews (35)

First Review by bagfullofbricks

Friendly casual cafe - Edit

Friendly casual place. They're more a coffee place but we came to get a light dinner. Burritos and sandwiches etc were fine. Nothing special but fit the bill. Vegan baked goods for the road were pretty good. Ambiance was on the grungy side.

Pros: good value, friendly

Cons: food not special

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Vegan baked goods and alternative milks - Edit

I didn't get to eat a sit down meal here but they had a lot of vegan choices that looked great- the takeaway vegan breads I got were also delicious. They have soy or almond milk available for drinks, almond more expensive than soy. This is right next door to the brighter foods grocery/deli, so convenient for getting a drink, snack, and some other treats to go.

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my go-to - Edit

Definitely more coffee shop than traditional restaurant, but the food is ☆~amazing~☆
The Bean is my ultimate favorite spot for getting work done or for grabbing a relaxed lunch.

Pros: literally across the street from Forsyth Park

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Cool vegetarian haunt - Edit

I had lunch here with my husband after vegging out in the park for a couple of hours with a good book. I would recommend this place to anyone who is in Savannah.

There's a lot of tofu on the menu, and vegetarian meals can be made vegan by leaving out certain ingredients. We sat in the back garden which was eclectic and shaded. Just a pretty cool place to hang out and work or have a long conversation with a good friend (or made a new friend). I would say this place is worth a visit due to the cool clientele alone.

Pros: good coffee/tea and breakfast items, very cool vibe

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Cool place with good food! - Edit

Stopped here while on a road trip. Very eclectic place!! Love the vibe. Food was tasty and fresh. Boyfriend had the Queso No Queso quesadilla and it was quite tasty! I had the Vegan Super-Bowl and liked it too. Dessert was good as well! Really enjoyed my iced tea. Staff was friendly. :-)

(Unrelated to the food) It's a little unkempt and they only have one bathroom which can be a problem when it's busy.

A few days later, on our way home, we decided to stop in again, this time for breakfast. It was Sunday, so there were brunch offerings! Everything we had was good. The pumpkin spice pancakes were delicious (local pumpkins). My boyfriend had the vegan breakfast tacos and enjoyed them. We ordered a vegan breakfast burrito to-go to share later and REALLY liked it. The vegan sausage is one of the best I've had! Loved the spiciness of the chai tea. It was super busy (9-10 am), but the line moved quickly.

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more than just a coffee shop - Edit

sometimes I get a little skeptical of coffee shops that also serve food but this time my hopefulness paid off. the superbowl was super good. I got that and a sam smiths beer and my bill was less than $10. I was expecting it to cost twice as much. great place.

Pros: Great food, cheap, cool location

Cons: none

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Great atmosphere - Edit

I have only eaten here once and I liked everything I had. The selection was very good.
What made this place memorable for me is the atmosphere of this place. It is a very relaxed place to hang out, even if all you want is some coffee and to read. It seems that people of all ages and backgrounds feel comfortable here.
Will visit again when in Savannah.

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great place for a healthy, cruelty-free meal - Edit

This place has so many vegan options from smoothies, baked goods, and breakfast and lunch items. The food is great and they finally started accepting credit cards. It is conveniently located next to Brighter Day where you can stop in for some groceries and is a fun place to go for lunch after visiting the farmers market in Forsyth Park. There is a bit of a hipster-don't-take-a-shower vibe here though.

Pros: delicious food, many vegan options, now takes credit cards

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Most definitely an art school stereotype. - Edit

I do not mean the title as a bad thing. It was just very funny to walk into this place and experiencing the quirky typical clientele. As for coffee, it i nice that they have non dairy choices. I am a coffee addict and am always looking for places that are accommodating. I also visited here for brunch and was pleasantly surprised to have the choice of tofu scramble with veggies and polenta. I am always a fan of breakfast food and am hardly ever able to actually get it when I go out. The staff was friendly and the food came out quickly. The food was not anything special, but it was good.

Pros: Quick food, Interesting atmosphere

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The best!! - Edit

This is our go to place in Savannah. We visit this city often and breakfast at the Bean and a walk through and around Forsythe Park with our dog happens every single time! They have an awesome daily menu and some great additional items at certain times of the year. They also have several vegan baked goods from which to choose. Veg or not this is the place to have breakfast in Savannah!

Pros: delicious food, great options, outdoor seating for those with pets

Cons: The only one is in Savannah 2 hours away

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Good food, hippy-veg atmosphere - Edit

We've been eating at The Bean for years. The food is consistently good, and the service is better than it used to be, so consider that when reading some of the older reviews. The coffee is great, and it is the only vegetarian place in Savannah.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday April 08, 2015

Pros: All Vegetarian, Free Wi-Fi, Good Coffee

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delicious vegan breakfast burrito! - Edit

Great Cafe at the foot of Forsyth park, plenty of veggie options, and it looks like they can veganize a few things. Great place for breakfast and to sip your coffee all day!

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great food - Edit

I had the vegan breakfast tacos that came with salsa and a creamy sauce. My boyfriend had the vegan breakfast burrito which is probably very similar to the taco. They both tastes great. We ordered a peanut butter and banana smoothie that is to die for. We also had a cashew brownie that wasn't so great but the cappuccino was tasty. Everyone should check this place out.

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Despite everything, it's worth the trip - Edit

I do recommend this cafe to people, as it's the only straight-up vegetarian restaurant that I know of in Savannah, and it has a beautiful atmosphere and a real scenic location. Although I will agree with the majority of the commments here that the staff can be very iffy. They're sometimes rude and aloof and one time my friend and I ordered food to go and went to sit on the couch, thinking they'd bring it out to us and we ended up waiting for 30 minutes because they just bagged it up and left the food on the counter--and then were weird about confirming it was actually ours when we went up to see what was up.

When I do go--if the weathers nice I'll take my food to go and eat out in the park. The food's decent, not mind-blowing, but not bad.. I enjoy going there with a friend once every other month or so. I usually modify the Greek sandwich to be vegan and put my little salad side on top of it unless they have a better option on their rotational menu. I also love the BBQ tofu corn tortilla wraps.

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Visted from Augusta. - Edit

My boyfriend & I were super excited to try this place, as we are from Augusta & there are no vegan places at all.
The atmosphere is very chill, earthy and artsy.
I didn't order so I don't know how the staff was to him.
We are vegan & both really enjoyed our food.
We were very excited to try their vegan baked goods. We got a brownie & a cupcake. The cupcake was amazing, but the brownie was too dry to eat. Probably had been sitting too long.
We enjoyed our time here.

Pros: great cupcakes, good vegan food

Cons: didn't like the sell & promotion of egg

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