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Shell Beans

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Boduthakurufaanu Magu, H. Jazeera Building, Male
+960 333-3686
15:00 - 23:30
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Fri 15:00 - 23:30
Sat - Thu 07:30 - 23:30
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great cafe' with fantastic staff, it was nice to escape all the tobacco smoke with my pregnant wife. Because male' cafes normally don't care about non smokers. This is one of the few cafes really follow the smoking rules. I'm making this cafe' my breather spot for days to come. Thanks you shellbeans team.

Thank Ablo3300
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the favorite cafe in town. Randomly went after a while. Great twist on new look and new menu. Food was delicious as always. Never fail to maintain quality of the service and product.

Thank Hasyyb
Lucerne, Switzerland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grabbed a take away here today! Im in love will definitely make this my new spot. The food is amazing the service fantastic. My only negative aspect is the location of the bathroom and the table close to it. But other than that amazing

Thank Tinoda M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Cozy place right on the main street along the waterfront, and a good place to escape the heat of Male with a cold drink. Food is quite good though potion sizes are somewhat small. But its a great place to grab a light meal or sit with a cup of coffee. Service was good although food does tend to take... More 

Thank Nishan P
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went for a lunch with a friend , order for a Grilled Chicken Breast with Mushroom and Pepper sauce , but unfortunately i got an Penn Pasta with chicken and mushroom , request the waiter to change the dish he refuse and request us to eat so we ate the , later the supervisor said they would have change... More 

Thank Saudullah A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Waiters were prompt and very helpful, even though the place was packed. The food was amazing as always. Do try their froyos!

Thank M M
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We found this café while waiting for the other visitors who came with us on the same boat for the city tour. Shell beans is located near the harbour. It has a balcony upstairs. Though we didn’t go there, I can tell it has a good view of the breakwater. The café offers a variety of coffee, sandwiches, snacks and... More 

Thank star g
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a nice place where to stop to escape from the hot Male. The staff is nice with a good service! The food at lunch was above average. The view is also very good

Thank Ocean_1212
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The eggs benedict looked so delicious when my friend ordered them. I took the island plate with maldivian food, it was amazing. The coffee, having been without coffee for 24 hours, this coffee was the best, as it also wasn't nescafe like the rest of the maldive islands serve you. It was fresh, Samantha served us well and we loved... More 

Thank Panizerfani
Luzon, Philippines
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

when i'm in male i always crave for japanese food, and shell beans has one of the delicious somewhat affordable food. i decided to dine in when i normally just take away the food.. as i enter the place the waitresses has a grumpy face even when i greet them they will just give you a tiger look, the impression... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television
Good for
View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
15:00 - 23:30
07:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boduthakurufaanu Magu, H. Jazeera Building, Male
  • Location: Asia  >  Maldives  >  Kaafu Atoll  >  North Male Atoll  >  Male
  • Phone Number: +960 333-3686
Shell Beans currently has Three cafes located in the heart of Male' and Hulhumale' island. One cafe overlooking the turquoise blue Indian Ocean opposite jetty number 7 and the other cafe centrally located down Ameenee Magu opposite Ghiyasuddin School. Our brand new cafe and restaurant outlet conveniently located off Nirolhu Magu, Hulhumale. just a 05 minutes drive from Ferry Terminal.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?